Thursday, November 7, 2019

BOTB Results: What Gets You on Your Feet? I Happen to Know...


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Your girl, Cherdo, was on the road this week, coordinating a family member's "stuff" and heavy into the art scene tasks. So little time to do it all, so I created my post and scheduled it in advance. Once I was out of town, I didn't have a minute (or the connection) to participate fully. I offer my heartfelt apologies and I'll be totally on board on Dec. 1...my favorite post month, by the way. 

All that said, The Whispers nailed it with my faithful voters, followed closely by Pink and I don't know what happened with Outkast, but at least Arlee saw to their needs. Well played, sir.

The Votes!

Whispers: 
John H., Janet, Mary B, Stephen, Mike, CWMartin, aisasami, Cathy

Pink:
Debra, Alex, Dolorah, Debbie D., Birgit, Mike

Outkast:
Arlee

To the victors, my friends! Sing us out, Whispers! Hey, that sounds weird. Whisper us out, singers? Either way, here they are, and just try to tell me that you aren't swaying a little as you listen:



If you haven't gotten gotten around to it yet, it's time to check out the other peeps' blogs for their results! Come on, don't be shy!


We all appreciate your participation. Invite a friend to participate, too! We'll see you back here with another battle on the first of the month. 

Thanks!
Cherdo


Friday, November 1, 2019

Battle of the Bands: What Gets You on Your Feet?

Where are my images, Blogger? Anyone else having this issue this morning? I don't know, but I have to hit the road, so this is the generic header...use your imagination...wait, not THAT much.

A big thanks to FAE (faraway eyes) for the original creative spark that started what would become the Battle of the Bands and to STEPHEN T. McCARTHY for hosting and keeping us on track. The Battle gets posted on the 1st of each month and results appear magically six days later, SOME TIME (God willing) on the 7th. Cast your vote in the comments below to tell me which tune is your favorite and why. If it's absolutely necessary, I add my own incoherent vote to break any ties and announce the winner...and you get to see how your vote stacked up against the wonderful peeps of the IoT.


Today, I'm challenging you all to 
answer this musical question: 
What song gets you on your feet and dancing? 

Considering the average age of my peeps (I didn't say it was good or bad, young or old, you can do that math on your own time...you know who you are...and for how LONG you've been that person), I'm pulling songs from several decades. 

In my younger days, there were always those tunes that you OWNED. You know that gig...swaying to some nondescript pop sound when the new song starts...you hear the first few bars and you can't help but announce, "THAT'S MY SONG!" as you drag your nearest and dearest friend to the dance floor.

Been there. Done that. Wash and repeat ad infinitum. 

Let's battle...and I'll try to tone down the disco leanings.

CONTENDER #1: THE WHISPERS
"Rock Steady"


CONTENDER #2: PINK
"Get This Party Started"


CONTENDER #3: OUTKAST
"Hey Ya!"

There's no possible way to cover all the great dance tunes and I've tried to shy away from obvious favorites. If you don't see yours here (likely), tell me about it in the comments below - but, vote for your favorite among the top three listed! 

Then visit these fine bloggers - there's a battle on every corner. 

Travel time for Cherdo! Say a prayer for good weather and smooth sailing...er, driving. My thanks, in advance. 😊😊😊




Monday, October 7, 2019

BOTB Results: The "Heck" Battle

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Oh, yeah, buddy! I sweated out the results as they rolled in -- it looked like a tie for a while but in the end, The Dead South won out!

The Votes!

Dead South: 
Alex? (Hey, Mike said so!), Mary B., Debra, 
Debbie D., Mike, Stephen, John H., Birgit

Blake Shelton:
Arlee, Cathy, Janet, Chris, aisasami, Mike#2

To the victors! I never tire of this tune...it's just so dang catchy. 


If you haven't gotten gotten around to it yet, it's time to check out the other peeps' blogs for their results! 



We all appreciate your participation. Invite a friend to participate, too! We'll see you back here with another battle on the first of the month. 

Thanks!
Cherdo


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Battle of the Bands: A "Heck" of a Tune


A big thanks to FAE (faraway eyes) for the original creative spark that started what would become the Battle of the Bands and to STEPHEN T. McCARTHY for hosting and keeping us on track. The Battle gets posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and results appear magically six days later, SOME TIME (God willing) on the 7th. Cast your vote in the comments below to tell me which tune is your favorite and why. If it's absolutely necessary, I add my own incoherent vote to break any ties and announce the winner...and you get to see how your vote stacked up against the wonderful peeps of the IoT.

It's been a heck of a summer...

First off, I had a surgery on my foot (end of May) that I thought would be a walk limp in the park. Nopety nope, I had a Frankenfoot caused me to question all medical decisions I have made or will make and multiple orthotics & PT visits to get over it. 

When the healing was finally in full swing and things started to look up, my poor sweet dog, Coco, passed away, God rest her doggy-soul.

So, here we are. In dear old K-ville, it was a steamy 95 degrees today as I walked my recently acquired rescue dog, Daisy, over my crunchy, dry lawn. At least I think it is a lawn...it may have degraded into another form of matter.

It's the Fall, correct? Am I looking at the calendar wrong? I swear, I smell pumpkin spice something-or-other every day and I know that's a surefire sign. Pumpkins are everywhere. Halloween costumes and candy surround me in the pharmacy. And yet, my forearms were sunburned.

Perhaps this explains why two of the songs that keep making the rounds in my brain have the word "H E Double-toothpicks" in the title...

These two tunes are catchy, have great videos, and remind me of heat.

CONTENDER #1: BLAKE SHELTON
"Hell Right"




CONTENDER #2: THE DEAD SOUTH
"In Hell, I'll Be Good Company"



Let me go out on a limb and say I think these songs are pretty evenly matched. They also remind me that no matter how catchy this tune is, I do not, in fact, what to give myself over to the HECK side. I'm not changing teams, just in case you wondered. :-)

But it's not all about MOI, I need to hear from my peeps! Give me your vote for your favorite and tell me what made one better than the other for your sophisticated ear-holes.

Then...you know the drill! Visit these other fine bloggers and vote! 


We all appreciate your participation. Invite a friend to participate; it's a HECK of a good time. See you back here on the 7th to tally up the votes.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

BOTB Results: Who "Worked It" Best?


Friends, we definitely worked the rock and roll tributes to vocational responsibilities...it was oh sooooo close, but I'm not a bit surprised that our winner!  

Donna Summer: "She Works Hard for the Money"
Lee, Debra, Janet, Mirka, Birgit

Huey Lewis and the News: "Working for a Livin'"
Mike, John

***Dire Straits: "Money for Nothing"***
Mary, Alex, Stephen, Chris, Debbie, Mike

In my humble opinion, Dire Straits is more than than the "sultans of swing," they are rock and roll gods (little g gods, people...little g) and deserve any and all praise! And "Money for Nothing" has to be in their top three. In the age of MTV glory, this song surely was played to death, but I'm okay with it.

To the victors! Spin it one more time, boys:


If you haven't done so already, you know what comes next -- check out the peeps blogs! 

See you on the first of the month for our next battle of the bands!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Battle of the Bands: Work It!!


Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! Seriously, Romans might wanna jump off, as this is an English language post. Mea culpa. But, bilingual buddies, have at it.

A big thanks to FAE (faraway eyes) for the original creative spark that started what would become the Battle of the Bands and to STEPHEN T. McCARTHY for hosting and keeping us on track. The Battle gets posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and results appear magically six days later, SOME TIME (God willing) on the 7th and 21st. You get the honor of casting a vote in the comments below to tell me which tune is your favorite and why. If it's absolutely necessary, I add my own incoherent vote to break any ties and announce the winner...and you get to see how your vote stacked up against the wonderful peeps of Internet land.

Nothing says America like working 9-5, 5 days a week, for about fifty years (give or take). And to stress that point further, we celebrate Labor Day. Ye Olde Oxford Dictionary elaborates and defines Labor Day, for the uninformed, as "a public holiday or day of festivities held in honor of working people, in the US and Canada on the first Monday in September, in many other countries on May 1."

Whoo-eee...FESTIVITIES! Is THAT something to sing about? Well, of course it is...'cause a significant number of us will not be at work.

And if you ARE at work, you're probably supporting the public that's not working by selling us important stuff (grills, charcoal...) or standing by, in case of need (police, doctors, nurses, tow trucks, grocery personnel to direct you to self-checkout...). So, thanks!

Enough babbling. Let's battle, peeps, with three of the most up tempo songs about work that I could find:

CONTENDER #1: DONNA SUMMER
"She Works Hard for the Money"



CONTENDER #2: HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS
"Working for a Living"



CONTENDER #3: DIRE STRAITS
"Money for Nothing"


You know what's work? Tryin' to make a decision about which work tunes were worthy! Whew! Actually, there's quite a few goodies.

But voting for favorite? Aww, shucks! That's like a personal day...paid time off...a vacation! Insert your tax-free vote in the comments below and then skip on over (off the clock) to these brilliant blog bosses below and vote to your heart's content. It's a relatively, somewhat free-ish country...and it's Labor Day weekend!  God bless America!


Do you have a favorite work tune I missed? Let me know in the comments below...there might be a Labor Day next year, you never know.

(Everyone have a safe, fun, relaxing holiday. See ya back here are on the 7th.)