Live-blogging The Grammys pre-show

Sunday February 12, 2012 3:58 PM By Glenn Gamboa

Welcome to a somber Grammy night. We'll be live-blogging the pre-telecast awards, the red carpet arrivals and, of course, the big show, starting at 4 p.m. and going until it wraps up around midnight.
Here we go:
4:06 pm -- MC Lyte rocks the party that rocks the party, with Dave Koz, as the pre-telecast hosts.
4:08 pm -- Koz: "We would both like to acknowledge the great legacy of Whitney Houston."
4:24 pm -- Paul McCartney's "Band on the Run" wins best historical album
4:29 pm -- Skrillex wins best remix Grammy for "Cinema," sees it as important moment for electronic dance music.
4:45 pm -- Kirk Franklin takes the early lead landing two Grammys -- for best gospel song and best gospel album.
5:16 pm -- "All about Bullies... Big and Small," a compilation that includes a song from Wantagh's Marla Lewis, wins best children's album Grammy.
5:22 pm -- Skrillex wins second Grammy, for best dance recording for "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites." He gets third Grammy for best dance album. "I can't take this anymore," he said. "This is the most surreal day of my life."

 

Lynne Heffley of the LA Times has this to say about I Love to Talk to Plants:

A delight from singer/songwriter Marla Lewis, who brings enormous warmth and creativity to memorable songs that are as varied as the story of real-life 1931 baseball "strike-out queen" Jackie Mitchell and a life-celebrating, affectionate conversation with dandelions and morning glories. By turns humorous and soulful, Lewis sings about messy rooms, weird dreams and making a difference in the world. Her tribute to late Cuban salsa legend Celia Cruz ("Whenever Celia Sings") and "Sambas Swaying in the Trees," are, quite simply, musical gold

Seal of Approval Winner, Holiday '07
"This audio CD sneaked up on our testers. Plum Juice Records is not exactly a well-known, music publishing powerhouse, but don't let that fool you. This is a very well produced children's CD featuring truly good vocals to go along with a really nice assortment of tunes and styles. This is not your standard musical kids fare, the influences and rhythms span the cultural globe from Brazilian, African and Cuban sounds, to big band, classical and country music. The song "Mighty Jackie (The Strikeout Queen)" is sure to be a breakout hit in your car!"