October 15, 2013 - here we are, and it’s time for ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS VI’. I really, Really, REALLY thought that I was going to post something in between my Battles and Results posts, but you guys know me, and that didn’t happen. I’ll try to be better. I know you are all starved for some of my witty repartee.
ANYWAY… let’s get right to the dueling banjos or voices, as it were.
I decided to return to something a little more traditional…ahem. So as to NOT have so many of you voting for the ‘lesser of two weevils’.
First up the traditional. Miss Judy Garland singing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. I was able to find a video with images and lyrics but no pictures of Judy or scenes from the iconic movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’. No being swayed by that cute little woman in pigtails.
Next up same song by a very different singer. Here’s IZ or Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Please don’t strain yourself trying to pronounce his name. Once again I was fortunate to find a video with images and lyrics but no pictures of this very big Hawaiian boy, BUT unfortunately this video is also a mash-up of ‘Over the Rainbow’ and ‘Wonderful World’. I’m going to use it anyway and just suggest that you cut it off at around the 2:15 minute mark, which makes it about the equivalent of Judy’s version.
I think you’ll do better just listening to the music and not judging by the visuals of the performers. (Just me – I guess)
When I come back with the results, I promise to post IZ’s official video, including the spreading of his ashes in his beloved Pacific and Judy’s version as sung in the movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
Now, you should know the drill, but just in case. I insist you click on over and visit the irresistible Mr. Stephen T. McCarthy at Ferret-faced Fascist Friends and see what he has chosen for his ‘Battle’ and then you’re just another click away from the famous Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out and his bi-monthly ‘Battle’. These of course, are the official sites – as in the ones participating in the contest with prizes. For anyone else who is also posting a BOTB, please leave a comment and a link (if you know how to do that), so as to direct my numerous readers to your post also.
As another reminder –– here are the rules for the contest.
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’ll be back on the 21st with my vote and a little more information on each of these performances. For now I want to ‘zip it’ and do nothing to influence your vote – I mean – what do I look like to you? A Chicago politician?