Sunday, May 02, 2021

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Friday was #NationalShelterPetDay (Taken 5.1.21)

 It was kinda nice to feel a little bit of winter for a day, though I was optimistic it would help extinguish the fire on the edge of Anza-Borrego, which I guess they're calling the 
Southern Fire, though it's still only 25% contained at the moment. 

I didn't really do jack shit today because I ended up bingeing a show on Hulu all night. It's not really worth mentioning unless you love Gen Z dramas, in which case "Good Trouble" may be the show for you. I'm gonna keep it short today because there's literally nothing going on around here. San Diego Music Awards announced nominees, so I've included the full list at the end of this post. This year they changed up categories since their weren't any live performances, so I'm not sure which ones will be open to public voting and which will be open only to San Diego Music Academy members, but I'm sure we'll know soon enough. 

Perhaps there will be more excitement over the next couple weeks as our vaccination numbers are looking great and your favorite music venues continue to roll out show dates. There are definitely some exciting ones to come. Stay safe out there. 

San Diego Music Awards 2021 Nominees:

Best Folk/Acoustic Song

Julia Sage - Midnight Songs in the Time of Corona Vol. 1
Kevin Begin & Tori Roze – All You’ve Known
Lee Coulter – Look Away
Lindsay White – Everything but Loving You
Pip Lewis – People Like You
Sutton James – The World Just Shut Down
These White Pigeons – Dangerisky

Best Jazz Album

Charles McPherson - Jazz Dance Suites
Christopher Hollyday - Dialogue
Ed Kornhauser - The Short Years
Jacquou Jazz - Pop Songs Avec la Touche Manouche
Patrick Yandall - Rouge River
Steph Johnson – So In Love
The Ghost Jazz Trio - Invisible Time

Best Blues Album

Casey Hensley - Good As Gone
Chickenbone Slim – Sleeper
Manzanita Blues - To Day 
Piatt Pund – Pund
S.Mathias & The Honeycombs - Nothin’ But The Blues
Wayne Riker - Blues Lightning
Whitney Shay - Stand Up!

Best Americana, Blues or Jazz Song

Amanda Cogan – Heart Pocket
Cindy Lee Berryhill – Woke Up From a Dream
Coral Bells – Not Today
Dead Broken Down - In The Dirt
Rosa’s Cantina – Kitchen Creek Road
Shane Hall – Under My Voodoo
Shay Skylar – Wherever You Are

Best Americana or Country Album

Atom Orr - As If Tomorrow
Claire Walding - Encanto
Coral Bells – Treehouse Tapes
Dave Preston – Lost & Found EP
Enter the Blue Sky – Wanderlust
Trouble in the Wind – Weird Living
Zach Phillips - The Wine of Youth

Best Hip Hop song

Blv3D – Feel Nice
Cory Blaze – Tonight
Crhymes - Tha Outro / Beat Boxin' (feat. Foxx & Harry Webb)
Élan Soreal  – Move With Me
K-Rock Tha Fantom (feat. Def Shon) – Pillow Talk
Keymon – Y’all Madd
Sloat Dixon - Sloat Style

Best Hip Hop or Rap Album

Black Hesher – Saints and Sirens
Bloodstone the Street Preacher – The Chosen One
General Jihad and Prime Minister PNutz – s/t
iD the Poet – Work Epic 3
PCH & Evolve One – Without Beginning
The Toven – Bigger Vibes
Vokab Kompany – Small Viktories

Best Pop Song

Astra Kelly - In This Life
Chandler Bay - Don't Fall Asleep
Maria San Roman - Paradise
Marie Haddad – Atlantis II
Sammy Bel Mar - Confession
The Verigolds - Julia
TonjaJae - Leave the House

Best Pop Album

Audrey Callahan - The Magic of Christmas EP
Chuck Charles - Hiya
Gregory Page - One Hell of a Memory
Surrija – s/t
Lauren Leigh – Flare
Love Angeles - The Scenic Route To Mars
The Naked I - They Got Thomas!
Best Rock Song

Cold Craft – Pain for Pleasure
Fuzz Huzzi – Let This Go
Justin Linn – Demons
Nada Robot – Got It Good
Sean Witkin – Shapeshifter
Suede Radio – The Premonition
Wicked Kin – A Rolling Stone

Best Rock Album

16 – Dream Squasher
Electric Mud – Communication
King Gorm – s/t
Nights Like Thieves – The Forgotten
Sometimes Julie – Where Are You?
The Montell Jordans – Mud Flaps
The Rough – Clean Cut!

Best Indie/Alternative song

Ariel Levine – In This War Or The Next
Beta 7 – Charlie
Cambrian Shores - Coming Home
Hocus – Damage With Care
King Whisker – Television
Rorre – Anxiety Magnet
The Frets - Daisy

Best Indie/Alternative Album

Aviator Stash – Psiyh
Be Mine Phantom Valentine – End State
Blacks Beach Boys – s/t
Miss New Buddha – The Situation is Excellent
Nowhereland – Raw Honey
The Havnauts – Real Good Now
The Kabbs – s/t

Best World Music Album

Crucial Blend - No Bad Daze
Hemisphere – American Dreams
Maka Roots - Roots Tonic
Marujah - Only The Dead
New Leaf - Feels Like...
Spy Kids - Covert Action
Tribal Theory – Hell of a Night

Best R&B, Funk or Soul Album

Ambassadors of Soul - Socially Distant
Angela Leonard Band - ALB
Brisa Lauren - In Her Stillness...
Chauncey Maynor - It's A Vibe
Kahlil Nash – Transcendence
Le Blu – Find My Way
Wise Monkey Orchestra - Blink Of An Eye

Best Local Recording 

Charles Burton Blues Band - Live at Mojo Blues Bar
Fast Heart Mart – Corona Coaster Blues
Maria Antoinette – All My Strings
Michael Tiernan – Trading Cards for the Faithful
Skler Lutes - Rewind
The Tourmaliners - Surfin' Christmas Carols
Tim Norton – Live Volume 1

Album of the Year

Alfred Howard – Writes Vol.1
Aviator Stash – PSIYH
Casey Hensley – Good As Gone
Ed Kornhauser - The Short Years
Electric Mud – Communication
Gregory Page - One Hell of a Memory
Whitney Shay – Stand Up!

Song of the Year

Aviator Stash – Hype
Gregory Page – Green Lights & Blue Skies
Rebecca Jade (with Jason Mraz) – Bad Wolves
SM Familia – Rise Up
Switchfoot – Joy Invisible (feat. Jenn Johnson)
The Frets – Tell
The Sully Band – Never Gonna Give Up 

Best Video

Gregory Page – Right Now Not Tomorrow
Heavy Hawaii – Boy Don’t Drown
P.O.D. – Christmas Lullaby
Plunderbund - Home
Rebecca Jade (with Jason Mraz) – Bad Wolves
Switchfoot – Live from a Hot Air Balloon
The Monroes – Rosemary’s Daughter

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