Like you, I had no idea the Grammy Awards were happening this weekend until like 7 seconds ago. Apparently this thing is still out there, indomitably insisting upon its own existence like René Descartes deep in the throes of autoerotic asphyxiation. This is the 54th one, and I’m sure the Academy wants you all to know that there’s some stuff happening, some bandssinging, some peopletalking, and so forth. But really, I’m only here to tell you that it was just announced that the original Beach Boys (that’s Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who have not performed together in over 20 years) will be reuniting for a special performance at some point during the festivities. Wow, that’s actually pretty cool, right? Yeah, don’t worry though; the Grammys can still totally blow this. Oh, what’s this? They’re joining “current Grammy nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance”? Yup. Sucks more already.
Anyway, the show takes place live this Sunday, February 12 at the Staples Center in L.A. and is broadcasting on CBS from 8–11:30 PM (ET/PT). God only knows when in that interminable 3.5-hour span this spellbinding “collaboration” will take place, so if I were you (and if you owned a DVR), I’d DVR it so I could honor Abe Lincoln’s birthday with that time instead. I also have a bunch of info here about who’s nominated for what and who’s presenting to whom and all that jazz, but you know, let’s be honest here: I don’t care, and neither do you. Go Beach Boys though! Kinda.