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Who Deserves A Bucky? It’s All Up To You
November 18, 2011
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Do you think Dan Mangan is sexier than Handsome Furs? What's a better band name, Oh No! Yoko or HONHEEHONHEE? Who had the best lyric in Canadian music this year? What show would you rather see, The Sheepdogs or Rich Aucoin?

If you have strong opinions on these questions, you had better make sure to cast your vote for the CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards, which honour not only their namesake - unofficial Radio 3 mascot and deer/goose amalgam Bucky - but the best in new Canadian music.

Voting opened today, and will continue until Nov. 29. Radio 3's Grant Lawrence will announce the winners, as well as the recipients of Lifetime Achievement and Fan of the Year awards, Dec. 9 on his show Grant Lawrence Live.

Other than those already mentioned, what are some of the key matchups? Much-loved Quebecoise Coeur de Pirate is up against, among others, fellow Montrealers Malajube and Nova Scotia born Jill Barber in the category of Best Reason To Learn French, while Ohbijou's Niagara and Library Voices' The Prime Minister's Daughter are among the contenders for Most Canadian Song.

There are other, more conventional categories, such as Best New Artist and Best Song, but what other music awards honour the writers of the Best Lyric? It's a tough category, to be sure, but we like the chances of this line from Socalled's track Work With What You Got: "If you only got one leg then shake it / If you don't wanna smile then fake it / If you got a potato, bake it."

Or perhaps this line, from Duck Sauce's Barbra Streisand: "Barbra Streisand."

You can cast your vote here.

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