Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 Grammys Fashion

Anna Kendrick

Taylor Swift

Paris Hilton

Alicia Keys

Katy Perry


Rita Ora

Miranda Lambert


Kacey Musgraves

Sara Bareilles

Chrissy Teigen

Ariana Grande


Sunday, January 26, 2014

2014 Grammy Winners

List of the 56th Annual Grammy Winners
Taylor Swift Performing At the Grammys

Best new age album: “Love’s River,” Laura Sullivan

Best improvised jazz solo: “Orbits,” Wayne Shorter

Best jazz vocal album: “Liquid Spirit,” Gregory Porter

Best jazz instrumental album: “Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue,” Terri Lyne Carrington

Best large jazz ensemble album: “Night In Calisia,” Randy Brecker, Włodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic

Best gospel/contemporary christian music performance: “Break Every Chain [Live],” Tasha Cobbs

Best gospel song: “If He Did It Before . . . Same God [Live],” Tye Tribbett

Best contemporary christian music song: “Overcomer,” David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)

Best gospel album: “Greater Than [Live],” Tye Tribbett

Best contemporary christian music album: “Overcomer,” Mandisa

Best latin pop album: “Vida,” Draco Rosa

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Best latin rock, urban or alternative album: “Treinta Días,” La Santa Cecilia

Best regional mexican music album (including tejano): “A Mi Manera,” Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

Best tropical latin album: “Pacific Mambo Orchestra,” Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Best reggae album: “Ziggy Marley In Concert,” Ziggy Marley

Best world music album: “Savor Flamenco,” Gipsy Kings and “Live: Singing For Peace Around The World,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Best children’s album: “Throw a Penny In The Wishing Well,” Jennifer Gasoi

Best spoken word album (includes poetry, audio books & storytelling): “America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t,” Stephen Colbert

Best instrumental composition: “Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra,” Clare Fischer, composer

Best instrumental arrangement: “On Green Dolphin Street,” Gordon Goodwin, arranger

Best instrumental arrangement accompanying vocalist(s): “Swing Low,” Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)

Best recording package: “Long Night Moon,” Sarah Dodds and Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)

Best boxed or special limited edition package: “Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition),” Simon Earith and James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)

Best album notes: “Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded),” Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

BK: “Charlie Is My Darling — Ireland 1965” and “The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums”

Best engineered album, non-classical: “Random Access Memories,” Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta and Daniel Lerner, engineers; Antoine “Chab” Chabert, Bob Ludwig, mastering engineers (Daft Punk)

Best remixed recording, non-classical: “Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix),” Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)

Best surround sound album:”Live Kisses,” Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)

Best engineered album, classical: “Winter Morning Walks,” David Frost, Brian Losch and Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

Producer of the year, classical: David Frost

Best orchestral performance: “Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4,” Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Best opera recording: “Adès: The Tempest,” Thomas Adès, conductor; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna and Alan Oke; Jay David Saks, producer

Best choral performance: “Pärt: Adam’s Lament,” Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor

Best chamber music/small ensemble performance: “Roomful Of Teeth,” Brad Wells and Roomful Of Teeth

Best classical instrumental solo: “Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist and String Orchestra,” featuring Evelyn Glennie and the Albany Symphony Orchestra

Best classical vocal solo: “Winter Morning Walks,” Dawn Upshaw

Best classical compendium: “Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik,” Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

Best contemporary classical composition: “Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks,” Maria Schneider, composer

Best comedy album: “Calm Down Gurrl,” Kathy Griffin

Best musical theater album: “Kinky Boots”

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: “Sound City: Real To Reel”

Best score soundtrack for visual media: “Skyfall,” Thomas Newman, composer

Best song written for visual media: “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Best dance recording: “Clarity,” Zedd Featuring Foxes

Best dance/electronica album: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk

Best R&B performance: “Something,” Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best traditional r&b performance: “Please Come Home,” Gary Clark Jr.

Best R&B song: “Pusher Love Girl,” James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake

Best urban contemporary album: “Unapologetic,” Rihanna

Best R&B album: “Girl On Fire,” Alicia Keys

Best rap performance:“Thrift Shop,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

Best rap song: “Thrift Shop” Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis

Best rap album: “The Heist,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Best rock performance: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons

Best metal performance: “God Is Dead?,” Black Sabbath

Best rock album: “Celebration Day,” Led Zeppelin

Best alternative music album: “Modern Vampires Of The City,” Vampire Weekend

Best country solo performance: “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker

Best country duo/group performance: “From This Valley,” the Civil Wars

Best country song: “Merry Go 'Round,” Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne

Best american roots song: “Love Has Come For You,” Edie Brickell and Steve Martin

Best americana album: “Old Yellow Moon,” Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Best bluegrass album: “The Streets Of Baltimore,” Del McCoury Band

Best blues album: “Get Up!,” Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite

Best folk album: “My Favorite Picture Of You,” Guy Clark

Best regional roots music album: “Dockside Sessions,” Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams

Best music video: “Suit and Tie,” Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z

Best music film: “Live Kisses,” Paul McCartney

Best new artist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Best rock song: “Cut me some slack” Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear

Best pop solo performance: “Royals” Lorde

Best rap/sung collaboration: “Holy Grail” Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake

Best pop vocal album: “Unorthodox Jukebox” Bruno Mars

Best country album: “Same Trailer Different Park” Kacey Musgraves

Song of the year: “Royals” Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor (Lorde)

Record of the Year: “Get Lucky” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers

Album of the Year "Random Access Memories" Daft Punk


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Abe's 56th Annual Grammy Predictions

56th Annual Grammy Predictions
My Picks in bold italics

Record of the year
Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Radioactive — Imagine Dragons
Royals — Lorde
Locked Out Of Heaven — Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell


Album of the Year
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
Just Give Me A Reason — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
Locked Out Of Heaven — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Roar — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
Royals — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
Same Love —- Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)

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Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Kacey Musgraves

Best Pop Solo Performance
Brave —- Sara Bareilles
Royals — Lorde
When I Was Your Man — Bruno Mars
Roar —- Katy Perry
Mirrors —- Justin Timberlake

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Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Get Lucky — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Just Give Me A Reason — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
Stay — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell
Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Steppin' Out — Herb Alpert
The Beat —- Boney James
Handpicked — Earl Klugh
Summer Horns — Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot
Hacienda — Jeff Lorber Fusion

Best Pop Vocal Album
Paradise — Lana Del Rey
Pure Heroine — Lorde
Unorthodox Jukebox — Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke
The 20/20 Experience — The Complete Experience — Justin Timberlake

Dance/Electronica Field
Best Dance Recording
Need U (100%) — Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK
Sweet Nothing — Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch
Atmosphere — Kaskade
This Is What It Feels Like — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
Clarity — Zedd Featuring Foxes

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map of the Sun — Pretty Lights

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Viva Duets — Tony Bennett & Various Artists
To Be Loved — Michael Bublé
The Standards — Gloria Estefan
Cee Lo's Magic Moment — Cee Lo Green
Now — Dionne Warwick

Best Rock Performance
Always Alright — Alabama Shakes
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) — David Bowie
Radioactive — Imagine Dragons
Kashmir — Led Zeppelin
My God Is the Sun — Queens Of The Stone Age
I'm Shakin' — Jack White

Best Metal Performance
T.N.T. — Anthrax
God Is Dead? — Black Sabbath
The Enemy Inside — Dream Theater
In Due Time — Killswitch Engage
Room 24 — Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

Best Rock Song
Ain't Messin 'Round — Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
Cut Me Some Slack — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
Doom And Gloom — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (the Rolling Stones)
God Is Dead? — Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)
Panic Station — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

Best Rock Album
13 — Black Sabbath
The Next Day — David Bowie
Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon
Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin
...Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case
Trouble Will Find Me — The National
Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails
Lonerism — Tame Impala
Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance
Love And War — Tamar Braxton
Best Of Me — Anthony Hamilton
Nakamarra — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
How Many Drinks? — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Something — Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr.
Get It Right — Fantasia
Quiet Fire — Maysa
Hey Laura — Gregory Porter
Yesterday — Ryan Shaw

Best R&B Song
Best Of Me - Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
Love And War - Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
Only One - PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
Pusher Love Girl - James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
Without Me - Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Love And War - Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You - Fantasia
One: In The Chamber - Salaam Remi
Unapologetic - Rihanna
New York: A Love Story - Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album
R&B Divas - Faith Evans
Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
Love In The Future - John Legend
Better - Chrisette Michele
Three Kings - TGT

Best Rap Performance
Started From The Bottom - Drake
Berzerk - Eminem
Tom Ford - Jay Z
Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar
Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Power Trip - J. Cole Featuring Miguel
Part II (On The Run) - Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
Holy Grail - Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Now Or Never - Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
Remember You - Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Song
...Problems - Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Holy Grail - Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)
New Slaves - Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)
Started From The Bottom - W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)
Thrift Shop - Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

Best Rap Album
Nothing Was The Same - Drake
Magna Carta...Holy Grail - Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar
The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus - Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance
I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice
I Want Crazy - Hunter Hayes
Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Mine Would Be You - Blake Shelton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
From This Valley - The Civil Wars
Don't Rush - Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
Your Side Of The Bed - Little Big Town
Highway Don't Care - Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
You Can't Make Old Friends - Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

Best Country Song
Begin Again - Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
I Drive Your Truck - Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
Mama's Broken Heart - Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Merry Go 'Round - Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
Mine Would Be You - Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

Best Country Album
Night Train - Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom - Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves
Based On A True Story - Blake Shelton
Red - Taylor Swift

Best New Age Album
Lux - Brian Eno
Illumination - Peter Kater
Final Call - Kitaro
Awakening The Fire - R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
Love's River - Laura Sullivan

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Don't Run - Terence Blanchard, soloist
Song For Maura - Paquito D'Rivera, soloist
Song Without Words #4: Duet - Fred Hersch, soloist
Stadium Jazz - Donny McCaslin, soloist
Orbits - Wayne Shorter, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The World According To Andy Bey - Andy Bey
Attachments - Lorraine Feather
Liquid Spirit - Gregory Porter
WomanChild - Cécile McLorin Salvant
After Blue - Tierney Sutton

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Guided Tour - The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue - Terri Lyne Carrington
Life Forum - Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away - Kenny Garrett
Out Here - Christian McBride Trio

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Brooklyn Babylon - Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Night In Calisia - Randy Brecker, W¿odek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
Wild Beauty - Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano
March Sublime - Alan Ferber
Intrada - Dave Slonaker Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album
La Noche Más Larga - Buika
Song For Maura - Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente
Yo - Roberto Fonseca
Egg¿n - Omar Sosa
Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin - Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Break Every Chain [Live] - Tasha Cobbs
Hurricane - Natalie Grant
Lord, I Need You - Matt Maher
Overcomer - Mandisa
If He Did It Before... Same God [Live] - Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel Song
Have Your Way - Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)
If He Did It Before... Same God [Live] - Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
If I Believe - Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
A Little More Jesus - Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)
Still - Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Hurricane - Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)
Love Take Me Over - Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman)
Overcomer - David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
Speak Life - Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) - Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)

Best Gospel Album
Grace [Live] - Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 [Live] - Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet - Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser [Live] - William Murphy
Greater Than [Live] - Tye Tribbett

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
We Won't Be Shaken - Building 429
All The People Said Amen [Live] - Matt Maher
Overcomer - Mandisa
Your Grace Finds Me (Live) - Matt Redman
Burning Lights - Chris Tomlin

Best Latin Pop Album
Faith, Hope Y Amor - Frankie J
Viajero Frecuente - Ricardo Montaner
Vida - Draco Rosa
Syntek - Aleks Syntek
12 Historias - Tommy Torres

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco - Café Tacvba
Ojo Por Ojo - El Tri
Chances - Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas
Treinta Días - La Santa Cecilia
Repeat After Me - Los Amigos Invisibles

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
El Free - Banda Los Recoditos
En Peligro De Extinción - Intocable
A Mi Manera - Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
Romeo Y Su Nieta - Paquita La Del Barrio
13 Celebrando El 13 - Joan Sebastian

Best Tropical Latin Album
3.0 - Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar - Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra - Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants - Various Artists
Corazón Profundo - Carlos Vives
American Roots Music Field

Best American Roots Song
Build Me Up From Bones - Sarah Jarosz
Invisible - Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses)
Keep Your Dirty Lights On - Tim O'Brien And Darrell Scott
Love Has Come For You - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed - Allen Toussaint

Best Americana Album
Old Yellow Moon - Emmylou Harris &; Rodney Crowell
Love Has Come For You - Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim - Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
One True Vine - Mavis Staples
Songbook - Allen Toussaint

Best Bluegrass Album
It's Just A Road - The Boxcars
Brothers Of The Highway - Dailey & Vincent
This World Oft Can Be - Della Mae
Three Chords And The Truth - James King
The Streets Of Baltimore - Del McCoury Band

Best Blues Album
Remembering Little Walter - Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia  James Harman
Cotton Mouth Man - James Cotton
Get Up! - Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
Seesaw - Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
Down In Louisiana - Bobby Rush

Best Folk Album
My Favorite Picture Of You - Guy Clark
Sweetheart Of The Sun - The Greencards
Build Me Up From Bones - Sarah Jarosz
The Ash & Clay - The Milk Carton Kids
They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration - (Various Artists)

Best Regional Roots Music Album
The Life & Times Of...The Hot 8 Brass Band - Hot 8 Brass Band
Hula Ku'i - Kahulanui
Le Fou - Zachary Richard
Dockside Sessions - Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs - Joe Tohonnie Jr.

Best Reggae Album
One Love, One Life - Beres Hammond
Ziggy Marley In Concert - Ziggy Marley
The Messiah - Sizzla
Reggae Connection - Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters
Reincarnated - Snoop Lion

World Music Field
Best World Music Album
Savor Flamenco - Gipsy Kings
No Place For My Dream - Femi Kuti
Live: Singing For Peace Around The World - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The Living Room Sessions Part 2 - Ravi Shankar

Best Children's Album
Blue Clouds - Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
The Mighty Sky - Beth Nielsen Chapman
Recess - Justin Roberts
Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The World's Bravest Kids - Alastair Moock & Friends
Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well - Jennifer Gasoi

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't - Stephen Colbert
Carrie And Me - Carol Burnett
Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls - David Sedaris
Still Foolin' 'Em - Billy Crystal
The Storm King - Pete Seeger

Best Comedy Album
Calm Down Gurrl - Kathy Griffin
I'm Here To Help - Craig Ferguson
A Little Unprofessional - Ron White
Live - Tig Notaro
That's What I'm Talkin' About - Bob Saget

Best Musical Theater Album
Kinky Boots - Billy Porter & Stark Sands, principal soloists; Sammy James Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers; Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Stark Sands, Billy Porter & Others)
Matilda: The Musical - Bertie Carvel, Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, Miley Shapiro & Lauren Ward, principal soloists; Michael Croiter, Van Dean & Chris Nightingale, producers; Tim Minchin, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)
Motown The Musical - Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia Lakae, principal soloists; Frank Filipetti & Ethan Popp, producers (Robert Bateman, Al Cleveland, Georgia Dobbins, Lamont Dozier, Wiliam Garrett, Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy, Freddie Gorman, Cornelius Grant, Brian Holland, Ivy Jo Hunter, Michael Lovesmith, Alphonzo Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, William Stevenson, Norman Whitfield & Stevie Wonder, composers; Nickolas Ashford, Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy, Lula Mae Hardaway, Edward Holland Jr., Michael Lovesmith, Deke Richards, William Robinson, Barrett Strong, Ronald White, Stevie Wonder & Syreeta Wright, lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast With Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae, Charl Brown, Bryan Terrell Clark, & Others)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Django Unchained - (Various Artists)
The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition) - (Various Artists)
Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition) - (Various Artists)
Muscle Shoals - (Various Artists)
Sound City: Real To Reel - Dave Grohl & Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Argo - Alexandre Desplat, composer
The Great Gatsby - Craig Armstrong, composer
Life Of Pi - Mychael Danna, composer
Lincoln - John Williams, composer
Skyfall - Thomas Newman, composer
Zero Dark Thirty - Alexandre Desplat, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Atlas - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
Silver Lining - Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J)
Skyfall - Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
We Both Know - Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
You've Got Time - Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor)

Best Instrumental Composition
Bound Away - Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
California Pictures For String Quartet - Gordon Goodwin, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
Koko On The Boulevard - Scott Healy, composer (Scott Healy Ensemble)
Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra - Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)
String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three Parts - Vince Mendoza, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Invitation - Kim Richmond, arranger (The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra)
On Green Dolphin Street - Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
Side Hikes - A Ridge Away - Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
Skylark - Nan Schwartz, arranger (Amy Dickson)
Wild Beauty - Gil Goldstein, arranger (Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
La Vida Nos Espera - Nan Schwartz, arranger (Gian Marco)
Let's Fall In Love - Chris Walden, arranger (Calabria Foti Featuring Seth MacFarlane)
The Moon's A Harsh Mistress - John Hollenbeck, arranger (John Hollenbeck)
Swing Low - Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
What A Wonderful World - Shelly Berg, arranger (Gloria Estefan)

Best Recording Package
Automatic Music Can Be Fun - Mike Brown, Zac Decamp, Brian Grunert & Annie Stoll, art directors (Geneseo)
Long Night Moon - Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
Magna Carta...Holy Grail - Brian Roettinger, art director (Jay Z)
Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture) - Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat & David Turner, art directors (Metallica)
The Next Day - Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
The Brussels Affair - Charles Dooher & Scott Sandler, art directors (The Rolling Stones)
How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set) - Mayer Hawthorne, art director (Mayer Hawthorne)
The Road To Red Rocks (Special Edition) - Ross Stirling, art director (Mumford & Sons)
The Smith Tapes - Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)
Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) - Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)

Best Album Notes
Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded) - Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
Call It Art 1964-1965 - Ben Young, album notes writer (New York Art Quartet)
Electric Music For The Mind & Body - Alec Palao, album notes writer (Country Joe & The Fish)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps - Jonathan Cott, album notes writer (Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic)
360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story - Sean Wilentz, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936 - Nathan Salsburg, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical Album
Call It Art 1964-1965 - Joe Lizzi & Ben Young, compilation producers; Steve Fallone, Joe Lizzi & Ben Young, mastering engineers (New York Art Quartet)
Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965 - Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (The Rolling Stones)
The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums - Leo Sacks, compilation producer; Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff & Mark Wilder, mastering engineers (Bill Withers)
Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980–1980 - Patrick Feaster & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Deluxe Edition) - Philip Siney, compilation producer; Ben Turner, mastering engineer (Sir Georg Solti)

Production, Non-Classical Field
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Annie Up - Chuck Ainlay, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Pistol Annies)
The Blue Room - Helik Hadar & Leslie Ann Jones, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Madeleine Peyroux)
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here - Paul Figueroa &; Randy Staub, engineers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (Alice In Chains)
...Like Clockwork - Joe Barresi & Mark Rankin, engineers; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Queens Of The Stone Age)
The Moorings - Trina Shoemaker, engineer; Eric Conn, mastering engineer (Andrew Duhon)
Random Access Memories - Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Daft Punk)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Days Turn Into Nights (Andy Caldwell Remix) - Andy Caldwell, remixer (Delerium Featuring Michael Logen)
If I Lose Myself (Alesso Vs. OneRepublic) - Alesso, remixer (OneRepublic)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix) - Ned Shepard & Sultan, remixers (Bruno Mars)
One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix) - Rupert Parkes, remixer (Bob Marley And The Wailers)
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) - Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)

Best Surround Sound Album
Live Kisses - Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)
Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Deluxe Edition) - Les Claypool & Jason Mills, surround mix engineers; Stephen Marcussen, surround mastering engineer; Les Claypool & Jeff Fura, surround producers (Primus)
Signature Sound Opus One - Leslie Ann Jones, surround mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, surround mastering engineer; Herbert Waltl, surround producer (Various Artists)
Sixteen Sunsets - Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
Sprung Rhythm - Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer (Richard Scerbo & Inscape)

Production, Classical Field
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Hymn To The Virgin - Morten Lindberg, engineer (Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl & Schola Cantorum)
La Voie Triomphale - Morten Lindberg, engineer (Ole Kristian Ruud & Staff Band Of The Norwegian Armed Forces)
Roomful Of Teeth - Mark Donahue & Jesse Lewis, engineers (Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)
Vinci: Artaserse - Hans-Martin Renz, Wolfgang Rixius & Ulrich Ruscher, engineers (Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Daniel Behle, Franco Fagioli, Valer Barna-Sabadus, Yuriy Mynenko & Concerto Köln)
Winter Morning Walks - David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Manfred Eicher
David Frost
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
James Mallinson
Jay David Saks

Best Orchestral Performance
Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 1 - Neeme Järvi, conductor (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
Lutos¿awski: Symphony No. 1 - Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva - Claudio Abbado, conductor (Orchestra Mozart)
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 - Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps - Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)

Best Opera Recording
Adès: The Tempest - Thomas Adès, conductor; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke; Luisa Bricetti & Victoria Warivonchick, producers (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia - Oliver Knussen, conductor; Ian Bostridge, Peter Coleman-Wright, Susan Gritton & Angelika Kirchschlager; John Fraser, producer (Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble)
Kleiberg: David &; Bathsheba - Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor; Anna Einarsson & Johannes Weisser; Morten Lindberg, producer (Trondheim Symphony Orchestra; Trondheim Symphony Orchestra Vocal Ensemble)
Vinci: Artaserse - Diego Fasolis, conductor; Valer Barna-Sabadus, Daniel Behle, Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli & Philippe Jaroussky; Ulrich Ruscher, producer (Concerto Köln; Coro Della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano)
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen - Christian Thielemann, conductor; Katarina Dalayman, Albert Dohmen, Stephen Gould, Eric Halfvarson & Linda Watson; Othmar Eichinger, producer (Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper; Chor Der Wiener Staatsoper)

Best Choral Performance
Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts - Colin Davis, conductor (Barry Banks; London Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir & London Symphony Chorus)
Palestrina: Volume 3 - Harry Christophers, conductor (The Sixteen)
Parry: Works For Chorus & Orchestra - Neeme Järvi, conductor; Adrian Partington, chorus master (Amanda Roocroft; BBC National Orchestra Of Wales; BBC National Chorus Of Wales)
Pärt: Adam's Lament - Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
Whitbourn: Annelies - James Jordan, conductor (Ariana Zukerman; The Lincoln Trio; Westminster Williamson Voices)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas - Leonidas Kavakos & Enrico Pace
Cage: The 10,000 Things - Vicki Ray, William Winant, Aron Kallay & Tom Peters
Duo - Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta
Roomful Of Teeth - Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
Times Go By Turns - New York Polyphony

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti - Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Peter Eötvös, conductor (Ensemble Modern & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra - Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)
The Edge Of Light - Gloria Cheng (Calder Quartet)
Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Yefim Bronfman; Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)
Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx - Leila Josefowicz; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960 - Maria João Pires

Best Classical Vocal Solo
Drama Queens - Joyce DiDonato (Alan Curtis; Il Complesso Barocco)
Mission - Cecilia Bartoli (Diego Fasolis; Philippe Jaroussky; I Barocchisti)
Schubert: Winterreise - Christoph Prégardien (Michael Gees)
Wagner - Jonas Kaufmann (Donald Runnicles; Markus Brück; Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin; Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin)
Winter Morning Walks - Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium
Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik - Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Holmboe: Concertos - Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor; Preben Iwan, producer
Tabakova: String Paths - Maxim Rysanov; Manfred Eicher, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Lindberg, Magnus: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Magnus Lindberg, composer (Yefim Bronfman, Alan Gilbert & New York Philharmonic)
Pärt, Arvo: Adam's Lament - Arvo Pärt, composer (Tõnu Kaljuste, Latvian Radio Choir, Vox Clamantis & Sinfonietta Riga)
Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Violin Concerto - Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer (Leila Josefowicz, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks - Maria Schneider, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian Chamber Orchestra)
Shaw, Caroline: Partita For 8 Voices - Caroline Shaw, composer (Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)

Best Music Video
Safe And Sound - Capital Cities | Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film - Jay Z | Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter &Aristides McGarry, video producers
Can't Hold Us - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton | Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers
Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z | David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer
I'm Shakin' - Jack White | Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer

Best Music Film
Live 2012 - Coldplay | Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer
¡Cuatro! - Green Day | Tim Wheeler, video director; Tim Lynch, video producer
I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone: The Making Of Get Up! - Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite | Danny Clinch, video director; Ben Harper, video producer
Live Kisses - Paul McCartney | Jonas Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers
The Road To Red Rocks - Mumford & Sons | Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott, video directors; Dan Bowen, video producer


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Abe's NFL Conference Championship Prediction

New England Patriots 25
Denver Broncos 42

San Francisco 49ers 28 
Seattle Seahawks 17 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

2014 Golden Globes Winners

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Host

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner: Jacqueline Bisset for "Dancing on the Edge"

Jonah Hill and Margo Robbie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner: Behind the Candelabra

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner: Elisabeth Moss for "Top of the Lake"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Winner: Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad"

Best Television Series - Drama
Winner: "Breaking Bad"

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner: All Is Lost - Alex Ebert

Winner: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) - Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., Brian Burton("Ordinary Love")

Amber Heard

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner: Jon Voight for "Ray Donovan"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner: Amy Adams for American Hustle

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Winner: Robin Wright for "House of Cards"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner: Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner: Her - Spike Jonze

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Winner: Andy Samberg for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

Best Foreign Language Film
Winner: The Great Beauty

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner: Michael Douglas for Behind the Candelabra

Best Animated Film
Winner: Frozen

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Winner: Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation"

Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner: Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Winner: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner: American Hustle

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner: Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner: Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner: 12 Years a Slave