Numbers: February 11 – February 15, 2013


Numbers examines notable numbers (money, sales, percentages, stats, studio album numbers, etc.) within the music industry over the past week. __________________________ 7,000,000 The number of copies Gotye‘s two-time Grammy winning song “Somebody That I Used To Know” has sold since January 2012 according to billboard.com  6,200,000 The number of copies Song of the Year winner Fun.‘s “We Are Young” has sold as…

55th Grammy Awards Reaction – The Triumphs and Fails


First and foremost, I am rarely happy with the results of the Grammys.  I think some of the winners are underserving while some losers have the right to feel as if they’ve been snubbed. As expected, the 55th Grammy Awards wasn’t short of its idiosyncrasies.  I’m not going to go into the performances, though I do plan to discuss…

Grammy Dissection, Part 2: Rock Categories


Best Rock Performance “Hold On,” Alabama Shakes (Boys & Girls) “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys (El Camino) “Charlie Brown,” Coldplay “I Will Wait,” Mumford & Sons (Babel) “We Take Care Of Our Own,” Bruce Springsteen (Wrecking Ball) Commentary: “Lonely Boy” seems to be the favorite here. Had “I Will Wait” been nominated in the larger…