Some of us will get a little older Sunday night, as a stream of people we've never heard of are honored as America's best.
The Grammys are music's biggest night. They're an even bigger reminder to those of us out of touch with current music, who feel like we once listened to songs but now only hear sound.
"There is,'' says SCAD sound design major Eric Lorenz, "a lot of weird, obscure stuff out there.''
As long as there has been music, there have been generations disagreeing about music.
My grandmother used to tell my sisters that those long-haired Beatles were ruining this country. And that was before they even had long hair. My mother had little patience for the clash or whatever other noise I subjected her to.
And now I'm on the other side of the musical age spectrum, shaking my head at the synthesized, voice-modulated stuff my kids insist on listening to whenever we're in the car.
"It's just using new technology in your art form,'' said SCAD illustration major Claire Partlow. "I mean I do that with computers in illustration.''
"You grow up with certain things,'' added Lorenz, "and you learn to like things and learn to dislike things.''
And I'm told I might even hear something I like from Grammy nominees like Gotye, Fun, and Mumford and Sons, who it has been explained to me do not own a junkyard in Watts.
Or Carly Rae Jepson, who sings a song called "Call Me Maybe,'' and whose work I might appreciate more when it's not being sung by my 8 year old.
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:05:47 GMT
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