I tried this about a month ago, with limited success. This time, I’ve changed things up a bit. No longer will I be asking you to select songs and write about them. I’ll do the writing, and I’m even selecting the candidates for which songs will be on the playlist. I sorted through eighty of the most tagged artists in GOBL history (on both the new site and the original), and selected a song from each artist to be put on the list. I’ve done the work, now all you have to do is vote. That’s it. Vote, and your job is done.
Some of you may think I’m doing this out of laziness, or to get artists to share links on social media to drive up web traffic. And sure, I can’t deny that both are nice benefits of this. But there’s another, more significant issue here. Next Monday, I plan to open up voting on the Ghosty awards to the public. This is the first time I’ve ever had voting on the blog, so I wanted to test things out beforehand. That way, I can work out any potential glitches prior to the start of voting.
Below you’ll find the ballot. In each category, five randomly selected songs will be nominated for a particular slot on next week’s playlist. The song with the most votes in each of the sixteen categories will make it onto next week’s Sunday Spotify Sixteen. So do your patriotic duty as a citizen, and exercise your right to vote for local music!