Monday, February 11th, 2008 at 4:39 pm  |  34 responses

Links: Grammy Wrap

Oh, and some NBA lookalikes…

by Lang Whitaker

I was going to do the annual Links with photos from the Grammy Awards, but after watching the entire show last night I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to pull it off. After all, the Grammy’s are usually heavy on the female tip, and I can only make so many Mike Miller jokes. But in the interest of continuity, I will give it a go…

• Good to see Oliver Miller make a rare public appearance.

• I felt bad for John Legend, who was reduced to playing the piano for Mike Miller’s solo number.

• Earlier today in the office I mentioned that Kanye West reminds me of Damon Jones, how they both constantly try to draw attention to themselves, how they love the spotlight, how they made their names backing up more famous artists. Khalid said this was an “outrageous” statement, that Kanye has made great albums and people actually care what he’s up to. That’s debatable, I said.

• She ain’t no teenager anymore.

• Everyone was surprised when Denzel Washington walked away with the album of the year trophy.

My man.

• Knowles The Lesser made an appearance. Afterwards, Rod Thorn traded her to Memphis.

• At this point, even Wyclef is embarrassed to perform with Wyclef.

• I don’t know about you, but I was terribly disappointed when Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova were shut out of an award.

• At least Donyell Marshall showed up.

• “Hey, good to see you, too! A kiss? OK, um, don’t really want you to touch me…er, ok, great!”

• She’s 15. Just saying.

• She’s not 15.

• Was I the only one who spent the entire Tina Turner performance just praying she wouldn’t break her hip? She’s 68 years old!

• And speaking of Tina, didn’t Beyonce’s face look a little…different?

• The Clippers allowed Dan Dickau to represent their organization.

• “Psst, you didn’t really win album of the year!”

• “And in closing, we’d again like to thank everyone for attending NBA All-Star Weekend 2008! See you next year in Phoenix!”

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  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’m just happy the junkie won all those awards. Good to see music headed back to its roots–heroin and cocaine.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I’m happy Kanye didn’t win album of the year,that album wasn’t even good enough to win hip hop album of the year.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Congrats Amy. Smoke one for me. Actually just smoke one for everyone cause Grammys still dont mean sh*t to me. Word to Flav.

  • Ron

    I never seen anyone ack on lbs. like the Queen of Soul. She packed so much fat her body could fit it in so it packed most of it in her breasts.

  • John E. Sanford

    Damn Aretha is huge!!! That’s funny how you refenced Oliver Miller though. I saw him at a party last year. He actually wasn’t as obese has had been. Hell, Aretha made him look skinny.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Aretha makes Saturn look skinny.

  • Blue

    Simply a travesty that Common’s new CD didn’t win Hip hop album of the year…who the hell is judging this thing?

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Lang Lang, nice.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    Mike Miller probably has a prettier face than Fergie

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson


  • Balling NZ


    NZ’s 1st Grammy in 24 years.

    Show some love boys :-)

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com TADOne

    Roselyn Sanchez is the truth.

  • Balling NZ

    Talib’s ‘Eardrum’ >>>>>>>>> ‘Finding Forever’

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Russ, you got me crackin’ up! Did anyone notice Fergie having trouble getting her lips to pronounce the “f”? Girlfriend bought teeth and lips and now neither work quite right.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    since you linked to a photo of Pink… a thought: Remember she had that “just like a pill” song all about how she’s so real and had it so rough and Britney is the bubble gum princess Ms. Perfect… Look at her now, this is all your fault, PINK!
    I dislike Kanye’s personality, but he’s a lot more talented than Damon Jones.

  • http://www.basketballboards.net dma

    kanye jacks beats. damon rides stars. they are both the same.

  • James

    Nas should have won hip hop album of the year

  • O.R Paperstacks

    Aretha is fat.

  • http://www.rubensborges.wordpress.com Rubens

    Russ should get more credit for his Aretha joke, just saying

  • Bubbachuck

    y yall hatin on kanye?

  • Bubbachuck

    and i liked tha pic of solange better than beyonce. wtf?

  • NF alum

    Just read your article on OJ Mayo shoving the ref. You on the Varsity bball team at NF…c’mon man…I attended NF during this time. Martice Moore was the reason for the teams high ranking. Not you and your “team manager” job. I remember you on the JV team, but definitely not varsity. Just keep holding onto the lie.

  • ping ping

    Dickau was gold ….

  • http://www.tasa201.wordpress.com Tariq

    Tina Turner did not have a fruitful wardrobe selection process.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Grammy’s were kinda cool. Kanye pulling off “hey mama” while holding back tears was incredible, then the woman who reduces me to a whimpering fool EVERY time i see her (yeah, B.) pulled off another fantastic perfomance with Tina. Respect to Miss Turner by the way, pulled off the perfomance in high heels and with all kinds of joint aches i bet… But Beyoncé, jeez, Jigga is a lucky punk. Oh and the country guy (Vince so&so) had THE line of the night. “just got my grammy handed to me by a beatle, that happened to you yet Kanye?” zinngg! Even the louis vuitton Don had to laugh at that one. All in all, digged the throwback theme of the grammies. nice touch. Oh and Alicia Keys, puhleeze stop wearing Designer gowns that just make you look chubbier than you really are. C’mon girl.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    And someone better get Will.iam out of my face. FIRST that fool just destroyed “the girl is mine”, a song for the ages btw. Then the idiot does some kind of BEP medley at the grammy’s, mangling all kinds of classic songs with his limited voice. Incredible, i get chest pains just remembering that, i truly want to hurt the guy. Stick with the BEP stuff, take Fergie with you (what a horrid face) KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF THE TIMELESS SONGS, YOU FREAK!!

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    To steal a slang phrase here…..
    Rosalyn Sanchez – that’s wassup! (you too Rihanna)

  • phildo

    I did´t watch the Grammy´s but if Kanye pulled the tearful performance of “Hey Mama” again that´s whack. I saw him doing the exact same thing on a concert in Paris last year right after she died even before the funeral which was to happen two days after that concert in the states. I was wondering back then that he even did the concert but now doing the same show over and over is sell-out on behalf of his own dead mother to me.

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    Melissa Joan Hart looked older than my mother. And my mother is 50

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    Beyonce had installed a new cheek-bone

  • http://myspace.com/dreupt Dre Baldwin

    Donyell Marshall- Luda doesn’t work any more- Luda lost the braids!

  • http://spaceshipjaymyspace.com Spaceship Jay

    We have wwwwwwwaaaaaayyyyy to much time on our hands fellas.

  • Slobodan Chutzpah

    I’m not a huge fan of Kanye, but it is not debatable whether or not he can be compared to Damon Jones. That is just absurd. Talent-wise, he could be more plausibly compared to someone like Dwyane Wade. Top 20 but not on his game right now. The new album was seriously underwhelming………. Beyonce is looking more and more plastic these days. She is hot, I guess – if you happen to like people who look like a Prozzie Bratz doll.

  • tike

    Lang thanks but no thanks buddy…most of your comparsions were awful!…STEP YA GAME UP