Media Morsels 2.17.12

  • Grammy Wrap Up
    As expected, The Book of Mormon took home the prize for Best Musical Theater Album. (Watch Trey Parker, Bobby Lopez and Stephen Oremus's acceptance speech on Broadway.com.) The Boss performed a rousing rendition of the lead single "We Take Care of Our Own" from his forthcoming album, Wrecking Ball. The Foo Fighters performed twice (!!!), and then Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl joined Sir Paul McCartney on stage for a rock and roll jam session to finish the broadcast. But my favorite part was Dave Grohl's speech upon accepting one of the five Grammys he and the Foos won:

    "The human element of making music is what's most important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that's the most important thing for people to do. It's not about being perfect; it's not about sounding absolutely correct; it's not about what goes in a computer. It's about what goes on in here (points to heart) and it's about what goes on in here (points to head). Thank you. Long live rock and roll."

    Amen, Dave! Grohl later expounded on his comments via Rolling Stone and Facebook. (See the full list of nominees and winners on grammy.com.)

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
    Benjamin Walker, the sexypants POTUS from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, remains presidential in his new titular role, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter:

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