Happy Mondays, kids! I actually had an extra-long article I wrote up over the last few days for your reading pleasure this morning. Not saying it was my finest work to date or anything, but it was one of those Top 5 lists that seem to be abuzz on the blogosphere. And frankly I was rather excited about finishing it up today and presenting for my Monday article.
And then the fucking Grammys happened.
Surely you’ve heard by now about the bullshit pantywaisted shitfit Kanye West pulled regarding Beck receiving Best Album, right? I mean, hell, it’s not like we actually watched the most useless awards presentation out there when fucking Walking Dead and Better Call Saul premiered at the same time. But anyway, if you’re not aware, Beck’s Morning Phase received the award for Best Album. And, as an homage of sorts to his 2009 diss on Taylor Swift, Kanye West walked onstage, went up to the mic, laughed and stepped away. Now, considering the look on Jay-Z’s face when he did it -one of abject horror, to the delight of many since he’s fairly stoic and reserved- it would have been just a pretty great joke. Unfortunately the laws regarding Yeezy being a douchebag are as immutable as those regarding bodies in motion and at rest. Backstage while being interviewed, the lowly piece of shit said this:
“Because what happens is, when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in the face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration and we, as musicians, have to inspire people who go to work every day and they listen to that Beyoncé album and they feel like it takes them to another place.”
Then they do this whole promotional event, they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, the artist, because they want commercial advertising. Like, no, we not playing with them no more. By the way, I got my wife, my daughter and my clothing line, so I’m not going to do nothing to put my daughter at risk but I am here to fight for creativity. That’s the reason why I didn’t say anything tonight. But you all know what it meant when ‘Ye walks on the stage.”
Really, fuckhead? I took this shit in stride when you interrupted Taylor Swift’s speech because I personally don’t consider her music all that great (even though she writes her own shit.) But this is a FUCKING INSULT. Beck is the very fount of creativity and artistry, and for Kanye to say otherwise makes him sound pretty goddamned stupid. I said it already on my personal FB page, but it bears repeating: When I think of creativity at its finest, I think of Beck. When I think of 12 writers collaborating over ONE song that doesn’t even have as many lyrics as it has writers, I think of Beyonce. No disrespect to the woman, who looks, sings, and IS simply amazing. But considering her music is basically manufactured by others, she’s more of a product than an artist. Beck puts his everything in his music. And just because you can’t understand that shit doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be regarded as at LEAST as creative as ‘All the Single Ladies’ sung ten fucking times in a row. In fact, it makes me wonder if his problem happens to be he doesn’t think white people can be as creative as blacks. I don’t ever plan on winning a Grammy for music -more of a metal/punk/alternative sound myself- but if I did, that fucker better think twice about hopping up and disrespecting my stage.
Lord knows it would be an interesting impromptu performance of me shoving two turntables and a microphone up his sorry ass.