[Music] ... Scotty B. and the Mo-Tabs didn't win a Grammy last night, either.
Still, they did get two nominations. In the "classical" category.
Now, is it just me, or is it irritating that "classical" is often used as a default, fallback category for music that's difficult to classify because it (supposedly) appeals to senior citizens? In music history, the term "Classical" refers to a period between the Baroque and Romantic periods. Mozart was Classical, but not J.S. Bach (Baroque) or Chopin (Romantic). And certainly not that sempre pianissimo "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" audio valium they've got going up there at the Tabernacle. (OK, Spirit of the Season, the album that garnered the nominations, doesn't contain that old chestnut from Music and the Spoken Word.)
Maybe I'm just bitter from too many childhood hours spent in front of televised General Conferences strapped to a chair with my eyes clipped open á la A Clockwork Orange because, if anything's more torturous for a kid than sitting in church, it's sitting indoors at home watching four hours of church on TV. (Brandon Burt)