Sunday, 8 February 2009

Grammy awards

I don't think I've ever watched the Grammy Award ceremony before, or if I have, it was about ten years ago. Tonight, after a day of being very active but getting nothing done, I turned on the TV and switched to CBS (more out of habit than anything else) and found myself in the middle of a country & western song.

It'll probably be another decade or so before I watch the Grammys again, I need this memory to fade first.

10 comments:

Protege said...

LOL Tom, was it really so bad? I do not bother with these ceremonies, as they are send very late at night here, in order to be live.
Btw, I tagged your two cats over at my place.;) Only if they feel like it of course.;))

Brad said...

As a friend of mine said, "Dear country musicians: please start your own Grammys and get your boring music off my TV."

mirmilant said...

There are only two types of music that I really don't like: "Country" & "Western"...

Diane said...

That made me laugh out loud. I feel much the same way. There are restaurants here in which I simply cannot eat, as their Muzak is permanently tuned to 'country'. ICK.

Lou Minatti said...

Tom, do you need me to send you some bleach for your eyes?

Protege said...

Tom, I guess you are busy working or spending time with the "treats" Lady.;)
But I have an astronomical question for you.;) When you find the time.;)

Ok, it has been very clear during the last 4 nights. Every evening, rising in the south, almost a bit southwest, is a VERY bright star. At one point I thought it was an approaching plane. It is there every night and it moves along the sky towards the northeast. I think it is the planet Venus? Am I right? Or is it the north star? It is in close proximity to the Orion Belt.
It is driving me insane not to know.
Thank you so much.;))

And a Happy Valentine's Day.;))

Tom said...

Protege - I don't think it's a planet and it's certainly not Venus. It might be Sirius which is the brightest star in the sky but I need a little more info. Where is the object in relation to Orion's belt? Is the belt pointing at it or is it above/below the belt?

By the way, the north star is quite faint and is in the, er, north! ;)

Happy Valentine's day to you as well!

Protege said...

Tom, so it is not Venus? A friend of mine was visiting tonight and she told me they are talking about Venus on the news. I showed her the star and we talked again about how bright it was. It is definitely the absolutely brightest star in the sky and it is raising in the early evening in the southwest and disappears in the northeast. If the Orion belt is in the south, the start is northhwest from it in the early evening. Sorry that I cannot give you any more details and thank you for trying;)

Tom said...

If it's in the evening sky close to where the sun set then it's Venus. I don't understand your description though because Venus is setting not rising in the evening. Also, an object rising in the SW and disappearing (setting?) in the NE is going the wrong way!

Protege said...

Tom, thank you so much, I guess with my sense of direction on the sky I would make for a very poor astronomer.:P
The bright star definitely does rise close to where the sun sets, and I guess it moves more in a south to north manner. I do follow how odd this must sound as the earth obviously moves towards the east and not the other way around. It is a bit tricky now, as the sun is low on the sky and doesn't really set in the west, but almost in the south.
Thanks again for your help.;)
Hope you will have a great Sunday despite my stupid question.