Monday, March 21, 2016

BOTB Results: "If I Ain't Got You" and A-to-Z Reveal


There's no greater defeat in the Battle of the Band than to be beaten by someone else a-singin' yer song. Zowie! I'm glad to hear Adam Levine say he loves Alicia Keys at the end of his video - maybe that will make this defeat easier to swallow. Of course, if Alicia Keys ever read my blog, the shock would kill me. So, there's that to worry about...

Sing it out and claim your victory, Adam Levine and Maroon 5:


I've not had as much time to comment, so I hope my Battle buddies forgive the brevity. Go check out their blogs to see how it is REALLY done, eh? They're awesome and a hoot to visit.





The A-to-Z Challenge Theme Reveal is upon us and I have to choose a theme, it's just more fun to do so. For my 2016 theme, I'll be listing 
"Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines" 
as I revisit some of the movies I love to love, love to hate, make me quake with fear, burst into song or just make me laugh when I see them. It's a mute-free extravaganza! Join ALL of us (and brother, there is quite a few participants...YOU should be one, too).


58 comments:

  1. I had a feeling he would win. I always enjoy the battles. Tomorrow I answer your words and music:)

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  2. Poor Alicia. I think in the writing world, that's the equivalent of writing a book where the movie they end up making actually turns out way better.

    Bring on the A to Z! I'd love to learn some more great character lines. The quotable kind, especially.

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    1. I hear ya! (No "Snakes on a Plane" this round, right?).

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  3. Poor Alicia. Adam just did it better, IMO. Your A to Z sounds like a fun one, I'll try to check in every so often.

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    1. Thanks, FAE! I'm doing my best to jump start my blog karma at the same time.

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  4. Wow! That was unexpected but he did a fine job!

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    1. Yeah. I'm a bit surprised. Though I voted for Alicia, so I should have expected her to lose.

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    2. Bwahahahaha. It feels that way sometimes, doesn't it?

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  5. Not a surprising result. Even I voted for Adam and I'm not a big fan. ☺
    Interesting theme. Good luck with the challenge.

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    1. Some of AL songs I love, but I wouldn't say he got a thumbs up across the board. Thanks, DD!

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  6. Finally chose a winner here!

    Your A to Z sounds fun!!!

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    1. BAM. You did it. I never doubted you.

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    1. Could have gone either way and I'd still like it.

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  8. This is proving to be a fun challenge. I vote for Adam.

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  9. Yeah, that's pretty bad when somebody beats you over the head with your own song!

    Looking forward to your A2Z posts, Sister. Don't worry, if you get any of them wrong, I'll gently correct you. And if you get them right, well... "you're a daisy if you do."

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. "I'm your huckleberry."

      IF I need help, you know who I'm calling (Ghostbusters?).

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  10. Ooh, this sounds good. Have fun this year!

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  11. I'll be quoting right along with you! Such an awesome theme.

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    1. It's a virtual quote-off! Come on, Alex, let's do it!

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    1. I'm getting pretty pumped just jotting them down, Elizabeth. :-)

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  13. Man, I feel terrible. This is another battle I somehow missed. I thought I made sure to visit everyone, but I missed two entire battles. Well, I apologize. I did listen to both songs, and I would have gone with Maroon 5, so my vote wouldn't have changed much.

    As for the theme, I love it. I love to quote films, and can't wait to hear what some of yours are.
    "I'll be back" - Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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    1. I think you may have the same problem I do: time zones! You check a few times and they aren't up yet, then you miss them. And I've been late a few times. No apologies necessary - you're here now, brother!

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  14. I talked to Alicia this morning and she read your blog but was too upset to comment.

    Looks like a fun A to Z theme ahead.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Listen, Alicia has to put on the proverbial big girl pants on this one, Arlee, ha ha.

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  15. Great theme! Sounds like fun! I may even find some movies to enjoy :D I look forward to your posts ~Lori~

    Lori's A2Zs @ As the Fates Would Have It & Promptly Written

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  16. I picked a winner here. Looks like your A-Z will be more funner than ever!

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    1. I anticipate a few hoots, Dixie! I do love a ridiculous line...or a deep, thought provoking one.

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  17. Why wouldn't Alicia Keys follow you? Yoko Ono is your best friend. You're the most famous person who follows me, and I wuv you for it.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Why wouldn't she? I'm still asking myself. Yoko appreciate my John-loyalty.

      Correction: I'm the least famous person who follows you. The "wuv" part is reciprocated!

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  18. It'll be interesting to read you A-Z... I'm not that good at remembering favorite lines

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    1. No, I'm not either, sometimes - but I Google like nobody's business. ;-)

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  19. That's a fun theme! I can think of a bunch of lines from my favorite characters now. :)

    My Music and Awards post is up. Thanks again for nominating me!

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    1. You're welcome! I've read a bunch but haven't commented yet (I've been reading on my phone...a true pain to use for comments).

      My favorite lines are repeated by my family OFTEN.

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  20. Oh, my! I'd have a terrible time trying to remember all my favs! I'd constantly be changing my mind and would never get finished. More power to you!

    Revisit the Tender Years with me at
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Lining them up now, just to make sure I can fill the bill!

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  21. Woot! This will be fun.

    On a different note, one related to Janie and sneakiness on my behalf:
    Thank you kindly, new friend. I love it. =)
    If you'd like a gift copy, please email me. I'm happy to provide.
    Rawknrobyn@aol.com

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    1. I'd love a copy! Thanks and best of luck to you on your book!

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  22. I have too many favorites but my bad memory keeps me getting confused about whose lines are which.
    Your theme sounds like so much fun :)
    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge 2016.
    The Era I Lived In

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    1. I hear ya, sister. My memory is slipping a bit, but it may be an overtaxed schedule. Looking forward to the A-to-Z!

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  23. Excellent theme and I'll be there too so maybe our paths will cross not only through the Celebrate linky but also the A-Z? Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. Maybe! That would be great. Love the "cat-herder" moniker.

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  24. Have you ever seen Begin Again? It's about a songwriter and a washed up record producer. Adam is in that movie and he sings. He is really good.
    R

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    1. I saw a promo for that but I haven't seen it. But I will try to now! I get discouraged at some of the flotsam parading as entertainment lately. :-|

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  25. Alicia Keys reading your blog wouldn't be bad at all.
    I just hope Barack Obama doesn't read MINE.

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    1. Oh, if only he would...that would make my day...and month...and year. That is, if I survived the huge guffaw I would produce.

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  26. Sending you much love and many warm hugs, my dear friend. Happy Easter to you. :)

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    1. Right back at you, my friend! Love and hugs.

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  27. Have fun with the A-Z Challenge. I spend far too much time/brain power/energy quoting lines from films. Will be interesting to see if any of yours are ones I know. :)

    Ros
    Fangirl Stitches - Cross Stitch Alphabets
    Travel like a Geek - A-Z Tour of Harry Potter Film Locations

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    1. I fear some will just be "inside jokes" with my family, ha ha.

      Enjoy, Ros!

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  28. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    Excellent choice for an A to Z challenge theme. Good job. My theme is the craft of fiction writing. Tips, lessons, and prompts from various writing reference books. I follow it up with a sample of my work.
    Your theme sounds very inspirational! I'm curious if any of your favs will match up with my own.
    April should be exciting. I'm looking forward to the event. Best of luck to us both on meeting our goals of posting and hopping to other blogs.
    My blog has a giveaway. There's a bonus a to z challenge each day to encourage people to visit more stops.
    http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
    I've followed your GFC.

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    1. Awesome! I need to follow the "pros" at A-to-Z to learn how to really do it right. Jumping over to your site! Thanks!

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  29. Film quotes - great idea! All I know is "I cudda been a contender," so I'll learn something. Hope you'll stop by my Women in the 1930s theme. It looks like this is your first a-to-z - mine too.
    http://.lorihenriksen.com/blog

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Love, Cherdo