Well, that’s it. I’m officially too old for the Grammys.
Ugh! I’ve been too old for the Grammys for at least a decade. Possibly more.
I know!! I’m only 24 years old and I have no clue who/what this is. I only recently found out what a Skrillex is. Ughhhh it should be illegale to feel this way in your early/mid 20′s.
You aren’t the only one. His (its?) appearance promptly had me scrambling for Google to *literally* search “WTF is a Deadmau5?”
Yeah I was thoroughly confused. Also, Nicki Minaj was way too bizare for me.
That being said, the majority of the performances I quite enjoyed, so I’m not too old yet.
How old are you people? I’m 41 and I know who this guy is.
I’ve heard of Deadmau5, I just think this shtick is stupid. And for the record I’m 34, but I would have thought it was stupid at 24 too.
I’m 33 and have no forking clue who/what this is. I’m pretty sure I don’t care.
27, no idea!!
I’m 32 and I agree with you, Lori.
I’m 22 and while I know who he is, that doesn’t make it any less ridiculous or idiotic.
Amen to that.
Yeah, copy that. I’m 50 and i know who Deadmau5 is. Love the t-shirt.
I’m almost caught up to you and I know who DeadMau5 is and have seen his show.
Ditto! Giant Mickey Mouse ears? A bionic arm? The Pope? Hollywood has officially lost their collective minds.
All I thought when I saw his performance (?) was that Disney must be pissed.
His shirt has Skrillex’s cell phone number on it….Kind of a funny prank. If someone beat me in my category, i would probably try to cause a similar inconvenience in their lives.
Ha! Is that what that is? That’s kind of awesome.
I knew who this guy was before last night, but I’d never seen a performance before. I didn’t realize the head was electronic. Also never thought I’d see glowsticks used again – plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. How does he breathe in that, though?
That was my thought! What is the ventilation set up in that thing? How does he hold the weight of it up all night? You know you are old when those are your first thoughts …. or really, really boring.
I had to youtube Skrillex, WTF that is HORRIBLE. How that beat out Robyn is beyond me
I agree- Skrillex is horrible and Robyn is so good! I found out who Skrillex was a few months ago when he “played” at the concert hall where I work. Sold out show of spoiled brat 18-year-olds on ecstasy dancing to the most awful music I’ve heard in a long time. I’m not too old, and it was waaay too loud! Like, it should have been on “mute”
But DeadMaus is OK, and I think he’s kinda cute :>)
Also you guys need to see that horrid tattoo that’s taking up his entire arm.
I feel sorry for the person/people who had to sit behind him in the audience!
it’s safe to say you ppl don’ t know who David Guetta is then
Yes I do. And I know who Deadmau5 is. This post never said we didn’t know who he was. It just said, essentially, that I must be old because it’s a stupid shtick.
sing it Heather! I knew you knew who he was (as well as Guetta, Skrillex, Afrojack etc etc etc.) it’s about the shtick people. and the CLOTHES. he’s wearing his mouse head on the red carpet for chrissakes. oy.
I figured u guys know who he is, i was saying this mostly for the other viewers who don’t
An unsafe assumption. David Guetta is pretty Billboard-ubiquitous these days. Skrillex and Deadmau5 are more club-scene staples than mainstream radio artists. I’d heard of the former but not the latter before last night.
That said, I liked Gorillaz’ schtick better.
I agree, I think I’ll stick with Gorillaz.
I rather enjoy this. I didn’t watch the show, but I did catch Nicki’s performance on YouTube. I love you Nicki, but that performance was not enjoyable AT ALL.
I do actually know who this person is (mostly because my best friend is mildly obsessed with him for some reason), but I don’t get the whole Mickey Mouse helmet thing…does he ever show is face anywhere or does he always wear that helmet??
Pretty much always. That’s partly why I don’t mind his wearing it on the red carpet–if he didn’t, it wouldn’t be Deadmau5, exactly. Like Superman making a public appearance without his cape, with his Clark Kent glasses on or something.
Also, in his particular case, it’s the difference between somebody–even his fans–watching the show, seeing him, and going, “OMG Deadmau5!” vs. “Who is that guy? Wev”
This is no worse than anything Lady Gaga has ever done. It actually makes sense to me, seeing as how the helmet is made to look like his logo. He almost always wears it when he’s performing — no different than Daft Punk wearing their trademark robot helmets. So for me, his “Mau5head” is more logical on the red carpet than a lot of kooky things other musicians have done for attention. I’d rather see the Mau5head than tape over Gaga’s nipples or Nikki Minaj pooping stuffed animals.
I don’t know, trying to decide between Gaga and DeadMau5 and Minaj is giving me the same feeling I always have in the voting booth.
I only know who Deadmou5 is because I have teenagers. I DID like the way it lit up while he was – uh – performing. It would have given me all kinds of headaches to wear it, but I liked it.
Line of the day, Stefan. Bravo.
Yes, but I find Lady Gaga tiresome and overdone too.
LOL! There we are, then.
I was kind of thinking of Daft Punk too. If they showed up with no helmets I’d be really confused.
Although I never would have pegged that as Skrillex’s phone number, that’s pretty funny.
Deadmau5 makes good, listenable music, whether you like the style or not. His FB/twitter feeds are also refreshingly hilarious, down to earth, and full of pictures of his cats (Deadmau5 has a cat!), other pictures he takes himself, and the cities he’s looking forward to playing for. He has people vote on which head he wears. Seems like a fun dude.
I have heard of this dude, and David Guetta. Phew. Not too old yet. I am to ld for Nicki Minaj. Seen it before.
my teenagers blare Deadmau5 and Skrillex constantly, many day i wish i didn’t know who they were
I’m so sorry for you (see my other comment regrading Skrillex)!
Last night I put my giant ear trumpet in my ear and said to my 14 yo, “Who is dead mouse?”. True story, except for the ear trumpet part.
off to make some tea with a used tea bag.
I bet the person sitting behind him was pissed.
I love these posts…I think the comments make me laugh more than anything. I am 34 and was really into club music…10 years ago. I only know who skrillex, deadmau5 and david guetta are because I work with teenagers and they feel obligated to “educated me on cool music”. LOL.
That being said, I think deadmau5 thing is kind of cute. He is known for the mouse head thing, his fans often wear them too. He had a contest last year where he had fans provide submissions for his “new” head and he picked from it. I think he seems like a really fun guy who wants his music to speak for itself. Kind of like he is anonymous, faceless dj who just spins great beats. I approve
Errrr, a person who was letting his music speak for itself wouldn’t wear dopey head-dresses to draw attention to himself. You know, because of the music doing all the talking and everything. Schtick is stupid, though commercially very successful.
And is this person/ dead rodent an actual musician or a dee-jay? If the latter, the mix may be his, but the music certainly is not. It’s a very different skill set.
Yes, I’m older than the FugGirls (quite a bit actually) and haven’t known what is classified as “cool music” for decades; much less listened to it.
At this point, DJing and creating electronic music have blurred into one another a bit. So a lot of electronic musicians may sample existing records and mix a lot of them together–they may even not add anything to it other than bits and pieces culled from other songs–but I’d say it’s still an original composition; it’s not just a bunch of other people’s songs, in a row. That said, plenty of them, including Deadmau5, create entirely new things (which may or may not feature a sample or two)–it’s just that all the instruments are electronic.
Good lord. Sometimes people do things because they are FUN.
Buncha Andy Rooneys around here today. Why so much anger about a genre of music you don’t even listen to?
I think as far as gimmicks go, this is fun, and he’s been doing it for so long that it isn’t particularly attention grabby these days. I kind of like his music too.
But I do agree, at the tender age of 21, I feel FAAAR too old for this.
Heather, I swear, I had the exact same reaction and posted it to Facebook re being too old. Take me back to the days when deejays did not need a visual schtick. Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan were geniuses, but did not need the schtick.
I’m 35, my son is 15 and I had to Google who this person is. My first thought was that he looks like he belongs to a lunatic fringe Jack In The Box cult.
Somtimes I’d like it if people just wore normal nice clothes to these things. People’s antics are sort of annoying when they happen all the time and its always sort of predictable and eye-roll worthy. lol and I am also not too old for the Grammys.
Yeah, but that’s an actor’s job. Loads of them wear attractive-but-boring dresses to their awards ceremonies. Musicians are supposed to be a little bit nuts, that’s part of why we love them. One great thing about the Grammys’ red carpet: aside from Taylor Swift, you won’t see much in the way of sequinned dishwater-coloured gowns.
Yeah but if their antics are going to be tired and stale, they might as well just dress up nice.
I’m too old for this shit, and I’m younger than this asshole.
Ah, thanks for reminding me what to listen to so I’ll stop slacking off on the internet…
the tattoo on his right arm is almost the same color as the background, and when i scrolled down i thought he had some kind of arm deformity – which i thought was pretty awesome for a DJ/whatever you call it.
also, can’t stand his music. and i’m 20.
Yeah, this is SO bizarre. Showing up at a music awards show dressed the way he would at a performance.
Hey, I think there’s some kids on your lawn you can go yell at.
Class of ’59 chiming in. I thought the Grammys were about music, like, say, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, The Who. All I saw last night were dancers with lovely figures and folks pushing buttons on electronic devices. My heart aches for my son’s generation. Music became all craptastic in the 70′s and really hasn’t recovered. Whitney could sure belt it out, but she would not be successful today if she looked like Aretha Franklin.
I’ve heard the finale or whatever with McCartney, Joe Walsh, and the drummer from Nirvana is supposed to be good, so I’m glad I recorded it ON MY VCR.
In fairness to my generation (I’m 22), there is plenty of terrific music being made today – you just won’t see it at the Grammys.
And seriously, I didn’t know who Deadmau5 was before this post.
Totally! There’s bad music and good music no matter what generation you belong to. The Grammy Awards show is Not the best place to go if you are trying to find good new music. If they actually acknowledged artists like The Stones and The Who on the Grammys, then it was after they had already sold millions of records. The best artists are rarely the best-selling nowadays- there’s just too much stuff & subgenres in music. Try listening to college radio. Most all of them can be streamed & listened to online
LOL, the grammy’s have never been about good music, just about selling records. Sometimes somebody like Adele wins a few things despite being both good and a sales sucess.
^ THIS x 100,000,000,000
Just for the record, I like deadmau5.
And daft punk.
Here’s an explanation
This guy looks like such a dork.
Well, I am fine with it, I like him and his music, and I think the t-shirt is hilarious. SO THERE. (Obviously everybody is entitled to be not fine with it.)
No one cares that Daft Punk wear robot helmets (in fact, they wouldn’t be the same without them). How is Deadmau5 any different? Like another poster said, he’s been doing it for years. At concerts, the head lights up and talks. It’s pretty awesome. (PS: I’m 27.)
Clearly you’re never to old to hate fun!
Too! Cursed fingers!
the main interest of music, is that you don’t actually have to WATCH these people to listen to their records.
Actually, you don’t HAVE to listen to their records either.
I’m 34 and I know who all these crazy kids are! But, I enjoy David Guetta & DJ Diplo for the same reason I enjoyed Fatboy Slim & Moby when they started… because they’re talented and normal and don’t need this kind of shtick to make an impact and entertain me!
Deadmau5 is simply an up and coming artist like anyone else once was. He has a huge fan base with those who love electronica but he’s breaking into the mainstream (obviously, he played at the grammys).
Boy I am too old for the comments!
Right?? Thank you! I was like WTF???
He won me over several years back when I saw him live – the mouse head and the dj booth lights are all coordinated to the music he is playing (the grammy performance did not really do it justice) – and I’m an old fart too. I can totally get how the schtick would be off putting if you were not a fan though – I didn’t know about it the first time I saw him and the kids in mouse heads fully gave me the creeps until I saw the whole shebang.
Some of the dumbest people are within the first 25 comments of this photo.
Some of you people must live in a hole, do us a favor and fill it with yourself in.