WELCOME TO THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS!!!
PEEPS! So glad to see you back on the Flipside. It's 2016 and if my head count is correct, we are all here. That's the first celebration. A few of you may not have hangovers, right? RIGHT? I may have a headache from German Katze Kinder (licorice shaped like a cat...I can't explain it...it's addictive and I forgot to hide it from myself).
This music blogging event was first introduced by our friends and I'd like to give them a heartfelt "thank you":
Our battles take place twice a month: on the 1st and 15th. The results come six days later: on the 7th and 21st. That's when I return, total all of the votes, including mine (if necessary), and announce the winner.
The slate is clean and we begin anew; embrace it. Let the games begin! Start this year out right with a little inspiration in song.
First up, Rachel Platten with "Fight Song." Released in February of 2015, the song peaked at #20 on Billboard. It already wins as the most current song I've ever included in a Battle of the Bands but I'm not sure that will mean much to Platten. Somebody call her and get her take on it. I'll wait.
Get fired up! Let's whip this year's tail and own it. Sing it, Rachel! Feel it, peeps!:
THE ORIGINAL: RACHEL PLATTEN
Folk singer (yep) Benjamin Kheng of the Sam Willows is next up. This guy is a cluster of talents (swimmer, radio producer at 17, actor...gee whiz, I feel so lazy. Sing something, Ben, I gotta snap out of it...
CONTENDER # 1: BENJAMIN KHENG AND KHS
Alex Goot started his career at 16 and he's known for producing his own stuff, so I'm glad to find a cover I can use! Watch this lad play all the instruments and think of me: I'd get someone else to scratch my back, if possible. This kid could teach me something for the new year.
CONTENDER # 2: ALEX GOOT
You know the drill - vote for your favorite: Benjamin Kheng & KHS or Alex Goot. Then boot-scoot over to my good friend's humble (or fabulous, you're the judge) blogs and check out their bands and battles.
Last but not least, have a
Happy New Year!
Make it your number one resolution. Bless you, peeps.