This Week’s Message

Miss Piggy’s Tips to Live By:Misspiggyglasses

Define your own success.
Treat others as you wanted to be treated.
Bear well the burden of fame.
You can never be too rich or too thin.
Be generous of spirit.
Be humble. There is always the temptation to blow your own horn. Resist this temptation. Have your publicist blow your horn.
Be real.
Know your core values.
Success is believing in yourself, then convincing everyone else that you’re right.

And the Grammy Goes To…..

Have any favorites you are looking forward to hear sing this weekend at the Grammys? grammylogo

Grammy performers

Confirmed to perform are:

  • Billie Joe Armstrong and Miranda Lambert in tribute to Phil Everly
  • Sara Bareilles with 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers (of Chic), Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder and the RAM (Random Access Memories) session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson Jr.
  • Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Blake Shelton
  • Hunter Hayes
  • Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons
  • John Legend
  • Lorde
  • Madonna with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert
  • Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who as members of the Beatles will receive the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Metallica and GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham in a rousing finale
  • Katy Perry
  • Pink and Nate Ruess (of Fun.)
  • Taylor Swift
  • Robin Thicke and GRAMMY-winning group Chicago
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Keith Urban

Dear Miss Know It All

Dear Miss Know It All,MKIA

I may have done something stupid. Need your advice. When my boss travels, I make his hotel reservations. I never book them under his celebrity name. We actually use his birth name. For example: Cary Grant’s real name was Archibald Leech. So if this was for Mr. Grant, I would book it for Mr. Leech. Well, recently we had a really busy week involving sick pets, broken down cars, an some kind of virus on the computers. It was just one of those crazier than normal weeks. For some reason, I booked his recent hotel under his real name. Eek!
Now he is there and people are calling him at the hotel and finding him because of this! I mean, this isn’t Tom Hanks we’re talking about, but still, if I told you his name, he is famous enough, that this shouldn’t happen. I feel like an idiot.  How do I make this error up to him when he returns next week?

Not Thinking

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The Tina and Amy Show

…also known as the Golden Globes will be handed out this Sunday.

Many look at who is nominated and who wins as a precursor to the Academy Award front-runners.

Here’s my take on it”

70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

All I really care about is what Amy and Tina will be doing. Love those gals!

 

The Green Divas

I have mentioned this website before but it’s been a while.

Just a friendly shout out to people who really are trying to soften the carbon GDs_MMG1footprint.

Check out THE GREEN DIVAS here:  CLICK ME!

Grammy Nominations Announced

The Grammy nominations were announced last night.  grammylogo

On CBS on January 26, 2014, only a handful of awards will be given out. In the real Grammy world, there are actually 82 categories. There used to be 105! Check out the full list at grammys.com.

So most of the awards will be given out before the TV lights ever turn on. Still, I have always enjoyed the show (one of the best on TV because of the amazing musicians who perform every year) and because I worked in the industry for a long time.

Here are some of my thoughts and predictions:

1. No Miley Cyrus. What a diss by the academy. She is the hottest singer out there right now.  Surprised also that Ariana Grande didn’t get a nod as she has quite the voice.

2. No nominations for Justin Beiber, One Direction, Demi Levato: not surprised, are you? Not their year…kind of never.

3. Interesting choices to nominate Lorde, Lana Del Rey and Imagine Dragons.

4. NO SURPRISE that Justin T. and Jay Z have a pack of noms, as well as Taylor Swift (the hit maker) and Robin Thicke.

5. God bless the academy for nominating Dionne Warwick’s album for Pop Traditional. She is in her 50th year in the business.

6. Have I been in a cave? I had no idea David Bowie came to with a new album? Lots of noms and I haven’t a clue about this record.

7. Fantasia still dominates in her categories. Amazing. I have a love/hate relationship with her voice.

8. Macklemore should run away with the RAP categories unless the academy goes all Jay Z on us.

 

 Hard to predict winners but here goes:

ALBUM OF YEAR: should be Swift’s RED – she sold a billion records people. OK maybe not that many, but still!

SONG OF THE YEAR: Katy Perry’s ROAR ……but if Macklemore makes a sweep it could be his night in a lot of categories.

RECORD OF THE YEAR: I love this category this year: Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons, Thicke, Bruno Mars, and a surprising  nod to Lorde. My guess is Thicke but I would love to see Imagine Dragons or Daft Punk win. They are in other categories too so the academy may spread the wealth.

NEW ARTIST: Ed Sheeran  (unless Macklemore has a sweep)

Lee Brice HAS to win for best country song with “I Drive Your Truck”!

 

That’s it for now.

Thoughts?