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Steve Jobs given posthumous Grammy award

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Dec 2011 21:55 User comments (19)

Steve Jobs given posthumous Grammy award Steve Jobs has been awarded a posthumous Grammy by The Recording Academy.
The recently deceased Apple founder is a recipient of the Trustees Award for his contributions to the music industry.

Reads the news release: "As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies, and books. A creative visionary, Jobs' innovations such as the iPod and its counterpart, the online iTunes store, revolutionized the industry and how music was distributed and purchased."

Apple also received a Grammy in 2002 for its contributions to the recording industry, mainly iTunes and the iPod media players.

Additionally, Steve Jobs was immortalized by a bronze statue in Hungary commissioned by Graphisoft, who says its professional relationship with Jobs stretches all the way back to the early 80s. (Pictured)

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19 user comments

126.12.2011 11:12

W T F!~!!!! The only instrument this ass could play was the skin flute! No, no, no, no, no, no... I'm tired of awards going to dis-deserved individuals in markets they never ventured into & then the people that busted their asses for 60+ years getting snubbed for a lifetime plus getting spit on.

Damnit, Steve Jobs was nothing more than another version of the traveling salesman & nothing more. He made a bunch of money off his first invention... Who are we kidding--- IDEA, he has always surrounded himself with the actual problem solvers. He just just dropped trousers in the middle of the room of a herd of them, drops a good idea bomb, leaves the room & expects them to solve it; Refusing to take "no" for an answer & tossing a life crushing ultimatum if you don't cower to his will.

As for the Recording Academy, they need another colonoscopy; by an entire Discovery Chanel documentary team. Or better yet, my last RECON team in full battle rattle.


226.12.2011 11:21

uff

326.12.2011 13:13

Next he will become a saint.
St. Stephen Blowjob of Asiri.
Jeff

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Dec 2011 @ 13:16

Cars, Guitars & Radiation.

426.12.2011 14:16

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Next he will become a saint.
St. Stephen Blowjob of Asiri.
Jeff
No kidding... Save the third Friday in April kids, you can hamburgers on that one! Thank Steve for that (followed by a bilabial fricative [think back to George Carlin stand up]).
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527.12.2011 0:06

I find this funny, they are rewarding a guy that is largly responsible for the downfall of the physical music medium! You know, the guy that help the whole digital music piracy movement! Nice! I wonder if RIAA will posthumously sue him?

Further evidence that award shows and the industry managment are one big caricature of themselves.

627.12.2011 0:15

Originally posted by POGK:
I find this funny, they are rewarding a guy that is largly responsible for the downfall of the physical music medium! You know, the guy that help the whole digital music piracy movement! Nice! I wonder if RIAA will posthumously sue him?

Further evidence that award shows and the industry managment are one big caricature of themselves.
Idiots pay the price Apple charges for a sub-par sound almost locked to their device, or is is it?
I don't know. I pay between $1.00 to $6.00 for the whole thing.

I'm old school and download the whole album not just what makes my bad thing wag at the time. Seems songs grow on you that didn't seem cool when you had ants in your pants for one cut.

Jeff

727.12.2011 11:49

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
I'm old school and download the whole album not just what makes my bad thing wag at the time. Seems songs grow on you that didn't seem cool when you had ants in your pants for one cut.

Jeff
Right there with you Jeff. I remember back when you had no choice but to get all the songs. The good & the bad. Well, you could buy the 45, but the faster rate those spinned made for a tinny sound as well. Or am I dating myself as well?

827.12.2011 11:58

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
I'm old school and download the whole album not just what makes my bad thing wag at the time. Seems songs grow on you that didn't seem cool when you had ants in your pants for one cut.

Jeff
Right there with you Jeff. I remember back when you had no choice but to get all the songs. The good & the bad. Well, you could buy the 45, but the faster rate those spinned made for a tinny sound as well. Or am I dating myself as well?

Not outdated far am I'm concerned but to the two thumb generation maybe.

Do you remember.... Going to your favorite record store to grab a 45 and listening to it in a booth for hours on end?

That's how I first learned how to play the guitar. Note for note lifting the needle going back to ground zero until I got it right.

Oh lord, I am getting old :0

Jeff

927.12.2011 12:24

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Do you remember.... Going to your favorite record store to grab a 45 and listening to it in a booth for hours on end?
....

Oh lord, I am getting old :0
Well, actually, my booth was a the DJ booth. At 15 I was a Level 1 broadcast engineer (back when you actually had to test for it & it meant something). Level 3 was actually the highest level, which means you can work for NASA & repair the towers & broadcast generators.

Anyway, I was a REAL DJ, i.e., an on air entertainer before whatever this passes for this crap these days. Anybody can drop a needle, per se... Can just anyone have a radio show & ensue a riot over four separate cities over which way toilet tissue should be hung on the roll hanger?

And for the record (sorry for the play on words there) my early days in radio SUCKED. But like my old, wise, alcoholic mentor told me, "Nobody starts out on the top rung...".

I miss some of those old days. Christ!!! Now I'm getting old!

1027.12.2011 13:11

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Do you remember.... Going to your favorite record store to grab a 45 and listening to it in a booth for hours on end?
....

Oh lord, I am getting old :0
Well, actually, my booth was a the DJ booth. At 15 I was a Level 1 broadcast engineer (back when you actually had to test for it & it meant something). Level 3 was actually the highest level, which means you can work for NASA & repair the towers & broadcast generators.

Anyway, I was a REAL DJ, i.e., an on air entertainer before whatever this passes for this crap these days. Anybody can drop a needle, per se... Can just anyone have a radio show & ensue a riot over four separate cities over which way toilet tissue should be hung on the roll hanger?

And for the record (sorry for the play on words there) my early days in radio SUCKED. But like my old, wise, alcoholic mentor told me, "Nobody starts out on the top rung...".

I miss some of those old days. Christ!!! Now I'm getting old!
Mine too. My stepfather was a radio personality. Jackson King at KFWB L.A. and KSOL in San Mateo, CA. where Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) was a DJ. Jolly Roger at KYA in SF. Again Jackson King at KUMU in Honolulu. It's like being an Army brat

When you have a career in that field your ego tells you you're a bigshot. He would buy everybody drinks at the bar but couldn't make a house payment. Alcoholic +1.

I used to go to work with him. So I also have a lot of time in the booth.

Do a Goggle search for Jackson King. His real name was John (Jack) Colon.

Edit: http://www.reelradio.com/db/index.html

Jack didn't die of cirrhosis. His Esophagus exploded for a second time.
You really should of listened to your doctor Jack.........

Jeff
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1127.12.2011 15:16

Cancer got my mentor some 20 years ago. Think Larry King of Southern Illinois. Big time, big shot from the late 40s to the early 60s. He never got to big for his pants as this area just isn't the market like NY or LA. His career demise came after the death of his wife (to cancer) & he crawled into the bottle.

My silly ass came bee-bopping around some 20 years later into a drive in movie theater & turned his life upside down.

All that's coming out in an animated series in about 9 months, once I get my shite together. I had to animate my life's story. Nobody's going to believe the real stuff anyway.


1227.12.2011 16:47

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Cancer got my mentor some 20 years ago. Think Larry King of Southern Illinois. Big time, big shot from the late 40s to the early 60s. He never got to big for his pants as this area just isn't the market like NY or LA. His career demise came after the death of his wife (to cancer) & he crawled into the bottle.

My silly ass came bee-bopping around some 20 years later into a drive in movie theater & turned his life upside down.

All that's coming out in an animated series in about 9 months, once I get my shite together. I had to animate my life's story. Nobody's going to believe the real stuff anyway.
Too true. If I gave a full history of my boyhood nobody would believe me either.

Jack was really a cool guy when he wasn't surrounded by his posse.

Fooking booze...

He auditioned for news anchor at ABC channel 7 in S.F. Russ Coughlin was station manager at the time. My mom high hopes he would be hired. Russ told my mom he has a great voice and presence but he has a problem. No kidding, he gargled with Seagram's 7 at 05:30.
He said it was to clear his voice. Oh sure....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fDFwrzbt1I

Jeff
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1327.12.2011 16:58

how absurd does it get?i think this is it.jeff and russ,im with you on that one too.its either the whole album or nothing for me.think about downloading just one song from dark side of the moon.guess that dates me too.lol.

1427.12.2011 17:10

Originally posted by aldan:
how absurd does it get?i think this is it.jeff and russ,im with you on that one too.its either the whole album or nothing for me.think about downloading just one song from dark side of the moon.guess that dates me too.lol.
You bet.. Since the Dark Side of the Moon has run-on tracks.. Where do you edit when theme album songs like Pink Floyd ends without screwing it up?

Jeff

1529.12.2011 21:20

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Originally posted by POGK:
I find this funny, they are rewarding a guy that is largly responsible for the downfall of the physical music medium! You know, the guy that help the whole digital music piracy movement! Nice! I wonder if RIAA will posthumously sue him?

Further evidence that award shows and the industry managment are one big caricature of themselves.
Idiots pay the price Apple charges for a sub-par sound almost locked to their device, or is is it?
I don't know. I pay between $1.00 to $6.00 for the whole thing.

I'm old school and download the whole album not just what makes my bad thing wag at the time. Seems songs grow on you that didn't seem cool when you had ants in your pants for one cut.

Jeff
Me too....

1629.12.2011 23:11
Zoo_Look
Inactive

I'm pro-active... I don't even download music at all... its all shit nowadays without anything original in the last decade.

The music industry can fuck right off till it produces something worth my bandwidth.

1730.12.2011 0:21

Originally posted by Zoo_Look:
I'm pro-active... I don't even download music at all... its all shit nowadays without anything original in the last decade.

The music industry can fuck right off till it produces something worth my bandwidth.
Old stuff is what I mostly download. My albums have been well used. When you play a vinyl record once the quality goes downhill.

Audiophiles, purists have a point. On the other hand, If a digital conversion has been produced properly, it's hard to tell the difference. Especially at my age. Sitting on my guitar amps, loud concerts and recorded music killed my mid-range hearing.

Jeff

1830.12.2011 1:02

Digital has it's problems but still not as bad as hiss, pop, and crackle of a nice vinyl album or even a good reel-to-reel mastered, and I loved my reel-to-reels. If you have a good analog recording, clean, it is hard to touch the dynamic range but digital does a pretty good job these days. Same goes for tube amps which I also love but digital can sound just as good or maybe even better.

As to good music, you can find good new music if you search in the right places and stay away from the main stream.

1930.12.2011 1:13
Zoo_Look
Inactive

Sad to say, but even vinyl isn't the true sound that audiophiles claim it is... it never was. Before electronic enhancement, vinyl produced very bad sound... certainly by Today's audiophile standard of perfect. Pops, crackles, warping... and that's just in the pressing stage, let alone home playback.

Then as early as the 1920s, live performances were being routinely fed into an electrical microphone for enhancement during the pressing phase - most notably to help with the fact that instruments producing lower tones were drowned out by higher tones completely.

Therefore, any purist suggesting that electrical recording diminishes resolution in some way, is most likely basing that assumption on something other than what they THINK vinyl gives them. Perhaps vinyl gives them the purest sound they can get in their homes, but its far from PURE in the way audiophiles present it.

PS: Why is iTunes (a downloadable service) suddenly so highly revered at a time when downloadable services are generally being ass raped by the recording industry. Oh how I hate hypocrites.

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