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Gabbing About The Grammy’s

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LL Cool Grammys

The Grammy’s are coming up, our favorite opportunity to feel out of touch with the zeitgeist/more in touch with what’s cool than our parents. LL Cool J’s hosting this year, which pretty much sums up the Grammy’s: maybe great in the past, now just a CBS procedural star in a bad hat. Who will win a shiny thing? Let’s see:

Record Of The Year

  • “Lonely Boy” – The Black Keys
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson
  • “We Are Young” – Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
  • “Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • “Thinkin Bout You” – Frank Ocean
  • “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift

Funny how Frank Ocean made it into the mainstream here. I don’t mean the sexuality thing, though I guess that’s notable, but a guy who got his start with Odd Future is now a Grammy performer. Also a famous person. I wonder how he thinks of Tyler et. al., if he still finds the rape jokes funny or if he’s too Jay-Z for that now.

I’ll admit I was kind of meh about Nostalgia, Ultra, when it first came, and deleted it from my iTunes fairly quickly. As such, it took me a while to get around to Channel Orange, but it should win a whole bunch of awards.

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February 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Control Your Own Destiny By Filling Out A March Madness Bracket

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The world is changing. Cats and dogs are living together, totalitariansim is no longer a safe political doctrine and now the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship has a field of 68 teams instead of 65. This is what Tahrir Square must have felt like.

In offices and dorm rooms across the country, people are filling out March Madness brackets (above, and you can see a bigger one here) and throwing ten dollars into a pool to try and get rich. Luckily for you, Those Hovercrafts is full of experts on college basketball. Here are some rules to live by:

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March 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

My Uninformed Predictions For The Grammys

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The Grammy Awards are this weekend. Are you stoked? There will be red carpets and performances and, most likely, under-dressed rappers. Unfortunately, the best album of the last fourteen months (five years?) was released slightly too late to make the cut for this year’s awards, so Kanye West will not be honored this weekend. He’s not even scheduled to perform, which was a major mistake on the part of everyone who produces the Grammys. But some other pop stars who you may have already forgotten about/are tired of are nominated. Many of them aren’t that good. Here are my thoughts:
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February 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Predictions For The Oscars, Based On The Few Movies I Saw

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The list of Oscar nominations came out today, so I thought I’d take a look and clue you all in on my version of the game that we play, wherein we pick the movie/person that should win and then compare it to who probably will win, proving that our taste is better than the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. I didn’t see all of the nominated movies but I saw many of their trailers, so I feel adequately qualified to weigh in.

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January 25, 2011 at 1:22 pm