Grammy webcast trainwreck continued
Wait, this is too fun to log off. Start below to see the webcast tragedy part 1. KCBS's web team is a disaster and it's getting worse.
Lavender Lady Lisa Joyner says things like this: "They guy before? Oh that was Mario." pause. "Chris Rock lookalike."
She isn't able to pick up on who Chris Cornell might be, or that his fellow Audioslaver Tom Morello might be a tad sarcastic when he says he's looking forward to Paul McCartney because he likes his music.
OK, she's now spent more time talking to Jenna Elfman about how fabulous she looks than she did with Best New Artist nominees Sugarland.
She blows off the Weavers, who are getting a lifetime achievement award, telling them that she is going live and has video so she doesn't want them. After they walk away the cameraman asks, "We're not really going live are we?" and she shakes her head. Of course not. Uh, THEY'RE GETTING A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD and she just told them to take a hike.
The Weavers were a folk act that was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and were the godparents of the activist folk music movement of the 1960s. In a way, you could say they changed the direction of American culture.
Ms. Lavender, you're a third-rate local TV personality.
And now your ignorance is offensive.
Sheryl Crow blasts by without stopping to speak with Ms. Lavender. We have a new respect for Sheryl Crow. Terri Hatcher stops for a split second and happily walks away. Garth Brooks sneaks past. Mary J Blige speeds by. Kelly Clarkson darts past. Fantasia talks to the person next to Ms. Lavender and then moves on. Eve talks to people on either side of Ms Lavender.
"They get one yell from me and that's it. I'm not doing no more," complains Ms Lavender. Excuse me, aren't you getting paid? Aren't the people on either side of you working it a little harder — and getting interviews?
From the waist up, it looks like Terri Hatcher and Alicia Keyes are wearing the same dress. No way. Anyway, Alicia doesn't have Terri's goth-y long necklaces.
The cameraman spends his time filming people as they're interviewed by the next journalist over. Lavender Lady is standing around doing a whole lotta nothin.
Her assistant says "I think that's Common." Lavender Lady says "Huh?" a couple of times. She doesn't know Common is a person, as opposed to an adjective. "Over there," the assistant finally says, pointing. "Oh," Lavender Lady responds. "I dunno."
OK, now Lavender Lady really hits a low. The woman next to her stops a guy to ask him about the party he's throwing tonight. LavLady ignores him. After he walks away, Lavender Lady says to the hardworking interviewer "Was he reeeking of alcohol or what?" The woman next to her makes an uncommittal noise and edges away.
We know this Lavendar Lady type, this Lisa Joyner. She'll smile to your face and slime you once you turn away. We're kind of amazed that she does it with such abandon while the cameras are on.