Chris Martin, for his part, seems to be owning this song as much as his stage partner. He gets it, he feels it. Do you?
The drumming of the heart is beating him down. Let’s not accuse Beck of having an under-developed literary side. Impressive songwriting.
“Heart is a Drum” is about a doomed love affair. Or is it about death? What would you say if you had to break down the meaning of this song?
And as we’re seeing right now, they’re both incredible musicians, really gifted.
And there’s something Chris Martin and Beck have in common. Both of them cut a wide swath, musical mood-wise. They’ve both got great emotional range. Remember Beck’s rhinestone slacker phase, circa “Loser”?
“Heart is a Drum” is off of Beck’s album “Morning Phase,” a big winner tonight. It’s energetic and kind of upbeat, which is in contrast to much of the rest of the album. “Morning Phase” is a mellow affair.
Now is no time to be somber, though. Beck & Chris Martin are about to enter our living rooms.
Heartfelt thanks from one Dave to another. Nice tribute to Letterman.
Another indelible GRAMMY moment happened three years ago, of course, when LL Cool J offered a moving tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Our prayers are with her much-in-the-news daughter this go-round.
And another part of the GRAMMYs we love: the annual “In Memoriam” tribute. A tear-jerker, but one I’m looking forward to. Who will be remembered this year?
While we’re musing, let’s review tonight’s presenters. Prince, everybody. The Weeknd, Meghan Trainor and Shia LaBeouf! So many luminaries under a single roof. Part of what we love about the GRAMMYs.
Let’s rewind a bit: We heard “Chandelier,” “Stay With Me” and “Take Me To Church” tonight, giving us a ratio of three out of the five Song of the Year contenders. Pretty excellent. Are those the three you would have picked?
Kanye West is laughing a lot from his seat. I think he amused himself with the hijack the stage fake out.
We are in the final stretch of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards! Just 30 more minutes to go.
Sam Smith wins again with "Stay With Me" taking home the Song Of The Year GRAMMY and says "I'm having a really, really, really good night." Yes you are sir.