So I received an email informing that Scruffy the Yak has been tagged as a contender for the Searchlight Best Music Website in the land. Hadn't heard of the award, and I still don't know a lot about it. What does the winner get? Bragging rights? I'm not sure. But I looked at the "long list" of nominees and the polls, and now I'm even more confused.
Scruffy the Yak is up against artists like Arcade Fire, Tegan and Sara, Matthew Good, Joel Plaskett, Dan Mangan, Shad, Aidan Knight, Plants and Animals, Holy Fuck, Jim Bryson, New Pornographers, Buck 65, professional online magazines like Chartattack and Exclaim!, a radio station, labels or stores like Zunior, Paper Bag, Mint, a couple of folk fests...and I don't see how we all fit under the same category. I won't even get into the idea of awards and competitions, art and commerce here (but Dave Bidini did a superfine good article touching on that subject as per Stompin' Tom Connors here). But letting people know about Canuck sites is okay with me. What the heck, I may have been voted off the best music website island already, I'm not sure when the list is whittled down to 50. But if you want to vote for Scruffy the Yak, go here, have a ball. Here's the long list of nominees, go check a few out.
3 AM Revelations 33 Mag.com A.S.A.P Music Blog Acoustic Roof Aidan Knight AUX tv Awmusic.ca Backstage Rider Beatroute Broken Speaker Buying Shots for Bands Ca Va Cool Calgary Cassette Preservation Society Canada is a Music Mecca CFUV Can Con, The Chartattack Christine McAvoy Photography Blog Chipped Hip Chrome Waves Coke Machine Glow Compact DISCcovery Dan Mangan Music Discorder Earbuds and Ticket Stubs EhBSeasides Eric's Head Exclaim From Blown Speakers Gallery AC Getgrounded.tv Go North to Detroit, South to Windsor Hero Hill Hillside Festival Hollerado Home County Music Festival Holy F*ck I Heart Music Indie Craft Attack Indie Files, The Indie Music Filter Island SoapBox Jim Bryson Joel Plaskett Karkwa Last Gang Records Live Music Project Mabye Smith's Twitter Feed Matthew Good Mechanical Forest Sound New Pornographers Midnight Poutine Mint Records Morning Noon Light Music Nerd Chronicles Music Nova Scotia Mutek My Ottawa Listings Naked Jams Nardwuar Noisography North by East West Painting Over Silence Panic Manual Paper Bag Records PhotogMusic Plants and Animals Polaris Music Prize Punk Radio Cast Punk News.org Punk Ottawa Quick Before It Melts Radio Free Canuckistan Rave.ca Royal City Scene Said the Gramophone Said the Whale Scruffy The Yak Shad Singing Lamb Seripop Skeleton Crew Quarterly Slowcoustic Soundscapes Southern Souls SPUN Sticky Magazine Sucktastic Swim Drink Fish Music Tegan and Sara Thorny Bleeder Records Treepot.tv Turn Up My Photo.ca Underground Arts Railroad Urbnet Vancouver is Awesome - Independent Music Violent Kin Weird Canada Winnie Cooper Winnipeg Folk Fest You Are My Symphonic Zoilus Zunior
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