Friday, January 23, 2009

You say bragging. I say self-promotion.

Once a year I feel like Steve Martin in The Jerk. "The new One Show's here! The new One Show's here!"

I have mixed feelings about awards shows. I desperately want to win them. And it's very frustrating that perfectly great pieces of work aren't accepted because seven out of 12 judges said they weren't good enough. Woody Allen said, "The whole concept of awards is silly. I cannot abide by the judgment of other people, because if you accept it when they say you deserve an award, then you have to accept it when they say you don’t." (I think he said that after he won best director and Annie Hall beat Star Wars for best picture.)

Still, I'm pretty pleased to be included in this year's One Show annual. My move to Switzerland put a big enough dent in my creative cycle that I don't have anything to enter in the 2010 show, so this one's especially poignant. Too bad radio is about as presentable in an awards annual as HTML code.

You can hear both spots for the National Parks Conservation Association here. Thanks to Jeremy, Dave, Mark, and Ken who are listed, and Bill Rohlfing, Harlan Hogan, Katherine Pryor, Tom Kane, Michael Mason, Danny Karabaic and the good folks at Chicago Recording Company, who weren't.

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

I say "one heck of a job". I knew those were destined for greatness. Lucky for me, meritorious mention will suffice for greatness.