|Music Industry....."Wake Up"|
I've gushed over their last LA performance at The Shrine and basically hailed their latest record The Suburbs as my favorite album of 2010 on this very blog before. Well on Sunday night, my favorite clan of Canadian musicians not only gave two awesome performances on the Grammy's telecast but also pulled off the biggest upset of the night winning Album of The Year. No, not Eminem, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or some other ultra hyped media sensation, Arcade Fire won. A group of people who play actual instruments and write/perform their own music received recognition from the Recording Industry that night. I thought the sky was going to come falling to the ground.
Here is the hilariously awesome video of their win and final performance.
lol at the abysmal nominees they were competing against.
lol @ Barbara Streisand's shock/confusion announcing the winners (calling them "The Suburbs").
lol @ the band's own reaction. Happy & excited about their achievement, but more comfortable playing one last song.
Perhaps the greatest thing about their win Sunday night, was the immediate outrage it sparked. Who the hell are these bastards? I've never seen any music videos for them before? Nobody has their ringtones...how could they have won?! There is a tumblr account called Who Is Arcade Fire that has sprung up and is devoted to the angry Twitter/social media responses to David's victory over Slim Shady's, Katy Perry & Lady Gaga's Goliaths. Very amusing stuff =p