This morning I opened my email to find a note from my friend James LaRosa, congratulating me on my Grammy nomination. I had no idea what he was talking about.

But I went to the Grammy site, and lo and behold, there’s my name. Apparently the announcements were this morning in New York.

The nomination is for “Wonka’s Welcome Song,” the annoying (yet catchy) jingle that the puppets sing at the factory gates. I share lyric credit with Danny Elfman, who also sang it.

There’s other news on other fronts, but nothing trumps unexpected kudos, so I’ll save that for later.