Dec 15, 2006

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Imogen Heap - Just For Now [live performance] (2006)

Did you hear that indie darling and I'm Just Sayin Is All... favourite Imogen Heap is nominated for two 2007 Grammy awards? For best NEW artist? Sheesh Grammys, where have you been? And what hapened to your watery mainstream taste? Imogen will have to get infintely more annoying by February to even have a chance to compete with James Blunt and Carrie Underwood. Does this open the door for electonic-looped opera vocalist Amy X to infiltrate the mainstream music scene???

In Urbana news: I'm Just Sayin Is All...'s effervescently analytical Audio Research Associate, Mike, attended the Phosphorescent show yesterday at the Canopy Club and has this to report:

"Being (probably) your only reader in the Urbana area, I felt obligated to attend the Phosphorescent show... and comment. Less than a week after Joanna I've been trypsinized and resuspended in fresh media of tasty Americana. Phenotypic markers of differentiation include an unshaven face, a few pints of PBR and maybe the odor of the pig farm. I can't really tell anymore. Unlike the union and my favorite coffee shop, the crowd at the Canopy Club was far from confluent. Being exam week, fellow students failed to aliquot enough live music into their lives. Dropping the metaphor, local band Tractor Kings played a great set and brought in a fine group of fans. Half of them stuck around to see Phosphorescent. A shame, because they were also a great show. The band was much better than their Myspace downloads will have you believe. Worth a see if they ever make it Up North, hey."

Imogen Heap - Just for Now (sendspace mp3)

The Tractor Kinds - Side by Side (sendspace mp3)


At Friday, December 15, 2006, Anonymous bethie said...

yeah, the calendar year for the grammy's runs from about Oct. 2005 to Sept. 2006 (or something like this). So, by the time the grammy's are televised, they are, at times, more than a year-and-a-half behind, giving awards to incredibly old albums.

At Friday, December 15, 2006, Anonymous bethie said...

Ok, I tried to leave this comment ealiers:

The grammy calendar year runs from about Sept/Oct. 2005 to Sept 2006. So by the time the grammy's are televised, they can be, at times, more than a year-and-a-half behind in music, making them award incredibly old albums. I think they need to revise their calendars, so they look a little better when they nominate an old artist as someone "new."

hopefully, you won't get any hate mail!

At Friday, December 15, 2006, Blogger Kyle said...

BTW: Beth wrote an article bashing the Grammys for the local paper last year and got a piece of hate mail from John Billings, the man who physically makes the Grammy statues.

At Friday, December 15, 2006, Blogger Mike said...

I have to apologize - I just learned all this new lab-specific vocabulary.

At Friday, December 15, 2006, Blogger Jenny said...

Can I get a cool blogging corespondent title, because it'd make me feel pretty damn cool?

At Saturday, December 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say that I don't find Imogen Heap to be very far from the mainstream. To my ear, Bjork + Dido = Imogen. And she's definitely much less puzzling than Bjork, who gets nominated for Grammy's (Grammys? Grammies?) all the time. Not that that even means anything anyways.

*By the way, "puzzling" is meant to be a complimentary adjective.


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