HE'S THE ONE WHO LIKES ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS: The results of our Doodle poll on the 2014 nominees to the Non-Country Popular Music of the 1950s and Beyond Hall of Fame are not tremendously surprising -- almost unanimous support for Nirvana (52/54 votes, 96.2%); strong but not filibuster-defeating support for N.W.A. (32), Peter Gabriel (31), Hall and Oates (29), and Linda Ronstadt (25); decent support for The Replacements (17, too low!) and Yes (15) and not much for anyone else, though no one went home empty-handed.
In the coming weeks, the editors of this blog will work up some Keltner analyses on the nominees we haven't yet handled. I don't think much of the Peter Gabriel case, so maybe that's the one I ought to try to examine objectively, while I'd be total fanboy on Hall and Oates regardless my qualms over the video for "Out of Touch." Meanwhile, go ahead and defend your ballot.