okay, so i got word of a contest the local clear-channel radio station is putting on. e-mail 'em a nominee of your "favorate local band" and the three-highest voted bands will play a battle-of-the-bands competition on Oct. 5 at the kelsey club. the winner will open for some band called blindside (don't know who they are). here's how you vote: a) go to this address: http://www.buzz103.com/home.asp click on the hypertext on the middle-right side (giving you the info in my second paragraph), which will pull up a window so you can email them your vote. b) go to your own email service and write an email the recipient: firstname.lastname@example.org the title: "battle of the bands nominee" "so, who am i voting for, anyway?" you may ask. MY BAND IS NAMED "SYZYGY." "can i actually hear your band so i'm not just assuming you guys are any good?" NO!! sorry, we don't have any mp3s posted, and the only files of any of our songs are in my bro's laptop, which is in tampa (and my guitarist wouldn't want anyone hear him singing-which is why i never posted any mp3s in the first place). trust me, we're good. if you don't take my word for it, consider this: no one who has heard us said they didn't like it! we're in the top five of a kid's favorate bands (no joke!). people we don't know stop by our wharehouse to listen to us and say we're awesome. and our parents love our music! "have you guys got a singer YET?" NO!! but hopefully we will by the end of the week! besides, singers are overrated. "what is the deadline?" i don't know! so vote ASAP. this satuday is the 5th, so i'd imagine they'll close on or before friday. "is there any real incentive for me to vote?" besides my eternal friendship? besides helping out a fellow "low-life"? besides helping a talented band spread the word around? yes. if you vote for "syzygy", i'll let you eat a cookie. go ahead. you earned it. now, please, get voting!