80s night! Morris, Prince, Herbie!
Why an 80s chat now? Because Stuck in the 80s co-host Sean Daly, who bribed me into forgoing my usual Sunday night ritual of Karate Kid and Jagermeister, says the night will be full of 80s performances. Check out his Pop Life blog for his keen observations on the actual awards.
There's Herbie Hancock, who already won for best contemporary jazz album. He's also up for best album of the year -- what? Did he re-release "Rockit"? Sean says there's no way he's winning, but thanks for showing up.
(At about 11:30 p.m., when Herbie actually WON album of the year, Sean nearly passed out as all the oxygen in his entire body left all at once.)
Tons of 80s moments. Morris Day! Cyndi Lauper! Tina Turner!
And then Kanye dressed up like Tron.
OLD SCHOOL ONLY: I'm told that if I play nice and make no more snide comments about Jay-Z, Sean will let me go back to his place after the Grammys for cookies, Goldschlager and "The Girls Next Door" on his Tivo.
CALL A CAB: Cab Calloway gets the Lifetime Achievement Award finally. Call it a very loose connection, but with 1980's "Blues Brothers," I wonder how many people would remember him these days.
[AP and Getty Images photos]