THINGS THAT MAKE US GO HMMMMHere’s a fresh batch of music-biz topics so interesting that they’re interrupting our naptime. The Secret Committee: The Grammys are us, so how they represent the industry to the wider world is a major concern for every one of us. The existence of a shadowy group in the middle of the process that has no obligation to explain its choices raises some serious issues.
Your favorite Grammy nerds were up at the crack of dawn to pore over the nominations list for the 60th annual Grammy Awards. Bleary-eyed and opinionated, they got on the horn to compare notes. Let's listen in...Paul: I was floored that Ed Sheeran was passed over for Album, Record and Song of the Year. Lenny: That seems to be the general consensus—that he’s the one who got whacked the most.
TWO GRAMMY NERDS TRY TO NAIL THE NOMINATIONSWhen we get together to talk Grammys, we do so steeped in knowledge about Grammy history, contemporary music trends and the demands of music on television. And then we just guess. Because who the hell knows? Predicting the Grammy nominees is harder than picking the nominees for any of the other EGOT awards because there are far more entries. This year, 1,131 singles or tracks were entered for Record of the Year.
@LucasJHann I don’t care who they are playing and a lot of those games are on the road. Wilson Williams and Wes Johnson are rotation players in what universe? And no injured player returns early and sharp on this squad ever.
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