The Wonders of the Grammys!

My dear little minions, I’ve recently been in a tryptophan coma due to the massive amounts of turkey that I consumed during Turkey Day here in the states. The only thing that woke me from this deep sleep was the amazing Grammy nominations. These little noms were a brilliant light in my dim winter, and I would just like to take a moment to look back on these and thank the board for making some of the best choices I’ve seen in a while.

I have to say I was actually pleased to see that Justin Bieber was snubbed by the nominations this year. Now, I know all of the teeny-bopper fans right now are totally clicking the red X in the corner of the screen but just hear me out on this. Why would anyone want to nominate a boy that one of his big hits of the year was “Boyfriend”? I looked up the lyrics and it’s mainly the annoying repetitive line of “If I was your boyfriend” then goes on to say a bunch of lines that just made me want to smack my head against the wall repeatedly. Besides, shouldn’t it say “If I was your girlfriend” because let’s be honest he looks like he could pass for a twelve year old girl. Anyway, I think he should quit the music business for a while learn how to write actual lyrics that flow and have rhythm then come back to the music scene once he’s matured.

Now, onto the good news.The noms that I was most excited to see were actually some of my favorite artists.

fun. has been on my radar since I listened to “We Are Young” forever ago on the radio. This is one song I will admit that every time it comes on the radio in the car or anywhere I stop what I’m doing crank it up and sing along. I mean you can’t help but do it with the catchy lyrics along with the lead singer’s amazing voice. This was one CD I bought on an impulse, and it’s also one that I’ll never regret buying. Every song speaks to me in a different way. It’s great and one you should definitely check out.

Then there was the Florence & the Machine nominee that made me want to jump up and down. I mean have you heard her voice. Their haunting melodies stay with me long after I listen to their songs and it’s just a really awesome CD.

Among the other nominees were Gotye(which let’s admit anyone that can appear in a music video practically naked and get painted during said video deserves a nominee) and then there’s P!nk who has helped me through the worst times and the best times. Her songs contrast between the pop norm and a soulfulness that you know is coming from the heart. Finally, the Black Keys…what can be said about this duo that hasn’t been said before. I actually had a chance to see these guys live…man, they were amazing. Just to hear they got nominated was mmm, music to my ears.

These are just a few that I feel the need to congratulate on their noms. I can’t wait for the Grammys in February and look forward to rooting for my favorites to win. For now, I’m going to go try and get on Santa’s naughty list until next time minions!

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