Last night i subjected myself to an hour of the VMA awards. i wondered if it was age (on my behalf) or just awful. Was I seeing that less and less talented people are making their way into the music industry? The dj of the night not only rambled on, he said things that would have been inappropriate at a party in any company.
Madonna's "talk" to the audience of how Michael Jackson was king and his (and her) difficulty in the spotlight and being judged at all times is hard. Please, Madonna embraces it. Quite the bullshit show.
As awards were being given and in the middle of them, they would cut out to the video put together for the next awards. Totally disorganized. When the pre-recorded act of Taylor Swift dancing in the subway came on, I turned off.
Poorly produced, so poorly scripted that one can only wonder how actors and musicians speak without writers feeding them words. There appears to be a huge disconnect between the huge growing audience for bands that are putting themselves out there on Myspace and other venues to create niche audiences and the large overblown productions of yesteryear.
To me, the VMA awards were not only awful on so many levels, it just confirms how out of touch the music industry is with the majority to their audience. It was so 1990.