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Tuesday, 20 February 2007

The Dipsie Chicks:Five Grams and laughing all night long.

I did this animation of the Dixie Chicks for a photoshop competition at GoneRicks, and hey they're popular and all that, but I can't stand they're unpatriotic stance. So here's what I think.

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If you missed some of the background or the 49th Grammy awards then E Online had a good rundown:

The Dixie Chicks' approval ratings reached a record high at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.

The controversial country trio triumphed Sunday in all five categories in which it was nominated, including Album of the Year for Taking the Long Way and Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Not Ready to Make Nice."

"I, for the first time in my life, am speechless," lead singer Natalie Maines said upon accepting the Song of the Year award.

The Chicks penned "Not Ready to Make Nice" as a response to the backlash created by Maines' infamous outburst at a 2003 concert in London, where she told the crowd she was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." The remark led country music stations to pull the band's music from rotation, while angry fans destroyed their Chicks CDs and posters.

When the band took the stage again to accept the Country Album of the Year award for Taking the Long Way, Maines joked, "To quote the great Simpsons—'Heh-Heh.'

"Just kidding. A lot of people just turned their TVs off right now," she continued. "I'm very sorry for that."

Mary J. Blige, who went into the Grammys with a leading eight nominations, picked up three awards for her comeback oeuvre The Breakthrough, including Best R&B Album.

"Tonight we celebrate the better human being because for so many years, I've been talked about negatively," an emotional Blige said, referencing her history of substance abuse and self-esteem issues. "But this time I've been talked about positively by so many people."

She went on to attempt to thank all of those people, in a lengthy two-minute acceptance speech that continued for some time after the obligatory "get off the stage" music began playing.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers won a total of four awards, including Best Rock Album for Stadium Arcadium and Best Rock Song for "Dani California."

While these may not have been your parents' Grammys, the awards show did its best to bridge the generation gap from the outset, kicking off the festivities with a rocking performance by the reunited Police.

Shortly thereafter, Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder accepted the first award of the night, the Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for their remake of Wonder's "For Once in My Life," beating out young whippersnappers such as Shakira and Wyclef Jean and Nelly Furtado and Timbaland.

Bennett also picked up a second Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Duets: An American Classic.

Other Grammy winners whose careers were already flourishing in the vinyl era included Bob Dylan, who won Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album; Bruce Springsteen, who won Best Traditional Folk Album and Best Long Form Music Video; and Peter Frampton, who picked up Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Former President Jimmy Carter became the second U.S. president to win a Spoken Word Grammy for the audio version of his book, Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis. Bill Clinton previously won the honor in both 2004 and 2005, while Hilary Clinton won the Spoken Word Grammy in 1997, while she was still first lady.

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