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'BATTLE OF THE BANDS' ('BOTB')
Yes, it's time once again for 'Battle Of The Bands' ('BOTB').
Alright, let's get on it. Let's get ON this thing!
But first, I want to wish y'all a HAPPY MARGARITA DAY!
No one has ever accused me of being a follower of trends. Heck, I am, after all, the author of #1 Rule Of Selfhood which began with the following sentence: One of the things that every person on this planet has in common with all others is individuality -– uniqueness.
Being an original has not always made me popular. In fact, believe it or not, some people dislike me. (Cheerio!) But being such a
Also, every January 1st -- which y'all call "New Year's Day" -- I call "MARGARITA DAY", and I get me a couple of those salt-rimmed cocktails to celebrate.
MARGARITA DAY: "A tradition since 1986... except for 1994."
Well, this is the first day and first BOTB of 2017. I am actually very hopeful and enthusiastic about 2017, from both a personal and national viewpoint. Nevertheless, being the
Wackypedia sez: "Goin' Back" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King in 1966. It describes the loss of innocence that comes with adulthood along with an attempt, on the part of the singer, to recapture that youthful innocence.
The song has been recorded by many artists, including Dusty Springfield, Goldie Zelkowitz, The Byrds, Elkie Brooks, Deacon Blue, Marianne Faithfull, Bill Drummond (of The KLF), Nils Lofgren, Freddie Mercury (on a Larry Lurex single), The Move, The New Seekers, The Pretenders, Diana Ross, Richard Thompson, Phil Collins and Bon Jovi, as well as by Carole King herself.
King recorded the song twice, first in 1970 and again in 1980. Let's listen to the latter recording...
GOIN' BACK -- Carole King
And now for her competitor, Nils Lofgren, whose cover of the song closed out his first solo album in 1975...
GOIN' BACK -- Nils Lofgren
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.
Question: Will Carole King win this Battle?
The New & Improved MAGIC 8-BALL - "now with the Electrolytes that plants crave" - sez: "Most Likely"
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, get yourself a MARGARITA – do it twice! – and then return to their blogs to
Voice Your Vote...
@ ‘TOSSING IT OUT’ by clicking HERE.
@ ‘YOUR DAILY DOSE’ 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.
@ '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.
I WISH Y'ALL A
HAPPY MARGARITA DAY!
|L.A.'s own El Coyote Margarita: Warren Zevon's favorite.|
~ Stephen T. McCarthy