I can't believe I've gone a whole year since the last normblog poll. I have been remiss. I hang my head in shame. To make up for this delinquency, I have devised a super-duper, 12-in-one poll and also game, one to delight the mind and entertain the senses.
The story is that, civilization approaching its possible doom (not really, but it's the premise of the poll), the normblog readership has been assigned the task of assembling for posterity a representative collection of the Arts of Humankind, to be preserved in a sealed container so that some future beings of intelligence, discernment and taste can discover it and be impressed. That's you and me, and also you. What we all have to do is to nominate under the following 12 headings those artists whose work we would like to see going into the sealed container:
5. Jazz musician
6. Rock or pop star/group
7. Country music ditto
8. Movie director
An eligible entry from you must contain nominations for at least nine of these categories, one name per category, with any that you don't fill 'transferable' to one of the other categories. Thus, should you pass on (shall we just say) country music, you could have an extra poet or painter. But you have no more than 12 choices, spread across at least nine categories.
Do not moan to me about arts that are missing here. They were ruled out by a Pole on the premises who came up with the premise of the poll. Closing date is end of March. After that I will collate your votes and we shall see what normblog readers want to say to the future about our artistic heritage. You are going into the weekend and have time to start thinking about this.