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Fri Dec 22, 2017, 12:06 AM

Earlier today I voted for Bernie!

Not sure if this was already mentioned here, but Bernie is up for a Grammy in the Spoken Word category.

Actually, it's Bernie along with Mark Ruffalo, for Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.

Today was the last day to vote for the 60th Grammy Awards, which will happen on January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

As a Grammy voter, it was my great pleasure to vote for Bernie, even if it was just for a Grammy and not for President.

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Reply Earlier today I voted for Bernie! (Original post)
GReedDiamond Dec 2017 OP
Marie Marie Dec 2017 #1
GReedDiamond Dec 2017 #2
dae Dec 2017 #3
GReedDiamond Dec 2017 #4
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2017 #5
Jim Lane Dec 2017 #6
GReedDiamond Dec 2017 #7
Jim Lane Dec 2017 #8
GReedDiamond Dec 2017 #9
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 2017 #10

Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 12:19 AM

1. Good on you and I hope he wins.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 12:21 AM

2. Thanks. Me too...obviously!

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 12:30 AM

3. Two thumbs up! 👍🏼👍🏼

Thank you!

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Response to dae (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 12:40 AM

4. Thank YOU, and btw...

...I most definitely do rock (and alternative/psychedelic/punk), in the literal sense, since 1978.

One thing that disappointed me about the 60th Grammy Awards is that, in all of the major top level categories, there is not ONE SINGLE rock-based artist nominated.

Those categories would be: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best New Artist, etc - basically the stuff they show on the live TV broadcast.

I cannot remember that happening ever before in 25 years as a NARAS mamber. SAD!

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 01:41 AM

5. Very cool!

Thanks so much for your vote and for letting us know! Here's hoping he wins!

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 11:30 PM

6. Who's the competition? (n/t)

 

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 11:41 PM

7. Neil Degrasse Tyson: Astrophysics For People In A Hurry...

Bruce Springsteen
Born To Run

Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter
Shelly Peiken

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders)
Bernie Sanders And Mark Ruffalo

The Princess Diarist
Carrie Fisher

[link: https://www.grammy.com/grammys/awards/60th-annual-grammy-awards]

You have to scroll quite a way down the page to get to the Spoken Word category.

If Bernie wasn't nominated, I probably would have gone with Neil Degrasse Tyson, or maybe Springsteen.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 23, 2017, 12:07 AM

8. I've listened to other audiobooks by Tyson and Fisher

 

Not those nominated this year -- but the Sanders/Ruffalo collaboration may face some pretty stiff competition.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 23, 2017, 12:32 AM

9. Yes, all the nominees in the category have a shot at the Grammy...

...I have noticed that past winners going back to 2003 included:

2003 - Al Franken, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

2004 - Bill Clinton, My Life

2005 & 2007 - Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father & The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream

2006 & 2015 - Jimmy Carter, Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis & A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

2008 - Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth

2010 - Jon Stewart, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)

2013 - Stephen Colbert, America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't

So, 9 of the last 13 years, liberal, politically oriented works won. The Recording Academy leans pretty left.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Original post)

Sat Dec 23, 2017, 04:49 AM

10. Thanks... a vote for Bernie is ALWAYS the wise choice.

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