Friday, July 18, 2008

My 100th Post!

This is my 100th blog post! Thank you to all of my visitors and friends for reading my blog!

Thank you to my buddy Toffee for this great Arte-y-Pico Award!

Here are the rules of the Arte-y-Pico Award:

1) You have to pick FIVE blogs that you consider deserve this award for creativity, design, interesting material and also contribute to the blogger community regardless of language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given him/her the award itself.

4) Award winners and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of the "Arte-y-Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of the award.

5) In compliance with said RULES, the award winner must show the RULES.

I would like to share this award with Pacco, the 4 B-Boys at Secret Schnoodle, and my Spanish-speaking friends Girasol, Verdi y Gaucho, and new friend Yogui. Thank you for this honor, Toffee!

I got tagged by Maggie and Mitch for a really fun game, sent to them from Blue. She's a radio fan & BBC Radio 4, has a looooooooooooong standing programme called 'Dessert Island Discs'. To those of you, not familiar with this long running programme, says Blue, the concept's simple. The presenter has a fresh celebrity guest each week, who's given the scenario of being stranded on a desert island & then asked to choose the 8 records they would have to take with them. He/She then has to save just one from being swept away by the waves, select a book to take - the Bible & Complete Works of Shakespeare are a given; & a luxury item, which must be inanimate. We get to hear the music & their reasons for choosing the tracks.

So M&M let their mom help with the choices, and since I don't have my own i-Pawd, I'm going to let my mom help too.

1. My mom said she couldn't survive without Abbey Road. She loves the Beatles and this is her favorite album. She also likes Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which she thinks is the most influential album of all time (and she'll argue with you Beach Boys Pet Sounds fans!), but Abbey Road is her favorite. I think Pet Sounds might be more my style, for obvious reasons!

2. Rocky is my mom's favorite movie and essential running music. She likes this particular Rocky Balboa album because it has all the best songs from the previous five Rocky movies, along with some quotes from the movies.

3. Apparently my mom also wouldn't survive without a comprehensive collection of Motown artists. This is clearly cheating, Mom. This is several disks in one. She loves the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and especially all of the girl groups. And she sings along in the car.

4. Harry Connick, Jr.'s "We Are In Love" album. The song "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" is on this CD, and that is my parents' song. They danced to it at their wedding. They love this kind of jazz and my dad even sang two songs to my mom that day. His voice is ALMOST as good as Harry's.

5. So how about some classical? You might know my mom is a flutist, and Emmanuel Pahud is the greatest flutist on Earth, if you listen to her. (Is it his playing, or his good looks, Mom?) And his recording of the Mozart Flute Concerti is her all-time favorite classical album.

6. Dvorak's Slavonic Dances. These are light and fun and my mom likes to listen to them at work. She has the recording of George Szell conducting the Cleveland Orchestra, a REALLY long time ago. He was kind of a mean conductor (like he would throw his baton at musicians) but he made great recordings.

7. Again, she's cheating. There's no way that all nine Beethoven Symphonies would fit on to ONE CD! Her favorites are #6 and #9. I recommend the recording of Leonard Bernstein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. After all, I'm named for him!

8. If she could, my mom would bring a bootleg recording of my dad's concert with the big orchestra in Indianapolis this past winter. It was a really fun concert, and the orchestra was of course fantastic. They played Bernstein's "Candide" Overture and Berlioz' "Symphonie Fantastique."

My Book - My mom is having a hard time with this one, but she would pick "The Great Gatsby." I would pick "Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School" by Mark Teague.

My Luxury - My darling orange Spider Stuffy.

Thanks for the fun tag, Maggie and Mitch! I would like to tag Jackson, Eric, Molly and Taffy, because they're from the UK too - maybe they've heard this on the BBC!


Yogui said...

Lenny two things only: First, congratulations for the award, and...
Second Many, many thanks for share with me the award too...(sorry i bark better in spanish)...
This week end i try share the award with my friends.. Nice game... but i hate the Islands, i don't like water arf, arf, arf
Sorry because i was later. Congratulations for your past birthday

the many Bs said...

thanks, Lenny, for the award. we feel honored. we'll post about it this weekend.

we love your mom's music list. we love all of that music and especially Harry Connick. mom plays his music in our dog-mobile all the time.


Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Lenny, congrats on your award pal!
Thanks for the tag. Yes, we listen to Desert Island Discs all the time! It's an institution over here! J x

Eric said...

Hi Lenny, Congrats on the well deserved award and the 100th post.

Thanks for the tag! I was just about to tell you it's an institution here and see that Jackson has said that! Guess that tells you it really is. That's got me thinking and pondering....

Wiry Wags, Eric x

☮momoKo said...

Hi,Lenny!My dad likes Abbey Road so much too.He bought it in 1969 and He likes all music of the disk.
The last song of a side is sound like then Santana.(The song colled "I want You")

Molly the Airedale said...

awwwwwwwwwwww, what a great luxury choice, Lenny! One of our mom's very favorite movies is "Hope Floats". She thinks Harry Connick, Jr is just too dreamy! We don't own one of his CD's! We'll have to change that, won't we!
Thanks for playing and congratulations on your award!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Georgeous said...

Congratulations Lenny! These paw it forwards certainly keep you busy.
Love 'n' Snuffs

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

Oh, my gosh! Someone already tagged you for the award. But I've already published mine to you so I'm going to let it stand---everyone needs two for book ends. Stop by and see why I'm giving it to you.

Levi's mom

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

P.S. Congratulations on your 100th blog entry.

Levi's mom

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lenny!
Congratulations on your 100th post! and for your award too!
I hope you have a great weekend
Kisses and hugs

Gus said...

Congratulations on your award and on the great list of albums. Muzzer says only that she might want to include a compilation of folk songs from the late 1960's (in the interest of history, I am sure) and Pride and Prejudice instead of Gatsby.


Lacy said...

w00f's Lenny, congrats on ur award...and ur 100th post...heehee mama and daddy not got many cd thingies, most iz country or oldies...

b safe,

Daniella said...

Happy belated barkday Lenny, i didn't know you shared a barkday with my Mom, it was her barkday on the 17th too.
Many more happy, no itchies, barkdays!!


Amber-Mae said...

Hey Lenny! Congrats on your 100th post. Keep it coming!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Lenny,
Congrats on your 100th post and what better way to top it all off with an award!!
My mom likes The Beatles too.. me? I'd rather play with flies and other insects too.. though I don't mind beatles..

Peanut said...

My boy has that dear mrs. larue book. It is almost as good as his walter the farting dog ones.

Joe Stains said...

Congrats on your 100th post and your award!! Mom LOVES Motown too! You guys like lots of different kinds of music!!

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow 100 posts. Guess what..we're at 96 posts so not long now till we reach 100.
Congratulations Lenny.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Unknown said...

Hi Lenny..
tx so much for the prize.. is a honor to me... and gaucho...
send you a big hug

Gucci said...

Lenny, Lenny, Lenny!!!

I met one of you this weekend!!

'cept he didn't wanna play, he wanted to box... :X

He needs to get back in the gym and train s'more I think.

Charlie Daniels said...

Congrats for the award and for 100 posts! :-)



Clover said...

Congrats on your 100th post and award! Cool post too, thanks for sharing! Sounds like your parents are both musically talented!
Love Clover xo

Simba and Jazzi said...

Dropping by to say hello. Hope you had a great weekend.

Simba x

Sparky said...


Congratulations on your 100th post, man! I just did my 100th post too, one day before yours!

Congratulations on your award, you totally deserved it!


Balboa said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and award. In case you didn't know, my daddy loves the Rocky Balboa movies, hee hee

Frenchie Snorts

Chef said...

Congratulations on the award, Lenny and on your l00th post. You should feel very proud.

Thanks for including me in the Bone Relay. That is so exciting!I was wondering if there can be a Stick Lifting catagory because I don't really do anything else very well. If not, well I'll learn how to play ball better or somehting.

Your buddy, Chef

Chef said...

Oh yeah, I meant to tell you. We love Rocky Balboa here too because he was a boxer just like me!


Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Lenny
We've resent our pics for the pawlimpics. Hope you get them. If there's a prob could you let us know again. Thanks matie.

Noah xx

Toffee said...

Excellent choices!

It is obvious that you put a lot of thought into your choices = )


Woof, Lenny

Congrats on the award, it's pawsome. Thanks for stopping by Life Inside The Fence, we like the company. Yeah, we were watching the History Detectives too but they really didn't go into much detail about Soochow so we had to look it up. He sounds like he was a pretty cool pooch.

Woof, woof,
Desert Pups

Oorvi said...

Hi Lenny,

Congratulations on your award:)

100 posts! Wow! You are a veteran blogger!

Licks n Wags,

Biggie-Z said...

Congratulations, Lenny! We'll have to play desert island discs too. We play the "4 foods" version - what 4 foods would you bring to a desert island, and you would not believe the number of people who say "pizza with everything on it" which is sort of like picking a CD that is a greatest hits or compilation. But, then again, they're going to be on a desert island for a long time, so I guess it's ok.

Happy birthday and congratulations!

P.S. We tagged Pacco with the Arte-y-Pico too. She sure is popular.

Gucci said...

I just gave ya another award hehe. :]


Molly the Airedale said...

Mom's eating all of our blueberry dog treats that Kirby gave us and it's partly your dad's fault, Lenny!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Cat Realm said...

Congratulations to your award! And your 100th post!
And how exciting that we cats can enter the paw-limpics too!
Not much time left till deadline so I better get going....
Mrs. OZ

Comet said...

Congratulations on your awards and reaching the 100 post mark! Here's to 100s of more posts on your blog!