Thursday, December 3, 2009
YOU THINK I GIVE A DAMN ABOUT A GRAMMY: We were talking in the luxurious cigar lounge at ALOTT5MA headquarters, and realized we had nothing really interesting to say about the Grammy nominations. The closest I can come to an interesting observation is that it's an unusually young/hip year for an awards series that normally is heavy on the old-timers/stodgy--there's no River: The Joni Letters, or other oldster-friendly album in the category (indeed, Dave Matthews Band is the "oldest" artist in the category). Courtesy of their ability to have songs nominated in two fields, Taylor Swift (pop/country) and Beyonce (pop/R&B) lead the nominations, with Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, and Kings of Leon also making strong showings. Big snubs in the album category include No Line On The Horizon and Working On A Dream.
Posted by Matt at 10:57 AM