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Grammy Disgust.

  • Grammy Disgust.
    February 13, 2012 - 6:51pm

    I watched the whole show just to hear Dream Theaters name mentioned. I didnt hear it!!! I don't know if i missed something or if they didn't show them. Not only were the bands not in the same category of music but the talent level separating the two was night and day as well. Its like asking whats the better/faster car a Ferrari or a Kia!!! Dream Theater is my fav band ever. I have been following them for 15+ years. They are a band that I absolutely respect and am WOWed by. I am just a huge fan of music, Its my life! Im a very big fan of the Foo Fighters as well and have been since they existed, but come on now...cant we for once just give credit where credit is do and acknowledge music and musicians that go above and beyond what the norm is. Bands that don't play for the money or how someone tells them to..But plays for themselves, from their heart and soul with everything they have. One can clearly hear and see the difference between extraordinary talents and just average. I think its time to rethink who and what gets recognized. The Grammy's have become quite laughable! and by watching the show last night some of the acts were a joke! but hey if watching a silly circus act and rewarding it...is what its about then I'm glad Dream Theater is not apart of that.

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DTFORLIFE's picture
on February 13, 2012 - 6:51pm

I watched the whole show just to hear Dream Theaters name mentioned. I didnt hear it!!! I don't know if i missed something or if they didn't show them. Not only were the bands not in the same category of music but the talent level separating the two was night and day as well. Its like asking whats the better/faster car a Ferrari or a Kia!!! Dream Theater is my fav band ever. I have been following them for 15+ years. They are a band that I absolutely respect and am WOWed by. I am just a huge fan of music, Its my life! Im a very big fan of the Foo Fighters as well and have been since they existed, but come on now...cant we for once just give credit where credit is do and acknowledge music and musicians that go above and beyond what the norm is. Bands that don't play for the money or how someone tells them to..But plays for themselves, from their heart and soul with everything they have. One can clearly hear and see the difference between extraordinary talents and just average. I think its time to rethink who and what gets recognized. The Grammy's have become quite laughable! and by watching the show last night some of the acts were a joke! but hey if watching a silly circus act and rewarding it...is what its about then I'm glad Dream Theater is not apart of that.

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While I completely agree with your sentiment, you do have to keep in mind that DT was nominated in a category called "Best Hardrock/ Metal Performance". With that title in mind, it is understandable how the Foo's won the award. If they category was for "Most Talented Musicians", then of course it would be DT (not to say that the Foo's aren't talented). The whole thing with the Grammy's is that it is a popularity contest, everything is based on sales. Talent can be pretty much irrelevant when it comes to these things.

In terms of them not being mentioned in the show, again the Grammy's are catered to a mainstream audience. They have just stared giving grammy's to metal bands. Given the musical tastes and attention spans of the the general society, they can't always announce every award for every category. There were a lot of good categories (best jazz record, best instrumental album) that were also not announced during the show, for the simple reason that the "mainstream audience" wouldn't know who the nominees were.

Like I said I agree with you completely, DT is one of the most talented and hard working bands out there and they deserve so much more recognition then whats been given to them. The fact they were nominated for a grammy is a great achievement that was long overdue. However, these mainstream award shows are not something catered to the progressive taste. Best thing to do is not to worry about it, maybe one day we will have an award show thingie just for prog bands. Until that time, best to pay the grammy's no mind and just let them do their thing.

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Exactly!!!! and they got nothing. Im pissed.

comment's picture

That's disgusting if they didn't even mention them. And that sucks I was hoping to see footage when they announced the bands and played a soundbite from their songs. I was curious to see if any fans yelled out for them when they were mentioned.

DTFORLIFE's picture

Thanks bro. They def didn't i recorded the show watched it again and no mention at all.

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Im sure there are. Instead of the silly shows and nonsense, how about staying true to what the show is supposed to be about MUSIC and give everyone at least a fair announcement

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[quote=DTFORLIFE]I watched the whole show just to hear Dream Theaters name mentioned. I didnt hear it!!! I don't know if i missed something or if they didn't show them. Not only were the bands not in the same category of music but the talent level separating the two was night and day as well. Its like asking whats the better/faster car a Ferrari or a Kia!!! Dream Theater is my fav band ever. I have been following them for 15+ years. They are a band that I absolutely respect and am WOWed by. I am just a huge fan of music, Its my life! Im a very big fan of the Foo Fighters as well and have been since they existed, but come on now...cant we for once just give credit where credit is do and acknowledge music and musicians that go above and beyond what the norm is. Bands that don't play for the money or how someone tells them to..But plays for themselves, from their heart and soul with everything they have. One can clearly hear and see the difference between extraordinary talents and just average. I think its time to rethink who and what gets recognized. The Grammy's have become quite laughable! and by watching the show last night some of the acts were a joke! but hey if watching a silly circus act and rewarding it...is what its about then I'm glad Dream Theater is not apart of that.[/quote]

Many of the acts were awarded earlier on a streaming site a couple of hours before the main show.
The reason is too many categories for the whole show with all the live acts along with them.
Just look how many there are. http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/announcement/category-list
You can see the video of DT on the red carpet at http://www.grammy.com/videos/dream-theater

comment's picture

Right on!

LOL "circus act". That was literally true.

I'm wondering if any of the categories got skipped over. I was watching too, but was only able to catch them on the red carpet. I'd like to see the footage of the announcement before the FF's acceptance speeches at the Pretel and Awards show.