Fake It Till You Make It
The tune—if we may call it that—never settles in the mind, mostly because it is almost all rhythm and no melody. Read More
It’s the opera we didn’t know we were waiting for. Read More
If we had the foresight to pick a week to fall into a nice, 168-hour hibernation, we might have chosen the one leading up to Valentine’s Day. Think of all the tragedy we might have missed: the passing of Whitney Houston, Chris Brown winning a Grammy, the exhaustion of Fashion Week. And on top of all that? We completely forgot to buy something for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s birthday yesterday. But what do you buy the man who has already bought everything? (Another term is a bit out of our price range.)
Do you think he has a #17 jersey from the New York Knicks yet? We don’t know a lot about this Jeremy Lin fellow—apparently he sleeps on a couch and survives off a diet of tweeted compliments from Chris Hayes—but we do know that the DSM-V is considering adding “Linsanity” in its updated edition. It refers to a pandemic wherein a nation collectively falls into a fugue state after Tebow-ing too hard, only to be woken up compelled to discuss the cultural importance of Asian-Americans and/or Harvard grads in the NBA at every social function.
The 53rd annual Grammy Awards are set to take over the Staples Center Feb. 13, and today the academy’s website announced which acts will perform amidst an orgy of undulating rainbow lights, explosions, and hopelessly busy set pieces.
The choices are, like always, fairly obvious. But how will these performers use their time Read More
A few years ago, I was at a kicking Grammy Awards party in a Los Angeles mansion hosted by music company EMI, which was then in the midst of a ditched merger dance with Warner Music. As a journalist covering the merger, I was on the List, and my privileged status granted me Read More
We didn’t plan on watching the 51st Grammy Awards (see the winners here), but all the glitz and ridiculousness simply sucked us in. This show was so humongous that U2 was the opening band! Let’s put it this way: pop chanteuse Katy Perry got lowered onto the stage in a 20 foot-long banana Read More
The Writers Guild of America showed mercy on Grammy Awards producers by approving an interim agreement that would allow striking scribes to write a script for the ceremony, which takes place on Feb. 10. Last week, the WGA announced that they would not picket the awards show, which would allow the stars to strut the Read More
The Writers Guild of America decided not to picket the Grammy Awards telecast, organizers announced yesterday. “This really creates a comfortable environment for everybody to come,” said Neil Portnow, chief executive of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Though it is unclear whether writers guild members will be able to write for the Read More
Every year, the music nerd community does a massive eye roll when the Grammy nominations are announced. Sitting on their high bar stools, they thumb their noses and whine that all of their favorite, totally obscure, “indie” artists will never get the recognition they deserve. Even if those artists do make the list, they complain, Read More
Kanye West (8 nods) and Amy Winehouse (6 nods) top the Grammy Award nominations, announced today. They better bring big tote bags—green friendly!—to the Feb. 10 ceremony because they’re looking to take home a lot of those little record player statues.
Read the Grammy press release after the jump.
Nominations for the 50th Annual Read More