Here we are at the start of ‘Something Big’ (I hope) it’s the very first of the
BATTLE OF THE BANDS. I tried to
inform you yesterday that this is going to be a bi-monthly program here at the
Far Away Series. I gave this concept a test drive a few weeks ago. You can view
that BotB Preview HERE. But starting today and on the first and fifteenth of
every month, until further notice, I will be posting a BotB for you listening
pleasure and asking for your vote and comments on my selections.
To add to this fun, this will be a joint effort with Mr. Stephen T. McCarthy of FERRET-FACED FASCIST FRIENDS , so when you finish voting here, pop on over to his space and see what melodious selections he has posted and vote there also.
One week from today both Stephen and I will tally up the votes and let you know who won this premiere BotB, on each site, and then we will also give you our choice and comments.
So, let’s get started.
For my first selection I have chosen a tune written by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson. I found some interesting information regarding this piece, but I’ll save that for next week.
First up is an instrumental version by Chris Botti. This is probably the most sensual piece of music I have ever heard. If you live alone, you might not want to listen in right before bedtime. If you don’t live alone, your significant other can thank me in the comments box.
The second contender is by none other than Leonard Cohen himself. This version includes the lyrics. I will admit the lyrics are a little dark and might take away from the general aura of sexiness about this song, but that haunting melody is still present.
OK, those are the choices. Give me your vote and tell me why. Then go on over to FERRET-FACED FASCIST FREINDS and see what Mr. McCarthy has chosen for us.