Update - Best joke all evening: Country singer Vince Gill, on accepting his award from Ringo Starr: "Receiving an award from a Beatle..." Long pause. "Have you had that moment, Kanye"?
Just caught the tribute to the Beatles on Grammy ("they changed the history of the PLANET!", said Tom Hanks, who also did the "namaste" thrice to Robbie Robertson after announcing a Lifetime Grammy for The Band. Ha. A Grammy for The Band.)
The Cirque Du Soleil performance was "interesting", but the little boy's singing on "Let It Be" was very moving. His simple, unaffected vocal performance stood out in perfect contrast to the more "showy" female vocalist singing with him. Beautiful.
The Grammys actually showed some balls. Splashed across the video screens behind the choir were images of war (from Julie Taymor's film, I am guessing), peace symbols and the words "Let It Be".
Regardless of what Mr. Young has to say (link to Rahul's blog), only music can stop us from going totally nuts. Put an end to this fucking war already.