Lizzo, Billy Eilish, Lil Nas X, 2020 Grammy winners
Nothing makes me feel past my expiration date quite like the Grammy Awards show, which we watched last night for about an hour with Sam and Tess. First of all, two of the biggest winners are many years younger than my youngest child. Second, I find the sensory overload, both in spectacle and decibel, exhausting. Third, I could hardly understand most lyrics. Fourth, so many insider references made me feel very “out.”
Nevertheless, I was captivated. I love the genre-defying work that’s happening. I love the gender-defying work as well – in the dancing, the fashion, the music. I love the defiant statements about body-image made by both Lizzo and Billy Eilish in their own unique ways. I love the new takes on old sounds (an Aerosmith-Run DMC collaboration). There is so much innovation and artistry going on. It makes me want to pay more attention.
Music is not standing still. I’d like to go along for this ride.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 154: 158 words, TOTAL = 25,091; 34,909 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is an award-winning author, poet, and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her children, grandchildren, and granddogs.