This morning I wrote a huge post about the SDMAs but it went in a direction I didn't want to go so I deleted it. I love the San Diego Music Awards. I've always had a good time at the ceremony. I've voted with the public vote for as long as I can remember and am honored to get to vote with the academy the past couple of years. I wish the Reader would stop publishing the same nonsense from the disgruntled people who are not nominated year after year, but that's Blurt for ya. Does everyone who deserved to get nominated make the cut? Certainly not. But let's get together and celebrate the amazing music we have in this town. I might even wear a party dress tonight!
Mostly I just wanted to say, congratulations to all the nominees and good luck tonight. There are some competitive categories and my love is split many ways. For obvious reasons, I don't share who I voted for but I'll be sitting there with those same knots in my stomach. I am proud of all of my friends who are nominated and I'm proud that so many of my blog contributors are nominated as well (even if they all fell off the posting after their tours.)
Big love to sd:dialed in contributors:
Abraham- Team Abraham - Best Pop
Jake- The Styletones- Best New Artist
Petro- Swim Party- Best Alternative
Josh Damigo- Best Local Recording
#$^%&(@)#%*#^($#@- Drew Andrews- Best Alternative Album/Album of the Year
Matthew- Transfer- Best Rock
Good luck, and see you all in a couple hours!!