Wednesday, June 4, 2014
I've been catching pieces of the show over the past few nights and digging most of what I've seen. As always, there's a giant schlock element to shows like this, but there's also always a lot of poignancy, seeing music stars of old now old themselves. It's impressive how some in their sixties and seventies can still pull it off, and in other cases heartbreaking seeing those who can't but try anyway.
It's also always a trip for me because of my years in "Hollywood" and New York (and DC, where I first met Emmy Lou Harris, though I doubt she'd remember). I always see people I've met, or known, or worked with (or more) either on stage or in the celebrity packed audience (this year's ceremony was in Brooklyn so it had an East Coast star-studded flavor).
Hopefully better quality clips of the show will be available soon (another highlight was Joan Jett with Nirvana, she nailed the essence of Cobain's vocals) for those who don't have HBO, but if you do, check it out and be delighted.