Woo-Hoo! It’s October 1st and is it ever ‘BRISK’ here in the high Sierras. The leaves are changing, and we’ve even had snow; once up on the peaks, and once down here at the lake shore. I’m still freezing, but loving it all the same. Have I ever mentioned that fall was my favorite season? Well, now you know.
October 1st also means it’s time for ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS V’. Up until a few hours ago I hadn’t decided which tunes, from my vast list, I wanted to pit against each other for this go around. While perusing the blogs earlier today, I landed at ***** the home of Arlee Bird one of the other participants in the ‘contest’ version of BOTB. Today Mr. Bird was hyping his BOTB posting with the topic of being hurt so bad and holding grudges. I refrained from leaving a comment (sorry Arlee), cause you all know how I hate to over-expose myself, especially in matters that can become so personal, but it did give me an idea for this little battle.
Also, during the last BOTB, in the comment section of *****the home of Mr. Stephen t. McCarthy the first participant in this ‘contest’ version of BOTB, Mr. McCarthy (otherwise known as TSMIK) let it slip that he was planning on a ‘ménage a trios’ for this fight. So…while I was surfing the YouTube channels looking for suitable versions of my choice, I found a third and thought…WHY NOT?
So without further delay, here is my three-way Battle of the Bands V. I like to call it ‘the screamers, the dreamers, and the indomitable (I let you decide for yourself exactly whom those epitaphs’ fit (well, I guess in reality epitaph is only appropriate for one, but I digress – as usual). I better just ‘shut it’ and let ‘the ladies’ (ahem) take it away.
First up with 'Take a Little Piece of My Heart', the veritable girl next door. Janis Joplin
Next, everybody’s friend and lover Melissa Ethridge
And, finally Mrs. Tim McGraw, ah… everybody knowsthat is…Faith Hill (yeah, surprised me too).
No offense intended to any of these ladies, just a little added ‘snark’, for your entertainment.
Now, it’s up to you. Make your choice and let me know who you prefer and why in the comment box. Once you’ve done that head on over to Tossing It Out the home of the every kind and gracious Mr. Arlee Bird and, Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends the hangout of that cool dude, Mr. Stephen t. McCarthy and vote at these sites also, for your chance to win an amazing prize.
Check the comment section at each site for other participants. Likewise, if you want to join in the fun, leave a comment that not only registers your vote, but also lets everyone else know that you have a ‘BATTLE’ going on in your space too.
Last but not least the contest rules:
Find The True Purpose For Voting On ‘Battle Of The Bands’ Installments: Win Compact Discs!-Compact Discs!-Compact Discs! Spectacular, Super-Colossal Blogosphere ‘Battle of The Bands’ Voting Contest!
Here’s The Deal: By voting on the ‘Battle Of The Bands’ blog bits here and at the ‘Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends’ blog, you can win the compact disc of your choice. Every 4 months, Stephen and I will add up how many times you voted on our blogs, and the person who has participated most often (i.e., submitted the most eligible votes) will get to select one compact disc that contains any one of the songs that were included in either of our ‘Battle Of The Bands’ installments (“Super-Colossal” expensive boxed-sets, imports, and ‘out-of-print’ compact discs not included). In the event of a tie, the names will be put in a Stetson and the name drawn from the cowboy hat will win the CD.
Rules For Voting: Stephen and I post new ‘Battle Of The Bands’ blog bits on the 1st and 15th of each month. We also post our own personal votes for the respective blog bits on the 7th and 21st of each month (i.e., six days later). For your vote to be counted, it must be submitted in our comment sections BEFORE we post our own votes (BEFORE we make our own votes known on the 7th and the 21st).
Every 4 months there will be a new compact disc winner. In other words, ‘Battle Of The Bands’ #1 was posted on August 1, 2013, so at the end of November, one of you lucky voters is going to win a CD that includes one of the songs we’ve featured in our ‘Battle Of The Bands’ installments (you get to choose, and it doesn’t matter if the song won or lost its battle – if you like it, it’s YOURS!)
Alright, now... VOTE ON and ROCK ON! (while we ‘Count On...’)
I know this post has gone on long enough, but since tomorrow is the monthly posting of the IWSG and I don’t want to completely cover my BOTB V, with another post so soon, I’m just gonna tack it here on the end, short and sweet like.
That about sums up my feelings about being insecure this month. No matter what your insecurities might be. No matter how big or small they are today. Whatever you do --- Never Quit!
If you’re reading this on Wednesday October 2nd, the official day for posting on the IWSG, then head on over to The Home of Alex J. Cavanaugh where you’ll find a Linky List. Click on some of the other blogs and see what their insecurity for October is. Maybe you can help encourage someone else, or find some encouragement yourself.
Whatever else you do ENJOY THE GLORIOUS FALL!
Whew! I bet you thought I was never gonna shut up.