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29 August 2009 @ 02:17 pm
On the Hounds of a Dilemma  
I don't usually talk much about the Pegasus Awards when I'm nominated. Just a personal quirk that isn't going to change - I've never been too comfortable with tooting my own horn.

This year I'm going to mention it, though for a rather bizarre reason.

Stray Dog Man has been nominated in the category "A Little Bit Country". This is, for those who are counting, its seventh nomination.

The only other song that I can find with seven nominations is Velvet, by the lovely and talented (and did I say lovely?) tattercoats. It, as you may know, won in that seventh year.

Thus the dilemma.

Do I hope for the award (shya, right, against this level of competition? I laugh), which would be my first Pegasus of the Modern Era and a great honor?

Or, do I hope for a seventh loss, leaving me in sole possession of the coveted Susan Lucci award and tempting me to come up with some rather unique and very entertaining shtick?

It is, in other words, the classic "win/win" scenario.

I look forward to the denouement with worms on my tongue.

NB: As a public service I should link to the ballot, but I would ask you to please refrain from voting if you don't know what filk is or consider yourself a member of the filk community.
Current Mood: mischievousmischievous
hms42 on August 29th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the nomination. I noticed you don't have a bio on the page. :(

Considering the rest of the ballot (and whom you are up against), its going to be a very tough choice this year.

Stray Dog Man was on the 2nd filk tape I ever purchased and still is one of the songs I still enjoy from that tape too.
hsifyppah on August 29th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I don't know if I should wish you good luck or just salute your inevitable satisfaction. :)
Mandelbear: freasmdlbear on August 29th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Gwenthe_gwenzilliad on August 29th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the nomination, of course. I think either hope would be good. It's a win-win for you. On the one hand, you finally get a well-deserved award for a fantastic song. On the other hand, you get to primp and pout and whine for *years*! What's not to like?

Debbie Gtollers on August 29th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
I was thrilled to see "Stray Dog Man" back on the ballot this year, and I like your idea of seeing it as a win/win. :-)

Congrats on the nomination!
Ericacatalana on August 29th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Grats on the nomination! I love Stray Dog Man.

It's a tough category; I'll be really interested to see how the race goes. *grin*
Jeff Bohnhoffmysticfig on August 30th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
My reaction to seeing Stray Dog Man on the ballot was kind of like seeing a story about an older actor whom I thought had already died. "You mean that hasn't already WON a Pegasus?!" :-) Congratulations on the reverse-Kobiyashi Maru :-)
sffilksffilk on August 30th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Bill, here's to hoping that 7 is a lucky number for you.
Katykatyhh on August 30th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
A Thousand Ships is definitely a Runner Up for that Susan Lucci Award.
judifilksign: Signingjudifilksign on August 30th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
I'm getting pretty good at signing "A Thousand Ships" now, too because of that...
sffilksffilk on August 30th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
1000 ships of latinum?
madfilkentistmadfilkentist on August 30th, 2009 11:34 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I put "Stray Dog Man" on my nominating ballot, and I'm pretty sure it was the first one I thought of in the category.
valydiarosadavalydiarosada on August 31st, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :D