As we reported earlier, the 2012 Grammy nominations are in, and four of those nods belong to the man behind Bon Iver Justin Vernon.
Interestingly enough, New York Times writer Jon Caramanica has spoken to Justin about the Grammys earlier this year, just after Arcade Fire had taken home the trophy for Album of the Year. While he had great things to say about Arcade Fire, his views on the award show was less positive:
"I kinda felt like going up there and being like: 'Everyone should go
home, this is ridiculous. You should not be doing this. We should not be
gathering in a big room and looking at each other and pretending that
this is important,'" he told Caramanica.
"I don’t think Arcade Fire was compromised, but 98 percent of the people in that room, their art is compromised by the fact that they’re thinking that, and that they’re hoping to get that award. And who is that award given by? It’s like they think it’s literally handed down by the musical-history gods."
In response to the recently-posted interview excerpt, Vernon tweeted: "well, thanks to @joncaramanica … :) Everyone now knows how I felt back last February about the grammies. Room to grow, but I agree mostly"