Welcome back, my friends, to the "Battle" that never ends.
We're so glad you could attend. Come inside! Come inside!
This is 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' ('BOTB') where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two "Battles" per month, on the 1st and 15th. Six days later (the 7th and 21st), I place my own vote, tally 'em all up and announce the winner.
Friend? Foe? Stranger? No matter, ALL are welcome. So pull up a chair, pour yourself 24 oz. of 'DOG BITE High Gravity Lager' (or the poison of your choice) and turn it up to Eleven!
[NOTE: Links to the first year of 'BOTB' (#1 - #24) can be found at the very bottom of this page.]
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
TRIPPIN' WITH TINY TIM
Did you know that Tiny Tim could sing high notes that only dogs could hear?
That's true. There's an Institute in Chicago that conducted this research and proved it be factual.
Personally, I prefer (many of) the notes Tiny Tim sang that I can hear. I mean, who cares about dogs anyway? Everyone knows that dogs and giraffes are selfish. The dogs hogging all the notes that others can't hear, and giraffes always looking out for Number One. Boy, giraffes are selfish!
In my last BOTB comment section I mentioned that I'm a genuine Tiny Tim fan. What an original character! I don't like all the stuffs he sang but once, years ago, I got out a calculator and calculated that I liked 57% of Tiny's recordings. Since then I've found plenty more I like, so maybe I'm up to about 66.6% now.
Below are two Tiny songs that appeared on his debut album. I really dig 'em and I know you're going to dig 'em, too.
In this first one, Nico of Lou Reed and 'The Velvet Underground' played the voice of Tuesday Weld. Listen and enjoy:
'THEN I'D BE SATISFIED WITH LIFE' - TINY TIM
Now here's a great anti-war song written by Irving Berlin which Tiny Tim made his own:
'STAY DOWN HERE WHERE YOU BELONG' - TINY TIM
You're not going to tell me you disliked those two songs, are you? If so, I'm going to hit you with a shovel.
~ Stephen T. McCarthy