It seems as though the 54th Annual Grammy Awards have received more flak from the indie community this year than any other year (in my memory at least). Weren’t we all over “Grenade” by last February? Didn’t Mumford and Sons Sigh No More come out in 2009? Bon Iver for Best New Artist? For Emma, Forever Ago was released in 2008. And if the music community scoffed (mostly) anonymously into the social media ether, Justin Vernon made his reaction public.
From “Take Me Out to The Ball Game,” to “Who Let The Dogs Out” music has always been essential to the team sport experience, and in light of the closing ceremonies of the Olympics and the victories of teams from all around the world it seemed appropriate to end the week of workout playlists with killer jock jams – and some great articles highlighting the (sometimes odd) relationship of music and sports.