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February 08, 2006

Memo To Sound Board Operator At The Grammys

You suck.

(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)
Rubric: Arts


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.

Posted by: Casca on Feb. 9, 2006

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.

Posted by: Blu on Feb. 9, 2006

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...

Posted by: shelly on Feb. 9, 2006

So I'm not the only one who thinks he walked off the stage in disgust.

Posted by: annika on Feb. 9, 2006

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...

Posted by: shelly on Feb. 9, 2006

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.

Posted by: Blake on Feb. 9, 2006

It's a big show, others had sound issues but they worked through it...my guess is Sly's internal sound board is shot.

Posted by: jimi on Feb. 9, 2006

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.

Posted by: shelly on Feb. 9, 2006

It means that he's an asshole.

Posted by: Casca on Feb. 9, 2006

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?

Posted by: Ontario Emperor on Feb. 10, 2006

"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.

Posted by: shelly on Feb. 10, 2006

I like Sly's classic Doug Pinnick look.

Posted by: TBinSTL on Feb. 10, 2006