Grammy nominations

Hey, what did you all think about the Grammy nominations not being a morning press conference, but a full, prime-time performance production?

I saw bits and pieces and thought, run-of-the-mill.

However, I’m happy with some of the nominatons, namely Coldplay, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, and M.I.A. in the running for Record of the Year. Of course that award will got to the producers of the record and not necessarily to the artists.

Still, Album of the Year nominees, which also include Coldplay and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, are shaken and stirred with the additions of Radiohead, Ne-Yo and Li’l Wayne. It will be interesting to see who takes that one home.

For me, Song of the Year should go to Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours,” although Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” is pretty cool, as well. Still, with competition coming from Sara Bareilles’ “Love Song,” “Adele’s “Chasing Pavements and Estelle and Kanye West’s “American Boy,” that category is chock-full of possibilities.

Too bad the Mormon Tabernacle Choir didn’t get any nods, even though the choir was submitted for Long Form Video, Classical Crossover, Choral Performance, Best Classical Contemporary Composition and Engineered Classical album.

Now all we have to do is wait for Feb. 8, when the Grammy Award air on CBS.

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