2/11/2008

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

We missed the telecast. We completely forgot. Seriously.

But we heard that the great Herbie Hancock's album of Joni Mitchell covers, River: The Joni Letters, won Album of the Year. And that it was the first time in 43 years that a jazz album had been awarded this distinction. (Wow, something good actually got a Grammy. Saints be praised, Mary Margaret.)

Oh, and Obama beat Clinton: the senator from Illinois won over both ex-presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter in the Best Spoken Word Album category for the audio version of his book The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream.

Here's a wrap-up by Billboard, and Stereogum has video.

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