Published Dec 10, 2009CBC Radio 3 has announced its annual Bucky Awards for the year's "finest Canadian independent music," honouring nine different Canadian artists - and one superfan - in a variety of categories.
The show's helium-voiced host, Grant Lawrence, posted that the awards are "very much a collective experience, since most of the nominations were audience suggestions," and all of the winners were decided by listener votes. Categories included best song, best lyric, lifetime achievement award, and top fan.
Winners included Sloan, Mother Mother, Said the Whale, Dan Mangan and Joel Plaskett. A full list of winners is below.
Meanwhile, the award for top fan went to someone named mcfflyer who, strangely enough, is a dude by the name of Lee Hower who lives in Sacramento, CA. Maybe this means something to the regular listeners of CBC Radio 3?
So, without further adieu, here are the 2009 CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award winners:
Most Canadian song - Said the Whale, "Emerald Lake, AB"
Best new band name - Gregory Pepper and His Problems
Best vocals - Dan Mangan, "Robots"
Best lyric - Joel Plaskett, "Through & Through & Through"
Lifetime achievement - Sloan
Best live act - Mother Mother
Best new artist - Hannah Georgas, "The Beat Stuff"
Best reason to learn French - Coeur de Pirate, "Comme des Enfants"
Top fan - Lee Hower (aka mcfflyer)
Best song - Dan Mangan, "Robots"