Lady Antebellum — “Need You Now” (from Need You Now) — Need You Now - Need You Now

More extensive thoughts on the just-announced 2011 Grammy nominations are forthcoming — would have live-blogged the thing, as per Buzz tradition, but A and I had a small dinner party last night and I wasn’t sure we’d be done in time (turns out we were) — but get a good lingering look at your Record of the Year winner right cheer, peeps: pitted as it is against four rap-slash-hip-hop hits — Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You,” Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ On You,” and Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” which you just know are all gonna split that contingent’s vote that many ways — you can betcher bippy that Lady A’s blockbuster crossover smash will stand as safe harbor for all those stodgy old Academy members whom Marshall Mathers and his ilk scare the living, curdled crap out of. (Of course, the fact that “Need” is the hands-down best tune among the five singled out for recognition will certainly help carry it to the winners’ circle, but — just as with that Dixie Chicks sweep a few years ago — don’t believe for a slick second that that’s the reason it’s gonna win.)

4 responses to “it’s a quarter after one, i’m a little drunk
(or: december 2’s honey from the hive)”

  1. the buzz from Blake Boldt:

    The Dixie Chicks won because they released the best music that year.

    The nominations were as expected—some awesome, some awful. Look forward to your opinions so then I can argue.

  2. the buzz from brandon:

    Oh, Blake! You’re so cute when you’re naive! (Those loudmouthed, ridiculous dumbasses deserved album of the year that year, no question, but they didn’t win it because they deserved to; they won it because the Academy has long taken great glee in needling the Nashville establishment, and they knew a Chicks sweep would make the best story in the morning papers. (Have you forgotten the wicked, shit-eating grins on the faces of folks like Don Henley and Joan Baez that night?)) You don’t still believe these things are handed out based on something as silly as merit, do you?!

  3. the buzz from Blake Boldt:

    You played right into the trap I set. Silly rabbit. [You’re right, of course.]

  4. the buzz from brandon:

    I am right, and thank you very much for noticing that! (After all your impassioned defenses of those ditzy doofi, it’s a little hard to tell when you’re kidding and when you’re serious. :))