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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The American Music Awards

Some posts below are on the American Music Awards. First, I don't care who won the awards; nobody cares who wins these awards. There are only a few awards that matter. And when I mean "matter," I don't mean that they are important, or that the most deserving win, or that they deserve the prestige they get, but that nobody gives a rip about any other prize except these, in no particular order:

1. Nobel Prize
2. Oscar
3. Pulitzer Prize
4. Heisman Trophy
5. Congressional Medal of Honor
6. The Baseball Hall of Fame

Honorable mention: Tony, Peabody

That said, I like the AMA's because they're performance-centered. They rounded up many popular acts from hip-hop, country, and pop-rock, plus several geezers. It was cool to see the Eurythmics and the Rolling Stones, and even see what some of the younger people are up to. I like all kinds of music so it was nice to have on.

I turned it off after the Stones, but I think it was ending soon anyway.

3 comments:

  1. People care about the Congressional Medal of Honor?

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  2. Booker Prize, National Book Award and Pulitzer for fiction are all important in that you can be pretty sure the books that made the shortlist are worth reading.

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  3. The Medal of Honor won't necessarily make one famous, but it gives the winner a degree of credibility and respect lacking in almost any other award.

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