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Thursday, February 02, 2012


We’ve been very remiss in keeping up with our blog for the past couple of months, but the fourth quarter of the year is our most hectic. Our last post was in late October, right before the holiday rush hit and kept us hopping into January. Our last post was also about listening to music being offered as Grammy possibilities. What I didn’t mention was that our own children’s CD “GulfAlive” - the one written, performed and produced by my partner, Sid Berger, and I - was one of many in the mix of music up for consideration.

It didn’t seem worth mentioning. We certainly had no expectations…whatsoever. The Grammy’s is a competition voted on by industry professionals, so the better connected you are, the better chance you have. We are as unconnected as it gets.

But on November 30, right after the Grammy nomination show was broadcast on TV, the full list of nominees was published online. And there it was, “GulfAlive, by The Banana Plant.” We didn’t believe it was real until we started receiving follow-up correspondence from NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences), the organization behind the Grammy’s.

So, we are one of five nominees in the Best Children’s Album category, picked out of more than 120 entries. We’re heading to L.A. to attend all the festivities and ceremonies with plans to embrace the experience to the max. And since getting nominated was far beyond our wildest dreams, we will enjoy every aspect of this honor. It would be nice to win (long, long, long shot!), but we’re sufficiently overjoyed to be nominees. For those of us who revel in the creative process, it’s nice to get a pat on the head for it.

Chief Imagination Officer

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