Last night we were treated, or at times not so much, to The Grammys. Like any awards show, there were highlights and slight train wrecks. Last night's show seemed to have more highlights than train wrecks of years past. I compiled a list of my favorite moments - and some moments that shouldn't have seen the light of TV. Here are the highlights - both good and bad (you decide which was which):
1. Pharrell's Hat - If anybody else, besides him, sported a hat like that they would be recruited for the Canadian Mounted Police. And while some people are making a joke out of it, a lot more are embracing it as a fashion statement. In case you missed it, it looked as if Pharrell may have mugged Smokey the Bear on the way to the Grammys.
2. Jay-Z's Grammy Speach - His last line, "Blue, Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you" and his compliment to his beautiful wife - Beyonce.
3. Katy Perry's Giant Hamster Ball - Where else can you see so much over-the-top entertainment - besides Disneyland or an amusement park? Her performance was then topped off with a reenactment of being burnt at the stake...not sure what that was all about.
4. Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar's Radioactive Mash-Up - And that is all. Watch it on YouTube.
5. Madonna's Golden Grill - could somebody send her a memo reminding her that she is a pop singer, not a rapper.
6. Daft Punk with Stevie Wonder, Niles Rodgers and Pharrell - It's about time that somebody brought the funk, soul and groove back to music.
7. Taylor "Metallica" Swift - headbanging to her country-pop song "All Too Well". I hope her chiropractor is on speed dial...or is that speed metal?
8. P!nk's Cirque du Soleil Performance - if her music career stalls, she has a solid "plan b".
9. Lorde's performance - particularly the homage to Doctor Who and the weeping angels. Not sure if that was intentional or not, but it was a bit freaky.
10. Paul and Ringo - last, but certainly not least, was seeing the two remaining members of The Beatles together on stage performing. This was my favorite moment by far....magical.
Kevin "Danger" Jackson is a New York-based producer, engineer, composer, performer, educator and Berklee College of Music alumnus. He writes, produces and engineers music for a wide range of artists in the pop, hip-hop, rock, R&B, classical and electronic genres. His work can be heard daily on a multitude of albums, radio and television stations worldwide.