8 Time Grammy Award Winner? For Real?

I'm sure everyone out there is sick and tired of my whining. But, I (once again) feel the need to vent.

Today, (Sunday, May 25th) which happened to be a damp, drizzly day in Connecticut, Lisa (my better half) and myself, strolled into FYE in the Danbury Fair Mall. She went her way to DVD movies, and I went mine into "Pop/Rock" CDs. After about 15 minutes or so, Lisa found me at the register with a copy of Norah Jones, "Come Away With Me". As we stood in line, she looked at the CD cover and we discussed my new CD purchase. She noticed that of the 14 songs contained on the CD, only 2 were written by Norah. One song (#13) was a collaborative effort.

We further discussed the fact that many of the best artists use non-original material. But, Lisa did make an intersting comment; "Hmmm, she said. I'm surprised that someone awarded Best New Artist would only have 2 original songs". Again, an interesting observation.

Well, I didn't let that take the wind out of my sails. I just continued looking at that little blue sticker on the front of the CD case stating "8 Time Grammy Award Winner", " Album Of The Year", "Best New Artist", "Song Of The Year". I had never heard the complete album, but I figured, it's gotta be halfway decent.

Upon arriving home I put the CD through my usual ritual (Wash, Cut, Polish and Demagnetize), placed the CD In the Audiomeca and sat back to listen to this exciting new "Grammy" performance.

You're kidding, right? This is it?

O.K.,O.K. Kinda cool voice with a sandy kind of texture, (although, she sounds like she was recorded using a plastic microphone), average piano playing skills (although, on cut #1 the piano sounds like it's under water), and on cut #9, she had an almost Ricki Lee Jones "kind of" quality. Overall, not a bad recording, but I wouldn't put it high on the "sonics" list.

So, this is "today's" Grammy material Huh?

I'm certainly glad I'm not a postal worker skilled in firing automatic weapons, cause I feel like I'm losing my mind.

Has anyone found this "Grammy Award Winner" worthy of it's status?

My opinion? I'd have to concur with the title of the first song,"Don't Know Why".

I guess I can understand where your coming from in terms of not original material, but how can you possibly knock Nora's talent, ESPECIALLY in a world of Christina, Britney, M&M...etc?
Mdomnick, please understand, I'm not "nocking" Nora's talent. It just really surprises me that this is Grammy material.

Geez, maybe we should start a band and go for a Grammy.

Can you play anything?
Buscis: Not only do you not have to write your own material to win a grammy, i don't think that you have to play your own instruments either : ) Sean
I spotted on anothe thread that Circuit City is selling Cds for $9.99 thru Memorial Day weekend. It turns out that not all CDs are $9.99. The point being that I bought 10 CDs, today, half of them were marked down to $9.99.

This sort of justified my purchase of 'The Wall' which I am playing now, for the first time in 20+ years. I really don't follow the Grammys much as this is usually an award for commerfcial success that follows great marketing hype by the studio.

Anybody played 'The wall' recently...?