Every month we award a bottle of Glengoyne 10 year old single malt – the finest whisky available to humanity – to a commenter who tickles our fancy…
Blog commenters are quite a rare species, making up a small proportion of a blog’s readers. My guess is that we’re talking a small single figure percentage. At The Dabbler we feel incredibly lucky to have attracted what are surely some of the most generous, knowledgeable and considerate members of this select tribe to be found on the web (I’m a bit taken aback to realise that this really is no exaggeration).
This month’s winner has won before. But he deserves to win again as he represents a sort of platonically ideal blog commenter. He’s very modest too so I won’t embarrass him further. Mr John Halliwell please do enjoy a bottle of this excellent single malt on us.
We could have chosen any one of a number of his comments (as, to be fair, we could do many months). But we thought this one was a gem, sitting atop on one of those Mahlerman Sunday posts that seem to put a crown on the Dabbler week. As so often, Mahlerman was gently coaxing us to experience music that many of us wouldn’t ordinarily consider spending time with on a weekend afternoon, in this case ‘Machine Music’.
John, a self-confessed ‘steam engine anorak’ ended his comment by singling out this piece of Arthur Honegger’s (who out-confesses John with this: “I have always loved locomotives passionately…For me they are living creatures and I love them as others love women or horses”):