BPR’s 2014 Grammy Awards Post-Mortem
Monday, January 27, 2014 via WGBH Boston Public Radio
The 56th Grammy Awards went down Sunday as nearly 30 million people looked on. Hip hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won for Best Rap Album and Best New Artist. Lorde broke through with her song “Royals.” And enigmatic French electro group Daft Punk took home serious hardware with wins for both Album and Record of the Year.
Boston Public Radio guest host Edgar B. Herwick III assembled a roundtable to look at all of Sunday night’s developments, from great performances to celebrity cameos and obvious Grammy oversights. Edgar’s guests were Berklee College’s Rob Hochschild, WCRB’s Brian McCreath, and Northeastern Professor of Music Emmett Price. All offered favorite 2014 Grammy moments.
- Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons performed “good kid, m.A.A.d. city” and “Radioactive” Sunday night. “Radioactive” won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance.
- Daft Punk, “Get Lucky,” from the album “Random Access Memories.” “Get Lucky” won Best Record of the Year, and “Random Access Memories” was voted Album of the Year. Daft Punk teamed up with co-writer Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder for a Grammy show rendition of “Get Lucky.”
- Snarky Puppy, “Something,” from the album “Family Dinner Volume One.” Snarky Puppy won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance.
- Lorde, “Royals,” from the EP “The Love Club EP.” Lorde won for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year for “Royals.”
- Gregory Porter, “Liquid Spirit,” from the album of the same name. Gregory Porter won for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
BPR: Politics, Michael Sam, All Revved Up, Napping At Work, Sci-Fi Film Fest
Monday, February 10, 2014 via WGBH Boston Public Radio
- The Reverends Irene Monroe and Emmett Price joined Jim and Margery for Open Mic. The two talked about gun buyback in Boston, the expulsion of Carlos Henriquez, and Jerry Seinfeld’s lack of diversity on his new web series.