Friday, February 13, 2009

Peter Gabriel Pulls Out of the Oscars

Peter Gabriel, who has been nominated for an Oscar for his song "Down to Earth" from the Disney film "Wall-e", has opted out of performing at the awards show due to them offering him a whopping 65 seconds to perform. Yes, you read that correctly - 65 seconds.

Is this what it's come down to? Are our attention spans whittled down so far that a visionary genius with a 40+ year recording career is only allowed to play basically a single verse and chorus of a song? I realize this isn't the Grammies, but it's not like they're much better.

Anyway, good for Pete. He was a lot more polite about it than I would've been.

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