Republican Vs. Democrat, Male Vs. Female, War Vs. Peace, Light Vs. Dark, Good Vs. Evil, Man Vs. Machine, Love Vs. Hate, Dog Vs. Cat, Sun Vs. Moon, Brain Vs. Brawn, Oscar Vs. Grammy, Angel Vs. Demon, Laurel Vs. Hardy, Beer Vs. Wine, TV Vs. Radio, Pitcher Vs. Batter, Paper Vs. Plastic, Reality Vs. Fantasy, Yeshua Vs. Beelzebub, Conservative Vs. Liberal, You Vs. Me, House Vs. Senate, Offense Vs. Defense, Kramer Vs. Kramer, Spy Vs. Spy, Fischer Vs. Spassky, W.C. Fields Vs. Sobriety, Harold Gimpy, Jr. Vs. Sheldon J. Pismire, Rock Vs. Paper Vs. Scissors, Islam Vs. Everything, Singer Vs. Singer, Band Vs. Band...
But first... I thought y'all might be interested to know that this is my 48th 'Battle Of The Bands' installment meaning, of course, that BOTB is now officially two years old!
Some of you may wonder how this good-sized blogfest got started. Well, initially, it was not at all intended to be a blogfest (or bloghop, as some of yaz call 'em). On 7/10/2013, FarAwayEyes posted a blog bit titled 'House Guests & Battle Of The Bands'. It was sort of a throw-away, as she was just trying "to keep up with a Wednesday post".
I thought it was a great idea that should become a semi-regular event, and I tried to yak FAE into continuing it. Then I decided that I was going to post my own BOTBs in the future, whether she did or not. After a series of Emails to each other, we both decided to begin posting "Battles" and we worked out the dates 'n' details.
Before long, music-lovers who embraced FAE's original concept were asking if they could join BOTB and that's how we got where we are today.
So, if you dig BOTB, when voting on FAE's "Battle" this week, why not thank her for getting us all started on it? I don't think anyone could have really foreseen this thing going stronger than ever after two full years.
To see "the original", click this URL link:
|EUGENE MARTONE VS. JACK BUTLER|
I have just started a new job, so it's going to take me much longer than usual to get my votes in on your BOTB blog bits, but I'll get there eventually.
Alright, let’s get on it...
...and remember, BOTB is about the music, not the videos.
|GOODNIKS VS. NO-GOODNIKS|
Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer ... A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. ... A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "If I Had a Hammer", and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (lyrics adapted from Ecclesiastes), which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are sung throughout the world.
'DOWN IN THE VALLEY' - PETE SEEGER (1957)
Joanna Moore was an American film and television actress. Over the course of her career, she appeared in more than eighty television and film roles. ... She was married to actor Ryan O'Neal from 1963 to 1967, with whom she had two children: Griffin and Tatum O'Neal. Moore died of lung cancer in 1997.
'DOWN IN THE VALLEY' - JOANNA MOORE & ANDY GRIFFITH (1962)
After voting here, I suggest - actually I insist - you pop over to the blogs of the other 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' participants to see which songs they have chosen and vote there also. (If their ‘BOTB’ blog bits aren’t posted yet, pour yourself two shots of ‘Grand Marnier’ over ice – do it twice – and then return to their blogs to
Voice Your Vote @ ‘FAR AWAY SERIES’ by clicking HERE.
@ ‘TOSSING IT OUT’ by clicking HERE.
@ ‘YOUR DAILY DOSE’ by clicking HERE.
@ 'BOOK LOVER' by clicking HERE.
@ 'MIKE'S RAMBLINGS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CURIOUS AS A CATHY' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING' by clicking HERE.
@ 'DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THIS BELLE ROCKS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'THE DOGLADY'S DEN' by clicking HERE.
@ 'CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'ANGELS BARK' by clicking HERE.
@ 'JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE' by clicking HERE.
@ 'WOMEN: WE SHALL OVERCOME' by clicking HERE.
@ 'J.A. SCOTT' by clicking HERE.
@ 'NOVELBREWS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'HOLLI'S HOOTS AND HOLLERS' by clicking HERE.
@ 'QUIET LAUGHTER' by clicking HERE.
As I've done in the past, I will continue to return to my 'BOTB' blog bits on the 7th and 21st of each month to post my own votes and announce the winners in the comment sections.
~ Stephen T. McCarthy