February 23, 2003

Sheryl Crow and beyond

Sheryl Crow sure is dull. Strictly bar band stuff. Sorry, I'm not into her stuff. Besides, I have two Heart albums I could listen to instead.

She's wearing a pendant that is a peace sign inside a heart. That's it for peace so far. Oh, we don't get to hear Sheryl speak? Good.

Cindi Lauper just told a lame joke, and Alicia Keys decided to save the night by going right into Best New Artist. (Or as my friends and I used to call it, Best Artist That Will Never Be Heard From Again Because This Award is the Kiss of Death Award -- remember when Milli Vanilli won?)

Posted by Andrea Harris at February 23, 2003 10:59 PM

I'm trying for the life of me to think of ANYONE who didn't pass into obscurity and/or infamy after winning Best New Artist. It's really sort of like, you better hope one-hit wonder is the worst you do.

Posted by: David Jaroslav at February 23, 2003 at 11:20 PM

Well, there were a couple that went on to long-term careers (The Beatles, CS&N, Bob Newhart), but you and Andrea are right -- that's not the way to bet.

The official (and extremely crappy... but it's in association with AOL, what do you expect?) Grammy Award site doesn't have a list of historical winners that I can find, but there appears to be one at:


Now I shall not rest until I find out who the fuck the "Swingle Swingers" were.

Posted by: Niccolo Machiavelli at February 23, 2003 at 11:34 PM