December 2, 2009

Those damn Grammy nominations make me feel old and out of touch... or are they just goofy?

Today the people who manage the Grammy awards,whoever the hell they are, announced their nominations.

Grammy's are for artistic excellence, unlike the People's Choice awards which are literally a popularity contest as determined by telephone survey, and the American Music Awards, which are based on sales and radio play.

The nominations for best song of 2009 (the award given to songwriters) are:
1- "Poker Face" performed by Lady Gaga: great dance track, made her an icon, though probably not her best song
2- "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" performed by Beyonce: fun song, better known for its terrific and now iconic video, and my guess is the likely Grammy victor
3- "Pretty Wings" performed by Maxwell: huh? what the hell song is this?
4- "You Belong To Me" performed by Taylor Swift: sure she's the teen of the moment, but really? Not her biggest or best song, and aren't we over this Taylor Swift thing?
5- "Use Somebody" performed by Kings of Leon: once again, what? who? Best song of the year?

I am used to not knowing some of the Best New Artist nominations, but not knowing song of the year? Is it me or is it them? I listen to the radio all the friggin' time. What about Love Game by Lady Gaga? My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson? The Fear by Lily Allen? Anything by Pink? These Grammy people should consult with me.

On the upside, we don't see any Miley Cyrus on the list of honour!


A Super Dilettante said...

I haven't seen any Grammy Performances since the last time I watched Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond sang together live "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" on the stage. Since then, I supposed the music has changed quite significantly.

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