I know what you're thinking, but NO, we're not out of our drought. If we were only one big storm away from being okay, it wouldn't have been a drought in the first place! Even after all the rain this weekend, we're still less than 40% of normal for this time of year, and that after 2 years of well-below average rainfall. So keep it comin, cuz I would like to be able to shower whenever I'd like this summer!
The first Winter Olympics events (some skiing and snowboarding preliminaries) start at 10pm tonight our time! Sochi is 12 hours ahead of us, in case you were wondering, which makes it pretty easy to do the math, just swap AM and PM. The Opening Ceremonies are Friday, and then the first full day of competition with medals awarded is Saturday. Love the Olympics
Here's all my Facebook posts about the Grammy's tonight! ( www.facebook.com/CKontheRadio )
Daft Punk's night just got even bigger. I did not see an Album Of The Year win coming for them, wow! I wonder what exactly do Robots do to celebrate big victories like this??
Also, shoutout to Sacramento's own and American Idol alum Mandisa, who won 2 Grammys tonight for Contemporary Christian Song and Album!
Jay Z gave his wife and daughter shoutouts in his Holy Grail win acceptance speech: "I wanna thank God...for putting that beautiful light of a young lady in my life. And I wanna tell Blue that look, Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you!"
Well done, Jay, well done.
Gotta give it to Taylor Swift, not only have we watched hew grow up before our eyes, she really has grown musically as well. Cool seeing her at the piano, a good look for her.
As a bonus, Willow Smith would have been proud of her hair whipping tonight as well.
Slightly classier performance from Robin Thicke than the last time we saw him! haha
BTW, those old guys he was performing with was Chicago, a group popular in the 70s & 80s. They only had 34 songs hit the Top 40 in their day, no big deal. Yes, 34!! That's a lot.
Thought that was a super-cool version of Blurred Lines with their horns in the background though. And twerk-free. That was key.
Crazy that Daft Punk has been making people shake their booties for almost 20 years now. Their song Around The World is still one of my all-time fave dance tracks. Hope it's a good night for them. 1 win so far!
Wow Lorde did not look like a teenager tonight. Very grown up. She also evidently voted in an Iraqi election before she took the stage tonight.
(sorry, fingernails joke, please don't make me explain it!)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win Best New Artist. But the big question is... will Ryan Lewis ever speak a word tonight?? I suspect they'll win a couple more, so he'll have a chance! haha
Now that was sexy performance. The Grammy are off to a steamy start! Really cool seeing Beyonce & Jay Z perform together, although I was worried it was gonna get a little too personal there for a sec!
Some thoughts from 49ers vs. Seahawks... NFC Championship Game
Halfway through the 1st quarter:
You know what, I'm turning this game off. Football sucks. That personal foul penalty on Whittner was an absolute joke. Football with all its new "protection" rules has become a joke. Football is a violent game, we don't want to admit it, but that's why so many people like it. I hope the Niners win, but I'm not going to waste my time getting all upset over a game. Over it. Can it be baseball season already please?
A couple hours later:
So I turned the game back on in the 4th quarter (see my earlier post) to check the score just in time to see one of the Niners best players get his leg practically snapped in half, and to add insult to injury, even though he the had the ball in his hands at the end of the play, evidently none of the refs saw it, allowing everyone to pile on top of the injured player who of course couldn't hold on to the ball in such excruciating pain. The Seahawks were allowed to keep the ball. Disgusting. At this point, I once again turned the game off, and I'm glad I did.
Seeing everyone's posts about Sherman, I decided to watch his post-game "interview." That, my friends, is what the NFL has turned into today. I couldn't be more appalled at the overall product the NFL is producing these days, from the new pansy rules to the arrogant breed of players which are rapidly coming to dominate the sport. It's just not entertaining anymore. I will not be watching the Super Bowl.
Thankfully, Giants pitchers & catchers report in 26 days, and Opening Day is only 71 days away. Can't come soon enough.
Our tabloid/social media-driven pop culture requires "shocking" events like Miley's performance at the VMA's last night to survive, to keep driving the gossip. Sure, we're all saying we're appalled by her raunchy antics, but at the same time, we can't stop rehashing every detail. Our willingness to keep talking about it validates its importance. I'm not condoning what she did on stage, but will argue that in reality all she was doing was giving everybody what they wanted, something to talk about.
Gaga showed no shows of trouble from her hip surgery earlier in the year during her performance. Good start to the show, and about as "normal" as Gaga is capable of being. Channeling her inner Ariel there at the end?
I think One Direction was checking out Selena Gomez' rear end while she was accepting her award.
Well, Miley was definitely more provocative than Gaga, that's about all I care to say about that performace. And do you think Robin Thicke asked his wife first if Miley could twerk all up on him?
Very tough competition for Best Female Video, and Taylor Swift takes it. Is Taylor the antithesis of Miley? And what do you think, was that a dagger at Harry Styles in her speech?
Justin Timberlake is responsible for some of the biggest hits of the past decade or so. He's hit the Top 5 ELEVEN times as a solo artist since '02 (and that's not counting songs he's been featured on). I think we're hearing about all of them now. Good stuff.
OK ladies, share your feelings about seeing Justin, J.C., Lance, Joey and the other Chris K all on stage together again. How was it??
Pretty sure Macklemore did not buy his suit at a thrift shop. Stylin. I want one.
This new Drake song (Hold On We're Going Home) is going to be a SMASH!!! Thanks for gettin dressed up for the occasion by the way, Drake.
Did you notice Taylor looked like she was a foot taller than Bruno Mars?! Congrats to the very talented Bruno for taking Best Male Video.
OK the announcer has said twice now that "Roar" is the biggest hit of Katy Perry's career. This is simply not true. First of all, it's been out like 2 weeks so we really don't know how big it's going to get. Second of all, it's currently #2 on the Hot 100, and she's hit #1 SIX times previously. Get your facts straight, MTV.
Parting thought from tonight... while most everyone was horrified by Miley Cyrus' antics on stage, she certainly got everyone talking, and isn't that really what has made the VMA's tick all these years? It all started with Madonna humping the stage in a wedding dress back in the 80s. Outrageous gets noticed. As solid as say, Bruno's or Gaga's songs were, everyone will be instead be talking about Miley tomorrow, and I suspect that is exactly what she was trying to do.
We're so proud of our local girls Cimorelli who won a Teen Choice Award last night for Choice Web Star! Hear them talk about their experience at the show and what they've been up to lately. Say hey on Twitter @CKontheRadio.