A Mere Shadow Of Herself
Jazz singer, Amy Winehouse, picked up no less than five awards at last night's Grammy Awards presentation, which marked its fiftieth year. The singer appeared via satellite from London, appearing fragile and not in great voice, but still performed two songs from her album. With her parents on hand to support her, Amy thanked them and, of course, her husband Blake who she stated is "incarcerated". The Grammys has become a self-indulgent spectacle, which now only showcases the most exposed like Kanye West with his out-of-control ego and Alicia Keys, who not only opened the show with a duet with the great Frank Sinatra, but also performed another song as well, leaving little time to acknowledge other artists who deserved to be showcased as well. Bruce Springsteen one three Grammy awards, but was nowhere to be seen during the telecast and there was no place to honor any of the Latino artists, as was done in past shows. The one saving grace was the album of the year award going to a man who certainly deserved it, namely, Herbie Hancock for his work dedicated to Joni Mitchell. Kanye West, having expected to covet that award, did not grant any interviews after the show, deciding to only pose for photographs with his fiance and his entourage.