Thursday, February 09, 2006

TV/MUSIC: Cartoons "Do It" Better

Last night I was knee deep in rehearsals for upcoming Love Experts live shows, so I wasn't able to get to my dvr of the Grammys until this morning. Only got to watch the first half hour or so, but man, I totally loved that Gorillaz/De La Soul/Madonna show opener! Anyone out there besides me catch that hilarious and oh-so-obvious heroin induced nodding off from the cartoon drummer of the Gorillaz as Madonna took the stage? As the English say---BRILLIANT! Leave it to the cartoons to get past the censors...

I had no beef with Madonna's lip-synching, as singing live would have just gotten in the way of her fabulous dance routine. And as we all know, dancing is the only thing people really care about on these shows. But she was just wonderful, and "Hung Up" remains one of the greatest "old school disco" songs ever.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not a word about original MTV VJ JJ Jackson passing?

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1485838/20040318/index.jhtml?headlines=true

Come on. Already.

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to the video,

http://www.youtube.com/w/Gorillaz-And-Madonna?v=0bj9mTW-ofI&search=madonna%20gorillaz

Anonymous said...

I thought Gorillaz was pretty great too, even if I didn't catch the drummer on the nod.

It never occurred to me that Madonna was lip syncing, but I enjoyed her either way.

--Becker

www.tobyweiss.com said...

I disagree that Madonna was lipsynching.
Her vocals in each chorus varied a bit, and were deeper and more powerful than on the record. Also noted that she once slightly missed her cue due to all that yoga disco, thus solidifying that it was all comin' out her mouth.

steve scariano said...

I guess on further review I stand corrected, there were some live vocals going on, but the standard practice of singing over/with the back up "guide" lead vocal track, or whatever technical term they call it these days (see Ashlee Simpson on SNL)was DEFINITELY in effect.

Anonymous said...

Good thing you put TV/Music in the title of this entry... otherwise you might get some Islamic feedback...

-joe

Stephanie said...

Are you freakin serious Scariano? This was written "tongue in cheek"--no? Please tell me it's not true.

Stephanie said...

Are you freakin serious Scariano? This was written "tongue in cheek"--no? Please tell me it's not true.

Stephanie said...

Good Gawd Scariano--say it ain't so....

steve scariano said...

Some of my favorite bands through the years have been cartoons:
Josie & The Pussycats, The Archies, that Grammy winning barber shop quartet Homer had on the Simpsons, etc. :)

And is there a cooler bass player out there today than the Gorillaz bassist? I wish I could hold my bass up with just my dick like he does... :)

Stephanie said...

It's not the toons that have me rattled. It's all the drooling over the talentless, obnoxious drag queen.

steve scariano said...

As the saying goes, you either love her or hate her...

Cat Pick said...

I've loved Madge (Ray of Light period), never hated her, mostly thought she was okey-dokey, but on the Grammy show I thought she was verging on Molly Shannon's Sally O'Malley SNL character: "I'm 50 years old! And I like to kick! Stretch! And kick!"

Anonymous said...

STILL nothing on JJ. He meant so much.