STMcC’s Vote On '2017, April 15th: Battle Of The Bands' (Or, 'M*A*S*H Versus WKRP IN CINCINNATI Versus MOONLIGHTING') And The Final Tally:
First, I want to thank EVERY ONE OF YOU for playing and for making this one of the most .F-U-N. Battle Of The Bands installments I've ever had.
I really enjoyed reading your comments and learning some of your personal favorite TV Shows and Theme Songs.
This one was super-close! M*A*S*H started out like gangbusters and for quite awhile it looked like Blowout City. But then the Night Owls -- the MOONLIGHTING folks -- showed up a few mornings later and turned this into a serious competition!
As I stated at the beginning, these are probably my all-time TOP THREE favorite theme songs (although I really love many more). But I'll bet many of you probably thought I'd be voting for M*A*S*H. Well... "Wrong again, Fishface!" (as my dear, departed Ma would say).
Of the 3 shows, MOONLIGHTING is my favorite. MASH, believe it or not, I don't really care for. (I liked their money though. Ha!)
My Ma was born and raised in Cincinnati. So was my maternal Grandpa. The super-sweet Mary Ann, a person who is sort of an extended part of my family, still lives there.
And then there was a girl... Amy E. On my blogs, I usually refer to her as [Link:) "Ms. Venus", and I was head over heels mad for her. One of very few blondes I've ever been really attracted to. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio -- not Cincinnati. But that's still a "C" in Ohio and close enough for me to make the emotional connection between her and the theme song for WKRP IN CINCINNATI.
Maybe she and I were never meant to be, but the theme song for WKRP makes me think of her once in awhile...
Baby, if you've ever wondered
Wondered whatever became of me
I'm living on the air in Cincinnati,
Got kind of tired of packing and unpacking
Town to town, up and down the dial
Maybe you and me were never meant to be
Just maybe think of me once in awhile.
I'm at WKRP in Cincinnati!
John Holton's comment pretty well nailed it:
"There are a lot of reasons I like the theme from "WKRP in Cincinnati": it's a breezy almost-love song"...
It really is a wistful, melancholic love song that hints at "what might have been" -- had it only been in the cards. I can totally relate to that.
But, WAIT! ...THERE'S MORE...
"They're solid PLASTIC! So don't settle for imitations."
"But the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity."
C'mon, Peoples! How many theme songs have you laughing even before the show starts?!
Nevertheless, the only two votes that WKRP got came from my Brother and STMcC.
Yesterday, I replied to the comment by Doc MacSis with this:
I'm almost afraid to count up the votes. This "feels" like a MASH / MOONLIGHTING tie.
Well, we'll know tomorrow.
As it turned out, it really WAS a tie at that point. And along came Robin, the Girl Wonder, to break it...
M*A*S*H = 9 votes
WKRP IN CINCINNATI = 2 votes
MOONLIGHTING = 8 votes
My thanks again to everyone for making this such a successful BOTB installment. "We sure had a lot of fun. And I hope to see you again real soon" (hat tip to Mickey Mouse).
~ KDogG In Reno
Da King O' De Airwaves
& Da Dictator O' De Blog
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. A new Battle gets posted on the 15th of each month and six days later, on the 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.]