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 Fufkin.com.) 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!

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5 Comments:

Blogger Brand New W said...

thank you!!! i've moved!!! i'm now:

http://brandnewwoo.blogspot.com and i hope to see u there!!


-hot-lunch

10:33 AM  
Blogger xolondon said...

Stephen Sears - though I am sure Steophen James is a nice boy too!

9:12 PM  
Blogger xolondon said...

And thank you for the nice words!

9:13 PM  
Blogger Mike Bennett said...

Chris --

Thanks for the kind words!

8:38 AM  
Blogger Aji said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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9:48 AM  

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