Saturday, March 27, 2010

2010 IS THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INCEPTION OF THE PENGUIN AWARDS! In a spirit of celebration and just for fun we thought we'd do some honorary Penguin Awards for that junk which came out before the dawn of official Penguin Awards in 1990. Therefore, we're going to be doing the 80's; presenting those songs and albums which would've been nominated at the time and then choosing the winners. What I'm going to do is put up the nominees and, if'n you're so inclined you can place YOUR votes in the comment section. Then, after a suitably decent amount of time has gone by, I will post the actual winners. Or, more correctly, the virtual winners since this is virtual reality we're dealing with here. So now, without further fondue, we present the nominees for the Penguin Awards That Never Were of 1989:
SONG OF THE YEAR:
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
What It Takes - Aerosmith
Love Shack - The B-52's
Baby, Don't Apologise - Big Audio Dynamite
Everybody Needs A Holiday - Big Audio Dynamite
The Sensual World - Kate Bush
This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
Lovesong - The Cure
Closer To Fine - Indigo Girls
Lonely - Janet Jackson
Healing Hands - Elton John
Keep Each Other Warm - Barry Manilow
Distractions - Paul McCartney
Samain Night - Loreena McKennitt
Home - Stephanie Mills
Run Through the Fields - Nuclear Valdez
Monkey Gone To Heaven - The Pixies
Back II Life - Soul II Soul
Sowing the Seeds of Love - Tears For Fears
*****
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
MEGATOP PHOENIX - Big Audio Dynamite
THE SENSUAL WORLD - Kate Bush
INDIGO GIRLS - Indigo Girls
STORM FRONT - Billy Joel
SLEEPING WITH THE PAST - Elton John
FLOWERS IN THE DIRT - Paul McCartney
DOOLITTLE - The Pixies
NICK OF TIME - Bonnie Raitt
****
COVER SONG OF THE YEAR:
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Live) - Indigo Girls
American Tune (Live) - Indigo Girls
Three Days - k.d. lang & the reclines
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
It's Just A Matter of Time - Randy Travis
****
DUET OF THE YEAR:
Rocket's Tail - Kate Bush & Trio Bulgarka
I'll Be Good To You - Ray Charles & Chaka Khan
Kid Fears - Indigo Girls & Michael Stipe
OK . . . and before we go any further, here's another question for you and the answer to THIS question I will let YOU decide. Officially. Once the winners from the 80's are chosen, should they be considered "official" winners of the Penguin Awards or just a hypothetical exercise??? Vote. It's up to you!

8 comments:

Claire's squirrel baby thing said...

Yes

Claire's squirrel baby thing said...

ok for real for real
i would like to cast a vote and aspersions for thunderstruck by Acee Decee
the sensual world
mona lisas and mad hatters
and kid fears

Claire's squirrel baby thing said...

and like i said before yes for your quextion at the end of the postie post

Cerpts said...

Well well well well well well.

Well.

Claire's squirrel baby thing said...

thats a deep subject

Cerpts said...

One would think that Claire's squirrel baby thing would vote for CATCH A FALLING STAR.

Claire's squirrel baby thing said...

One would think, especially when concidering "HELP! THIS BITCH IS CRAZY AND SHE AIN"T MY MOMMA!" was never recorded and added to the Pixies album like originally planned.

Claire's squirrel baby thing said...

Oh and since I turned the wheel and went back to 1988 I was able to see what my votes would have been then and here they is:

Song of the Year -
Closer to Fine

Album of the Year -
Indigo Girls

Cover Song -
Sinead

Duet -
Kid Fears