Grammy Awards: Indie Still Owns Your Face

Winehouse fans

The 50th annual Grammy Award nominations are in: Kanye seems to be leading the pack with 8 noms and Amy Winehouse with 4. Grammy Award for Most Predicted Moment of the Night will probably also go to Kanye when he cries like a baby and thanks his mama and the Big G on the podium. Or maybe to Amy when her skeletal figure stares blankly at the camera with half opened eyes and thanks her hubby Blake for being such a wonderful influence on her. Before she promptly passes out.

I will only mention the nominations that interest me. If you have any interest in the fact that Chaka Khan is still making music or that country music noms are still dominated by artists that were dominating like 25 years ago [yawnfest], you can go see for yourself.

That is all.

Record of the Year
Irreplaceable – Beyoncé
The Pretender – Foo Fighters
Umbrella – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
What Goes Around…Comes Around – Justin Timberlake
Rehab – Amy Winehouse

New Artist
Feist (OMG YES!)
Paramore (I once misspelled their names on an article and got called out by 217 of their fans. So I hope they win. For the sake of the safety of the Grammy committee)
Taylor Swift
Amy Winehouse

Electronic/Dance Album
No, this is not your older brother’s rave music circa 1995
“We Are The Night” – The Chemical Brothers
“D.A.N.C.E.” – Justice (I saw these guys live at an afterparty before they got big. AMAZING)
“Sound Of Silver” – LCD Soundsystem
“We Are Pilots ” – Shiny Toy Guns
“Elements Of Life” – Tiësto

Plain White T’s Hey There Delilah nominated for Best Song of the Year AND Best Pop Performance, yeah! The show will be broadcast Feb. 10, 2008, on CBS.

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