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Nominees for the Good MTV Award Show… October 5, 2009

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MTVU is basically MTV’s cool, non-douchebag little brother that’s programed on almost every college campus. Their annual Woodie Awards highlight up and coming artists in the college music scene. Previous winners included Motion City Soundtrack, Paramore, Gnarles Barkley, mewithoutyou and Death Cab for Cutie. For this years nominees, besides the frat boy potential one hit wonder (Asher Roth), its a fantastic list. Here are the nominees:

Woodie Of The Year

Asher Roth

Kings of Leon

Drake

MGMT

Silversun Pickups

Nerdy Heartbeat’s Pick: MGMT

Best Video Woodie

Matt and Kim – Lessons Learned

The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother

Death Cab for Cutie – Grapevine Fires

Anjulie – Boom

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll

Kid Cudi – Day N’ Nite

Nerdy Heartbeat’s Pick: Matt and Kim – Lessons Learned

Breaking Woodie

Grizzly Bear

Never Shout Never

Wale

La Roux

Friendly Fires

Passion Pit

Nerdy Heartbeat’s Pick: Passion Pit

Left Field Woodie

Amanda Blank

Janelle Monae

Major Lazer

Jay Reatard

Tech N9ne

Nerdy Hearbeat’s Pick: Amanda Blank

Perfoming Woodie

Green Day

Pheonix

3OH!3

Animal Collective

P.O.S.

Nerdy Hearbeat’s Pick: 3OH!3

Good Woodie

John Legend – Show Me Campaign

Wyclef Jean – Yéle Haiti

Kenna – PlayPumps

Jamie Tworkowski – To Write Love On Her Arms

Ra Ra Riot – John Ryan Pike Memorial Foundation

Alica Keys – Keep a Child Alive

Nerdy Heartbeat’s Pick: Jamie Tworkowski – To Write Love On Her Arms

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I Had A Migrane During the VMAs September 14, 2009

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Best Video of the Year OF ALL TIME

Beyoncé — “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”

Best Male Video

T.I. (featuring Rihanna) — “Live Your Life”

Best Female Video

Taylor Swift — “You Belong with Me BEYONCE HAD ONE OF THE BEST VIDEOS OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!

Best New Artist

Lady Gaga — “Poker Face”

Best Pop Video

Britney Spears – Womanizer

Best Rock Video

Green Day – 21 Guns

Best Hip-Hop Video

Eminem – We Made You

Breakthrough Video (Aka the award that helped me believe MTV still has some credibility as a medium)

Matt and Kim – Lessons Learned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Kanye, this is one of the best videos of all time)

The rest of the night had plenty of highlights including Kanye/T Swift Drama, T Swift singing in the only subway in New York without creepy homeless people, an insane amount of New Moon promotions, Green Day trying to convince people they’re still punk rock, Gabe Saporta and Pete Wentz being rad dudes and of course Lady Gaga making me and everyone else uncomfortably aroused. Below you is the greatest performance in human history. I wish this was sarcasm.




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Don’t Believe The Hype: Potentially Bad New Movie Releases Soundtrack With the Worst Artists Imaginable June 17, 2009

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Okay, so Michael Bay movies are usually pretty bad but they are almost always accompanied with great songs. For example, first Transformers: Bad. Goo Goo Dolls song that went with it: Pretty darn good. Pearl Harbor: Horrible. Faith Hill song that went with it: Amazing. But now I guess Michael Bay decided that the licensed music in his films should be as bad as the movies themselves. I guess in theory it makes sense but Nickelback? Linkin Park? HOOBASTANK? This is just embarrassing. To be fair there are a few good artists on here, but that doesn’t nearly repent it for all the misses. And the misses are pretty darn bad. Here’s the setlist:

1. Linkin Park — “New Divide”
2. Green Day — “21 Guns”
3. Cavo — “Let It Go”
4. Taking Back Sunday — “Capital M-E” (New TBS album is fail)
5. The Fray — “Never Say Never”
6. Nickelback — “Burn It To The Ground”
7. The Used — “Burning Down The House”
8. Theory Of A Deadman — “Not Meant To Be”
9. The All-American Rejects — “Real World”
10. Hoobastank — “Don’t Think I Love You”
11. Staind — “This Is It”
12. Avenged Sevenfold — “Almost Easy”

13. Cheap Trick — “Transformers™ The Fallen Remix”

I really don’t get how they can put so much bad artists on one album. Even the worst movies out there have killer soundtracks (heck Twilight had Muse, Iron & Wine, The Black Ghosts, Mutemath and Paramore). In the previous movie there was little to no robots kicking butt, now if the new one does have fighting robots, they’ll be fighting to Nickelback and Avenged Sevenfold…

I can’t win can I?

…On the plus side, a cover of the Transformers theme done by Cheap Trick sounds pretty sweet.