There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.

We don’t care when artists “stretch.” We want them to be what we need them to be. So we probably don’t need new teen-pop versions of Cat Stevens, Elton John, Carly Simon, Carole King, and other ’70s and ’80s classics. And why, oh why, no cover of “Mandy”? —Dave Nuttycombe