2018 Grammy Nominations: Daddy Yankee, Jay-Z, Leonard Cohen, Khalid, Glen Campbell, Bernie Sanders

NPR reports:

Hailed as music’s biggest night, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards will return to New York City, taking place at Madison Square Garden Jan. 28.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s crossover smash “Despacito” was well-received by the Academy; after taking home four awards at the 18th Annual Latin Grammys held earlier this month, the track has been nominated in three categories — record of the year, song of the year and best pop performance by a duo/group. If the song wins either record of the year or song of the year, it will mark the first time a Spanish-language track has won in those general categories.

Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar once again secured the most nominations of any artist this year, pulling in eight nominations for his album DAMN., including recognition in the categories record of the year and album of the year. K Dot will go up against one of his worthiest of rap rivals, Jay-Z, whose 4:44 album earned six nominations.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Once again, Recording Academy voters have set the stage for potential posthumous Grammy Awards to several artists who died recently. Canadian poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who died Nov. 7, 2016, at 82, shortly after releasing his album “You Want It Darker,” is nominated in two categories.

The title track is up for rock performance, and the song “Steer Your Way” is vying in the American roots performance category. In the latter, he’s nominated with Glen Campbell, whose long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease ended with his death on Aug. 8, at 81. Campbell received a nod for the autobiographical track “Arkansas Farmboy” from his album “Adios.”

Allman Brothers Band co-founder Gregg Allman, who died May 27 at 69, has nominations in two categories: in American roots song for “My Only True Friend,” which he wrote with Scott Sharrard, and in Americana album for his “Southern Blood” album.

Variety reports:

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has earned a spot in the entertainment industry’s awards season: He was nominated for a Grammy on Tuesday, a first for the 2016 presidential candidate.

Sanders was nominated in the spoken word category for the audio book version of “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In,” along with actor Mark Ruffalo. The book was published just after the presidential election.

They face some major competition: Also nominated in the category were Neil Degrasse Tyson for “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” Bruce Springsteen for “Born to Run,” Shelly Peiken for “Confessions of a Serial Songwriter,” and Carrie Fisher for “The Princess Diarist.”

Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton all have won Grammys in the spoken word category. See the full list of nominees here.

  • FAEN

    I know it’s probably just me but who ARE these people. I don’t know 99% of them.

    • vorpal

      LOL it’s not just you, sweet FAEN.

      • FAEN

        I’m incredibly relieved Sweet V lol.

    • Bambino

      I heard of them and might even listen to their music without knowing who sings what songs.

  • JoeMyGod

    Best New Artist nominees: Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels, SZA

    Never heard of any of them. #eldergay

    • FAEN

      Ok I certainly feel better now.

    • Boreal

      Wow, not even one of those I have ever heard of, ever.

      • Bambino

        These days any new music if I heard of will be through commercials or adopted by movies and tv series.

        • FAEN

          I listen to the 80’s, Alt Nation, First Wave and talk radio on Sirius and that’s it.

          • Boreal

            Most of my streaming is 80s music or 20s music.

          • AmeriCanadian

            What is 20s music? 1920’s?

          • Boreal

            Yes, Jazz, Roaring 20s stuff.

          • PickyPecker

            Have you listened to Dismuke before? Is one of my favorite stations to stream (esp. at work).

            http://early1900s.org/radiodismuke/

          • Boreal

            No. Thank you I just bookmarked it. Right now I am listening 70s music: Genesis, Trick of the Tail.

          • PickyPecker

            Mmmmmm….Peter Gabriel.

          • Boreal

            Yes, no Phil Collins Genesis……ever.

          • PickyPecker

            IKR? sheesh.

          • TheManicMechanic

            Trick of the Tail is post-Gabriel Genesis. It’s also one of my favorite Genesis albums.

          • marshlc

            that’s the album with Supper’s Ready, right? Amazing.

          • Butch

            Radio stations in this area are either country or 80s, although I did discover a group called Theory of a Deadman that is contemporary – new album called Wakeup Call is great.

          • FAEN

            I shall look that up.

          • Butch

            Not as hard rock as TOAD’s previous albums, but very good.

          • FAEN

            Ive been listening to a couple of Icelandic groups lately-Kaleo and Of Monsters And Men.

          • Bambino

            I suppose I can say I’m still in touch with current music via all the singing competition reality shows that I still follow.

          • FAEN

            I don’t watch any of those.

    • netxtown

      “senior citizens wish they were young”
      who stole my red shoes?

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,
        Letters I’ve written, never meaning to send.
        Beauty I’d always missed with these eyes before.
        Just what the truth is, I can’t say anymore.

        • Mihangel apYrs

          but I love you . . .

      • Jwmvh

        Nights in White Satin. I love the Moody Blues. Old gay hippie here.

    • Alessia Cara sang the song for Moana…she’s also got a pretty good single “Here” which is basically every introvert at any party.

    • Blake Mason

      The last time someone mentioned Lil Uzi Vert… I was in the doctors office. He gave me a Rx for Penicillin.

    • Duh-David

      I know who Khalid is because I watched the Children’s Choice Awards. Just to see Miss Ross, of course, but now I know Khalid and Khaled are two different performers.

      • JDS

        I watched the same award show and did not know 80% of the acts.

        • Duh-David

          Same feeling the children had when that grandmother sang and brought her extended family out on stage.

          • JDS

            Yeah, that was a bit much. Plus the youngest granddaughter didn’t have rhythm at all.

          • Duh-David

            But eight-year-old Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick, Rhonda Ross’s son, stole my heart and the show with his moves.

          • JDS

            🙂

    • Publius

      I recently heard the name “Wiz Khalifa.” Apparently it is not, as I thought, a city in Israel, but rather the name of rapper.

    • ChrisInKansas

      I’m 46 now and keeping up with new music is starting to be a chore instead of a joy, but I’ve heard of everyone except Lil Uzi Whatzis, and I can name songs by three of them. That’s not bad, right? :/

      • JCF

        Age 50 really is the dividing line. In my 40s, I was still singing contemporary (pop) hits, and my older friends were all “WTF is that?” [ sometimes “…noise?”] Now I’m 55, and “WTF is that?”

    • Gerry Fisher

      I’m so disconnected to pop music, now (I’m 56). I used to be really, really attuned to it.

    • ikahana

      I had heard of Khalid, but wasn’t really familiar with his music. The others were new to me. Fortunately, I have a way of searching for artists on You Tube and via Google, some special thing someone must have added to my computer. Unfortunately it works and disappointment awaited.

      Khalid is the best of the bunch, easily. He has a “style” that is his. He is very young and the two songs I listened to are aimed at a young teenage audience. But they were pleasant.

      The rest are completely interchangeable with a billion other folks out there, utilizing every gimmick and bit of overproduced least common denominator sound to create music as a commodity. Nothing sounds the slightest bit essential which is my issue with a lot of the popular music (and let me add, there is a TON of really great stuff still being created by new and older artists – it just doesn’t seem to get as much mainstream attention). It seems to be created to sell records and is pieced together with bits and pieces of tried and true formulas. Nothing sounds inspired. Nothing sounds heartfelt. Nothing sounds like someone HAD to create it because of a longing to make art.

      I’m old. But after my experiment listening to this stuff, I feel like I just spent an hour in a dentist office.

    • TheManicMechanic

      I’ll help you shoo the kids from your lawn.

  • Boreal
    • MichaelJ

      I was wondering how long it would take before we get some tired remark about Sanders.

      • Boreal

        Glad you weren’t disappointed.

      • Crazy Diamond

        Nearly 95 percent of Sanders’s supporters lined up behind Hillary in the general, and she still managed to blow it. And her followers still manage to find ways to blame Bernie. Bernie ain’t the one still complaining about the DNC being rigged — it’s folks from the DNC admitting it. Having Trump as president sucks ass — but is almost worth it seeing gay Hill bots have their sense of entitlement destroyed.

        • Blake J Butler

          Donna is that you ? How is uncle ruckus? Ain’t seen you since you had your picture taken at trump tower with uncle ruckus wearing his cowboy hat.

          • Boreal

            You rock, Blake. I just swallowed coffee down into my lungs laughing.

        • Boreal
          • Crazy Diamond

            What a fucking doofus. I’ve made three comments since I created this profile, two of which were trolling right wingers on Breitbart, and your simplistic ass dismisses me as a Trumpanzee. It’s that kind of sandbox thinking that has progressives getting their asses handed to them in politics.

          • Boreal

            Actually troll, the stupid comment was calling us gay hill bots on your first visit trolling here (under your crazy diamond troll moniker). So fuck your smug sanctimonious kuntery, troll and fuck you..

          • Crazy Diamond

            Have you read Joe.My.God comments lately? Filled with gay Hill bots, such as yourself, dickhead.

          • Boreal
          • Crazy Diamond

            Don’t be mad because you’re an idiot who assumes everyone who didn’t suck from Hill’s tit is a trumpanzee.

          • Boreal

            Hahahahaha dumb as shit troll still replies after being blocked. Proof that trumpanzees are all Forrest Trump.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e42ea2fd1cb33f169ef045a55ec596d609fbe5de0dbc96e26325008f990349bb.png

          • Crazy Diamond

            And aren’t you a little old for gifs, or even this whole internet thing? Go be a crusty queen gracefully.

        • MichaelJ

          I agree, except for the last sentence. It is hardly worth it. Destroying the entitlement of the no-one-but-the-party-leadership-appointed-frontrunner Clinton supporters (not all her supporters, but way too many of them) won’t do any good unless they begin to understand why Bernie was so popular, why Clinton ran a poor campaign, and why there is a need for new blood in the Democratic Party. At this point Sanders no longer qualifies as new blood, even though he provided plenty of it during the campaign.

          • Boreal

            You’re an asshole too and blocked.

          • MichaelJ

            Whatever. I am glad most JMG contributors aren’t so insecure about their opinions that they need to call someone they disagree with names and/or block them rather than respond more thoughtfully.

        • Treant

          I’d disagree, but you’re an asshole and I’m in a bad mood. Blocked.

      • unsavedheathen

        That’s why the lead photo attached to this story is of Sanders. Joe stirring the Clintonista turd, yet again.

    • danolgb

      Just more money in the bank account for Jane to hide. Wouldn’t want to ruin that “poorest Senator” brand.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Nothing for the Beatles??

    • netxtown

      I just listened to the back side of abbey road a couple nights ago. it’s still damned good.

      • Ernest Endevor

        Have you seen the new Ron Howard film? They were slightly ahead of me and I’d never got the attraction before. But they really were charming and better musicians than I ever thought. I listened to American music and grew up in a jazz household (don’t get me started). I guess I was aware of their later stuff. Anyhoo, I saw part one but not part two. It’s very well done and worth watching.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Huh. They went all-out on a deluxe 50th-anniversary reissue of “Sgt. Pepper” this year,

      (I thought there was a category for reissues, but apparently there is not).

      Pretty sure it lost 50 years ago, too.

      • Ernest Endevor

        (Kidding) Hugs.

  • Tawreos

    If Bernie doesn’t win are we going to have to endure years of hearing how the process is fixed and he wasn’t given a fair shot?

    • Bambino

      I’m sure his supporters will work in the blame Hillary angle.

      • FAEN

        But of course. But if we criticize Bernie supporters for protest voting were beating a dead horse.

        • Pluto Animus

          Did you say something about beating Bernie supporters?

          I must admit, it sounds tempting….

    • FAEN

      David Perdue Jr will be back with the “Look at what Hillary did to Obama when they were running. You’ve forgotten about that race” line again.

      • Gustav2

        And Nina Turner will be back complaining,

        • Ya’ll hate a strong black woman…

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The Grammaries are rigged!

      No more superproducers!!!

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Wasserman-schultz is one of the judges!

    • For as long as we have to hear “but her emails” and ” but the popular vote.”

    • AndyinChicago

      Will you stop with this? Seriously. I really miss commenting on JoeMyGod, but I check back on the comments about once every week, and it seems like on any thread that includes Bernie, there’s just a bunch of venom and animosity towards Bernie that people feel they need to express. I’m surprised there isn’t more bile towards Ted Kennedy for giving us Ronald in the 1980 election. Bernie didn’t lose the general election; we all did. The candidate we nominated (and I voted for) decided that she didn’t need to visit the Midwest. We ignored signs we were losing in MI and WI (There were many). We didn’t talk about voter suppression nearly enough before the election. Russia meddled with our election. We ignored senate races that we could have won (MO, NC, WI, even FL and AZ) because we fell asleep on the job. I get it; you hate Bernie. Great, you have a scapegoat. I’m proud of you. Now get over it and focus on real issues. If you’re sick of talking about it, stop bringing it up.

      • Tawreos

        I don’t hate Bernie, I voted for him in the primary. It was meant to be a humorous take on all the accusations flying around when he didn’t win the party’s nomination. No offense man, but lighten up OK =)

        • AndyinChicago

          Yeah. That’s probably good advice. I’m just sick of this debate of who is to blame, and it keeps resurfacing while no one seems to admit that there’s enough blame to go around. Was Hillary’s bad campaign at fault for losing the general election? Can we choose such a deeply unpopular candidate? Was her unpopularity unfair? Was it symptomatic of a larger issue? Were some of Bernie’s base only active because of misogyny? Did Bernie do enough to silence his problematic supporters? Did Bernie stay in too long in 2016? Did Hillary stay in too long in 2008? And we lose the nuance that more the money spent by the DSCC in 2016 on different races that we could have should have won. I’m so afraid that we won’t confront these issues in 2018; we need to win in 2018. I don’t think that people are taking that seriously enough; we need to swing a really difficult senate to avoid another Gorsuch; this is unlikely at this point.

          But even as I say that, I get that being dour isn’t helping. I just wish we could go one week on this blog without a “Bernie is completely at blame” or “Hillary is a crook” thread breaking out.

      • Publius

        I’ll often times find myself disagreeing with what most people are saying on a thread. I just ignore it. And you should too.

        But to answer your question — no. Bernie Sanders helped Donald Trump get elected, even if there were other factors that also helped, such as Russian meddling. Bernie Sanders’ and his supporters’ inability to know when to say when hurt the the Democratic Party and hurt the chances of defeating Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders and his supporters will listen to us bitch about it and remind them everyday until Donald Trump is gone.

        • Hillary got Trump elected by running a lousy campaign with no strong message and campaigning in the wrong states. Bernie’s team urged her to go to the Rust Belt states and she ignored them. When will the Dems take ownership of their losses and stop trying to blame everyone else?

          • Publius

            You’re right, there was no united front against Donald Trump. That’s thanks to Bernie Sanders and his supporters. His supporters, just as they are now, have only even been interested in defending the honor of their dear leader, rather than accepting the political reality that compromise and losing gracefully are actually worth something.

          • More Bernie Sanders supporters voted for HRC than HRC voters voted for Obama. That is – way more people who supported HRC in the Obama/Hillary primary voted for Romney. You just want an enemy to blame because you can’t understand how a monster can be in the white house. Sanders is an easy target but he’s not to blame against a “united front” that’s the Dem’s fault for distancing themselves from their base and losing 1100 seats.

          • Publius

            I understand where you’re coming from. I, too, would be hopelessly defensive if I were part of a movement that, along with white supremacists, abusers, and other reactionaries, helped elect Donald Trump.

          • LOL OK. And you wonder why you keep losing…SMDH

          • Do Something Nice

            Yes, it is Sanders supporters who are strident. Or something.

          • Todd Allis

            Hillary Clinton lost graciously to Barack Obama in 2008 and supported him right away. That’s how it’s done.

          • Do Something Nice

            All you wrote is true, but I believe that Comey throttled her, as did rampant sexism in the US. Sanders had nothing to do with her losing.

          • Yeah there were many factors – sexism surely being one of them. Sanders went out of his way to help the campaign after she got the nomination. Neither wanted Trump.

      • Romero

        Right on Andy! I stopped commenting here because I got tired of this kind of bullshit! I’ll read the articles and click links when necessary but I don’t bother with comments here much. Actually, this is the first time I’ve visited joemygod in months. It might be my very last, given the nonsense I see here!

    • PeterC

      What is unbelievable is ;that Bernie was even nominated.

    • JDS

      Yes

  • JoeMyGod

    Album Of The Year nominees:

    “Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino
    4:44 – Jay Z
    DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
    Melodrama – Lorde
    24K Magic – Bruno Mars

  • JoeMyGod

    Record Of The Year nominees:

    “Redbone” – Childish Gambino
    “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
    “The Story of OJ” – Jay Z
    “HUMBLE” – Kendrick Lamar
    “24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

    • Tawreos

      I thought a record was an album

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “Records” and “albums” two different things. In fact, they’re called “albums” because technology was such that for a long time a single disc basically held two or so songs, before the invention of the “long playing” record, and the industry began bundling them in “albums” – bound book-liike things with each disc in its own sleeve.

        But the distinction at Casa Grammy still holds.

  • JoeMyGod

    Song Of The Year nominees:

    Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton for “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber

    Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson for “4:44” by Jay Z

    Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew for “Issues” by Julia Michaels

    Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson for “1-800-273-8255” by Logic ft. Alessica Cara & Khalid

    Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip for “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars

    • netxtown

      hmmmm…Who?…..I may have to skip the show and settle for a night with ABBA….

      • FAEN

        YAAAAS Queen!

  • JoeMyGod

    Record Of The Year goes to the performer, Song Of The Year goes to the songwriters…..

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    The only music I have heard in all these nominations is in the opera section.

    This is a better link for the full list of nominations.

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/grammys/8047027/grammys-2018-complete-nominees-list

  • JoeMyGod

    In 2004 Hillary Clinton was nominated for Best Spoken Word for “Living History”…

    She lost to Al Franken for “Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them”….

  • Jeffrey

    OT but my tree is up because you don’t have to be Christian or even religious to enjoy the holidays. Happy holidays JMG folks! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16a9a568c0123675dc0d3d17812230f1f2db6806556defb49b038ed7598dd0d6.jpg

  • hate the old white Jew. hate Susan. hate me. hate everyone who isn’t a Democrat. enjoy hate.

    meanwhile, i would like to talk about taxing the rich, heavily. ending the MIC. destructing the concept of “race.”

    hate is more exciting, i get it.

    • easygoingmister

      I don’t know what MIC is but I’m all in for taxing the rich heavily, and deconstructing the concept of “race”!

      • Tread

        Military industrial complex.

        • easygoingmister

          DOH!

    • netxtown

      Hate has been – and will always be – the dark side. It is the hideous side of humanity that attempts at every turn to destroy the progress of us – the human species. We cannot let hate win.

    • Tread

      This is a weird statement. Are you doing ok?

  • Max_1
  • Boreal

    Gorillaz, Tony Bennett, Allman Bros and LCD Soundsystem are all ones I know. I don’t feel so old.

  • Tawreos

    So who is nominated for download of the year?

    • Boreal

      Donald Trump for ‘Full Diaper.’

      • FAEN

        Gross lol.

  • Talisman

    I’ll be on the porch yelling at people to get off my lawn. I might even yell at a stray cloud or two….

    • another_steve

      Half my day is spent yelling at the deer. I’m on a large wooded property.

      Don’t you eat that laurel, girlfriend! I’ll alert the hunters and you’ll be dinner tomorrow night!

      • paganguy

        I used to live in a house inside a regional park that was rented out by the Park Service. It wasn’t unusual to see deer wandering through the yard. They were totally brazen. We would stand watching each other in the morning, me with my coffee and them happily munching on the shrubs underneath the window. (I miss it actually.)

        • another_steve

          Oh I know what that’s like.

          Our house sits on a heavily landscaped acre surrounded on all sides by woods. When the house was built (we’re its second owners), there was much less development in the area and much more woods for the deer to find food in.

          Today the area has been developed to the point where there’s much less woods. Consequently, the deer look to residential landscaping to supplement their diets. The prior owners landscaped the property with some of the favorite plant foods of deer: laurel, ivy, azalea, hemlock, etc.

          Our place is one big lunch and dinner buffet for them.

  • Halou

    Shame Donald J. Trump wasn’t nominated for the ‘spoken word’ category.
    I hear he has the ‘best words’.

    • another_steve

      I liked his rap version of “I Grab ‘Em Grab ‘Em Grab ‘Em.”

      I understand Lin-Manuel Miranda is considering creating a Broadway rap musical centered around it, called “Pussies on Parade.”

    • Bambino

      I’m sure he will be tweeting about it. Poor dotard is not getting a good start with his collection of EGOT. I’m sure between sugar daddies of Putin and Koch brothers, they will eventually buy all of them for him.

    • Bluto

      He was nominated & expected to win at least 12 grabby’s but he didn’t want to do an interview.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Bernie’s “Get Off My Lawn” club mix is killa bomb! Great to have sex to also

    • Sure Jan

    • Publius

      “Bolshevik Ballad”

  • safari

    Don’t look at me. I’m voting for Jill Stein.

  • JoeMyGod

    Down thread I claimed to be unfamiliar with all the Best New Artist nominees. Breezing through their work on Spotify just now, I realize that one of them was inescapable at Winter Pride in the Canary Islands two weeks ago. This is the track we heard several times a day at the gay bars. The first time it came on I had to Shazam it because of the crowd’s exuberant reaction.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFiJa85x8KA

    • Boreal

      The boy in the video is cute. Not overly fond of her voice.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Its a trend now for female artists to sound like chipmunks. Grates my nerves

        • Boreal

          Agreed, very annoying.

    • Bambino

      See. Now I heard of the song. Just don’t know who, where and when. LOL!!!

    • JoeMyGod

      On a related note, this gorgeous 2011 track from Italian singer Mario Biondi was probably the song we heard the most in Spain – in the bars, in stores, and in a TV commercial for a French hotel chain. Will always remind me of the trip.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6qzR2aE2n8

  • another_steve

    For us elderqueers, Tony Bennett is one of the last surviving music legends we grew up with.

    When Tony goes, we will assemble at the mountain, have cocktails, hold hands and jump.

  • Tomcat

    I want to nominate Bernie for his version of ruin the election for Hillary.

    • Tomcat

      No one sang it better.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Brother can you spare a Dime?” (Bro-mix)

  • Blake J Butler

    No thanks, his revolution is a pipe dream designed to attract the WWC voters that adore trump, and latte liberals who want purity candidates and throw bitch fits when they don’t get the candidates they want. And he can’t lift a finger to help people win worth shit unless they kiss his ass.

    And if he loses his deluded cult will just assume the Grammys are rigged against him.

    Otherwise I hardly recognize the younger artists here.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Nominations for the dead, the almost dead, and Dandy Yankee. Got it.

  • Bambino

    No Jill Stein? Susan Sarandon will be boycotting the ceremony!

  • If Bernie wins a Grammy, I wonder if the warden will let him keep it in his cell, when he goes to prison for fraud.

  • Go Bernie!!!!!

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Just give everything to Despacito. It’s the only song from this year that anyone will remember 5 years from now. Not that this traumatic year will ever be forgotten, but it won’t be remembered for its music.

  • margaretpoa

    Oh, terrific. If Sanders loses, the voting is “fixed” and if he wins, we’ll hear all about how he obviously would have been elected if we hadn’t stupidly nominated Clinton.

    • HZ81

      And she has a Grammy. That time when she got the most votes she actually got the reward due.

  • Ernest Endevor

    How can you not love that face?

    • yes b’y
      • jmax

        Not enough drool.

      • Ernest Endevor

        Well, sure. I meant Bernie but that works. Mind you, we’re all cute at that age.( I wasn’t. My mother used to pretend she’d found me under a bridge.)

        • yes b’y

          lol

      • Jay George

        ^^^ “Boobies! Thank you Jesus!”

  • Paula

    Its very unsettling to come to JMG and the first thing that I see is my Grouchy Grandpa staring at me.

    • clay

      Yes, but you’d prefer Roy Moore?

      • Paula

        I always chuckle at Roy Moore’s perpetual puzzled, confused, stupid expression.

      • Jay George

        Even though Moore’s beige-ness helps him blend in with the background, it might be time to re-make the Kittens pictures app.

    • Treant

      Yeah, it’s unsettling to me that the grouch, who speaks like he looks, ever had fawning supplicants. But there it is. :-p

  • Blake J Butler
  • CJAS

    Gorillaz “Humanz” is a fun, necessary album–optimism in the face of political disaster.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W44NWYwa1g

    Lana Del Rey “Lust for Life” is Lana Del Rey.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ELqraXx-U

    • FAEN

      I love ‘Feel Good’ and ‘Clint Eastwood’ by the Gorrilaz.

  • HZ81

    I will not be watching as the show is 99.9% unwatchable every year. Plus, I can just wait to see any performers on the youtubes!

  • skyweaver
  • Treant

    I guess this one’s a pass this year. I don’t know, don’t like, or (in one case) abjectly hate the nominees. And the show is pretty boring.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Now Trump will want one.

  • Lawerence Collins

    Congrats Bernie Sanders on your life changing book and Grammy nomination!!!

  • edrex

    o/t but music related and kind of funny (to me). last night i youtubed randy rainbow for husband and played “how do you solve a problem like korea?” it’s obviously a parody of the “sound of music” tune. right? husband asked — “what song is that supposed to be?” me: “duh. ‘how do you solve a problems like maria’.” husband: “ok. what’s that from?” oy. he’s never seen the film or heard the tune. how does that happen to an adult homo?

    • jmax

      My brother’s children all freaked out during Thanksgiving dinner last week when I told them I had never seen “The Sound of Music”. It’s their favorite. I am passingly familiar with most of the songs just from their constant mention of them.

      • edrex

        these human anomalies fascinate me. (like the time a friend told me that he didn’t discover masturbation until he was in his early 20’s (!). Says it never occurred to him.)

        • jmax

          The wife of said brother believes her two brothers have never masturbated because it’s sinful and her brothers are both good Christians. And I am not kidding about that.

  • SoCalVet

    can’t stand an unrepentant berniebro….fooled by the russians and too stupid to know it and too proud to admit it.

    • Crazy Diamond

      Jesus christ. Just cancel the fucking primaries from now on, otherwise the primary loser is ALWAYS responsible for the general election defeat. Never mind that Hillary stayed in longer in ’08 than Bernie stayed in ’16. Never mind that more Bernie supporters voted for Hillary than Hillary supporters voted for Obama. Never mind ANY FUCKING THING that keeps Hill bots from feeling wronged and entitled.

      • WTHella

        I just wanted to let you know that I downvoted your post.

        • Crazy Diamond

          Oh no! I’m mellllllttiinnnnng.

  • boobert

    bernie sanders grammy? I won’t be watching that.

  • JWC

    Please, lets all agree the page has turned on Bernie Sanders “Exit stage left”

    • Crazy Diamond

      According to precedent, he has at least 10 more years and another failed election before he can write about “What Happened,”….then we can ALL agree that it’s time for an exit. A fast and furious exit.

      • JWC

        A legend in his own mind remind you of someone else

        • Crazy Diamond

          Bill Clinton’s wife?

          • JWC

            Ok won’t go there

  • Ninja0980

    If he loses will he whine about rigged voting?

  • Daveed_WOW

    I’m still irritated about last year. They just had to give the Album of the Year to a white girl’s mediocre album (2nd time winner) over a history-making record by a Black American woman.

  • WretchedMouse

    Alessia Cara is great. Discovered her when I wrote a paper on Moana. Although I enjoy Auli’i Cravalho’ s a bit better both great versions. The movie warms my bitter gothic heart. 🙂

    https://youtu.be/ZNra8eK0K6k

  • John P Egan, PhD

    NPR needs better fact checkers. Los Lobos’ remake of “La Bamba” was a Record of the Year nominee in 1988. And Volare won both Record and Song of the Year in 1959 (Italian though, rather than Spanish). Ay rendito !

  • WTHella

    Bernie worshipers will cry about it being rigged if Bernie loses.

  • Chris Gardner

    Despacito has over 4.4 billion views on YouTube. I believe it broke the record for most views ever when it hit something like 2 billion. It should definitely win. Both Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi are so damn hot!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQP7kiw5Fk

  • Danieruw

    Openly gay country songwriter Shane McAnally is up for two Grammys for Country song for co-writing “Body Like a Back Road” (Sam Hunt – he’s cute) and “Drinkin’ Problem” (Midland). McAnally is the number one songwriter in Nashville!