ADELE!!! Or: The Grammys Thread

image of Adele backstage at the Grammys holding her six awards
Singer Adele holds her six Grammy Awards at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 12, 2012. Soul singer Adele triumphed in her return to music's stage on Sunday, scooping up six Grammys and winning every category in which she was nominated including album of the year for "21" and best record with "Rolling In the Deep." [Reuters Pictures]
I may have mentioned once or twice or three thousand times that I love Adele. Also: Iain loves Adele. We are an Adele-loving household! So we watched the Grammys last night, because ADELE.

Not only did she clean up, winning six Grammys, but her live performance of "Rolling in the Deep" was amazing. AMAZING. I could watch that all day, I really could.

I will NEVER not want to hear "Rolling in the Deep." Or any other song from 21. It's inconceivable how many times I can hear those tracks and never tire of them. Adele is magic!

Anyway! There were lots of great performances by great ladies last night. Jennifer Hudson's tribute to Whitney Houston was incredibly moving and beautiful. Her strength in getting through that song was tremendous.

Loved Rihanna's performances, solo and with Coldplay. Her voice is just incredible. Even Katy Perry's "Take THAT, Russell Brand!" performance was unusually enjoyable! "I married a boy, and I hated it!" Nicki Minaj went full-out Madonna with a Catholic exorcism bit about which I'm sure Bill Donohue is furiously typing up a press release right now. I had no idea what the hell was going on (#old), but I would listen to Nicki Minaj desecrate the phone book. Do not believe what the newspapers tell you: The most offensive performance of the night was Taylor Swift's banjo number for which she and her band were dressed up in Depression-era garb. Ha ha NOPE.

True Fact: "Rhinestone Cowboy" is one of Iain's favorite songs, and we sing various things to each other to the tune of "Rhinestone Cowboy" all the time. Usually dirty things, when we're not even doing dirty stuff. Riding you like a horse with a star-spangled dil-l-do! Whoa-oh-oh! While we're cleaning the house on a Saturday morning. I'm sorry, Glen Campbell! It's actually because we like you!

So, anyway, we loved the Glen Campbell tribute, and getting to see Glen Campbell perform "Rhinestone Cowboy" live, for maybe the last time (on television, anyway). And I loved how Glen threw in "and cowgirls!" at the end. Very sweet.

Not sweet [content note: violence]: Chris Brown. Gross, Chris Brown. Gross, The Grammys. Gross, everyone. I really did almost barf when Chris Brown and R. Kelly were both up for a Grammy in the same category. I said to Iain, "Will it be the guy who beat up a woman, or the guy who peed on a woman?" It was the guy who beat up a woman.

Other than that: LL Cool J was a good host. I continue to be perplexed that very few people find "Lady Antebellum" an inappropriate band name. Bruce Springsteen has still got it. Paul McCartney was also there!

But mostly: ADELE!

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