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Vulture Live-Blogs the 2013 Grammys

Happy Grammy Night! Dave Holmes here: music aficionado, American Idol and X-Factor recapper, occasional cog in the pop culture promotional machine, and inveterate Grammy watcher. It's music's most inscrutable night, made even more so by the fact that the entire industry is in either an exciting time of reinvention or a total tailspin, depending on who you work for. Will tonight be an Arcade Fire Best Album night, or a Jethro Tull Best Heavy Metal night? Let's find out together. (Also, check out our slideshow of tonight's red carpet looks.)

 2013 Grammy Live-Blog(02/10/2013) 
7:59
Dave Holmes: 
People! It's nearly Grammy time! Get your theme snacks plated and ready. Make sure your Grammy pool ballot is all filled out. See if you can't predict how they're going to address this whole Chris Brown thing. Here we goooooo!
Sunday February 10, 2013 7:59 Dave Holmes
8:03
Dave Holmes: 
Oh. Oh dear. Taylor Swift is opening the show in a very Cirque du Soleil fashion. This is where hanging out with Max Martin and Harry Styles will take you.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:03 Dave Holmes
8:05
Dave Holmes: 
It seems like yesterday she was barefoot in gingham with a banjo, singing on a parch about how mean you were. Now she's hanging out with Italian clowns and fire dancers. Fame corrupts.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:05 Dave Holmes
8:07
Dave Holmes: 
England doesn't get cities. It's just ENGLAND.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:07 Dave Holmes
8:08
Dave Holmes: 
I have strong memories of LL Cool J from the 1980s, and I honestly don't remember him being this basketball-colored.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:08 Dave Holmes
8:10
Dave Holmes: 
So that was going to be LAST YEAR's monologue, before Whitney died. That means they had a whole extra year to work on it. Savor that fact.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:10 Dave Holmes
8:13
Dave Holmes: 
Honest question: do young artists WANT the Elton duet anymore? Think about it: the Elton John of Ed Sheeran's youth was the "This Train Don't Stop Here Anymore" Elton. A living legend, to be sure, but wouldn't Ed rather be left alone?
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:13 Dave Holmes
8:14
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
I feel like I've seen Elton John wear an entirely sequined jumpsuit and look substantially less gay than he does at this exact moment. Can't put my finger on why. #itgetsbetter
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:14 Guest
8:14
[Comment From EmmaEmma: ] 
Waiting for the Vulture takedown: Rihanna & Chris Brown together, for real.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:14 Emma
8:15
Dave Holmes: 
THE TATE STEVENS GRAMMY PEPSI COMMERCIAL!
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:15 Dave Holmes
8:16
Dave Holmes: 
FOLLOWED AND UPSTAGED IMMEDIATELY BY THE TAYLOR SWIFT TARGET COMMERCIAL. This is a weird time to be a music fan, people.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:16 Dave Holmes
8:16
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
ed shearan said he wouldnt have been able to perform if elton didnt say he wanted to do the duet with him...
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:16 Guest
8:18
Dave Holmes: 
Okay, Guest. I'll buy that. And it's everything that's wrong with this dumb show. The really electrifying moments are the ones where the new people come and prove themselves. Think: the Avett Brothers/Mumford thing a couple of years ago, or Janelle Monae last year (I think?). I suppose an Elton endorsement is a big deal, but so are Ed Sheeran's record sales. Let my pale little bird fly.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:18 Dave Holmes
8:19
Dave Holmes: 
"I'll answer some of your twitter questions: yes, Taylor does rule." Great question, whoever!
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:19 Dave Holmes
8:20
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Jolie Leg 2: J-Lo edition
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:20 Guest
8:20
Dave Holmes: 
Okay. Award time. I'm betting on Adele, because it's the Grammys. But I'd love to see Carly Rae take this one home.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:20 Dave Holmes
8:21
Dave Holmes: 
Congratulations Adele, on winning a Grammy for a live version of a song you won a Grammy for last year.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:21 Dave Holmes
8:24
Dave Holmes: 
fun. Fact: I listened to "Some Nights" more than any other song in 2012. My iTunes most-played folder proves it. They are one of the real success stories of the year, and I'm convinced at least two of them had to get someone to cover their shift at the Coffee Bean tonight.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:24 Dave Holmes
8:29
Dave Holmes: 
Listen: Capri pants make everyone look like Mary Tyler Moore in The Dick Van Dyke Show. BUT! Nate Ruess can SANG. That was a performance and a half. I want to say it will affect album sales, but I don't know whether "album sales" are a thing anymore. It'll get them twitter followers. Whatever.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:29 Dave Holmes
8:31
[Comment From GenghisKanyeGenghisKanye: ] 
fun fact: Nate Ruess doesn't wear socks or underwear because he "doesn't believe in them"
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:31 GenghisKanye
8:32
Dave Holmes: 
Didn't mention Jack Antanoff and Lena Dunham because I didn't want to stoke the Lena Dunham bodyshaming. But it's happening anyway! And it's gross. Knock it off.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:32 Dave Holmes
8:33
Dave Holmes: 
All the stylists backstage and nobody can straighten Mayer's bow-tie?
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:33 Dave Holmes
8:33
[Comment From Adam BAdam B: ] 
The Mumford/Avett Bros thing only happened because Bob Dylan was the third part of that performance.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:33 Adam B
8:34
Dave Holmes: 
Had forgotten that, Adam B. See? Just let the kids go solo.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:34 Dave Holmes
8:35
Dave Holmes: 
Bryan Adams and Rob Heubel had a baby and left him on a doorstep in Nashville.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:35 Dave Holmes
8:36
Dave Holmes: 
OPINION TIME. The staging is a little out of control tonight. I can picture a CBS executive saying: "How will our audience recognize this as country music unless there is a mighty oak tree center stage?"
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:36 Dave Holmes
8:37
[Comment From ariellaariella: ] 
We've reached the point of the telecast where the East Coast is cruelly reminded that the rest of America exists, and listens to very different music.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:37 ariella
8:38
Dave Holmes: 
Incorrect, Ariella! There are country fans on both coasts and everywhere in between. Exhibit A: Flaming Saddles, the gay two-stepping bar in Hell's Kitchen in NYC. Go there. After this show.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:38 Dave Holmes
8:38
[Comment From MoeMoe: ] 
On the same token, these collaborations allow established artists to showcase up and coming talent and give them their stamp of approval.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:38 Moe
8:39
Dave Holmes: 
Yes, Moe. But do they NEED that stamp of approval? Isn't everyone at the Staples Center pre-approved?
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:39 Dave Holmes
8:42
Dave Holmes: 
Brief, but intriguing, Miguel/Wiz!
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:42 Dave Holmes
8:44
Dave Holmes: 
Congratulations, Carrie Underwood! Pretty safe choices so far, Grammy voters. And how was Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You" not nominated here?
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:44 Dave Holmes
8:44
[Comment From tenten: ] 
Hunter Hayes looks so disappointed! And he looks so young too.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:44 ten
8:45
[Comment From ChrisChris: ] 
Did you guys know Hunter Hayes looked like that? And you just...you didn't tell me?
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:45 Chris
8:45
Dave Holmes: 
Yeah, I'm going to just check Wikipedia real quick...
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:45 Dave Holmes
8:46
Dave Holmes: 
Hunter Hayes is 21 years old. We can ogle with a clean conscience. Cute boy.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:46 Dave Holmes
8:47
[Comment From gladlygladly: ] 
I love your responsible ogling policies.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:47 gladly
8:48
Dave Holmes: 
Can't be too careful.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:48 Dave Holmes
8:48
Dave Holmes: 
Song of the Year is coming up. Who you got?
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:48 Dave Holmes
8:50
Dave Holmes: 
Elton-approved Ed Sheeran? Wiz-approved Miguel? America-approved Kelly Clarkson? Laura Petrie-looking fun.? Or Carly Rae, with your ringtone from March through June?
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:50 Dave Holmes
8:51
Dave Holmes: 
Faith and Tim's stylist was like: "Be very moist-looking for 2013."
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:51 Dave Holmes
8:51
Dave Holmes: 
It's between Carly and fun. for me, for what it's worth.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:51 Dave Holmes
8:53
Dave Holmes: 
FUN.! I'm okay with this! And now they're all dressed like a Whit Stillman movie.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:53 Dave Holmes
8:54
Dave Holmes: 
Oh look! It's a pile of scarves.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:54 Dave Holmes
8:57
[Comment From AndreaAndrea: ] 
Can you wiki Mumford's keyboardist to know if he is of ogleing age?
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:57 Andrea
8:57
Dave Holmes: 
He does have kind of a Jorma Taccone thing happening, doesn't he?
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:57 Dave Holmes
8:58
Dave Holmes: 
Taylor waited for the red light to go on her iso camera before she started singing along.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:58 Dave Holmes
8:59
Dave Holmes: 
The Carter/Knowles family came with their own glassware. They make their own rules.
Sunday February 10, 2013 8:59 Dave Holmes
9:00
[Comment From MargoMargo: ] 
Love the Mumfords but prefer The Avette Brothers over them. Avettes are North Carolina boys.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:00 Margo
9:01
Dave Holmes: 
Good call, Margo. I am staunchly pro-Avett. I think I like Mumford also, though I keep waiting for the hype to die down, which it never does.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:01 Dave Holmes
9:02
Dave Holmes: 
Justin Timberlake is coming! I hope he brings a new song, because that "Suit & Tie" business is the worst.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:02 Dave Holmes
9:04
Dave Holmes: 
DEGENERES/KNOWLES 2016.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:04 Dave Holmes
9:07
[Comment From TLCNYCTLCNYC: ] 
Is Justin performing via Instagram?
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:07 TLCNYC
9:09
Dave Holmes: 
Are we doing great big bow ties now?
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:09 Dave Holmes
9:11
Dave Holmes: 
I am now more excited for the design aesthetic of the new JT album than anything else.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:11 Dave Holmes
9:12
Dave Holmes: 
BUT! That was kind of great. He looks and sounds FINE, and "Suit & Tie" is actually okay once you lop that shitty intro off.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:12 Dave Holmes
9:13
Dave Holmes: 
I heard crickets and coughing when they announced Chris Brown as a nominee.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:13 Dave Holmes
9:13
Dave Holmes: 
And we have our first Frank Ocean win of the night!
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:13 Dave Holmes
9:14
[Comment From P-DogP-Dog: ] 
Lance Bass is eating a carton of Haggen Daas, all alone, crying softly....
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:14 P-Dog
9:15
Dave Holmes: 
If only, P-Dog. In reality, Lance Bass has a daily radio show on Sirius/XM's OutQ. If you want to listen to him and his immediate group of friends talk for three hours a day about what carbohydrates they're avoiding, don't miss it.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:15 Dave Holmes
9:21
Dave Holmes: 
Brittany from Alabama Shakes brought David Letterman's mom.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:21 Dave Holmes
9:22
Dave Holmes: 
BLACK KEYS WIN BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE!
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:22 Dave Holmes
9:24
Dave Holmes: 
Alicia Keys AND Maroon 5! Together! It's like the induction ceremony for the Ringtone Hall of Fame.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:24 Dave Holmes
9:26
[Comment From ChrisChris: ] 
"She's just a girl and she's on fire" -- the FIRST LINE of Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire"
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:26 Chris
9:27
Dave Holmes: 
That was the Listen At Work Station-est performance of the night. I want to be the 13th caller and know The Phrase That Pays.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:27 Dave Holmes
9:29
Dave Holmes: 
Kelly Clarkson wins Best Pop Album. And is mingling on her way to the podium.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:29 Dave Holmes
9:31
[Comment From VadimVadim: ] 
Who is the obnoxious idiot sitting next to Jay Z, her afro must be blocking 3 rows behind
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:31 Vadim
9:31
Dave Holmes: 
I think that's Solange, Beyonce's sister?
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:31 Dave Holmes
9:32
Dave Holmes: 
And if you're going to the Grammys, you should be prepared to sit behind an afro or a dramatic hat. Occupational hazard.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:32 Dave Holmes
9:32
Dave Holmes: 
Kelly Clarkson strikes me as someone who uses a lot of emoticons.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:32 Dave Holmes
9:33
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
She didn't know Adele? Lol...Wants to do a song with her? Too funny!
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:33 Guest
9:33
Dave Holmes: 
Nope, she said Miguel.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:33 Dave Holmes
9:35
[Comment From SarahSarah: ] 
How could she not know who Miguel is?! Come on kelly
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:35 Sarah
9:36
Dave Holmes: 
He's been reading all your tweets about hashtag Grammys. A) No he hasn't, and B) Let's stop trying to be cool with social media.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:36 Dave Holmes
9:40
Dave Holmes: 
Isn't there already a Tamar Braxton?
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:40 Dave Holmes
9:40
Dave Holmes: 
Be Rihanna, Rihanna.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:40 Dave Holmes
9:42
Dave Holmes: 
Best Rap/Song collaboration: Kanye/Jay-Z/Frank Ocean/Mary J!
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:42 Dave Holmes
9:42
Dave Holmes: 
Rap/Sung, that is. Still clunky syntax.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:42 Dave Holmes
9:50
Dave Holmes: 
OKAY PEOPLE THIS IS A COLLABORATION I CAN GET BEHIND.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:50 Dave Holmes
9:55
Dave Holmes: 
"ENTHUSIASTIC THING ABOUT WHO YOU JUST SAW! [Licking of lips.] Earnest thing about who you're going to see. NAME OF PERSON YOU'RE GOING TO SEE!" - LL Cool J's hosting strategy.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:55 Dave Holmes
9:56
Dave Holmes: 
Dr. John's Grammy Headdress needs to be the new Aretha's Inauguration Hat. Get on it, Tumblr.
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:56 Dave Holmes
9:58
Dave Holmes: 
Best Country Album: Zac Brown Band "Uncaged!"
Sunday February 10, 2013 9:58 Dave Holmes
10:00
Dave Holmes: 
I know very little about these guys, other than "Chicken Fried." Which I originally typed as "Chicken Friend." Wouldn't you like to have a chicken friend? Anyway, my impression is that they're evidence of the Jimmy Buffettication of country music.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:00 Dave Holmes
10:01
Dave Holmes: 
And between Hunter Hayes and Logan Lerman from "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" which I just saw last night, I am doing a lot of lusting after 21-year-olds with alliterated names.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:01 Dave Holmes
10:01
[Comment From CircusCircus: ] 
Didn't know the Duck Dynasty guys were in a country band.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:01 Circus
10:01
[Comment From no buffettno buffett: ] 
chicken fried is a bad representation of zbb, they are the modern alabama with harmonies that will make you weep. google and listen to "colder weather"
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:01 no buffett
10:02
Dave Holmes: 
On the "Perks" tip: how is there not a "best soundtrack" Grammy? It would be 31 years too late for "Valley Girl," but it'd still be a nice development.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:02 Dave Holmes
10:05
Dave Holmes: 
There's a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack. Different thing.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:05 Dave Holmes
10:05
[Comment From GenghisKanyeGenghisKanye: ] 
Dave, there is a best soundtrack category and Midnight in Paris won it this year
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:05 GenghisKanye
10:05
[Comment From already existsalready exists: ] 
Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:05 already exists
10:06
Dave Holmes: 
Oh. I'm dumb.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:06 Dave Holmes
10:08
Dave Holmes: 
The frequent shots of a besniftered Jay-Z will never stop tickling me.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:08 Dave Holmes
10:08
Dave Holmes: 
STING!
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:08 Dave Holmes
10:09
Dave Holmes: 
So...we are paying tribute to Bob Marley via "Locked Out Of Heaven" and "Walking On The Moon?"
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:09 Dave Holmes
10:11
[Comment From CircusCircus: ] 
Nicole Kidman's attempt at dancing is making my LIFE!
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:11 Circus
10:12
Dave Holmes: 
Those are some MAJESTIC dreads on Damon Marley. Jesus Christ. Those are some CRYSTAL GAYLE ASS DREADS.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:12 Dave Holmes
10:13
Dave Holmes: 
That Marley tribute could have gone on for much longer. And had a higher Marley content.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:13 Dave Holmes
10:16
Dave Holmes: 
Incidentally, the guy in the AT&T ads with the kids is amazing. I am in awe of people who can be deadpan in front of children.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:16 Dave Holmes
10:16
[Comment From besnifteredbesniftered: ] 
What does "besniftered" mean? Not even Google knows that word.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:16 besniftered
10:16
Dave Holmes: 
It's a word I just made up that means "bearing a snifter."
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:16 Dave Holmes
10:18
Dave Holmes: 
By the way, in 1977, Cher did a reggae medley on her CBS show. She wore pretty much what Rihanna did. Bob Marley was still alive then. It was BETTER. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj6PSGDt_lk
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:18 Dave Holmes
10:19
Dave Holmes: 
Would you ever in a million years have imagined how much we'd all be hearing "HO HEY?"
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:19 Dave Holmes
10:20
Dave Holmes: 
Melissa Etheridge is serving some Kin Richards realness.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:20 Dave Holmes
10:20
Dave Holmes: 
Taylor Swift Enthusiastic Singalong is the new Taylor Swift Surprised Face.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:20 Dave Holmes
10:22
[Comment From swiftly singingswiftly singing: ] 
perhaps tay tay learned from the globes she must never have anything other than a wide smile on her face at events, lest she be called a beyotch
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:22 swiftly singing
10:26
Dave Holmes: 
Didn't get Jack White's second song as a song, but as a freakout jam opportunity, it was top drawer.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:26 Dave Holmes
10:27
Dave Holmes: 
I look forward to the CBS sitcom where Katy Perry and Pauley Perrette play sisters who are just delighted with themselves.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:27 Dave Holmes
10:27
Dave Holmes: 
Okay. Best New Artist. An interesting bunch! Probably between fun. and Frank.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:27 Dave Holmes
10:29
Dave Holmes: 
Nate Ruess (lead fun guy) looks like Mark Wahlberg's little brother who went to Oberlin instead of beating people up.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:29 Dave Holmes
10:29
Dave Holmes: 
Best New Artist: FUN! They get an exclamation point tonight.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:29 Dave Holmes
10:31
Dave Holmes: 
Incidentally, there is a conversation to be had about band names and band logos and which is which. Like, do we HAVE to do the period after fun? Do we have to express KD Lang's name in all lowercase? Must we put a dollar sign in Kesha's name, or an exclamation point in Pink's, or a backwards R in Korn's? (The last one is unlikely to come up again, but still.)
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:31 Dave Holmes
10:31
[Comment From Tyler the CreatorTyler the Creator: ] 
will we even remember fun. 5 years from now?
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:31 Tyler the Creator
10:32
Dave Holmes: 
I think we might. It's a solid album.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:32 Dave Holmes
10:32
[Comment From SlySly: ] 
Why do they keep saying the Band's Levon Helm, Like no one would know who they're talking about otherwise?
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:32 Sly
10:32
Dave Holmes: 
Because no one would know who they're talking about otherwise.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:32 Dave Holmes
10:32
[Comment From tenten: ] 
Will we remember Tyler, the Creator 5 years from now?
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:32 ten
10:33
[Comment From NickNick: ] 
I wanna see a Jack White and Black Keys Collaboartion. Called Grey Keys.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:33 Nick
10:34
[Comment From CircusCircus: ] 
Fun. have a period because there was already a European band with the name Fun. and there were potential legal issues.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:34 Circus
10:34
Dave Holmes: 
Yeah, but when do we get to stop? Fun. won.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:34 Dave Holmes
10:35
Dave Holmes: 
Oh man. Hunter Hayes deserved more than that sliver. Listen to "Storm Warning" when we wrap up here. Promise me you'll do it.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:35 Dave Holmes
10:37
Dave Holmes: 
Dingy, torn curtains = country song about family dysfunction.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:37 Dave Holmes
10:37
Dave Holmes: 
They're checking for arterial blockage in her dress.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:37 Dave Holmes
10:38
[Comment From SlySly: ] 
We don't have time for Hunter. LL Cool J has to remind us how awesome the show is every five minutes and they needed time for Jt's Suit and Tie shit.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:38 Sly
10:39
Dave Holmes: 
Kind of a cool effect with the dress, but it does require her to stand perfectly still.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:39 Dave Holmes
10:40
Dave Holmes: 
Oh shit, you guys. Prince. With a cane, without the new afro, magical as always.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:40 Dave Holmes
10:43
Dave Holmes: 
A genuine surprise here: Gotye wins Record of the Year for "Somebody That I Used To Know!" Makes sense. This song was ubiquitous like no other in years. Got played on pop stations, alternative stations, rock stations, religious talk stations.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:43 Dave Holmes
10:47
Dave Holmes: 
May I tell you privately that I might be just the tiniest bit Beyonced out?
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:47 Dave Holmes
10:53
Dave Holmes: 
Neil Portnow was inspired by Elvis Presley to pick up a guitar and now he runs the Recording Academy. Ryan Seacrest was inspired by his image in a mirror to smile soullessly and now he's the billionaire executive producer of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:53 Dave Holmes
10:54
Dave Holmes: 
Oh shit, you guys. In Memoriam package.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:54 Dave Holmes
10:55
[Comment From jjjj: ] 
I hate hearing the crowd. It turns it into a popularity contest.
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:55 jj
10:57
Dave Holmes: 
Yes, but how is Taylor Swift reacting to all of this?
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:57 Dave Holmes
10:59
[Comment From GenghisKanyeGenghisKanye: ] 
T Bone Burnett looks like James Cromwell
Sunday February 10, 2013 10:59 GenghisKanye
11:01
Dave Holmes: 
T Bone Burnett looks like a lesbian James Cromwell.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:01 Dave Holmes
11:02
Dave Holmes: 
Congratulations Brittany Howard for winning the coveted Person With Whom Dave Holmes Would Most Like To Get Shithouse Drunk.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:02 Dave Holmes
11:03
Dave Holmes: 
While We Occasionally Check In On Mavis Staples Who Might Be Having A Grand Mal Seizure.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:03 Dave Holmes
11:05
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
has every performance warranted a stand O really audience?
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:05 Guest
11:06
Dave Holmes: 
I can speak to this. I snuck in a couple of years ago, after having done some red carpet stuff for the TV Guide network. (Lesson: if you walk purposefully, you can pretty much get in anywhere.) And when you're actually there, the spirit is infectious. Live music, even when it's as rehearsed as all of this, is just different.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:06 Dave Holmes
11:09
Dave Holmes: 
I will say this: the Grammys could take a page from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Let these people jam. I realize that's not a very CBS thing to do, but since there's an awards ceremony every week, they've got to do something to stand out. And since all those people are already there...
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:09 Dave Holmes
11:10
Dave Holmes: 
My laptop just threw its panties at the TV.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:10 Dave Holmes
11:11
Dave Holmes: 
As an intro to Frank Ocean, that made no sense at all.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:11 Dave Holmes
11:14
Dave Holmes: 
My sympathies go out to everyone who's trying to explain Frank Ocean to their parents right now.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:14 Dave Holmes
11:16
Dave Holmes: 
Adele is so fucking saucy.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:16 Dave Holmes
11:16
Dave Holmes: 
Okay, Album of the Year is a real toss-up.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:16 Dave Holmes
11:17
Dave Holmes: 
But not really because it goes to Mumford & Sons which we all could have called at the beginning of the show.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:17 Dave Holmes
11:19
Dave Holmes: 
So the awards portion of the awards show is over, and now we get to the grand finale, which God only knows what that'll be all about. So let's discuss Album of the Year, folks!
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:19 Dave Holmes
11:23
Dave Holmes: 
Though I enjoyed Channel Orange, it would have been a little embarrassing to give him the big award after that listless performance. I could have lived with Blunderbuss, El Camino or Some Nights, but Mumford & Sons have crossover appeal in a way none of the other acts do. (Though I'd bet you all my money most Academy voters don't know The Cave isn't on Babel.)
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:23 Dave Holmes
11:24
Dave Holmes: 
It's also worth mentioning that all five are albums I'm familiar with. That hasn't been the case in a long time.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:24 Dave Holmes
11:25
[Comment From TT: ] 
Was it that bad? Seems more like Frank being Frank. What'd you expect?
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:25 T
11:25
Dave Holmes: 
I expect a singer to have a little pitch control.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:25 Dave Holmes
11:25
Dave Holmes: 
And if he doesn't, then there are more dynamic songs on that album.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:25 Dave Holmes
11:26
[Comment From GenghisKanyeGenghisKanye: ] 
I'm not sure what i'm watching right now
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:26 GenghisKanye
11:27
Dave Holmes: 
You are watching Tommy Lee's Methods of Mayhem from 1999.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:27 Dave Holmes
11:27
Dave Holmes: 
You GUYS! Rappers! With rock guitars! And a live DJ on stage!
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:27 Dave Holmes
11:28
Dave Holmes: 
Who ever heard of such a thing?
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:28 Dave Holmes
11:28
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
isn't the award about the album? Not the live performance right before the award gets handed out?
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:28 Guest
11:29
Dave Holmes: 
Of course it is. But still- it would have been a bummer of an end to what was actually a pretty decent show.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:29 Dave Holmes
11:32
Dave Holmes: 
Which, by the way- so was that. Strange ending. No nominated performers, no connection to 2012 except for a quick shout to MCA. How are you going to invite Prince to your show and not hand that funky sex elf a fucking guitar?
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:32 Dave Holmes
11:32
[Comment From Rank It!Rank It!: ] 
Top 3 performances of the show, Dave?
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:32 Rank It!
11:35
Dave Holmes: 
In no order: Fun, Miguel/Wiz (brief though it was), Timberlake. Helm Tribute. I know that's 4. Also liked Black Keys/Dr. John (whose record is totally worth checking out). And Jack White.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:35 Dave Holmes
11:36
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
where would the prince performance in your mind rank?
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:36 Guest
11:37
Dave Holmes: 
Imaginary Prince killed it.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:37 Dave Holmes
11:38
Dave Holmes: 
Here is proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_2tSGxGnJQ
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:38 Dave Holmes
11:39
Dave Holmes: 
And a great example of the kind of thing the Grammys could be doing, had they a tiny bit more flexibility.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:39 Dave Holmes
11:48
[Comment From SolobiteSolobite: ] 
If you were going to rate just the female performances, what would they be? Just curious!
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:48 Solobite
11:49
Dave Holmes: 
Good question. There weren't many, and the ones they showed were pretty MOR. Clarkson, I guess? Carrie Underwood and Rihanna did nothing for me. Taylor was pretty good? Jack White's backing band and Brittany Howard were the standout females for me.
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:49 Dave Holmes
11:50
Dave Holmes: 
Alright, kids. I'm off. Thanks for doing this with me. Can we start talking up the new Frightened Rabbit album so they have a chance at a nomination next year?
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:50 Dave Holmes
11:54
[Comment From You are In It to Win IT!You are In It to Win IT!: ] 
Thanks Dave!
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:54 You are In It to Win IT!
11:54
Dave Holmes: 
Thank YOU. Good night!
Sunday February 10, 2013 11:54 Dave Holmes
11:57
 

 
 
 
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