Grammys Should Turn Up the Volume
Oscars get much more attention
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2009 11:10 AM CST

(Newser) – Academy Award nominations are all over the news, but people seem to have forgotten about the Grammys. “I didn't even know the Grammys still existed,” writes Dan Abramson on the Huffington Post, but “not only do the Grammy Awards still exist, they might even be coming up.” He can name the date, host, and nominees for the Oscars, “but the Grammys? I think they're in February.” (For the record, Feb. 8.)

What happened to the days when Abramson, and the rest of us, looked forward to the Grammys as a ceremony “really awarding the best of the best”? “Maybe the Internet has ruined the communal experience of music,” he speculates, or maybe music just “isn't as good these days.” Whatever the reason, these days even a huge fan like Abramson just isn’t as “excited, or even interested.”