Saturday, February 7, 2009

Grammy Buzz

The Grammy Awards are live on Sunday, February 8th on CBS. You don't need to know what time. Just know it will be on after the day long (yawn) red carpet fashion shows on CBS, E!, and TV Guide Channel. You may want to have your computer on during the Grammys with the web page Urban Dictionary handy. Some things you will hear and think you know the meaning, but you really don't know the true meaning.

So what can we expect this year? We might see a baby pop out on stage, as MIA is set to perform. Her baby is due tomorrow, but hey, the show must go on! Who's MIA? Don't you have a radio? No worries, it's your lucky day, here's the song AND the lyrics.

This song, "Paper Planes" is nominated for Record of the Year, and I wouldn't be surprised, if it won. If you have kids, you absolutely must watch this. It sure is a catchy tune, but OMG, the lyrics! And just think, they are embedded in your child's head for life. On a happier note, it doesn't get played as much now. Oh, and you will probably need Urban Dictionary to interpret these lyrics, as well as many of the other lyrics you will hear during the show. You're welcome!

The biggest nominees are Lil Wayne, who is up for eight awards; Coldplay, with seven nominations; and Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West, each with six. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s album of country and rockabilly covers, “Raising Sand” (Rounder) is up for five awards.

The performers include
Paul McCartney, U2, Miley Cyrus with Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and the Jonas Brothers. Jay-Z, T. I., Lil Wayne and Kanye West will perform their single, “Swagga Like Us,” with M.I.A. — pregnancy permitting — whose song “Paper Planes” (up for record of the year) is sampled in it. (NY Times)

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Jo said...

That video was truly frightening. I had never heard song that before.

I live in a city where people are shot every day, in open parking lots in front of shopping centers where families shop. It looks as if gun violence has worked its way into the entertainment business. Scary stuff!

John said...

Thank you JO for visiting my blog! Sorry about the comment moderation thing...wish I didn't have to feel like I must do it.

The song that glorifies armed robbery and drug dealing was very poplular all last year, especially early summer until late Fall. It got soooo over played!

Mary Ellen said...

Geez, that's the second music artist and song that I've seen this week that I've never heard of in my life. I must be getting old and here I thought I was so cool. ;-)


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