Amy. Kanye. Herbie?

Amy. Kanye. Herbie?

There are 22 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 10, 2008, titled Amy. Kanye. Herbie?. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

On a night dominated by a bicontinental catfight between two drama queens, Kanye West and Amy Winehouse, it was a veteran jazz artist who stole the show Sunday at the nationally televised 50th annual Grammy ...

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SoWhat

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 10, 2008
1st. Woooohoooooo!!!!!
JGM

Thornton, IL

#2 Feb 10, 2008
How dare that midget Prince poke fun at the late great Chairman of the Board? All Prince can do is prance about in high heels and write album after album of indistinguishable slop.
sfk324

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 10, 2008
Kinda tired of the whole "put Beyonce in a short skirt" thing at this point. It's been going on for what now, 5 years at least? It's as played out as the phrase played out.

And sorry, if it wasn't for Ike, nobody would know who Tina Turner is. She is just not that talented, and never has been.

Jason Bateman was great, and in my opinion, had the line of the night when he said about John Paul Jones, "from Led Zeppelin, for you morons."

I almost had hope for a moment that Amy Winehouse would realize that she had something to live for and clean up her life, and really thought it hit her by the look on her face with her last award. But that was fleeting when she decided to dedicate it to her louse of a husband. She makes Britney look almost normal. Almost.
Wardell

Chicago, IL

#4 Feb 10, 2008
Kanje's the best because he starts each day with half an hour of vocal exercise: "MeMeMeMeMeMeMeMeMeMeMeMe ...."
Oh Please

Cliffside Park, NJ

#5 Feb 10, 2008
I actually thought the show was relatively good for the first time in years.

It was obvious the entire production took a strong thematic cue from Winehouse, with its insistent homage to big band/soul/gospel. Her satellite performace was actually quite interesting.

The 'Let it Be' rendition from Across the Universe was the best part of the show.

However...

* Beyonce should really be restricted from wearing those tighty hot pants. It's really quite displeasing.

* Rihanna is cute but SO overrated. Lil Mama is so much more original.
Jason

Louisville, KY

#6 Feb 10, 2008
I don't know why exactly (eye make-up?), but Amy Winehouse reminds of Barbra Streisand.
David Deal

Seattle, WA

#7 Feb 11, 2008
The most gratifying victory was Sir George Martin and his son Giles winning a Grammy for "Love." Sir George could be forgiven for resting on his laurels at age 82. But instead he and his son took a huge artistic risk with the most intriguing musical mash-up ever made, "Love." The Martins risked the scorn of every Beatles fan everywhere by remixing the band's catalogue. But it worked. Grammy well earned.
dachef

United States

#8 Feb 11, 2008
the only place with more junk during that event was amy. lack of talent and abuse of drugs can bring success in the music world...can't wait for the funerals. what a waste of humanity. after the show, I couldn't wait to get a 'Big Butt' beer! must have been subliminal advertising...bring on eugenics!
NEW AWARD!!! Best 2008 Halloween Costume Preview...big glasses and horse teeth.
B-Dub

Jackson, MS

#9 Feb 11, 2008
Amy and especially Kanye out to bow down to those that led the way for them. Herbie Hancock is a consumate musician who has music that crossed several genres nad can actuallyplay music. He also was one of the first to "scratch" on records with his 1983 hit "Rocket", that led the way to a sound later adopted by namy rappers.

Kanye West may be good, but just like many of his contemporaries of the day, he will never stand up to music icon like Herbie Hancock. Never!

Kanye, get over it, grow up and learn to play an musical instrument ot do something more than the wiggling around that you do.
Fed Up

Algonquin, IL

#10 Feb 11, 2008
Great show! Tina was fabulous. Ike might have put her on the map but she stayed on the map all by herself while he, like many others, fell into drugs and alchohol
paravark

United States

#11 Feb 11, 2008
The grammys again showed why they are outdated and irrelevant. The music industry did absolutely nothing to promote any new artist , accept Winehouse. Instead most of the time was spent reliving the past. We all know the Beatles were the greatest band ever, did they have to spend 20 minutes reminding everyone. I coulg not see anyone under 40 enjoying the show
wrecksracer

Chicago, IL

#12 Feb 11, 2008
When they gave a tribute for all of the artists who passed away last year, they forgot Lydia Mendoza, the mother of Tejano Music. I guess she's too obscure, but historically speaking, she's up there with the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers as far as early American music is concerned.......
Deke

Naperville, IL

#13 Feb 11, 2008
Kanye West is a tool.
Deke

Naperville, IL

#14 Feb 11, 2008
Breaking news.......

Kanye West is still a tool.
Like music but

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Feb 11, 2008
I don't get Amy Winehouse. I could tease my hair, put on some nasty eyeliner, and whine into a mic, too, but is that music? I'd rather listen to the compressor in my refrigerator that is gasping it's last hurrah. It makes a more pleasant sound.
Osborne

El Dorado Hills, CA

#16 Feb 11, 2008
Herbie Hancock is a graduate of Hyde Park High School, Class of 1956. He was a "star" even then!
Ralph

United States

#17 Feb 11, 2008
What a waste of time !!!!!
Cicero Bob

United States

#18 Feb 11, 2008
I had the misfortune of watching the Grammy Awards last night and was angry at how the academy portrays it's "stars". Given almost everyone is some sort of criminal or drug and alchole addict, I think we really show our youth how to prose these sorts of people for being these kinds of people. Amy Winehouse from London should be in jail with her husband not receiving awards for what I would consider very poor talent and NO voice at all. I do dislike the Rappers and Hip Hoppers also. They spread the drug culture and we accept them as privilaged people. All in all the entire music industry has to grow up and listen to the doctors and researcher who tell us drugs and alchole and guns and cheating and lying are all bad. No good can come from it.
big-o

United States

#19 Feb 11, 2008
Absolutely worst Grammy show ever. Only thing half way decent was the duet with Tina Turner and other young chick. Way too much emphasis on rap. When is everyone going to realize this type of music is not what majority of people like to listen to. West's presentation was terrible, no wonder he uses all the extra stuff he sure doesn't have any talent. Idiots go ahead and waste your money on buying his so called music. Seen more talent on the losers on the idol show. Won't be watching this anymore.
claudio

Villaricca, Italy

#20 Feb 11, 2008
i don't like how Amy Wynehouse sings
i respectfully suggest to grammy jurors to keep eyes and ears on Sissel Kyrkjebø and Hayley Westenra and young Sara Evans [other names too e.g. Bayley and MElissa McClelland ]
all of those have better voices and use them much better than Amy [but they don't get so much advertising ]

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