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The Music Poll: Sound with an extra helping of fury

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My first Music Poll as music editor taught me a few valuable lessons, among them the encouraging fact that people care about our music scene a lot more than even the biggest die-hard fan would think. I also learned there are a lot of bands out there commanding enough loyalty and numbers to potentially flip any category.

Maybe that's what this is all about: not determining once and for all time who "the best" anything is, but bringing new names, faces, and sounds (some of which were off my music-critic radar) to the fore. I'm grateful to readers for making me aware of some bands and artists I overlooked in the last year.

The poll also showed me that we need even more specific rules next time. The vote-counting process in itself is tedious and it requires extra attention to detail, but when funny/lazy people with nothing to do show up the voting, things can get really bad.

For instance, if you think voting for your favorite artist in every single category helps the person you're voting for, I have news for you — it doesn't. A vote for, say, "Flaco Jiménez" in the Best Indie Rock Band category goes straight to the garbage, as does a vote for the Heroine in the Best Tejano/Conjunto Band/Artist. Don't do it. Caca.

Another thing I could live without: jokers voting in the Best Country/Americana Band/Artist who peck out "United States." Ha ha. You're so clever, Archie Bunker. We get the joke. We'd change the category to Best Americana/Country Band just for you, but I doubt the patriotic bunch overdosing on beef jerky would be able to tell the difference. Same goes for the joker who voted for "Your mom" in every single category. All I can say is: props to your mom. She's da bomb.

I'll leave you musicians with a tip. If you want to learn how to really campaign, ask the DJs. Not only did DJ Tone, DJ Men-Yo, and DJ DJC1 earn tops in their category — they earned more votes than anyone in any category. Needless to say, we'll be watching them.

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