Huge congrats to Carmel Mikol and Kim Wempe on their respective East Coast Music Award nominations. I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate every chance I get to work with these talented singer-songwriters. Wonderful stuff – you should check them out.
Don’t just take my word for it, either. Carmel is nominated this year for her CD “In My Bones” in the categories Female Solo Recording of the Year, Pop Recording of the Year, and Rising Star Recording of the Year.
Kim is nominated for Female Solo Recording of the Year for her CD “Painting with Tides” . Last year Kim took home the Rising Star Recording of the Year.
This tells you something about the music scene around here. Good friends, great music. I like it.
On a slightly less local front, I want to send a belated thank you to StarShipSofa listeners for nominating “Tau Ceti Radio” in the Best Fact Article category for the Sofanaut Awards. That was a very pleasant surprise, seeing as I am a newcomer to the podcast. I am “chuffed to bits,” as show host Tony C. Smith would say, that listeners have responded so warmly to my ramblings. I still don’t know what “science ficion music” means, but folks seem to be having a lot of fun sending me songs and ideas as we wander around the subject.
Of course, congratulations to the winner of the Best Fact Article Sofanaut Award, Amy H. Sturgis (Looking Back at Genre History), and to J. J. Campenella (Science News) – both runaway favourites.
One last nod goes to Lawrence Santoro who swept the Sofanauts this year: Best Main Fiction (Lord Dickens’ Declaration), Best Narrator, and the 2011 Sofanauts Honorary Award. Larry has an anthology slated for release this year called DRINK FOR THE THIRST TO COME.