Yeah, why not? It will interesting see how our friends and former owners do an awards show. Fuse is running a tape-delay of the Brit Awards. Not that I care who wins, but Blur is receiving a lifetime achievement award and performing. That's worth tuning in right there.
As you might have guessed, the Brit Awards are their version of the Grammys, without the 100 categories for obscure genres and the 3-hour+ running time. This is relegated to two hours ... that's about my tolerance with award shows. The only award show that really matters is the Oscars, because I got money riding on it. Well, there's also the AVN Awards, where you can see if anybody from high school or college is up for an award.
9:00pm: This is Coldplay. Yeah, only Coldplay would have that ultra-violet vomit graffiti on stage.
9:02pm: the Brit awards takes place at the O2 Arena, which I haven't been. I was in town once when Jay-Z was playing, but didn't feel like venturing outside of Zone 2.
9:03pm: I have seen Coldplay twice. Once during the second album, when they were tolerable. The second time I was with a chick, and both the band and the chick were annoying me by the show's end.
9:04pm: How amazing was Coldplay? Well, Gwenyth Paltrow just shed a tear and captured that tear in a bottle so that it can be studied as a cure for cancer.
9:06pm: Oh, Adele. She talking about that damn break-up again. If I were that guy, I would own it. "Yeah, that album is about me. Now, make me rich." He could be on Celebrity Big Brother or Celebrity Apprentice.
9:08pm: Florence is on now. Her skirt is lit from underneath. She is so powerful now that her undercarriage glows.
9:10pm: While Flo's vagina lights up the stage, this will give me a chance to show some lovely pictures I took in 2009, before your mom and your non-music friends heard of her.
Yeah, she's didn't have hundreds of dancers back then.
9:12pm: James Corden is the host of the Brit Awards. Not familiar with him. To the internet! James Kimberley Corden (born 22 August 1978) is an English actor, television writer, producer and presenter. He is co-creator and star of BBC comedy shows Gavin & Stacey and Horne & Corden, and acted in the 2009 film Lesbian Vampire Killers.
Say what? His middle name is Kimberley?
9:15pm: Kylie Minogue is presenting British Female Solo Artist. All I know about her is that she has a nice ass and she sings that song that I don't remember.
9:19pm: Best International Male goes to Bruno Mars. I'm going to have to side with Tyler the Creator on this one.
9:21pm: Some guy just walked in front of James Corden while he was talking. That's pretty funny
9:22pm: Olly Murs is performing now. He's one the X Factor contestants. He's performing with about 50 females on stage.
9:25pm: ohhhhhhhh, shit. REMIIIIIXXXX from two people I've heard of before.
9:26pm: Look at all those damn bottles of wine and alcohol at the tables. Somebody get me an invite to the Brit Awards.
9:27pm: Ed Sheeran picked out his best Element t-shirt to play to a stadium full of people and a millions of people at home.
9:29pm: I will say this, these Brit Awards go at a swift pace. They don't mess around.
9:30pm: Ed Sheeran, yeah, I will not be mentioning this bloke on this site again. It's bed-wetter music.
Ace night at the Brits.liked all the performances.Met some old and new friends . Very happy for Lovely @officialadele and @. Pyow!— graham coxon (@grahamcoxon) February 22, 2012
9:36pm: Best British Single. There's a song nominated called "I'm Glad You Came" Yeah, there's no sexual overtones to that title at all.
9:37pm: One Direction wins, one of Simon Cowell's creations. Shows you that boy bands will never die. We might die, but they live on like cockroaches.
9:41pm: Good, a music award show where Rihanna and Chris Brown are not in the same room.
9:42pm: Peter Blake designed the Brit Award. Thank you Rihanna for being useful, rather than being a punchline. OWWWWWWWWW.
9:43pm: Noel Gallagher performing now. Suck it, baby brother Liam.
9:46pm: So the tables light up in sync with the stage show. That's rad. Either that or it's a signal that they need more booze.
9:47pm: Chris Martin on toy piano backs up Noel.
9:49pm: Actually, host James Corden looks like the love child of Andy Richter and James Murphy.
9:52pm: Amy Winehouse tribute. They included a picture from her Joe's Pub performance.
9:54pm: Plan B presents an award. I actually saw him once. A quick search .... yes. He opened for The Rakes and Towers of London. Yes, I remember. My friend got hit by a mic stand. The Rakes/Towers of London/Boy Kill Boy/Plan B @ Bowery Ballroom
9:56pm: Ed Sheeran got dressed to pick up his Best Male award. "I'm really bad at this," he says on stage. Would that be making music or picking up awards? Ed Sheeran opens up for Snow Patrol on April 13-14 at Terminal 5. Don't all rush to ticketmaster at same time now.
9:59pm: The other guys in Coldplay are let to speak, until Chris Martin grabs the mic from them. They are going to hear it from him back stage.
10:01pm: Dave Roundtree is making faces behind Corden and Minogue.
10:03pm: Adele is singing, still going with the Dusty Springfield look.
10:05pm: Let's take a little time to give some props to Adele's producer Paul Epworth. The guy has amassed an amazing resume -- Bloc Party, Florence, The Nash, Friendly Fires. Next up for him, Azealia Banks.
10:10pm: International Group is presented by Queen's Brian May, who took time out from milking Freddie Mercury's legacy to be there. It goes to Foo Fighters, who are not there, but they sent in a taped message. They being Taylor Hawkins.
10:14pm: Breakthrough Artist (aka Best New Artist) goes to ginger Ed Sheeran. Anna Calvi was robbed.
10:17pm: Oh dear God, Bruno Mars performing some sort of lounge act. If he did this at the Grammys, the media, twitter and everybody at work would tear this shit apart.
10:19pm: Find this crap on YouTube later, see how far you get into it before you click out of it.
10:22pm: One Direction is being interviewed. They are not gay what-so-ever -- very straight gentleman for your daughter to look-up to. They same way they dream about those vampires in those Twilight movies
10:28pm: International Breakthrough Act goes to Lana Del Rey. HA HA AH AHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA AHA HA AH AHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA AHA HA HA AHA HA AHA HA HAAH *breathe* HA HA HA HA AH AHA HABAH AHA HA AH AH. Man, those Brit Awards are really funny. Good show mates, now who is the real winner?
10:32pm: Rihanna performs that Guido Fist Pump anthem that Calvin Harris produced. Calvin Harris/Gabby Glaser @ Mercury Lounge in 2007. Only time I saw him.
10:35pm: Blur time. Presented by Ray Winston. Sexy Beast, brilliant film.
10:39pm: So funny, all of them are wondering around on stage wondering if they should do something.
10:40pm: Shout outs to Tony Wadsworth, Stephen Street and Smoggy! Manager Chris Morrison gets the award dedicated to him.
10:48pm: George Michael isn't dead .... yet. He does look well.
10:51pm: Adele gets cut off. How dare you!!!
10:52pm: Sorry, luv. Blur need to tear it up. Time to search for Who the Fuck is Blur? tweets.
10:53pm: Wholly shit. There's a giant gyro kebob spinning behind them.
10:56pm: Tough gig, because you're playing for a whole bunch orfindustry people sitting at tables ... accept for that hot blonde with the cleavage. Hellooooooo, nurse.
11:00pm: Phil Daniels to close it out with Parklife.
11:01pm: I would say seeing the Blur show at Hyde Park in 2009 and then having Phil Daniels there is up there as one of the greatest moments in my concert going life. Blur @ London Hyde Park, July 3rd
11:03pm: That's it for the broadcast. Big ups to Fuse for the broadcast in the States. Brit Awards went by fast, this would have been the half-way point at the Grammys. BUT, the Grammys have all the drama. Brits, drama-free.
11:06pm: Blur goes on. They are on the NME cover again talking about the new material. Then, they are playing Hyde Park once again in August for the Olympic Closing Ceremony.