2010 Blues Music Award Winners
Tue May 11 10:59:46 EDT 2010
No "best" in the bunch. All awards are labeled "(whatever) of the Year".
And one more minor point. Walter mentioned that the awards are voted on by "the public." Not true. The awards are voted on by the dues-paying members of the Blues Foundation. These are people who have enough interest in the music and people of the blues to cough up $25 or more for a Blues Foundation membership.
> Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 09:02:46 -0500
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: 2010 Blues Music Award Winners
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> Ok, my bad....I thought those awards were labeled "Best....".
> In the words of Roseanna Danna, Never mind.
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> On May 11, 2010, at 8:47 AM, Walter Potter <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I don't think the purpose of these types of awards is really to recognize "the best." Its more to bring attention to the genre. There are just too many variables to really find "the best" and what does that mean anyway? With something as subjective as the arts, there is no yardstick for measuring best. You can measure who runs the fastest or who jumps the highest but who is the best blues performer? I don't think so! I don't think the Blues Foundation does either.
> > Sadly I've seen where a few performers have gotten really upset that they didn't win and seen where some people get really upset when somebody does win. I think some of the flaws with the BMAs have been addressed, such as the ones who win year after year. But as long as it is decided by the public, it will come down to the winner being the one who can get the public's attention.
> > One person I heard of who was complaining about not winning also couldn't get off their rear to sign CDs. That diva act only works for a few well known performers. The awards are about recognition, and that means the performer needs to recognize the fans too!
> > --
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