Alicia Keys & Bonnie Raitt

Duana Posted by Duana at February 13, 2012 14:38:00 February 13, 2012 14:38:00
I liked the Grammy set.  I should have said that.   

Did you freak out when they didnΓÇÖt include Etta James in the In Memoriam package?  A lot of people did.  I assumed that this performance off the top -- one that I bet was in place before all the other events of this weekend -- was supposed to cover that off.  Perhaps seeing her face is different than merely hearing her musicΓǪ

How about these two women, though, huh? ThereΓÇÖs got to be a word for these types of women. Nobody would ever call them ΓÇÿbetaΓÇÖ, but theyΓÇÖre not showstoppers either.  Just utterly reliable, completely gifted musicians who keep themselves professional and close to the vest. If you know things about them itΓÇÖs because youΓÇÖve really tried hard to know them, not because someone thought you should.

This can backfire though. Like youΓÇÖll notice that, despite Alicia Keys wearing the same thing as Rihanna and Gwyneth, essentially, she is NOT included in the picture of popular skinny girls. Tradeoffs.

I can see how it would be hard to be one of the ΓÇÿalso ransΓÇÖ but never the star.  Nobody waits up for the Alicia performance.

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