Maybe some of you have heard of the CBC searchlight song competition. In short, I have entered a song called “Everybody Wants To Be In Love” (by Slow Leaves) in this competition. If you would like to vote, here is the link:http://music.cbc.ca/#/Searchlight-Up-To-Speed. After voting, if you would like to read further and know more about what superficially appears to be my cynicism towards these kind of contests but upon further reflection may in fact reveal more about my insecurities surrounding self-promotion; by all means, continue. Searchlight appears to be a vote collecting competition that leverages the hopes of un-heard-of bands to drum up a lot of publicity and interest in CBC radio. Now I'm certainly not against clever marketing schemes; in fact some of the more critical of you might venture to think that this post falls squarely within that category. You might even be partially right. But only in the sense that there is nothing concrete or absolute about anybody's intentions. The truth is I want you to hear my song and think “Gee, what a great song! Another example of an under-appreciated genius that has too much integrity to participate in the manipulating game of industry brown-nosing.” I also wouldn't mind winning the prizes or receiving the attention and acclaim, however remote the possibility of winning may be. As a rule, popularity contests are not my strong suit. As you might have noticed already, I have a tendency to over-explain what may very well be a simple concept. I do this because I do not want to be misunderstood even though this can have the effect of alienating certain people. So lets be as clear as possible. I would like you to vote for me. Just understand that my motives are selfish and that I'm trying to enter this parade of egotism without waving the biggest flag. Thank you. p.s. Don't forget to vote vote vote every day!