Apologies for ending 2019 with a resounding, "meh." For some reason, I was getting mad computer hate (Blogger, what is it with you? A simple cache emptying fixed this in the past) and folks, some times it is best to take a deep breath and just let it go. Especially in December... There's only so much fiddling around with the computer that I could offer at that time. It's a long story (you'd thank me for not telling it).
I mentally acknowledged that the 2019 party was over for Cherdo and that made me pretty content, actually.
For the results I missed, here's the run down: The Skit Guys 5, Fernando Ortega 7! For the post that refused to post...curses on you, internet gods. My patience was running thin. Take a victory lap, F.O.: click here to review the winner of the last battle of 2019.
But, it's 2020! My cyberstuff is reorganized and I'm here to say thank you to FAE (faraway eyes) for the original creative spark that started what would become the Battle of the Bands and to STEPHEN T. "Dats My Bro" 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, God willing.
My misplaced rebel gene desperately wants to reject all the pop sensations of the present day, but I just can't do it some times. This month, I've been listening to a lot of Billie Eilish and asking myself, "What is so great about Billie?" Digging through the stew of hype, videos, lyrics and "indie" pride, turns out there's several songs from her current album that I truly enjoy. So let's battle this one out with one of those songs: "When the Party's Over."
This is the original as performed at the 2020 Grammy Awards with her brother and collaborator, Finneas, on keyboards:
From the steaming fog of my shower, I can tell you that this is a bit of a challenge to sing, range-wise, so it's not a cover for an amateur.
CONTENDER #1: IBE
From his bio link on YouTube:
"Real talents show what they are capable of at a very young age.
IBE is no exception to that; as a 17-year old he is taking the
music world and the hearts of the public by storm."
"Well, it's only fair to pit a 17 year old against an 18 year old. Also, I
want to have him sit at the table while I give him milk and a cookie."
CONTENDER # 2: NERIAH
From her bio link on YouTube:
A big, fat nuttin'.
Neriah means "light of Jehovah" and she looks young. Further investigation (Google worm hole...) reveals her last name is Fisher, she's a blogger, born
in LA and she's 19. It's the battle of the youngsters!
By the way, ya'll have no idea how many covers there are of this song, lol.
What do you think? Love it, hate it, but vote, please and then bop on over to the other fine bloggers and see what's up with their Battles. I'll see you on the 7th, deal?