Looking Back On A Week When We Survived The Grammys, The Flu, And Other Plagues

Jess Harvell | February 15, 2008 6:00 am

• Maura slogged through Grammys once again without losing her mind! Third time’s the charm! • She even managed to stay sane enough to offer some helpful tips for next year’s broadcast. • Meanwhile, Herbie Hancock ran away with Album Of The Year and everyone went batshit. • Maura smacked down Aerosmith’s choices when it comes to Guitar Hero. • The ongoing saga of Lennon Murphy’s attempt to trademark her first name drew a visit from “Yoko Ono” herself. • Kate pitched in from Spain while Jess was sick and wanted to know if anything could redeem “Kokomo.” • Could one American Idol hopeful’s exit be the first step on the road to Best New Music? • Kanye’s incomplete new video brought out the amateur screenwriter in us. • Attn. Grammy producers: When Aretha is displeased, we’re all displeased. • If we’re ever reduced to publishing a crypto-ironic article about “music snobs” then you have permission to euthanize the patient. • “Stone Temple Pilots Bring The 90s Back”…hey, some of us never left. • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones: skanking into an arena parking lot near you. (If you live in or around New Jersey.) • We picked what should be on your playlist when you’re squeezing that bun out of the oven. • And another trip into the emo fan fiction underground sparked some… spirited debate.