That's why they call it Grassachusetts, folks.
More like Grassquatch.Read More
During the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Adele took home the award for Album of the Year much to the dismay of the Internet which believed Beyoncé should have won instead.Read More
Last night, Bruno Mars played alongside Morris Day and the Time in a massive tribute to Prince.Read More
Watch Beyoncé’s Grammys Performance and Wonder Like Adele: “What the F*** Does She Have to Do to Win?”
There seems to be one, not-exactly-possible answer.
Adele may have won Album of the Year last night, but in a not-at-all-surprising turn of events, what everyone will really remember from this year's Grammy Awards was Beyoncé's performance.Read More
Chance the Rapper's got a chance now.
Believe it or not, musical artists whose work appeared only on streaming services wouldn't be eligible to win a Grammy Award—until now.Read More
Turns out it was the brainchild of none other than Andy Robot, a roboticist and computer animator who worked in tandem with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to essentially create a robotic keyboard that Gaga used in the performance.Read More
Last night's Grammy Awards were... well, weird. That is to say: weird in a good and a bad way. Just like every year, the ceremony pretty much lives or dies based on its performances. If we're judging by last night's performances--and believe me, we are--then last night's proceedings were, like I said, weird.Read More
Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Cast of Hamilton Perform, Accept their Award at Last Night’s Grammys
In the interests of journalistic integrity, I should admit that I still haven't listened to Hamilton (I know, I know; it's not for lack of peer pressure, believe me). But after watching this number at yesterday's Grammys, I'm going to have to.Read More
We know that the Grammys are not usually a nerd hotspot of viewing, but the dedicated segment on domestic violence, which gave abuse survivor Brooke Axtell a national stage for a stirring speech about her experiences, is definitely up our alley.Read More
Once More With Feeling
Real Or Not Real?
Of all the Grammy nominations that have ever been made, there are few we can say we support wholeheartedly. That's mostly because the Grammys tend to be a boring affair, full of uninteresting nominations for uninteresting folks. It looks like that's not the case for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, though. Of all the nominations, our absolute favorite is hidden within the Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media category. Composer Austin Wintory, thanks to his soundtrack for the video game Journey, is up for a Grammy. Hit the jump to listen to the entire thing.Read More
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced that they will be awarding a Grammy to Steve Jobs. Jobs will receive the Trustees Award for is contributions to the music scene, cited as having helped create products that changed the way people consume music -- a summary that is actually true, rather than something we boast after someone respected has passed on. The award focuses on how the iPod and the iTunes Store as changed how music was distributed and bought, which, again, is actually true.Read More
Though everyone's favorite Swahili title menu song recently won a Grammy, video games weren't formally recognized by the Grammy Awards as of then, and the song only won because it was released on a full length album by the song's composer. However, video games can now win Grammys on their own terms, without having to release on some other form of media first, as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has changed four annual award categories, which now recognize music from video games.
The changed categories are The Music for Visual Media, Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, and Best Song Written for Visual Media, all of which cover the areas of Motion, Television, Other Visual Media, and now Video Games.
Though video games have now been separately recognized as a viable form of media, Vice President for the awards of the Academy Bill Freimuth understands that this isn't where the recognition of video game music should stop: "I think this could be viewed as a first step in the direction of video games getting their own category." With events like Video Games Live and soundtracks being given out with every other game these days, the Academy is only hurting themselves by not giving video game music the recognition it deserves.Read More
Though a video of CBS News reporter Serene Branson uttering gibberish at the Grammys instantly went viral earlier this week, amusement in some quarters quickly turned to widespread concern when viewers with medical backgrounds or family experience pointed out that Branson's aphasic speech patterns seemed like they could have been the result of a stroke. CBS was further criticized when it was revealed that after paramedics checked her out, Branson simply went home rather than immediately getting a more comprehensive neurological scan. Fortunately, it appears that Branson's speech patterns can be explained by something called a migraine aura, which is far less dangerous than a stroke.Read More
Last night, America tuned in to see which bands would take home the gold plated paperweights that indicate success in the music industry. What they were probably not expecting to see was Cee Lo Green dressed in a sequined bird costume performing a cleaned up version of his hit song "F---- You" backed up by a band of muppet-esque creatures. Oh, and Gwyneth Paltrow was there reprising her appearance on Glee, or something. Green, who rose to prominence with Danger Mouse as part of Gnarls Barkley was apparently invoking Elton John's performance on the Muppet Show from years back, using the same costume and surrounding himself with muppets.You can take a look and judge for yourself.Read More
Composer Christopher Tin received a Grammy Award nomination for the song "Baba Yetu," the theme song for the stellar Civilization IV, making this the first time in history a video game has been nominated for a Grammy. The song, performed by the Soweto Gospel Choir, was nominated for the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists category. You can listen to the song after the jump.Read More
From the blog Whose Voice is That? comes a truly extensive post on tonight's Grammy nominees, or at least those who also have voice acting credits. WViT's list covers a number of areas within our geeky purview, including David Bowie, Yogi Bear, Mos Def, Metalocalypse, and more.
Our three favorite new bytes of knowledge are:Read More