Call me old school, but for me, the best part of the Grammy's last evening was the Bob Marley homage, led by an energetic Bruno Mars and joined by the likes of Sting, Rihanna, and several of Bob Marley's offspring.
Though there seemed to be some decent enough performances otherwise, I guess my musical tastes are increasingly running old school as well, which I guess just makes me old.
That's okay. I'll wear the fabric of time and wisdom if it's cloaked in a little Led Zeppelin and Eagles and Beatles and Lynyrd Skynyrd and a whole lotta current from AC/DC.
Contemporary music doesn't seem to have much of an edge to it. For me, much of it seems too apologetic, too timid, certainly too soft. I much prefer the Motown and doo wop of the 50s, the psychedelia of the 60s, the classic rock of the 70s, the metal edge of the 80s, the grunge of the 90s.
But that's yesterday's news. What about today's?
Well, if you're a Google Reader user, good luck. TechCrunch informs us this morning that the RSS feed-reading service "has gone completely mad," heading into a second day of usability issues and the reappearance of thousands of old, unread items.
Maybe old news could be good news, in this case. Maybe we can use Google Reader to travel back to the good ol' days, when we didn't have worry about Facebook SPAM and blocked Twitter APIs.
Hey, Google, no big deal. I bet my RSS farm on your dawdling feedreading horse. Maybe throw the old nag a fresh bale of hay at least once in a while?
Not exactly encouraging news in terms of the service life and TLC that geriatric Google apps receive, now is it?
Of course, there are always new horses coming into the race, and those just reaching their strides.
Golf journeyman Brandt Snedeker, who took the PGA Tour's FedEx cup last year, is off to a fast start in 2013, making his walks around Pebble Beach these past few days look like a stroll in the park.
I first saw Snedeker play golf in person at Torrey Pines in 2007, and even then I remarked at how fast the guy played. Considering the lethargic state of pace of play for most golf courses these days, Snedeker's a breath of fresh air.
Not only does he make putting look simple with his laser-like lines and Ouiji-board green reads, he plays fast! Like really fast! Like if you want to get a picture of that swing (from a distance, please), you'd better have multiple auto-shots and lightning fast shutter speeds!
In his post-round interview, Snedeker explained to CBS' David Feherty his next big golf stop is a major. In 2008, when he was a Masters contender, he melted down in the homestretch, but this time he may well have the confidence, maturity, and course, management to leap ahead of the pack and get himself some new green threads.
And being a good Southern boy, here's hoping he listens to some good, old-fashioned Allman Brothers Band tunes as he prepares to psych himself up for Augusta.