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Feb.
9th

Coldplay tickets go on sale Friday

Coldplay was sure to have one of the most successful U.S. tours of 2009 before last night’s Grammys show. But how much faster will the Brit band’s July 11 show at the Gorge sell out now thanks to last night’s Grammy buzz?


Speaking of which, ticket pre-sale for the show in Grant County starts at 10 a.m. on Friday (Feb. 13) according to the Ticketmaster site.

Feb.
8th

And the final Grammy goes to …

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss take album of the year with “Raising Sand,” beating out a gang of edgier bands that people under 40 like? That wasn’t utterly predictable.


Overall, it was a fairly bland, forgettable Grammy show, though there were some enjoyable moments in the last hour: The Bo Diddley tribute; Justin Timberlake and T.I. with the nice string arrangement for "Dead and Gone"; Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles knocking it out of the park on her own hit before helping Adele out on "Chasing Pavements." And can’t forget my favorite goofball moment of the night, a sweaty and

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Feb.
8th

Olympia’s Kimya Dawson talks “Juno,” Grammys, community choirs

I’d been wanting to catch up with Olympia singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson for a while, ever since several of her songs helped the soundtrack for “Juno” become perhaps the most unlikely No. 1 album of 2008. She’s been elusive for sure, but finally I got her on the phone for a spell to talk about the soundtrack being up for a Grammy tonight. And I’ve gotta say she was worth the wait. I found her to be disarmingly thoughtful, genuine and modest as we talked about everything from her recent concert at Thurston County’s Timberline Library to Samuel L.

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Jan.
14th

Grammy performers announced

Grammy nominees Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry were the first performers announced for the 51st annual awards show, which will be broadcast by CBS on Feb. 8. More here.

Feb.
11th

Grammy winners and rants


A few thoughts on last night’s Grammys …


Last night’s Grammys were definitely more interesting than last year. But that whole yesterday meets today mash-up deal they were trying – pairing artists of today with hit makers of yesteryear – was very hit or miss. The intro, which paired the lovely Alicia Keys with a video of Frank Sinatra, was pretty classy. The Beatles tribute was nice, too, with Cirque du Soleil performing a snippet of their “Love” show with "A Day in the Life" (the most awesomest Beatles song ever, as

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Feb.
8th

The Grammys might actually get fonk-ay!

The big Grammy news this week was about Amy Winehouse’s work visa woes. But I’m more excited to read about The Time’s upcoming performance at Sunday’s awards ceremony. Everybody! Ceeeeeee-oh-oh-elllllll. What’s that spell?


I just dated myself, but whatever. Jimmy Jam’s even back on board, but where’s Terry Lewis when ya need ‘im? Anyway, enough jibba jabba. Don’t forget to take the Bring the Noise Grammy surveys.



Jimmy Jam at a Grammy-related fashion show in Los Angeles on Thursday.

KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/AP

Feb.
7th

Grammy surveys

Hmmm. Something big is supposed to be happening in the world of pop music this weekend. What was that? Thinking, thinking …


Oh yeah! The 50th Grammy Awards are Sunday. And I’m curious about who you think should win in some of the big categories. So click the links to add your two cents, and I’ll post the results on Sunday.


Record of the Year



Song of the Year



Album of the Year



Best New Artist

Feb.
12th

Shakira’s rump … and other moving Grammy moments

Aaron Stewart-Ahn – up for best long form video yesterday – sent me this report from the Grammys. Pretty funny. Except the losing part.



So we lost. In semi-spectacular fashion. We found out at the last

minute that our award was being presented first thing, despite being

one of the last categories. We got stuck in traffic, and literally

sprinted out of the car through Grammy security and ran into the LA

Convention Center asking people to get out of our way as we ran in as

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Feb.
11th

More Grammy moments

OK, I managed to make it through the entire show this year. And here are a few of my favorite moments:


* Common telling Kanye West, “We’re tired of you cryin’ about not winnin’.” Kanye was in on the joke and all. But, seriously. We are tired of your crying about not winning.


* Christina Aquilera’s bringing the house down with a powerful delivery of James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s World.” There’s a reason why she’s still relevant on the pop spectrum, and we’re more worried about whether or not pop peer Britney is going commando

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Feb.
11th

The good, the bad and the Grammys so far

The good: Since I didn’t give the Purple One his due props after the greatest Super Bowl halftime show in recent memory. So let me say it now, after his brief cameo, introducing Beyonce. Prince is the man! And I want some of whatever he’s using when I get to my 40s, ’cause that cat still looks 25. Also, Beyonce killed on “Listen.” Justin Timberlake wasn’t too shabby, either.


The bad: Now why did they have to get all impatient and give Mary J. Blige the “wrap it up” music (all the more hilarious since it only reminded me

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