Your hard work and nominations paid off– STARTLING MONIKER is now in the running for “Best Niche Music Blog” at music industry/tech collision blog Hypebot. And while it’s a total honor to be nominated, I want to win this thing. Obviously, I’m the underdog here… so I’m going to need you to vote early and often.
Voting begins Tuesday, and I hope you will all turn out to support your favorite experimental music blog.
Now to begin slinging mud (c’mon… would you deny me this?)
AbsolutePunk: Frankly, I don’t even think this qualifies as a blog. It appears to be a massive site with a blog, but clearly is a pile of steaming corporate bullshit. They have advertisements, and a full page devoted to pitching their stats to prospective ad-buyers. According to this page, they have 143,308 Members helping them struggle towards completely selling out.
Discobelle: In addition to advertising, Discobelle is written by at least three contributors, maybe more. And they write about club music, ’nuff said.
Metal Martyr: Written by one guy, and with ads that are probably host-generated. On the other hand, his top entry is that three years ago, ol’ Diamond Darrell died. (You may remember him as “Dimebag” Darrell, but I don’t forget a hair-metaller…
Mutant Sounds: Very cool folks, all of them. Very cool music… and yes, I nominated them… but technically, I nominated them for “Best Music Discovery Blog,” which is where I think they should be. If you insist on voting for them, do a write-in in the “Music Discovery Blog” category!