I’m a bit of an obsessive music fan, and I owe this mostly to my parents. They are both huge appreciators of popular music — mostly Top 40, country, and rock and roll — and our house and every car trip was full of music while I was growing up.
My mom and I have watched many awards shows together over the years, especially the Grammys®. Now that my parents live in Florida most of the year, we’ve had to take our viewing across two states. This could be considered inconvenient and not as fun. But luckily for me, there’s text messaging, so I don’t have to miss my mother’s always priceless commentary on the artists, the fashion, and the songs. Thanks to technology, it still feels like I’m watching the show with her — even if we’re not in the same room.
This year, I parked myself on my couch, and she did the same at hers, and we chatted about the awards for most of the show, minus a few late arrivals and breaks on both of our ends. This show was long! So, herewith, are our thoughts about what comprised the top moments at this year’s Grammy Awards®.
Hint: this is one of them.
Prepare to be amazed, or maybe just mildly amused. We entertain each other, which is a lot of what being a family is about, if you’re lucky. To give you a little taste, I’ll leave you with my mother’s final comments from the evening, which did, indeed, rock:
The Grammys® are rocking off in style. It’s been a real hoot! Mom signing off from my inaugural Grammys® commentator assignment. Love you!
Love you back, Mom. You are the best. Thanks for teaching me how to rock.
Image credit: Laurie White