Rock Liebster - 1 Heck of an Award ~ March 17
Capping a week of fresh delights, I woke this a.m., St. Patrick's Day, to find Allison Crowe's blog - for which I serve as caretaker, is a recipient of the prestigious Liebster Award.
I learned this by visiting "1
Heck of a Guy" - everybody's favourite
Leonard Cohen-centric blog written by a
psychiatrist and "featuring song, dance, snappy
chatter plus notes on prose, poesy, love, lust,
life, and beyond."
There, the erudite blogmeister Dr. Heck, aka Allan Showalter, reveals the exceptional roster of blogs upon which the Liebster's bestowed. He explains the nature of things, especially fitting on this day for pledging fealty to friendliness - with or without a Guinness in hand.
Even the name of the award brings forth cheer, musically echoing, as it does, this German-language performance by the Fab Four - Sie Liebt Dich:
together with this also fabulous recording by T. Rex – Jeepster:
(One of today's bands, The Black Keys, say, seems a
natural to update Marc Bolan's lyrics for the
digital age: "Girl, I'm just a Liebster
for your blog".)
In handing out a Liebster to Allison Crowe's blog, the always entertaining, (and, to some, mysterious), Dr. Heck, says:
"Allison Crowe's official site not only offers information, videos, and music about the next Canadian singer-songwriter but not infrequently issues a shout-out to other artists that have left an impression on Ms Crowe, including Leonard Cohen. In any case, Adrian du Plessis, who serves both as Allison's personable manager and webmaster of the site writes prose that is
entertaining, informed, and, on occasion, not unlike pirate lingo."
Allison and I have savoured drinking in the history and import of this charming recognition. Thank you, danke, merci, grazie, and more, Dr. Showalter!!
In the spirit in which it's delivered, and, further, to fulfill the duties and obligations of accepting a Liebster Blog Award, over the coming days, we shall choose other blogs to so honour in kind.