Sunshine Blogger Award [2017)



Thank you very much Dude the Cleaner for nominating me for this award!  I hope your gums are feeling better 🙂

You can see his wonderful film reviews (from France) on his great website


His 10 questions for me (and the same for my two nominees) are:

Which Three country are you planning to visit?

I hope I can travel again someday.  My dream would be France (I only saw Paris for one hour), Brazil, and Wales in U.K.

What is your dream job?

Film director

What is you favourite food?

Donuts 🙂

On vacation would you go at the beach or the mountains?

I think maybe the mountains.  I like peaceful places.  But I love the sunshine of the beach!  It’s a very happy atmosphere 🙂

What is you favourite actor / Actress?

Roberto Benigni / Thora Birch

What is you favourite film?

Histoire(s) du cinéma

You are on a deserted island what can you do without?

Deodorant 🙂

Which actress [or actor] would you like to date?

Saoirse Ronan

what is you favourite drink while watching a movie?

iced tea

What group of Music do you Listen?

Mercury Rev (I like “psychedelic rock”)


I would like to nominate Anna Deneau and her fascinating art site



And Lisa Marie Bowman and her song site

–Pauly Deathwish


Blogger Recognition Award [2017)


Thank you to my friend in France, Dude The Cleaner, for nominating me for this award.  He has his great blog here

My blog started as shameless self-promotion about three years ago.  It was the last hundred bucks I had.  All I really owned in the world was my musical stage name:  Pauly Deathwish.

As my music career fell apart, I dabbled in art and different pursuits.  But my passion had been cinema for some time. And so, like my hero Jean-Luc Godard, I hoped to be a film critic…and then someday direct films.  I’m still on the film critic part 🙂

My advice to new bloggers:

Connect with other writers.  Build friendships.  You never know the places all around the world where you will make new friends!

The Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you
and provide a link to their blog.
Write a post to show your award.
Give a brief story of how your blog started.
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

I would like to nominate:

Chris Lindsay (a great Canadian writer on film and other topics…and a talented short story author)

Lawrence Humphries (a great art critic in the U.K.)

My friend Isadora Laaksonen (a very talented Peruvian-American film critic and writer on many things other than just cinema)

Migo (the best extraterrestrial news reporter in the universe)

Paul S. (a British film critic dedicated to the work of Michelle Pfeiffer and Meg Ryan)

And last but not least:

Howard in Scotland (a wonderful photographer and dedicated friend of my blog)

Thank you again, Dude The Cleaner and your Divers blog 🙂

–Pauly Deathwish






Epic Awsomness Award


Thank you to Shara Lee ( for kindly nominating me for the Epic Awesomness Award.  Her wonderful blog can be found at the address following her name.


Rules of accepting:


  1.  You are awesome; tell us why.
  2. You are my friend; tell us about other blogger friends.
  3. Be creative, but it’s ok if you’re having trouble with this one.
  4. There are no direct questions to answer; let yourself run wild!
  5. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  6. Notify your nominees.

Et voilà:


  1.  I’m awesome because I’m weird, but I don’t let it get me down.  I add a little more personality to the world and hopefully someone gets something out of it.
  2. It was very kind of Shara Lee to nominate me.  Her story of running out of medication recently coincided with my own struggles to get myself feeling ok with my own prescriptions.  I am always indebted to Migo (, Isabel (, Bee (, Laurence Humphries (, Dude (, Blaze (, and many others who have left kind, thought-provoking comments in regards to my bizarre brand of film criticism.
  3. As such, I am resigning the office of the Presidency effective immediately (just kidding) 🙂
  4. In the spirit of running wild, I’d like to wish everyone a happy winter!  Thank you each and every one for being special and for putting your thoughts out into the world as courageous blogging souls!
  5. Thank you again Shara Lee!  I’m glad you got the lamp from your neighbor and hopefully your medicine squared away.  Tell your neighbor “hi!” from Texas and thank you from me too.  It helps all of us when kindness passes from one person to the next.
  6. Finally, this being my second award, I would like to nominate some people I may have left out in accepting the Dragon’s Loyalty nomination.  My nominees are:  Suana (, Chris Lindsay (, and my most steadfast supporter Howard (

Thank you!!!

–Pauly Deathwish

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Thank you to the diversfilm (Films Buffs) website for nominating me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.  You can see the website at:

So I am supposed to nominate 15 blogs (I feel like this is a chain letter).  Here are some of my favorites.

Always some lovely pictures and poetry and always with optimism.

Great news site concerning global issues which you probably won’t find many other places.

Funny and serious thoughts of my extraterrestrial friend MIgo and his dog W.D. from the great land of Turkey.

Wonderful art criticism from the U.K. by the excellent Laurence Humphries.

Musings on classic film (Pola Negri) and many other things like Finland from a wonderful Peruvian-born writer.

Molly Thompson’s honest and emotional depth through deft writing.

That’s my top six in no particular order.  I want to emphasize that each of these bloggers has been a very solid person (no matter how long I’ve known them).  Their support has meant a great deal to me.  Please check out their sites and make a new friend.

Now, I am also supposed to tell seven things about myself:

1.  I live with my parents.  I’m sure that won’t be a big shock to anyone with a psychological grasp of stylometry (or something).

2.  I am a full-time graduate student in business.  I have no idea why.  What the hell am I doing? 🙂

3.  I made my living recently (for four years) as the drummer in a Cajun punk rock band touring the world (a legit, Grammy-nominated group).

4.  I have toured the following countries as a musician in various bands (as bassist and drummer):  the U.K., Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France, Canada, and my home the USA.

5.  I was trained as a composer and have written orchestral arrangements for several notable bands and artists.

6.  As a studio musician, I have played on a Top 40 album in the U.K.  My specialty are the keys (piano and organ).

7.  I have three cats

For those who I have “nominated,” please do not feel any pressure to do as I have done in accepting this award.  If you do decide to accept the award in a fashion similar to mine, you will be in complete compliance by reposting the picture below.

Once again, thank you to my friend from France at

I am honored to be recognized.

–Pauly Deathwish