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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Talkin' Grammys while tooting my own horn

"Tuned Into Pop Culture" guest contributor Nick Carrabine is a News-Herald staff writer.

In an earlier blog, “Nick’s picks: Most anticipated part one,” I listed a Blink-182 reunion as my 2009 music prediction.

Well look no further.

It didn’t take long for that prediction to become a reality, further proving the simple fact that I, Nick Carrabine, am awesome.

While it’s the only prediction I made for the whole entire year about anything at all, and of course it has absolutely zero relevance (or probably interest) in anyone life, I felt the need to toot my own horn for what I consider to be a monumental achievement.

The threesome, Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge will be presenting at this Sunday’s Grammys together.

Who knows if they’ll ever perform again, but hey, that wasn’t part of the prediction.

It was simply reuniting, which is what they’ll be doing.

Speaking of the Grammys, you are probably wondering, “Well Nick, why don’t you strike while the iron is hot and predict who will win some Grammys Sunday evening?”

And to that I say, “Does anyone really care about the Grammys?”

Here’s a prediction: There will be a better chance of Lil Wayne showing up to the ceremony with six additional facial tattoos rather than him winning best album of the year.

Not to say that he didn’t have the best album of the year (which he didn’t) but the Grammy voters typically like to pick a legendary performer (Robert Plant) or a safe softcore rock group (Coldplay) for the evening’s final award (which will probably come about three and a half hours following the start of the boring telecast.)

To put it simply, anything but a rap album will always claim victorious for the best album of the year.

So while Lil Wayne may lead the field in nominations, he won’t go home with the top prize.

There. Two for two in predictions for 2009.

If you are interested in who will take top honors in the polka, spoken word or children’s categories, here is a full list of nominations for the Grammys.


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April 9, 2009 at 7:55 AM 

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