Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kanye West, and Other Tools

It's been a while since I've posted. Primarily because I'm still recovering from our last two UCB functions. But as the year comes to a close it is time again for the UU Undie awards. And of course...as always...I have an opinion. Firstly let me say that I have never won one. Nor would I expect to, there are just too many folks out there that are actually good. However, someone I have never met nominated one of my videos (ok, it was a UCB collab) but still....I gotta say, I'm really flattered. Maybe more so than actually winning.

We have talked before about how beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and judging any kind of art is completely subjective, and success in music is about popularity, not talent....etc. You only have to look to the Grammy awards to see how this plays out. Kanye West and Paul McCartney both have 13 Grammys. The Beatles as a band have 4. Eminem has 11. Cold Play has the same number as Simon and Garfunkel. Santana won 8, but all in 2000 with that dip-shit Rob Thomas, and NONE in the 70's when he was actually good. Beyonce has 16, but do you know how many Neil Young has? Take a guess....1, yes ONE and it was in 2009 for Best Boxed or Limited Edition Package. Seriously?

So, back to the Undies. This award takes "popularity contest" to a new low, by allowing people to nominate themselves, and then try to get others to vote for them. If I nominated my own video, and then conscripted all my face-book friends to go vote for it, and I won the god damned award...then what? Do I go to bed thinking "wow, I'm good". No, I go to bed thinking "wow, I'm a tool!". Im not saying that all Undie winners are "tools". The vast majority are very good, and very deserving. But soliciting votes....?

So if I am going to win an Undie, it will be because people decided on their own to vote for me. I will not nominate myself, and I will not ask people to vote for me....and anyone who does...is, in my opinion...a d-bag. And just one more thing, if I DO win, I hope I take after Neil Young, and win for "Best Package".


dktoller said...

Meh... same as the please-sub-me youtube crap. Sad to see this in UU though.

Grammies, sammies. Who's hungry?

RussBuss said...

great post boozelle. that comment about santana only winning with rob thomas cracked me the fuck up.

by the way, i once nominated my left big toe to be Prime Minister of my feet. my right big toe staged a revolution after the election. now i can only count to 19.

Boozelele said...

Russelle, pull your pants down. That should get you another 1.

Adelle the Great said...

One thing about self nominations: It's handy if I'm not familiar with the person. It's like they're holding up a little "I'm a douche" flag so I know not to come over there.

Great post, Booze (even though it appears it was all just another excuse for you to de-pants the Buss).


Admit it, Booze. You posted this just for the last sentence. *snicker*


BTW, I used to be a NARAS member. Never sent in my votes for the Grammys though. Why would I vote for anybody who would have me as a member?

DeG said...

I think Booze is using reverse psychology because I have the sudden urge to nominate all his videos. Of course, If he wins, I'm going to interrupt his acceptance speech and tell everone how Ukisociety has the best damn video I've ever seen.

BTW, I saw Ben's depiction of naked Russ, and I'm thinking he could maybe count to 19 1/2 but that's about it.

Grumpy Coyote said...

Booze is my hero.

I'm with Adelle on this - it saves me time identifying who the douche is.
Kind of like Ed Hardy shirts, or pencil-thin sideburns.

Also, Russ can count to 22. Fact.

Baron said...

I think Booze should indeed win for best package - it's a great package which he proudly showed off in the hot tub at Ginley's Gulch.

DeG said...

@ Baron - What I thought that was one of those inflatable whale pool toys in the hot tub!!

Adelle the Great said...

Is that what he told you, DeG? It's okay. We're all friends here. Cry it out.

Baron said...

Yeah, I remember Booze shouting "Ride the killer whale DeG, ride it! It's fun!".

Dirty ol Booze! Taking advantage of a challanged kid like DeG - shame on you!

DeG said...

I've got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads.
A whale of a tale or two.
'Bout the flapping fish and "girls" I've loved
On nights like this with the moon above
A whale of a tale and it's all true,
I swear by my tattoo!"

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