For those of you who follow Al on Twitter, I'm sure you already saw this (via Lifesize Lynn), but if not....
Presenting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Most Egregious Snubs
Al got quite a favorable mention, so I guess we can forgive the writer for not knowing the correct year when he first became eligible...and I've yet to understand why it's so hard for some writers to put the quotes in Al's name in the right spots.
Meanwhile, for those who for some reason don't follow the campaign blog (http://www.allthingsyank.com/blog
) or the Twitter/Faccibuke, time is running out to vote for Al in the "Plain Dealer's" annual Rock Hall readers poll. There is again a write-in option, and this year it's a simple web poll thing. They are inviting comments (to use in the eventual article), but it's not necessary in order to vote. Just go to the web site, add Al's name in the "Other" slot, click the vote button, and you're done!
Voting ends October 11.
As always, this is just for fun and will have no bearing on the actual induction announcement, but the folks at the museum itself (including one or two nominating committee members) do read the results every year (hey, it's their hometown paper), so any bit of press in which it's conveyed that a lot of people want Al inducted can only be a good thing.
Please be sure to vote and spread the word on your various social networking things (if it makes it easier for you, use this URL: http://tinyurl.com/pdrockhallpoll
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;).
Hopefully, "Rolling Stone" will also host a poll as they did last year, but since it was such a surprise I don't want to assume that they'll be making it an annual thing as the "Plain Dealer" has. But fingers crossed!
Also, in case it wasn't clear yet, the Second Annual Tweet-In will take place on Al's birthday, October 23.
So go vote!!!