To me, tonight’s Grammy’s show was about the best I’ve ever seen. The must was largely decent and I didn’t see any embarrassing awards (at least within the confines of who was nominated).
But the capper of the night was Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and Stevie Van Zandt (backed by No Doubt’s rhythm section) playing the Clash’s “London Calling” in tribute to Joe Strummer. It was the kind of powerful performance that deserves to live in legend. It was pitch perfect and worthy of one of the most important men in the history of rock and roll. For most of my life, I couldn’t have imagined a moment like that on the Grammys. Real soul, real heart has so seldom been a part of the Grammys.