looking at the grammy noms:
Bowie, Gabriel, Springsteen up for best male rock. nice. I wish gabriel would win, but it probably won't happen, i hear springsteen probably will get it.
also, a local issaquah musical duo, Tingstad and Rumbel, got nominated for best new age album. i wouldn't say they're really new age, but then, i don't know where else to put them. they are fairly good though...i saw them live during hs and heard at least one quite good album a few years ago...can't remember the title though. anyhow, good luck to them.
also, john mayer got nominated for best new artist(i think that was the category he was in), and had a song in some category, "Your Body is a Wonderland" from Room for Squares. Good luck to him as well. : )