Greetings from Laurel Canyon!
I’m confused? When I started putting together this Idelic Hour playlist I was under the impression that this was “granny week” in LA? I thought what a cool fucking idea—a playlist of songs dedicated to none other than my “momma’s momma!” Grandma, a classic Idelic Hour muse it shall be.
Now, days later I realize it is sadly not Granny but Grammy fever we’re experiencing here in LA. Of course I will go to a party or two, schmooze around, pat backs, congratulate, complain and console with industry types. After all, I can “get my Grammy on.” For a couple of years I was even on the selection committee. Hell, I’ve even been nominated for one!
“…and the winner is—NOT ME! Ha ha, what a rush!
My take on 2012 is that you gotta take the good and the lame and roll it into one cool life. The sad fact is that the Grammys, like most of the major label establishment, try hard to be cool but fall embarrassingly short. In the end The Grammy show makes the Academy Awards show and those film yuppies look cooler than us music headz, when in truth they are NOT. Shame really.
All said, this week rock ‘n roll dreams will come true. I saw a screening of a very cool film last night called Re:Generation. Check for it here. Let’s twist, shake, and re-generate! Why not let “rock granny roll” here on the Idelic Hour.
Fuck it, my grandma kicks ass on the Grammys!