Friday, August 7, 2020

BOTB Results: "Me, me, pick me!"

Honestly, I'm surprised! Though I loved both of these versions of "Me!" In my mind, that dark corner of the music lovers' world, I thought this particular match up would be much, much closer. It's nice to be surprised every now and then, eh? 

So, Peter - to the victor! Play us out, young maestro. Hit it, magic fingers!

As for our last three words, my cold cardiac muscles were warmed by the number of versions that addressed our place in the next world. I call "saved seats!" to meet up with you all there, in person. Or spirit. Or whatever form we might assume at that time.

My last three words? "Come, Lord Jesus."

But, till that day comes, you still have some stuff to take care of...namely, my peeps' blog battle tallies. How did your vote stack up to the rest? Did you find a new fav? Don't over to these blogs right this minute: 

While you're at it, send a big ole' birthday wish to our fearless leader in  the battlin' blogosphere, the one and only Stephen T. McCarthy, who will be celebrating tomorrow. 

He's worth far more than we pay him for the honor, don't you think? 

Happy birthday, dear brudder-from-another-mother.

Love & Hugs till next time, peeps! See you on September 1!


Saturday, August 1, 2020

Battle of the Bands: Me!

Something a little different this month! 

I usually don't follow Taylor Swift's stuff, though I occasionally hear a catchy pop tune attributed to her and get it stuck in my head ("Safe and Sound" is a good example of that...Ahhhh! Now it's stuck in my head again! Drats!). 

This foray started with a friend sending me a cover of the song, "ME!" (linked here) by TS. I'm not saying which one blew me away, but it did make me want to include it in a soft and lovely battle, like NOW!

"ME!" is an interesting title. Self-absorbed, maybe? Or perhaps just putting it out there for the universe to make sure it's clearly understood what "me" is about? An excuse to pull another musician into your video once more? Who knows? Who cares, really.





The set up: 
You're on a desert island, taking your last breath, 
chalk in hand...staring at the cave-home wall. You're not 
going to have a Tom-Hanks-Castaway ending. 

What three words (or less) would you write on 
the wall that explained who YOU were 
or passed on your most important message?

Now, it's your turn! Vote for your favorite tune, answer the question of the month, and pretty please with sugar on top: visit my peeps. 

I'll be back on August 7th; till then - keep the faith, be smart, and have a heart.

As always, a big thank you (and big prayers) to FAE (faraway eyes) for the original creative spark that started what would become the Battle of the Bands and to STEPHEN T. "Keeping the Faith" 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. 

Big love to you, people!