I had no idea that Beck had a new record this year, but I was obviously in the minority because he went ahead and won the Grammy for best album last night - beating out, among others, Beyonce. During his acceptance speech, Kanye ran up to the stage and pretended to snatch the mic like Beck was an aged, male, Scientologist version of Taylor Swift. Observe:
If he wasn't such a humourless tosser, you might be able to call this self-deprecation. Instead, it only fuels the strange cyclone of arrogant dickheadism that whirls around Kanye and his clique. What has he achieved here? Apart from this delicious slice of online visibility, absolutely nothing.
Plus, Beck isn't some upstart collecting the award off the back of a sophomore effort. He's old as fuck. Yet despite numerous Grammys and a career pre-dating Beyonce, he was obviously not worthy of upstaging the Drunk In Love singer.
No Grammy stage crash will ever top ODB's strung out invasion from way back when...
Kanye later claimed that Beck wasn't 'respecting the artistry' because he had the temerity to accept an award that he was selected for by other people.
Of all the musicians in the world, Beck is probably the last you could level such an accusation at. He plays about 12 instruments and he made Mellow Gold, so fuck off.
If that wasn't enough, the BAFTAs also took place last night. I think that Stephen Hawking film won everything. Here he is on the red carpet.
Other than that, there was literally nothing to report. Come on BAFTAs, get Richard Linklater to push Maggie Smith off the stage or something.
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