overcoming average(?)

because it’s something the world just needs less of

dec 3, 2010

with one comment

i have to be in l.a. by 7am tomorrow morning which means i’m waking up at 5am to get ready and all that. i’m not looking forward to that. what i am looking forward to is the reason why i have to be there so early. the band is shooting a music video. you probably haven’t heard about it, which you think a band would make a bigger deal about. it’s actually kind of sad, but we’ve done that on purpose because we’ve gotten to the point where we won’t make announcements about things we don’t have 100% control over. oddly enough, this got me thinking about the grammy awards.

the nominations were announced a few days ago, and i’m going to go ahead and skip over the usual “that artist doesn’t deserve it” diatribe that so many of my fellow music snobs go in for. instead, i’m wondering why the grammys exist at all in their current form. i have a bit of a hard time with artists being put in competition with other artists as it is. the grammys are just weird though. most of the mainstream acts who were nominated were created and funded for the specific purpose of reaching the lowest common denominator and will now be given awards for being artistic and (occasionally) financial failures by the same people that created them. it’s not like the public at large doesn’t see through most of it. ask anyone the day after the grammy awards show if they watched it. they’ll either say “no” or “yeah, but it was pretty boring.” i guess the grammys just feel like an awards show for a time that doesn’t exist anymore. hardly anyone even buys whole albums anymore, but there’s still an “album of the year” category. that’s like giving an award for “best book written in latin.” no one even knows what the difference between “record of the year” and “single of the year” actually is.

all that said, i’d feel like i accomplished one of the most important things in my life if i even got nominated for a grammy, let alone if i actually won one.

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Written by matt

December 4, 2010 at 12:08 am

Posted in decemberblogging

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  1. I’m sorry you had to be in LA so early… and I can relate to your desire to keep things a secret. But how awesome is that you are beginning to cross off life accomplishments.

    David

    December 4, 2010 at 7:12 am


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