I won’t fool ya – I don’t know what I’ll be blogging about, but I’ll do it from the press media room at Staples, starting around probably 3 p.m. PST. I’ve done this a couple of times before and I amused myself because Pollstar is, well, anything but a magazine about recorded music. We report on the people behind the scenes. In fact, in the past when I was at the Grammys, while everyone was watching the Jennifer Hudson tribute to Whitney Houston, I was visiting with Arny Granat from Jam Productions.
So maybe this blog will be more interesting to those in the industry. I’ll be dropping names whether I see people there or not. I’ll also spoil the announcements for those waiting for the West Coast feed. Which leads to the question: Why don’t the Grammys air live in all North American time zones? You know, like the Academy Awards?
Also, it’s not certain if I will be able to pull this off. The media room did not have WiFi the last time I covered the Grammys. Media outlets like The New York Times had all kinds of awesome equipment to send their information from their laptops to their media hubs. I, on the other hand, was working off of what I could afford at Best Buy, which was a little Asus laptop, and I sent updates via two tin cans and kite string.
I expect Brian Hill from booking agency Paradigm (Eli Young Band, etc.) to be following this blog. I figure one person is good enough.