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, an update on the DIXIE (DCRelief) watch: I spoke on the phone with Dixie about a week ago and she sounded really good to me. I know she's still having some health issues, but her spirits and her energy sounded up. And I'm happy to announce that she's back BOTBing with us again on this November 15th. So, please make sure you visit her Battle and welcome her back HERE.
|EUGENE MARTONE VS. JACK BUTLER|
You'll recall that FarAwayEyes and I teamed up on November 1st to use the song 'THE LOOK OF LOVE'. We had four different performers Battling it out over that same great song.
FAE used the big hit version by SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '66 against NINA SIMONE. Not surprisingly, S.M. & Brasil '66 walked away with a pretty lopsided victory, beating Nina 16 to 6.
My Battle featured a live version of the song by DIANA KRALL (which I thought was pretty good and way better'n her studio recording of it) against the CHRIS BOTTI recording of it from his great album 'A Thousand Kisses Deep'. This Battle was closer, but Chris Botti won convincingly, 13 to 8.
|GOODNIKS VS. NO-GOODNIKS|
Well, it just so happens that from the beginning, I conceived of this Battle over the song 'THE LOOK OF LOVE' as a kind of sporting event, and the first round was like the playoffs - Brasil '66 and Nina Simone playing for the American League pennant, and Diana Krall and Chris Botti playing for the National League pennant.
Well, guess what happens now!
The two winning teams meet in the World Series for the Championship. That's what happens now. And YOU get to help decide the champion. Are you ready? Set? GO!...
|GODZILLA VS. KING KONG|
'THE LOOK OF LOVE' - SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '66
|RIDDLER VS. BATMAN|
'THE LOOK OF LOVE' - CHRIS BOTTI
(Vocal: CHANTAL KREVIAZUK)
Alright now, “you know the gig”... I welcome you (whoever you are) to vote for your favorite of these songs in the comment section below. And feel free to tell us WHY you chose one song over the other.
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.
@ '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