I am not a fan of music awards, they are silly. I like it when REAL PEOPLE vote for who they like or other musicians vote for their PEERS but all other music shows are just for show. Its all very corporate and politically correct and biased. YET, I still enjoy watching and this year there are going to be a few good performances including U2 and Radiohead!
If I were voting here are my choices: I left most of the categories off my list because I just don’t care about country, pop, rap, etc.
BEST NEW ARTIST – the only one I listen is Adele so I guess that’s my vote.
The Jonas Brothers
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Radiohead hands down, for some reason the AK RP duo has always creeped me out and Chris Martin turned me off to his band and the others – don’t listen to them.
Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, Raising Sand
Coldplay, Viva La Vida
Ne-Yo, Year Of The Gentleman
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
Radiohead, In Rainbows BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM – DCforC
Beck, Modern Guilt
Death Cab For Cutie, Narrow Stairs
Gnarls Barkley, The Odd Couple
My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges
BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE – All I can say here is I love Nikki Sixx so let my reputation for being a hardcore rock critic be tainted, but I will vote for him for anything at anytime anywhere no matter what it sounds like….
Disturbed, "Inside The Fire"
Judas Priest, "Visions"
The Mars Volta, "Wax Simulacra"
Motley Crue, "Saints Of Los Angeles"
Rob Zombie, "Lords Of Salem"
BEST POP PERFORMANCE, MALE – Jason
Kid Rock, "All Summer Long"
John Mayer, "Say"
Paul McCartney, "That Was Me"
Jason Mraz, "I'm Yours"
James Taylor, "Wichita Lineman"
BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS – Love me some Marroon 5
Coldplay, "Viva La Vida"
Eagles, "Waiting In The Weeds"
Gnarls Barkle, "Going On"
Maroon 5, "Won't Go Home Without You"
BEST ROCK SONG – If you’ve read my blog longer than five minutes you know the answer here, BUT I would vote that way even if I wasn’t “me” ya know what I mean?
Bruce Springsteen, "Girls In Their Summer Clothes"
Radiohead, "House Of Cards"
Death Cab For Cutie, "I Will Possess Your Heart"
Kings Of Leon, "Sex On Fire"
Coldplay, "Violet Hill"
BEST SONG FOR A MOTION PICTURE, TV SHOW, OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
"Down To Earth" (Wall-E)
"Ever Ever After" (Enchanted)
"Say" (The Bucket List)
"That's How You Know" (Enchanted)
"Walk Hard" (Walk Hard—The Dewey Cox Story) SONG OF THE YEAR – None of the below
"American Boy," William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West, artist)
"Chasing Pavements," Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele, artist)
"I'm Yours," Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz, artist)
"Love Song," Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles, artist)
"Viva La Vida," Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay, artist)
RECORD OF THE YEAR - I swear this is why I hate these stupid shows. My pick is Back Door Slam, "Come Home"
Adele, "Chasing Pavements"
Coldplay, "Viva La Vida"
Leona Lewis, "Bleeding Love"
M.I.A., "Paper Planes"
Robert Plant and Alison Kraus, "Please Read The Letter"