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Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Grammys

If I were a young girl watching the Grammys tonight, I'd be thinking that to grow up and be a star, I'd need to hit the gym and get used to being naked in front of a lot of people, because that's what being a female musician seems to entail. And a little bit of singing. But that stuff can be faked. The bod needs to be for real.

At least Taylor Swift keeps her clothes on. And big ups to her label for allowing her to write her own songs, something that's obviously avoided in general, because if artists wrote their own songs, then all the music within every genre wouldn't sound exactly the same.

I think I said this last year but it bears repeating: The reason the Grammys are lame is that the audience consists of people who have nothing in common with one another pretending to take part in a communal experience. Jeff Beck, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, the Jonas Brothers, Keith Urban, the Kings of Leon? At least at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards you can tell these people all inhabit the same universe.

I'm getting old.

UPDATE: Oof. Taylor Swift was way out of key on her "Rhiannon" duet with Stevie Nicks.

Bon Jovi is coming up, and viewers get to choose which song they play. Can you contain your excitement? I wonder what song T-Pain wants to hear.


That Michael Jackson tribute was little weird, but that "Earth Song" is good. Not sure if I'd ever heard it before.

Not one but two Bon Jovi songs, Los Angeles! Lil John must have been psyched.

.: posted by hornswaggler 9:06 PM

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