The Grammys Suck… What Else Is New

Normally I wouldn’t even bother sullying this site with a mention of the Grammys, but Pete Pardo over at the Sea of Tranquility put out an amusing and accurate video about how much they suck. He wisely didn’t watch the Grammys, but enough people wanted him to rant about how they disrespected Eddie Van Halen (and Chick Corea for that matter) that he decided to do so. Perhaps his best line is when he goes over the genres and winners – “Best dance recording: who cares.” 

The Grammys, which I’ve never bothered to watch, have sucked for a long time, but now they’ve turned into a woke hellscape. They don’t give awards based on talent but rather based upon what meaningless diversity and political boxes an “artist” checks. To hell with talent. In my opinion the best metal album from 2020 was Pain of Salvation’s Panther. Real innovation with lyrics about real issues that all humans face, but why on earth would we want to recognize that and hold it up as something to respect and emulate. What’s truly sad is how many people listen to the garbage the Grammys push on them. Beyonce has won something like 28 Grammys now. That’s absurd. If Bach were alive today, I’m sure the Grammys would hate him. I’ll never forget the demeaning interview someone in the media did with Dream Theater several years back when they were nominated for a Grammy. No effort to do some research beforehand on the most talented musicians in the beginning. And they didn’t even win. 

If you read Progarchy regularly then you’re awake enough to already know the Grammys suck, so I’m just preaching to the choir. But enjoy Pete Pardo’s rant anyways:

6 thoughts on “The Grammys Suck… What Else Is New

  1. Haha,Right on Bryan!!! I never watch the Grammy’s either!!! It’s everything You described!!! NOT ONE LICK OF “TALENT” anywhere to be found in that ridiculousness!!! TRUE TALENT,doesn’t need recognized,because the Talent always speaks for itself!!! ~Peace~

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  2. kruekutt

    If you’re talking about the ceremony — well, I didn’t watch, so I won’t comment. In terms of the awards I paid attention to: Chick Corea, Maria Schneider, Snarky Puppy, and Thundercat (all deserving) were awarded Grammys in the jazz, instrumental, and R&B categories off screen. Merit is recognized, however inconsistently and haltingly; drill down and see for yourself.

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  3. Robert Turri

    Hi Bryan, I couldn’t find the Pete Pardo article you mentioned. When I clicked the link it took me to their home page but not directly to the article. A while back I mentioned writing a review of a Renaissance album. I wrote the review but never edited it. I’ll see if I can put that back on the radar. Thanks, Bob

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    1. Bryan Morey

      Hi Bob. The Pete Pardo thing is the YouTube video at the bottom of my post. I just linked to Sea of Tranquility’s homepage.



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