Friday, March 13, 2009

The Premios Darbo Award

A couple of weeks ago I had been tagged by the Divine Ms. Jimmi for the Premios Darbo Award. I was flattered that she included me among her five chosen blogs, and yet I was ashamed because I haven't blogged as much as I used to. More encouragement to get some more damn bloggin' done!

After doing a little online searching, here is the lowdown on the Premios Darbo Award:

"Given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.

The rules:

1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.

2) Pass the award to another five blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment, remembering to contact each of them to let them know they have been selected for this award."

This award seems to have originated from the Spanish language blogs, with "Premios Darbo" translating into "Dart Awards."

Anyway, here is what that Ms. Jimmi said about my blog:

"Chris Krakora is a writer for Philly Gay Calendar and his own blog. Socialite of the Leather Scene and one of the most knowledgeable people on music--Chris write it all."

So for the past couple of weeks I have been racking my brain on which blogs I would choose to pass this along, and what to say about them. So forgive for being overdue with this, but I finally made my mind up now. And so it is time to pay it forward:

Relections of a Rock Lobster - In betweens the playlists of the Sex Dwarf parties and WXPN's New Wave Rock of the 80's radio program Land Of The Lost, DJ Robert Drake tells stories of going on the new music scenes in Philly and NYC during the 80's and the people who lived them.

Circle In A Square - Another Philly-area blog, with tales of a life with a gay bear-ish spin. Mr. Circleinasquare may not post a lot, but there's some smart writing here.

Hot Lunch - Right now it doesn't seem to be up (or it's by invite-only), Mr. Hot Lunch has been going through an inspiration crisis for the moment. It is/was like a Canadian brother blog with a lot of similar tastes in music and culture.

XO's Middle Eight - Stephen Sears writes one of my favorite music blogs. He's got some great pop music tastes (Euro/dance/alternative/gay-ish) and some articulate opinions to back them up. And he's on the ball on getting hip to new music and getting there early as well (he got into the self-titled Robyn album back when it was first a Swedish import from 2005, which said album got an US release two and a half years later).

Hablo Ennui - Chicago's Mike Bennett also does some interesting writing on music. (He used to wrote for He writes about rock, indie, alternative and new music. He gives some detailed and sharp observations describing albums and other music-ralted items.
Thanks again to Jimmi to giving me this! I'm honored!


Friday, March 06, 2009

Miss Piggy does Peaches!

I saw this hilarious video played at the most recent Get Out And Get Laid night at the Bike Stop this past Thursday night. (Thanks to DJKZ for turning me onto this!) Here is footage of Miss Piggy and the Muppets edited to a track by singer/electroclash musican Peaches. The end result is Miss Piggy looking like she's singing to Peaches' signature track "Fuck The Pain Away." Brilliant!

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