February 08, 2006
Memo To Sound Board Operator At The Grammys
(One of many examples: Sly's first public appearance in 13 years and you'd think they might have shown the man more respect. Or didn't you think people would want to hear the vocals?)
Update: See pictures of Sly's sweet hairdo at Tony's.
Posted by annika, Feb. 8, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
The Napa Valley Wine Growers Association was in San Diego last night. I was abed and asleep by 2230, yet woke at 0530 still buzzed, and I didn't even try ALL of the wines. Of course, I must have tried fifty or so. Even with my faulty memory, two are memorable St Supery "Elu" served by the lovely Tina whom I kept calling Tracy, and the '02 Cab by Rutherford which had an almost buttery finish. In truth, I only tasted one wine that didn't belong. BTW, hot chicks outnumbered guys ten to one.
I missed the show. Were any of the performances good/memorable? I know everbody made a big deal about Sly, but SF-based 70's funk isn't my genre of choice.
The Sly presentation was the one on which my son-in-law was working; can't wait to talk to him to find out what really happened.
I'm guesing that Sly didn't like the mixer/soundboard any more than Annie did, and voted with his feet...
So I'm not the only one who thinks he walked off the stage in disgust.
OK, he says "Nobody knows".
But, he said that it was a big plus that after 19 years he actually made a public appearance. It certainly is the "buzz" today, and the proof will be how many of his current records/dvds sell this week.
They are in the stores, so go get one...
I started watching the beginning of it but as soon as some 47 year old gap-tooted slut showed up prancing around in some 70's era Lycra outfit, I had to change the channel and vomit.
It's a big show, others had sound issues but they worked through it...my guess is Sly's internal sound board is shot.
Well, my son-in-law said thathe was talking to members of The Family after and they said "That's just Sly...".
You tell me what that means.
It means that he's an asshole.
Years ago, Johnny Cash appeared on the Grammys and sang some inane song with the chorus "The Grammy award is a mighty fine award."
And he was off key.
Rest in peace.
As for Sly, the whole reception puzzles me. This is a guy who was notorious for not showing up for his concerts, and now that he shows up for the first time in decades he's a hero?
"It means that he's an asshole." Well, Duh.
C'mon, Casca, was that ever in question? Jeez, just a LOOK at him tells you everything.
Except, that shit sells to those idiots. Go figure.
I like Sly's classic Doug Pinnick look.