Wednesday, December 06, 2006

PIZZ ON PAZZ

A few months ago, I announced that for the first time in 15 (or 16 years) I wouldn't be participating in the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop music poll, a survey of several hundred music writers on the best albums and singles of the year. This is because the new corporate owners of the voice had unceremoniously canned veteran rock journalist Robert Christgau -- the dean of American rock critics! -- as well as Chuck Eddy.

I'm happy to say that I will be participating in a new music poll being organized by Idolator, a music blog (owned by Gawker Media, which I guess makes them a sister of Wonkette.)

Read about the new poll in this New York Times story.

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