Sunday, February 08, 2015
Why I don't watch the Grammy Awards
Actually there are two kinds of people featured at the Grammies that contribute to my desire not to watch it:
The people I don't know; and
The people I do know and don't like
Sam Smith, St. Vincent, and Pharrell Williams. Who are these people? And why does this latter person spell "feral" "pharrell"?
It is a mystery.
And then there is Phil Specter, Madonna, and AC/DC. Seriously? All of these people should now be in rest homes having their diapers changed.
In fact, I didn't even know the Grammies were on until I started getting posts about it on my Feedly RSS Reader. That adds a extra layer of satisfaction for me in not watching them: When I intentionally do not watch certain television programs, it contributes to my satisfaction in not watching them to know that I did not even know they were going to be on the air.
Interestingly, this is even better than finding out after I did not watch them that it was on and I didn't know it.
I have also not watched the Academy Awards for several years now. I can't tell you how much pleasure I derive from this experience.
These were all shows that everyone I knew watched when I was younger. And now, I notice I am not the only one not watching them. It appears to be a trend.
I should also mention that I have not watched the Miss America Pageant in quite a number of years. It always seemed to me to be a tribute to the shallowness of America. But now that I have discovered that this show is becoming a scandal to the political left, I am reconsidering my decision. I am considering not not watching this show now that I know that the people who I consider the silliest people of all do not like it.
Not watching a show that they do not watch would not give me as much pleasure as not not watching a show they do not watch.
I call this tactical TV watching.