Bon Iver’s four Grammy noms to baffle teens and Rosie O’Donnells nationwide
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What’s more intolerable and unwatchable than the Grammys? The Grammy Nominations Concert Live, that’s what. So if you happened to have something better to do last night than witness Lady Gaga perform a duet with Sugarland (barf), the big semi-local news was that Eau Claire’s own Bon Iver was nominated for four Grammys. Justin Vernon and his merry band of bros will be up for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for “Holocene”(before you ask what the difference between a record and a song is, let us Google that for you), as well as Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. Other nominees in these categories include fellow woodsy folk nymphs like Adele, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Nicki Minaj.
Of course, many are speculating that should Bon Iver win an award, the less-than-household-name band will serve as this year’s Arcade Fire. That indie band netted an Album Of The Year award at the 2011 Grammys, much to the confusion of Twittering teens, Lady Antebellum fans, and bleeding-edge celebs like Rosie O’Donnell and Dog The Bounty Hunter. (O’Donnell tweeted “album of the year? ummm never heard of them ever” following Arcade Fire’s win, while Dog chimed in with “Who the he’ll [sic] is that Fire who?”)
So good luck, Bon Iver. May a “Who is Bon Iver?” Tumblr be erected in your name when the winners are announced Feb. 12, 2012.
UPDATE: Oops, someone already did.