Tuesday, July 23, 2019

BOTB Results: "Baby, Baby" Takes It!


This past July 15th battle was oooohhhh sooooo close! My girl, Amy Grant, remains ever peppy and wholesome -- even though she only won by ONE. That's the spirit, Amy! Don't doubt your awesomeness, you Pied Piper of Pep.

So, how did those votes (botes) go?

AMY: Janie, Mike, John, Janet, Birgit, Arlee, Mike
SMOKEY: Debra, Stephen, Mary B., The Armchair Squid, Chris, Debbie D.
BIEBER (No tears, man!): Because no one ever says it anymore, I'll just call this "the null set." Am I the only one who learned that? Surely not, I was in a classroom of nerds...where have they gone?

A few things I learned: 
1) Everyone things Amy is a pep-ster. 
2) Bieber's fan base is...meh...which is funny, considering his fame.
3) Smokey still has it...but he needed just a touch more. A believe a brisk wind could have changed this outcome.

You know the drill, my people -- to the victor. Sing us out, Amy!


Join us on August 1 (already??) for the next Battle of the Bands. In the meanwhile, have you checked out the other battles? How did you do? 


Monday, July 15, 2019

Battle of the Bands: The Baby Battle


Welcome to July 15th and The Battle of the Bands!  

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 this madcap musical love fest. The Battle gets posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and results appear magically six days later, 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 you want to elaborate). If it's absolutely necessary, I add my own humble vote to break a tie and announce the winner...and you see how your vote stacked up against the huddled masses of humanity.

I've got babies on the brain, since we've had a new addition in the extended family and several good friend have added to their broods. True story: I'm a pushover where babies are concerned. Maybe I'm not the only one. You'll note that many a couple, knee deep in amore, refers to their sweetie as "baby" and it's usually accepted as a form of endearment...let's not get touchy about that, please, there's so little unoffensive things left. Leave me that and I won't call random strangers "honey."

First up, the closest thing Hubzam and I have to "our song."  Second, a true classic...and third, a great hook and definite ear worm. And I like them all!

CONTENDER #1: 
AMY GRANT
"Baby, Baby"



CONTENDER #2: 
SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES
"Ooh, Baby Baby"



CONTENDER #3: 
JUSTIN BIEBER ft. LUDICRIS
"Baby"


Time to Vote! Which one do you prefer? Any of these remind you of your baby? Have any of these big hits already gotten too much air time for you? Be honest...we're a picky music bunch...we like what we like, right? I thought so...

Don't forget to check out the peeps' blogs! 

AISASAMI


Monday, July 8, 2019

BOTB: Who is REALLY Stayin' Alive?



Whoops! Took Sunday off mentally and didn't realize July 7th had come. Geezerdom is feeling so homey lately. 

In the spirit of unity, I believe everyone questioned the wisdom of anyone re-doing "Stayin' Alive" in light of the Bee Gees HUGE success with said tune. I have to agree. 

But...

DWEEZIL ZAPPA AND OZZIE OSBOURNE pulled off a win on this one and it would be far easier to tell you who didn't vote for them!

Dweezil & Ozzie:  Alex, Mary B, Debbie D., Mike (of Billions...), CWMartin, Magical Mystery Mimi, Cathy K., Janie Junebug, Gilly, and Mike (Ramblings)

Bruce Springsteen: Arlee

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles: Stephen T. McCarthy, John Holton

A few thoughts: 1) I think Dweezil can pull off a range of genres. Ozzie always sounds like Ozzie, so if you like Ozzie...you're good. 2) When I think of disco, the name Bruce Springsteen does not come up. 3) Funk makes everything worthwhile when it's done right. Cory Henry is doing it right.

Once again, thank you for your votes and to the victors! Sing us out, Ozzie, and shred us out, Dweezil!


Don't forget to check out the peeps' blogs! 




Monday, July 1, 2019

Battle of the Bands: No Independence from Strange Covers!


Welcome to July, our celebrated independence, and The Battle of the Bands!  

A big thanks to FAE (faraway eyes) for the original creative spark and to STEPHEN T. McCARTHY for hosting this romp, month after month. May he never win his independence from this motley group of music lovers. The Battle gets posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and results appear magically six days later, 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 you want to elaborate). If it's absolutely necessary, I add my own humble vote to break a tie and announce the winner, but why sully the whole event?