Okay, so the Silversun Pickups were nominated for a Grammy (in the category of Best New Artist, which ultimately went to the Zac Brown Band) and didn’t win. That kinda sucks, unless you believe in the “Best New Artist Curse,” in which case you may have been rooting against these adorable kids the whole time.
If anything, watching the Pickups attend their first big awards show (see video of their red carpet entrance below) served up a good lesson–albeit a hard lesson–in “winning isn’t everything.”
They were classy, cute and happy to be there. And y’know what? We were proud of ‘em.
It’s awesome to see that a kickass lo-fi rock outfit–that reminds us of the good ol’ Knapsack days and is named after the liquor market down Diana’s block–got recognized at the biggest music awards show in the country, of the year. Sure, we had to sit through Pink’s freaky cirque routine and Beyonce’s Alanis Morisette cover and yet another song montage from the Black Eyed Peas (who knew they had it in ‘em?), but at least it wasn’t all bad.
Sometimes, everybody’s a winner.
Filed under: Alanis Morisette, Awards Shows, Best New Artist, Best New Artist Curse, Beyonce, Grammys 2010, Knapsack, Pink, Silversun Pickups, The Grammys, The Grammys Are A Music Mockery, Winning Isn't Everything, Zac Brown Band
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