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On Taylor Swift’s Album of The Year Award

February 3, 2010

With the conclusion of the 52nd Grammy Awards, the internet is now full of negative reactions against Taylor Swift winning the Album of the Year Award. It is amazing what people can say on their comments and their blogs.

I am not a huge fan of Taylor Swift. I think that she is just a simple artist who is getting more attention than she deserves. I also think that Lady Gaga or Beoynce deserved that award more than she did. But I also do not agree with all the haters who post very hurtful and destructive comments over the internet.

Let’s face it, she won the award. Why don’t we all move on? Wasn’t it just like yesterday when the airwaves were flooded with requests for her songs? Weren’t we, the general consumers, the exact people who catapulted her to the pedestal that she sits in now? The fact is, the people behind the Grammy Awards saw something in her and thought that she deserved the award. There is no need for us to attack her. She did not let herself win. We did. Whenever we talk about her, good or bad, we make her a little more popular. Whenever we make a comment about her performance, it only means that we watch her. Whenever we say something about her talent, it only means that we follow her career. So now, who was it again who made her into a celebrity? It’s the people.

I know that I am going to piss off a lot of people with today’s blog. But I can’t help it. There’s just too much of Taylor Swift on the internet now. Whenever I read the news online, I always get an article or two about her. I just think it’s so overrated. I don;t understand how people can react so fiercely over something they’re not even a part of.

Here are a few questions I want to ask:

1. Can we even perform half as good as she did when we’re on stage?

2. If we had our own record, would it even sell as much as hers did?

3. If our favorite artists screwed up, would we be fair and attack them just the same?

4. When we were just about Taylor’s age, did we even accomplish as much as she had?
If we think that our favorite artists are all better than her, then no one would actually agree on who should have won that Album of the Year Award. I think we all should just take it down a notch and get on with our lives. The Grammy’s happened three days ago. Isn’t it now time to let it go?


The 2010 Grammy Winners (Part 1)

February 1, 2010

MusiCares Person of The Year – Neil Young
Lifetime Achievement Award Winners – Leonard Cohen
    Bobby Darin
    David “Honeyboy” Edwards
    Michael Jackson
    Loretta Lynn
    Andre Pevin
    Clark Terry
Trustees Award Winners – Harold Bradley
   Florence Greenberg
   Walter C. Miller
Technical Grammy Award Winners – AKG
    Thomas Alva Edison
Presiden’t Merit Awards – Doug Morris
   Kenny Burrell
   Placido Domingo



Record of The Year – Halo (Beyonce)
   I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
   Use Somebody (Kings of Leon) 
   Poker Face (Lady Gaga)
   You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift)
Album of The Year – I Am… Sasha Fierce (Beyonce)
   The E.N.D. (Black Eyed Peas)
   The Fame (Lady Gaga)
   Big Whiskey and Groogrux King (Dave Matthews Band)
   Fearless (Taylor Swift)
Song of The Year – Poker Face (Lady Gaga)
  Pretty Wings (Maxwell)
  Single Ladies (Beyonce)
  Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
  You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift)
Best New Artist – Zac Brown Band 
  Keri Hilson
  Silversun Pickups
  The Ting Tings

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance – Hometown Glory (Adele)
    Halo (Beyonce) 
    Hot N Cold (Katy Perry)
    Sober (Pink)
    You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift)
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance – This Time (John Legend)
    Love You (Maxwell)
    Make It Mine (Jason Mraz) 
    If You Don’t Know Me By Now (Seal)
    All About The Love Again (Stevie Wonder)
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals – I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas) 
      We Weren’t Born To Follow (Bon Jovi)
      Never Say Never (The Fray)
      Sara Smile (Daryll Hall and John Oates)
      Kids (MGMT)
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals – Sea of Heartbreak (Rosanne Cash and Bruce Springsteen)
    Love Sex Magic (Ciara and Justin Timberlake)
    Lucky (Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat) 
    Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Norah Jones and Willie Nelson)
    Breathe (Taylor Swift and Colbie Caillat)
Best Pop Instrumental Performance – Besame Mucho (Herb Alpert)
    Throw Down Your Heart (Bela Fleck) 
    The Fire (Imogen Heap)
    Phoenix Rise (Maxwell)
    Funk Joint (Marcus Miller)
Best Pop Instrumental Album – In Boston (Chris Botti)
    Legacy (Hiroshima)
    Potato Hole (Booker T. Jones) 
    Modern Art (The Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman)
    Down The Wire (Spyro Gyra)
Best Pop Vocal Album –  The E.N.D. (Black Eyed Peas) 
   Breakthrough (Colbie Caillat)
   All I Ever Wanted (Kelly Clarkson)
   The Fray (The Fray)
   Funhouse (Pink)

Best Dance Recording – Boom Boom Pow (Black Eyed Peas)
   When Love Takes Over (David Guette and Kelly Rowland)
   Poker Face (Lady Gaga) 
   Celebration (Madonna)
   Womanizer (Britney Spears)
Best Electronic Dance Album – Divided By Night (The Crystal Method)
    One Love (David Guetta)
    The Fame (Lady Gaga) 
    Party Rock (LMFAO)
    Yes (Pet Shop Boys)

Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – A Swingin’ Christmas (Tony Bennett)
    Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden (Michael Buble)
    Your Songs (Harry Connick Jr.)
    Liza’s At The Palace (Liza Minnelli)
    American Classic (Willie Nelson)


Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance – Beyond Here Lies Nothin (Bob Dylan)
    Change in The Weather (John Fogerty)
    Dreamer (Prince)
    Working on a Dream (Bruce Springsteen) 
    Fork in The Road (Neil Young)
Best Rock Performance by a Duo/Group With Vocals – Can’t Find My Way Home (Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood)
      Life in Technicolor II (Coldplay)
      21 Guns (Green Day)
      Use Somebody (Kings of Leon) 
      I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (U2)
Best Hard Rock Performance – War Machine (AC/DC) 
    Check My Brain (Alice in Chains)
    What I’ve Done (Linkin Park)
    The Unforgiven III (Metallica)
    Burn it to The Ground (Nickelback)
Best Metal Performance – Dissident Aggressor (Judas Priest) 
   Set To Fail (Lamb of God)
   Head Crusher (Megadeth)
   Señor Peligro (Ministry)
   Hate Worldwide (Slayer)
Best Rock Instrumental Performance – A Day in The Life (Jeff Beck)
    Warped Sister (Booker T. Jones)
    Playing With Fire (Brad Paisley)
    Mr. Sufer Goes Jazzin (Brian Setzer Orchestra)
    Now We Run (Steve Vai)
Best Rock Song – The Fixer (Pearl Jam)
  I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (U2)
  21 Guns (Green Day)
  Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
  Working on a Dream (Bruce Springsteen)
Best Rock Album – Black Ice (AC/DC)
  Live From Madison Squre Garden (Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood)
  21st Century Breakdown (Green Day)
  Big Whiskey and The GrooGrux King (Dave Matthews Band)
  No Line on The Horizon (U2)


Best Alternative Music Album – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (David Byrne and Brian Eno)
    The Open Door EP (Death Cab For Cutie)
    Sounds of The Universe (Depeche Mode)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Phoenix)
    It’s Blitz (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)


Best Femal RNB Vocal Performance – Single Ladies (Beyonce)
    It Kills Me (Melanie Fiona)
    That Was Then (Lalah Hathaway)
    Goin’ Thru Changes (Ledisi)
    Lions, Tigers and Bears (Jazmine Sullivan)
Best Male RNB Vocal Performance – The Point of it All (Anthony Hamilton)
    Pretty Wings (Maxwell)
    So Beautiful (Musiq Soulchild)
    Under (Pleasure P)
    There Goes My Baby (Charlie Wilson)
Best RNB Performance by a Duo/Group With Vocals – Blame It (Jamie Foxx and T Pain)
      Chocolate High (India.Arie and Musiq Soulchild)
      If U Leave (Musiq Soulchild and Mary J. Blige)
      Higher Ground (Robert Randolph and The Clark Sisters)
      Love Has Finally Come At Last (Calvin Richardson and Ann Nesby)
Best Traditional RNB Vocal Performance – At Last (Beyonce)
     Soul Music (Anthony Hamilton)
     Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (Boney James and Quinn)
     Snow Love (Ann Nesby)
     Woman Gotta Have It (Calvin Richardson)
Best Urban/Alternative Performance – Daykeeper (The Foreign Exchange)
    All Matter (Robert Glasper and Bilal)
    Pearls (India.Arie and Dobert Gnahore)
    A Tale of Two (Eric Robertson, Ben O’Neill, and Michelle Thmpson)
    Blend (Tonex)
Best RNB Song – Blame It (Jamie Foxx and T Pain)
  Lions, Tigers and Bears (Jazmine Sullivan)
  Pretty Wings (Maxwell)
  Single Ladies (Beyonce)
  Under (Pleasure P)
Best RNB Album – The Point of it All (Anthony Hamilton)
  Testimony: Vol. 2, Love and Politics (India.Arie)
  Turn Me Loose (Ledisi)
  BLACKsummer’s Night (Maxwell)
  Uncle Charlie (Charlie Wilson)
Best Contemporary RNB Album – I Am… Sasha Fierce (Beyonce)
    Intuition (Jamie Foxx)
    The Introduction of Marcus Cooper (Pleasure P)
    Ready (Trey Songs)
    Thr33 Ringz (T Pain)

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