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The Sunshine Award. (7 degrees of separation)…

12 Nov

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I’m delighted to say that I’ve just received another blogger award.
This time it’s the Sunshine Award, presented to me by Lanthie at Life Cherries and as usual it comes with some pass-on-the-award-to-other-people-and-give-some-facts-about-yourself type rules.
But if you’re a regular reader then you’ll know that I try and do something a little more interesting with my nominations, so with that in mind jet me introduce you to my new award.

All seven people nominated are of course automatically recipients of the Sunshine Award, but in addition they will receive my brand new accolade. (along with bespoke Ho artwork)

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Tenuous Lynx Award.

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Here’s the idea. We all know we can connect ourselves with each other via six degrees of separation but I thought I’d go one better and connect the seven blogs I’m nominating for my newly minted award by seven degrees, all via stuff I like, thereby giving you that all-important insight.

Just because, alright?

(It would please me greatly if you attempt something similar when you pass it on to whomever you choose, but feel free to just bestow the Sunshine upon them if you so wish)

Let us begin…

☆★☆★☆★☆
Life Cherries gave me the award.
Cherries have stones.
The Rolling Stones recorded a song called Mother’s Little Helper, about housewives getting pills from their doctor.

The Doctor is soon to be played by John Hurt in the 50th anniversary episode of Dr Who and he was also in classic sci-fi horror masterpiece, Alien
4º …the second sequel of which stars a host of British actors, including Charles Dance.
5º Charles now stars in the TV adaptation of George R.R.Martin‘s brilliant Game of Thrones.
6º Game of Thrones has a plotline involving dragons..
…bringing me to my first nominee, windhound’s colorful and experimental Dragon Shades blog, featuring beautiful abstract digital art and photography.

☆★☆★☆★☆
Dragon Shades brings colour to life.
Living Colour were a heavy rock band from the late ’80s who I once saw at Reading Festival.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem by Oscar Wilde.
Wilde was played by Stephen Fry in the film of his life.

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Stephen Fry – Wilde man.

Fry used to be in a double act with Hugh Laurie.
Laurie has found fame in America both through his music and as the unconventional doctor in the title role of House.
House Music is often accompanied by elaborate computer graphics and digital video effects.
Which are just the sort of things that are on display on the blog of my second nominee, Waking Spirals.

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Waking Spirals combines cutting edge art with literary quotes and philosophical musings…
…as does Waking Life, the extraordinary film by Richard Linklater who also made A Scanner Darkly.
Scanners is a film by David Cronenberg who also made disturbing dystopian hi-tech nightmare Videodrome, starring Debbie Harry
..who was in Blondie.

Blondie began their career at CBGB, along with other punk legends The Ramones and Talking Heads.
Talking Heads made my favourite concert film of all time, Stop Making Sense..
…during which David Byrne wears a giant white suit…
..and what do you have in the back of a suit?
A Vent, that’s what. Which is what Ron calls his blog, and he’s nominee number 3.
Check out his take on life in the big city, it’s faaabuuloso.

☆★☆★☆★☆
A vent is something you would use to release air.
Air are a French electronica band whose first single was the sublime Sexy Boy

…from the album Moon Safari and when the Apollo 11 mission went to the moon they planted a flag.
Flagg is a character in many Stephen King novels including The Stand, many of which contain monsters..
…and Stand is a song by R.E.M.
..who recorded an album called Monster.
6º  They also had a massive hit with Everybody hurts.
And what do you have if everybody hurts?
A World Of Pain, that’s what. Adam’s blog is funny, clever, thought provoking and occasionally mischievous. Go and take a look, you won’t regret it.

☆★☆★☆★☆
A World Of Pain’s Golden Face Palms are raising a lot of dough for cancer charities.
Dough is what bread is made of and Pain is the French for bread.
Pizza is also a dough and Pizzaman is one of the many aliases of Fat Boy Slim.

Fat Boy Slim’s real name is Quentin and Christopher Walken appeared in one of his videos.
Walken also appears in another Quentin‘s film, Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction.
Tarantino’s films frequently contain prolonged shoot-outs, much like those favoured by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Spaced.
Someone else who was severely spaced was Arthur Dent in Douglas Adams’ fantastic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, in which he and his friend stick out their thumbs and travel round the universe..
…as opposed to Quillan and Angela at Toemail, the fourth of my award recipients, who travel round the world and send back stories with photos attached, all of which contain a toe or two. Go dip a toe in their blog.

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Toemail posts all feature feet.
A giant foot ends the Monty Python title sequence
…which is animated by Terry Gilliam who also made the dark and Orwellian Brazil
The original Orwellian nightmare, Nineteen Eighty Four revolves around the character Winston Smith.
The Smiths recorded a live album called Rank.

The Rank Organisation movies of the ’50s and ’60s opened with a man striking a giant gong.
The psychedelic band Gong recorded an album about a “Radio Gnome Invisible” who travelled in a Flying Teapot
…which would be an ideal accompaniment to my penultimate nominee, The Flying Fruitbowl, where you will find Aaron curating all manner of fabulous digital and fantasy art by new and exciting young artists.

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A fruit bowl is an item favoured by artists painting still life pictures.
Still Life is an album by prog rock pioneers Van de Graff Generator.
The scientific apparatus, the Van de Graff Generator is used for making electricity.
Electricity was the debut single from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

…who also recorded Maid of Orleans, a song about Joan of Arc.
In Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Joan of Arc is played by Jane Wiedlin from The Go-Gos who had a hit with Rush Hour.

Canadian rock band Rush released an album called Moving Pictures..
..like the ones you’ll find on Sandro’s blog Life in Pictures, an eclectic selection of beautiful photography with something to interest and enchant everyone.

Which is my seventh and final Tenuous Link to an award nominee in this daisy chain of tangential twaddle. I hope you found something to entertain you amidst the forest of links and clips and if you are a lucky recipient, why not have a go yourself and pass along the Tenuous Lynx.

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{Ooh, and please link back to Diary of an Internet Nobody in your post. Thanks)

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Arts, Awards, Blogging, Charity, Films, Ho., Humour, Music, Music festivals, TV

 

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12 responses to “The Sunshine Award. (7 degrees of separation)…

  1. adsnads1976

    November 12, 2013 at 23:12

    Haha! What a joyously silly idea – and obviously thrilled to be somehow name checked along the way. Thanks for another inventive and amusing post Dale.

     
  2. Ron

    November 13, 2013 at 00:38

    First Dale, congratulations to YOU on being the recipient of the Sunshine Award!

    You GO, boy!

    Second, I love the award you came up with and the graphic itself. It’s stellar! And it blows me away all the time and energy you took to put this post together with words, links, AND videos – WOW!

    I already clicked on many of the blog links and checked them out. When I have more time I’ll be stopping by back to read them more thoroughly.

    And thank you, buddy. Thank you for the nomination. I am honored and delighted!

    However, I don’t participate in awards, meme’s and tags. I stopped doing that many years ago. But please know how much appreciate your thoughtfulness.

    MUCH thanks, Dale!

     
    • dalecooper57

      November 13, 2013 at 05:35

      No problem Ron, as long as you enjoyed the chain, that’s the main thing.

       
  3. Elephant

    November 13, 2013 at 00:55

    Wow, you are good at thinking!
    Elephant

     
  4. windhound

    November 13, 2013 at 06:58

    Firstly I can report that I have added the rare and slightly scared Tenuous Lynx to my list of favourite animals (the welly boots were a very nice touch – must be the sensitive paws or should that be pause?). Secondly, I now have not only this post to keep returning to and enjoying but also your listed “Others” who all sound fascinating. Thirdly, I really love how you made the links and ‘Living Colour’ is playing loudly as I write this reply – perfect for early morning listening. Fourthly, congrats on the Award to you, creatively deserved as you have shown here. Fifthly, I don’t do awards myself but can’t help feeling thrilled when they are given which is known as having your cake and eating it! Sixthly, words and images are power tools and Blogworld is an incredible do-it-yourself kit for making the most amazing connections.And Seventhly, todays first posting especially for you http://dragonshades.com/2013/11/13/spinning-planet/

     
    • dalecooper57

      November 13, 2013 at 07:24

      Seven again! How apposite. Thanks. And I can only take credit for the name of the Tenuous Lynx, Ho drew him/her to order.

       
  5. Lanthie Ransom

    November 13, 2013 at 11:49

    Love the six degrees of separation link.

     
    • dalecooper57

      November 13, 2013 at 19:05

      Well thank you for providing me with the opportunity to include all that interesting stuff in one post. ;~}

       
  6. Darmon

    November 14, 2013 at 10:47

    What a delight it is to get a glimpse inside your mental processes… you’re a stranger man than I had at first assumed. Well done.

     
    • dalecooper57

      November 14, 2013 at 11:22

      From you Sir, that is praise indeed

       

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