Often, his notes don’t rise even to the point of singing. Sometimes his words come through as a clenched whisper. His language is unadorned, and he often repeats himself, as people do in conversation. Going to a Mountain Goats show is like watching a telepath hold court. Gleaming charismatically below his floppy dad hair, Darnielle sings to each person as if he understands every trauma they’ve ever known.
Maybe you got a few votes. Maybe you got none. Either way, if you weren’t counted among the winners, that should all the motivation you need to have an incredible 2018. Not enough of the Twin Cities gatekeepers noticed you? Put together a year they can’t ignore. I know that sounds corny as hell, but it’s true. We’ve seen plenty of P2C also-rans emerge in the following year’s running, and there’ve been dozens who have bypassed the contest entirely on their way to the limelight.
Thomas Abban has secured the adulation of the Twin Cities music scene, winning the 2017 Picked to Click competition. While Abban and the nine other finalists will rightly receive most of the attention, thereâ€™s a lot more here worth looking into. In whatâ€™s become a standard addendum to the yearly poll, I dug into the raw data to pull out some insights into just what happened this year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".