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Monday, February 13, 2012


I had a hard time getting moving this morning, and by 10 o’clock I started to get a headache.  Who can I blame for this headache and general feeling of malaise?  Let’s see, Luke has had a cold since just before the weekend, and Sue picked up a prescription for antibiotics for a sinus infection.  Maybe I am just tired from staying up late to watch the Grammy awards.

We missed the first half of the Grammys and based on some of the comments on Facebook, it may have been a wash, with some good and some not so good performances.  I heard Bruno Mars was very good, and I can tell you that Katy Perry was not as good as I expected.  Adele, was as good or even better than I expected, and WTF was Nicki Minaj thinking or doing ?  Foo Fighters and Deadmau5 brought me back from the dead, and Sir Paul McCartney along with guitar legends rocked the ending.

So what I missed was the announcement of the awards from the pre-telecast celebration.  My new favorite artist this year did not win best new artist.  Skrillex, actually Sonny John Moore is not quite mainstream, and he dares to be different in a very cool way.  3 Grammy Awards...not too shabby for a weird 24 year old.

The award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical went to Skrillex for his remix of "Cinema," and on the carpet, he wanted to thank the song's original artists. "As far as accepting on behalf of the first one, the remix with Benny Benassi and Gary Go, I always thought it was a beautiful song," he said. "It was an honor to remix it. Benny Benassi is a legend, and Gary Go is so talented and has a beautiful voice."

Skrillex's two other awards from the pre-telecast ceremony came from Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites. (The album won Best Dance/Electronica Album and the title track won Best Dance Recording.) For Skrillex, the awards were just another indication of how far he's come in such a short time. "It was awesome too because that was my first real coming out and release, my official release," he said. "A year and a half ago, I was homeless. I'm not saying it's about money or anything like that. It's just crazy how quick things happen. They're happening right now. I fly to Europe tomorrow morning. It's just like bam-bam-bam."

This day in history “On this day in 1633, Italian philosopher, astronomer and mathematician Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to face charges of heresy for advocating Copernican theory, which holds that the Earth revolves around the Sun. Galileo officially faced the Roman Inquisition in April of that same year and agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence.”

Today, Galileo is recognized for making important contributions to the study of motion and astronomy. His work influenced later scientists such as the English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton, who developed the law of universal gravitation. In 1992, the Vatican formally acknowledged its mistake in condemning Galileo.”

The earth revolves around the sun…unthinkable.

Mayan calendar, dating system of the ancient Mayan civilization and the basis for all other calendars used by Mesoamerican civilizations. The calendar was based on a ritual cycle of 260 named days and a year of 365 days. Taken together, they form a longer cycle of 18,980 days, or 52 years of 365 days, called a “Calendar Round.”

 Is it unthinkable that they knew something in ancient times that rings true today.

Photo of the day “Skrillex”

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