I've got to say something.
For those of you who voted for Straight Down The Middle in the various awards this year, Thank You. Truly, Thank You. However, Greg and I are often asked why we do not campaign for yearly awards. Why do we not ask for people's votes to recognize our work? As I was editing Episode 88 of The Pinball Show, I experienced an overwhelming amount of joy and pride. Greg and I feel the same way and I believe I can speak on his behalf in giving an explanation, albeit nowhere near as charming in my delivery.
Being able to CREATE with a friend is the greatest award anyone can ever receive. Being able to archive a friendship over the years is simply priceless. I get to cherish these chronicles for the rest of my life. This is a privilege that I often feel guilty about, but forever grateful for. I experience anxiety thinking about a time in the future when I am not able to document these relationships, not only with a cohost or with a friend, but with you, the one who supports our efforts.
The most recent episode of The Pinball Show is possibly the greatest example of just that. It is a recorded conversation of two friends on another adventure, without any maps, and with the cruise control set to TRUST. For us, we do not desire your support via a voting system. We truly feel as if we have surpassed that type of recognition years ago. We work hard. We are very proud of what we create as people, as pinball enthusiasts, and as entertainment artists.
If you learn one thing while watching, that is our award. If you smile or laugh one time while watching, that is our award. If you consider another perspective once while watching, that is our award. THESE are the awards that I personally plan on earning for years to come.
Thank YOU for riding along with us over the years. No telling where our path will lead us next...
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