Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'd like to thank the Academy

Actually, I'd like to thank, very sincerely, everyone who voted for little ol' me in the annual Isthmus Favorites Readers Poll - somehow, some way, me and this here blog managed to tie for third place in the Favorite Local Blogger category, which is beyond lovely.

I had to chuckle, though, that I'm sharing the slot with none other than Dave Blaska, Daily Page blogger extraordinaire and one of my favorite targets for criticism. He also seems to be laboring under the delusion that I think he's my father, perhaps lending credence to a theory I've been working on wherein Blaska believes he and I have a Luke/Darth Vader type of relationship. Either that, or the guy never saw an oft-satirized anti-drug ad from the '90s.

Many congratulations to Nichole and JM of Eating in Madison A to Z for taking a well-deserved first place in the poll, and also to Greg at Caffeinated Politics for coming in second.

I have to say that I was also tickled beyond all get out that my band, Little Red Wolf, was voted the #1 Favorite New Local Band in the poll. We were all pretty flabbergasted by the result. My sincere gratitude to everyone who voted for us, and to everyone who has been supporting this new musical venture. We're having a blast and hope to continue for a long time to come.

4 comments:

michael said...

woo! congrats! You deserve it.

apc said...

Congratulations on both cites. Like we semi-talked about before, you're getting closer to that South by Southwest slot. I look forward to seeing y'all in the lineup.

Emily said...

Thanks very much, both of you!

Oh man, a SXSW slot would pretty much be the bees knees. Seriously. I would dress up as a bee with knees just to get it.

David Blaska said...

What can I say? Talent runs in the family.

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