Unless you live in a hole, you know the Grammys happened last night. Adele took home a Grammy trifecta (best album, song and record), the Black Keys lost to Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse, and everyone was in tears about Whitney Houston’s untimely passing. Buzzbin wrangled up some locals (which is a lot like herding cats) to give us their take on last night’s event. Michael Socrates, If These Trees Could Talk: “I’m just happy to see Adele take home every category she was nominated in. She’s fantastic and totally deserving of all the accolades being thrown her way. I actually proposed to my wife in front of Adele. Bon Iver winning best new artist was great too. His new album is on some next level shit.” Core, local hip-hop artist(@core330) “As a hip-hop artist it’s amazing to watch the progression of my genre. The Grammy’s are a perfect example of how well the artists and sounds from other areas of music are meshing. The winners and everyone nominated last are proof that having a dream and working hard pays off, even if coming from humble beginnings.” Kris Barnette, Father of ShiSho and “all-around good dude”: “In a contest where top popstress Taylor Swift is a contender for best ‘country’ album while the Decemberists’ country drivel is confused as the industry’s best ‘rock’ offering, it’s clear that the recording industry suffers Alzheimer’s worse than Glen Campbell. I truly loved Nikki Minaj’s performance for the simple fact that it made Lady Gaga feel what Madonna feels every time that she sees Lady Gaga perform.” Ryan Humbert, local musician “As a fan of “real” music, it was nice to see actual TALENT recognized this year. Bruce Springsteen sounded great… Bonnie Raitt & Alecia[sic] Keys didn’t need anything other than a Wurlitzer and a guitar to blow everyone away… Adele absolutely deserved every award she won, even on her performance alone… the Glen Campbell tribute and Jennifer Hudson honoring Whitney were great moments and the Paul McCartney guitar jam at the end were all big highlights for me. The worst parts? Nicki Manaj’s abomination of a performance and the producers cutting off Dave Grohl’s speech. Long live rock and roll!” Todd Volkmer, Wasted Talent Media: “Go Adele! The fact that she’s become a critical success, says that there is still hope for people with real talent. Bring us real talented singers, not cover models with autotune and believe it or not, we’ll actually buy new music.” Ian Sullivan, owner of Underground Bakery and former KSU dormmate of Buzzbin Mike: “I’m sure they would’ve been great had I not been drunk and/or sleeping.” Kathy Vogel, Morning Show Host at WHBC-FM/Mix 94.1 “Thought the show better than in years past. Adele is the queen– simply amazing. And Bruno Mars– proving he’s more than just a slick songwriter. Dude’s got crazy skills!” Bill Corgan, Misery Jackals: “When were the Grammys?” Joseph Rafidi, Cereal Banter: “Once upon a time, pop music was artful. Today, Xerox recipes prevail. All hail the familiar. Pinch the similiar[sic]. Someone re-build the pillar.” Erica Angela, local music lover: “I can’t decide who’s more annoying, and overrated, Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood. I think it’s a tie. Both suck. I wish Amy Winehouse was still alive; SHE is the one who should be onstage singing with Tony Bennett at the Grammy Awards!” Steve Hallo, Buzzbin Magazine “I didn’t watch the Grammy’s, opting for the new episode of Walking Dead instead. Until the music industry starts championing interesting things again, I don’t have much use for award shows and pop charts. Novelty family acts and gushing tributes don’t do it for me. A lady driving a pick ax through the head of the undead – that does it for me.” Steve Trent, Musician: “Grammy’s? What are these grammy’s you speak of? My Grammy makes the best sausage gravy, even better than most any truck stop I’ve ever frequented” Mockingbird, Akron Band: “One of the most pointless endeavors ever forced upon art” What do you think about last night’s award ceremony? Let us know in the comments!