Well if the Grammy nominating committee continues to insist on ignoring me I guess I’m just going to have to invent my own awards. Don’t laugh, I think it’s how the “Golden Globes” and “The People’s Choice” got started.
So the “Eclecties” are a rare honor. So rare that the artists who win them don’t even know they’ve won. How rare is that?
I also figure that anyone can walk off with an award that sits gathering dust on the mantel or in the den. Why not an award that sits out on the lawn and let’s everyone know you’ve been honored while providing a colorful target for dogs and pigeons?
So without delay here are the 2012 Honorees…
Best 2012 Pop Album by A Group Around for More Than 25 Years
That’s Why God Made the Radio – The Beach Boys
Best (Relatively) New Artist
Grace Potter and The Nocturnals
Most Untimely Musical Death in 2012 (Tie)
Davy Jones (2/9) and Adam Yauch (5/4)
Archaeology: Best Work Dug Up, Dusted Off, and Reissued in 2012
Celebration Day – Led Zeppelin
Best Heavy Metal Album of 1972 (Only 40 Years Late)
Machine Head – Deep Purple
Lifetime Achievement Award