2009 American Music Awards

American Music Awards

American Music Awards

The Music Gardener watched the American Music Awards last night.  As always there were surprises and plenty of entertainment. Probably the most entertaining moment was when Jermaine Jackson accepted an award for his brother, Michael Jackson, wearing Michael’s glove while introducing his son Jermajesty. Did he really give his kid that name?  Music Awards shows are now definitely about the skin, flash, shock and anything else available to draw our attention away from the actual music. Sad but reality. I couldn’t help but reminisce and wish the artist of the present day possessed the talent and class of artist from 20 to 30 years ago. I did enjoy some of the performances by Keith Urban, Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson. It was also nice to see Taylor Swift sweep the awards without interference from the music industry’s favorite dufus, Kanye West.  I would have preferred not to have been exposed to the horrible Adam Lambert spectacle but at least I know now not to buy his record. Let’s hope 2010 brings us a better show.

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