Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Grammy Week, 2010

I'm sitting at my window on the eighth floor of the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. This is my second year to actually attend the Grammy telecast. I showed up well before the weekend in order to participate in many of the parties and tributes that take place before the big day of the show--which is Sunday. Tomorrow, I'll get a chance to have breakfast with Glenn Lorbecki, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of NARAS. He and I never seem to spend enough time together at these events, but tomorrow may change that. One of the more unusual things that I will do this week is to follow up on potential music business opportunities that may arise as our country's Foriegn Policy changes. Similar opportunities may take me to Dubai in May! It feels weird--and somehow right, all at the same time--to be swimming in international waters this year.

While I'm here, I'm shopping for a record deal for one client, and looking for publishing for another. The way that is done is to hang out in the Biltmore Lobby/Bar. Tough work, but somebody has to do it. I may have the opportunity to see a rehearsal of the Grammy telecast. THAT would be quite cool! I might learn something that we could use in Live From SugarHill.

Finally, Steve Christensen's record for Steve Earl is up for a Grammy in the Best Contemporary Folk category. My cousin, Charles Workman, sang tenor in an opera recording that is nominated as well. I have a lot if cheering to do this year. Oh yeah, Beyonce' is nominated for, I think, 10 awards! Crazy!


Blogger sarah amelang said...

Aaaahhhh yay! Have SO much fun! And while you're swimming oceans... come visit me!!

Say hi to Beyonc� for me. ;) much love!

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