Classical GRAMMY Nominations, a.k.a. Miss Music Nerd’s Christmas List!

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Poring over the list of GRAMMY Nominations in the Classical Category has become a holiday tradition for me ever since I became the Classical Music Blogger for the GRAMMYs back in 2009. It always provides a fascinating cross-section of the … Continue reading

MMN Rewind: Margaret Cho: A Comedian Who’s Serious About Music!


Two years ago, I got a chance to interview comedian Margaret Cho when Cho Dependent, her album of comic songs, was nominated for Best Comedy Album in the 53rd GRAMMYs. This year, she’s nominated again for her stand-up album, Cho … Continue reading

GRAMMY in the Schools Live: MMN talks to Neil Portnow

Juanes & Neil Portnow

Last night, I attended my first official GRAMMY Week event: GRAMMY in the Schools Live! I heard the astonishingly talented student musicians participating in the GRAMMY Foundation’s educational programs, joined by special guest, Latin Pop superstar Juanes. Before the music … Continue reading

GRAMMY Week 2013!!


It’s GRAMMY time again, music nerds! I arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, with an enormous heavy suitcase and 3 or 4 electronic-bloggy-social-media-connectivity devices and their varied and sundry cables, chargers and cases. Ordinarily I try to travel light, … Continue reading

Friday Nerdy Music Links: Mardi Gras, Lent, & Elephants, Yeah!

Happy Friday, music nerds! It’s been a quiet week at Music Nerd Central, as McDoc and I both needed a little R’n’R after our respective travels. There was no gallivanting in the streets for us this Mardi Gras, though we … Continue reading

Friday Nerdy Music Links: What I Really Do!

Happy Friday, music nerds! I’m back in Boston, recovering from a wee bit of jet lag, and gearing up to tackle my annual “I’ll do that after the GRAMMYs” to-do list! As you’ll know if you’ve been anywhere near my … Continue reading