brit awards :: the fallout (no pun intended)

the awards were held in london last week.
let's take a look at how DREADFUL my picks were....plus - i'll include my original comments...there are some telling comments in there.

British Male Solo Artist
· James Morrison WINNER
· Jarvis Cocker
· Lemar
· Paolo Nutini
· Thom Yorke
::wonderbug pick to win:: thom yorke >> not because i like him, but because everyone and their brother pees their pants over his insufferable whining.

British Female Solo Artist
· Amy Winehouse WINNER
· Corinne Bailey Rae
· Jamelia
· Lily Allen
· Nerina Pallot
::wonderbug pick to win:: lily allen >> it would be cool if amy winehouse won (i highly recommend her new cd, back to black)....but, this was lily's year.
:: wonderbug after the fact comment :: why didn't i just stick with amy????

British Group
· Arctic Monkeys WINNER
· Kasabian
· Muse
· Razorlight
· Snow Patrol
::wonderbug pick to win:: snow patrol >> i really enjoyed the new razorlight (much more than the first cd) and my love of the monkey's is widely known...but, overall i need to give props to snow patrol. ONE. FINE. CD!
:: wonderbug after the fact comment :: oh geez...why do i say i like someone to win...and, then not pick them?

MasterCard British Album
· Amy Winehouse Back to Black
· Arctic Monkeys Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not WINNER
· Lily Allen Alright, Still
· Muse Black Holes & Revelations
· Snow Patrol Eyes Open
::wonderbug pick to win:: snow patrol >> see above
:: wonderbug after the fact comment :: it was a really good album....grrr

British Single
(Winner chosen by UK Commercial Radio listeners)
· Corinne Bailey Rae "Put your records on"
· The Feeling "Fill my little world"
· James Morrison "You give me something"
· Kooks "She moves in her own way"
· Leona Lewis "A moment like this"
· Lily Allen "Smile"
· Razorlight "America"
· Sandi Thom "I wish I was a punk rocker"
· Snow Patrol "Chasing cars"
· Take That "Patience" WINNER
· Will Young "All time love"
::wonderbug pick to win:: leona lewis >> wow...so many good songs to choose from (much better than the grammy noms in my opinion), but i pick the X-Factor Winner Leona Lewis as the winner (even if her first single was a Kelly Clarkson single 4 years ago....)
:: wonderbug after the fact comment :: i'm actually glad TT won...good for them! ps -i sat on gary barlow's lap once - and stole his cocktail glass...i still have it....true story

British Breakthrough Act
(Winner chosen by Radio 1 listeners)
· Corinne Bailey Rae
· Fratellis WINNER
· James Morrison
· Kooks
· Lily Allen
::wonderbug pick to win:: lily allen >> the fratellis album is SO good...and, the kooks are friggin wicked (one of my fav albums of 2006!) but, i'm still giving this one to lily. i think the night belongs to her and snow patrol....and oasis.
:: wonderbug after the fact comment :: aren't you loving how i keep mentioning how good it would be if a particular artist won....AND THEN THEY END UP WINNING??

British Live Act
(Nominees chosen by a panel of experts in association with The Live Music Forum. Winner chosen by Radio 2 listeners)
· George Michael
· Guillemots
· Kasabian
· Robbie Williams
::wonderbug pick to win:: robbie williams >> there are no other choices. he's got this one locked.
:: wonderbug after the fact comment :: whatever..this one was totally fixed. robbie entered rehab the DAY OF the brits...he should have won.

Outstanding Contribution to music
· Oasis
::wonderbug comment:: weeping from happiness.....
:: wonderbug after the fact comment :: stoopid CBC didn't show the entire performance OR acceptance speech. i had to read about it later. friggin ijits.

and, so...in closing...here's to hoping i clean up at the oscars this sunday. that will be the only chance i have to win the office pool.


i'm a sucker for a catchy tune...don't hate

ok...i've never been open for my love of fall out boy. i've been fighting with myself.
i REALIZE that i am no longer a 14-year old girl swooning after the next cute boy in the band of the moment.
....but, i'm a sucker for a catchy song.

i love songs (regardless of genre) that i can sing along to.
there's nothing better than listening to the iPod on the way home from work and smiling and swaying back and forth to the music in your ear-buds while the guy behind you laughs at you (note: this actually happened to me last week. luckily, the guy was a guy i know from work - so, it wasn't so bad).

back to the point....

i haven't publicized by love of the boy (ie, fall out boy)...but, when i looked at my "most played" songs in iTunes and it showed that i've listened to "Sugar, We're Going Down" 63 times...i couldn't keep the farce going any longer.

then the new album leaked (street date: feb 6th). infinity on high, gawd - even the title is cheezy.

downloaded. listened. loved.

butch walker produced a few tracks - i love it.
babyface (yes, THAT babyface) produced a few tracks - they are actually my favourite on the entire album.

why can't i stop listening to this?
because it's so g'damn catchy!

i wouldn't be caught dead at a show though.
i'd want to punch the little girl in front of me, holding up that "I love Pete!" sign, in the face.

i say all this, but i know that i need not apologize for liking music for 2 reasons:
1. there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure. if you like it and 'they' don't...FUCK EM!
2. everyone knows my love of cheesy pop. it's pretty much what i grew up on on.

:: illegal download :: fall out boy - infinity on high