February 12, 2007
Congratulations Dixie Chicks! (and some others too)
The Grammys haven't aired here yet, but I'm going to make an effort to watch them when they do because, omg, The Dixie Chicks kicked arse! Way to go girls! Love them. As you may recall, Taking the Long Way was my #2 Album of 2006 (beaten only by Robbie Williams' Rudebox). So glad that the Chicks won Album, Song and Record of the year (the rare trifecta), the latter two for "Not Ready to Make Nice" (my #5 Song of 2006). It was also totally excellent to read that Wolfmother won Best Hard Rock Performance (Single) for the ace "Woman" ("She's a woman / You know what I mean?"). If you like rock music GET THAT ALBUM NOW! And also Madonna won Best Dance Recording (Album) for Confessions on a Dance Floor.
Can someone release Shut Up & Sing down here please?! It's not like they're not popular here. They're quite popular, actually.
In a movie-themed segway, T-Bone Burnett's soundtrack to Walk the Line won for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media beating Brokeback Mountain, Little Miss Sunshine, Cars and the second volume of Grey's Anatomy.
John Williams' Memoirs of a Geisha score beat Harry Gregson-William for Narnia, Hans Zimmer for The DaVinci Code AND Pirates of the Caribbean 2 as well as Williams himself for Munich (the much much better score, I might add).
"Our Town" by Randy Newman and performed by James Taylor won Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media from the film Cars. It's nominated for the Oscar against the Grammy-nominated "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth and three songs from Dreamgirls (which wasn't released in the eligibility period). At the Grammy's they fought against Imogen Heap's Narnia track "Can't Take It In", "There's Nothing Like a Show On Broadway" by Mel Brooks from The Producers and the 2006 Oscar nominee "Travelin' Thru" by Dolly Parton, from Transamerica.
While John Williams' Memoirs score won, the Best Instrumental Composition went to Williams for "A Prayer for Peace" from the, as I said, much better Munich score. The only other film nominated in that category was Williams' Memoirs track "Sayuri's Theme and End Credits".
For you theatrically minded people, the cast recording of Jersey Boys won (surprise, surprise) for Best Musical Show Album beating the cast recordings of The Color Purple, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Pajama Game and Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
I choose to ignore the fact that "My Humps" (one of the worst songs ever created) won a Grammy. I just ignore it. See! *ignores*
I knew the Grammy's winners roster were too good to be true.