Thursday, May 7, 2020

BOTB Results: Changes


Friends, Romans, countrymen...the results are 
in for the May Battle! The crowd has spoken:

Do you want changes? 
YES!!

Are you tired of the status quo?  
YES!!

Do you want a theme song?  
OH, LORD, WE DO NEED A THEME SONG!!

Our loyal following chimed in and the votes went a little like this:

BOWIE:
aisasami
Mary B.
Chris M.
Mike #1
Debra
Debbie D.
Janet
John H.
Alex
Mike #2 (who's still #1 in my book...uh, this might get confusing)

DYLAN:
Stephen
Arlee

ZIGGY:
(Ziggy got zippy)

So, to recap...we all want changes, we are tired of the status quo, but on the Flipside...when you think of changes, you are caught in the gravitational pull of the one and only David Bowie. Sing us out, dear departed Dave! You are the official theme songs of Flipsters Lovingly Aligned in Wailing Songs (FLAWS). 

As ever and always, to the victor!


Now, check out those other battles and I'll see you back here on June 1st.


Happy Mother's Day to all the moms who blog, men who have moms, women and men who miss their moms, boys who made girls into moms, moms of girls and boys, dads and moms of moms, and I'm talking to people of every shape color and size. Happy Mother's Day, friends!







Friday, May 1, 2020

Battle of the Bands: Are You Ready for a Change?


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. My personal Battle gets posted on the 1st of each month and results appear magically on the seventh, God willing. Several of the battling buddies post on the 15th also, so make sure you visit and vote, with or without a mask, political affiliation be derned. We're all human beanz.

Well, here we are again...thirty days older and maybe, just maybe, thirty days wiser. But it's hard to tell, really. Since last we battled our tunes, there's been a great thrust of info flung our way and it's debatable as to it's value. 

That's a lie, in this case, because I'm not here to debate. I'm here to ask one question: "Are you ready for a CHANGE?" 


Any change of your choice! I don't know anyone who hasn't had a few days where they questioned something...or everything...that is going on in the world today. What changes need to happen? Better information, less information, more truth, less flotsam & jetsam, more medicine, less opinion, more freedom, less virus, more dining out, less frozen dinners, more friends getting together, less lonely shut-ins, more solid faith and belief, less smorgasbords of lukewarm flights of thought, less politics, more leadership, less big gov, more small business, less arguing, more hugging? Yeah, I am ready for a change. I'll bet you are, too.

Let's do whatever we can to get outta the rut, get back on track, put the cart before the horse, get a breath of fresh air, make a clean sweep, shake things up, or any of your favorite idioms (insert them here)! The only question that remain unanswered "what shall be our theme song?" Hey, I know how you all are wired -- there has to be music in the mix. 

Which band will come out on top in the battle to provide our background notes? It's up to you, peeps to choose. 

CONTENDER # 1: 
"CHANGES"
DAVID BOWIE


CONTENDER # 2: 
"THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'"
BOB DYLAN


CONTENDER # 3:
"CHANGES"
ZIGGY MARLEY

Don't waste another minute! Vote in the comments and as soon as possible -- do your best to make positive change happen. 


And tell me what YOU want that change to look like. I truly want to know. 'Cause something's gotta give.