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What You Need to Know About Paul Williams, the Man Behind Daft Punk's Grammys Speech

Originally posted 01/27/2014 11:00AM

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What You Need to Know About Paul Williams, the Man Behind Daft Punk's Grammys Speech| Daft Punk, Grammy Awards 2014, Random Access Memories, Paul Williams Still Alive, The Muppets, Paul Williams
It's hard to make a speech with a robot helmet on your head. So Daft Punk were duly silent for most of the Grammys, allowing others to speak for them at the podium. During their acceptance speech for album of the year, a diminutive, unmasked man stepped up to the microphone with a pretty great opening line: "Back when I was drinking, I would imagine things that weren't there and I'd get frightened. Then I got sober and two robots called and asked me to make an album."

That man was Paul Williams, and while his appearance may have been a mystery to the average Grammy viewer, his work certainly isn't.

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