Friday, February 21, 2020

BOTB Results: The Handiest of "Handyman"

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Well, well, well...wasn't this a sweet surprise? Maybe not for you, but for ME!

Though dear, sweet baby James held the top spot for his rendition of "Handyman" on the charts, dat ain't how we play it on the Flipside (where everyone gets a shot at internet stardom...for a brief and shining moment).

In the battle of Del Shannon, rock & roll pioneer, versus Don Campbell, reggae-in' up the classics, the votes were as follows:


Mary B
Debbie D.

And the winner is: 

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Okay, I confess, I just like this album cover. "Handyman" actually appears on his Any Day Now album, released in 2009, for those interested. Go for it!  Mr. Campbell did several other interesting covers that I need to investigate, according to the Wiki gods. Perhaps we will see him again!

To the victor! Sing us out, Don!

In the words of Peggy Lee: "Is that all there is?" 

Of course, not! Right now, don't wait another second, skedaddle over to these fine blogs to check out their results. Can you pick a winner? Let's find out...


See you here on the 1st each month...and an occasional please be Battle-ready for the next round. We take no prisoners.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Battle of the Bands: Something Handy for the Peeps

Ladies and Gentlemen:  
This is the Battle of the Bands!

As always, a big 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. "Brudder!" 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, God willing.

How'd your Valentine's Day shake out? Did you and your honey "cut a rug?" Did you give him/her some sugar? Get or give flowers...candy... 

Long ago, my dear husband put forth the theory that Valentine's Day was for card-hoarding schmucks and those who pride themselves on public displays of affection.'s HIS theory; I kinda take the stance that there's not enough celebrations in the world and I'll take all I can get, regardless of origin. Hallmark...well played. 

For Hubzam's benefit and amusement, each February 14th, I respond with a ridiculous display of heart-shaped food, candies, and miscellaneous goodies. I'll celebrate alone, if necessary. But, it's never necessary.

My refusal to ignore Hallmark's challenge to love it up and his solid insistence it's a "made up holiday" makes us both smile at our mutual stubbornness. We're actual a greatly matched pair, comfortable with our weird quirks and willingness to (actually, the way we look forward to) laughs at our own expense. I love that about him.

In short, it's sure handy to have a honey. If you don't have one...get one. If you have one -- hold on to them! If you've got a BAD one, think long and hard about who you will spend next Valentine's Day is too short. And you're always welcome to stop by my house on the 14th of February for heart-shaped meatloaf and dessert. 

But if you still think you're unlucky in love, maybe you just need to find a HANDYMAN...hmmmm...





Time to vote! Which tune is your fav? How did you spent Valentine's Day? Or do you need to join Hubzam's bah-❤️-humbug team? That dern squad always needs cheerleaders.

Now, kindly visit my blog buddies to see their battles and vote! See you on the 21st with results.

Friday, February 7, 2020

BOTB Results: The Party IS over!

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Good morning, afternoon or evening, depending on your latitude or attitude (am I close to a Jimmy Buffet plagarism event? No, Jimmy, I'm not! Call that lawyer off, pronto).

The "When the Party's Over" battle in on the books! Check out Jingle Jangle Jungle for a complete list of the past battles under the BOTB MASTER link. Mary has done a fantastic job of keeping up with the stats, even though she has been a bit under the weather in the past month. I'd like to call that my best shot at understatements for 2020. Keep our friend, Mary, in your prayers, along with folks like sweet Far Away Eyes. Out of sight, but never out of our minds hearts.

It was nearly a landslide, but here is how the votes shook out. That may be a poorly formed sentence, but...hey, it's me.


Debbie D.
Mary B.

Nobody & Nuttin':

Do I have to say it, friends? To the victor! Sing us out, Neriah:

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you on April 1 (wrong!) March 1 with another battle. Meanwhile, run don't walk to my peeps' pages to see how your votes looks next to the masses. Update! I'm sliding in a February 15th battle!

Till then - you do you, okay? I'll cover the Flipside of things.


Saturday, February 1, 2020

Battle of the Bands: When the Party's Over...Come See ME!

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. 

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."
From Cherdo:
"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."

From her bio link on YouTube: 
A big, fat nuttin'. 
From Cherdo:
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?