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Sunday, January 31, 2010

MisenPOPic Update 1/31

I'm simply falling behind. I have these great ideas and stories in my head, but with not enough time to think let alone breathe, I haven't been able to write much this week. Talking is a lot easier for me than writing, and I would think listening is more easier than reading for those that are entertained by my ramblings. So be sure to listen to the MisenPOPic podcast tomorrow in which Heyliger and I will recap the awards and performances from the Grammys. More importantly, with news that the 25th anniversary of We Are The World will be recorded the following day in the same studio as the original, I am so psyched. Although I have a lot of questions including who is going replace Dan Aykroyd as the "What the hell is he doing there celebrity, and who from the original besides Lionel Richie will be singing on the updated version. Listen to another test run podcast which I think will really entertain you. I'm going to jot down some quick Grammy predictions instead of writing a full-blown article about these awards that really don't mean much.

Quick Grammy picks for the Awards that people care about:

Record of the Year
* "Halo" – Beyoncé
* "I Gotta Feeling" – Black Eyed Peas
* "Use Somebody" – Kings of Leon
* "Poker Face" – Lady Gaga
* "You Belong With Me" – Taylor Swift
Should Win: "I Gotta Feeling"- Black Eyed Peas
Will Win: "You Belong With Me" – Taylor Swift

Album of the Year
* I Am... Sasha Fierce – Beyoncé
* The E.N.D. – Black Eyed Peas
* The Fame – Lady Gaga
* Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King – Dave Matthews Band
* Fearless – Taylor Swift
Should Win: "Feel The Steel"- Steel Panther. Oops, sorry!.....
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King – Dave Matthews Band (even though I still think it's their worst album!)
Will Win: Fearless – Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
* "Poker Face" – Lady Gaga
* "Pretty Wings" – Maxwell
* "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Beyoncé
* "Use Somebody" – Kings of Leon
* "You Belong With Me" – Taylor Swift
Should Win: "Poker Face" – Lady Gaga
Will Win: "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Beyoncé

Best New Artist
* Zac Brown Band
* Keri Hilson
* Silversun Pickups
* The Ting Tings
Should Win: Silversun Pickups (even though they should not even be considered "New"
Will Win: Zac Brown Band (Another Grammy winner that will be the answer to an irrelevant trivia question in ten years!)

Best Hard Rock Performance
* "War Machine" - AC/DC
* "Check My Brain" - Alice in Chains
* "What I've Done" (Live) - Linkin Park
* "The Unforgiven III" - Metallica
* "Burn It to the Ground" - Nickelback
Should Win: War Machine" - AC/DC (Umm, the best rock & roll band ever? I really want to see if Angus and the boys even show up in case they win!)
Will Win: "Burn It to the Ground" - Nickelback (Just because the Grammy voters don't have a clue about music and of course Nickelback needs to just keep selling more albums)

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
Should Win:"The Fixer" - Pearl Jam
Will Win: "Use Somebody" - Kings of Leon (Based on common sense since this song is nominated for song of the year)

Best Rock Album
* Black Ice - AC/DC
* Live from Madison Square Garden - Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
* 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day
* Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King - Dave Matthews Band
* No Line on the Horizon - U2
Should Win:* Black Ice - AC/DC (Their best album since 1990's The Razor's Edge)
Will Win: * Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King - Dave Matthews Band (Uggh!)

Also this week, another movie symphony, Out There! article featuring the 25th anniversary of another charity single, and hopefully another recap of meeting a celebrity. I'm also reading and thoroughly enjoying the new Ozzy Osbourne biography which might also need a review.

Noteworthy this week in pop culture is the announcement of the Oscar nominees on Monday, the premiere epidsoe of the final season of Lost on Tuesday, a show recapping the history of Survivor called Surviving Survivor on CBS Thursday, and of course the Super Bowl on Sunday with some great commercials lined up including a Griswold reunion of Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo, and a new Dr. Pepper Cherry ad featuring Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

Back with more later this week, and remember to listen to the podcast which should be up Monday evening at 9:00!


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