I have really been neglecting my blog lately. If it weren’t for my commitment to the Battle of the Bands, I don’t think I would have posted anything. I promise not to whine, but I have been dealing with a health issue lately that I thought I had licked, but this past weekend it came back with a vengeance. I am in extreme pain and sitting for any length of time is excruciating. Anyway…enough with the excuses.
I do promise not to do another three-way in these ‘Battles’. I know it’s very time consuming to have to listen to two songs play all the way through, and then to add a third becomes a bit tedious.
As I counted up the votes and looked over the comments in this particular battle it seems most of you voted for that person that might not have been your favorit, but was the most familiar. I believe that there was only one person who voted for their favorite and then admitted they were a fan of the singer. That got me to thinking; do we really develop our own musical tastes or are we once again programmed by the music we publicly hear. Interesting Huh?
Anyway…I have never been a big fan of Janis. I think she was more popular for her rebellious nature than she actual screeching (singing). Also, at one point in my life something bad happened to me, and I went through a very self-destructive period (see I really and truly can be a dumb blonde). A good friend compared me to Janis and her self-destructive ways. Needless to say I was highly offended, but it worked. I saw the futility and more important the stupidity of my current lifestyle and cleaned up my act. Recently, someone joking referred to me as Janis and I seriously overreacted. Anyway… over-exposed airtime or not. there is no way I would vote for Janis.
There are a few songs that Melissa has recorded that I do like, although she tends to scream and screech her way through most, but this is not one of them.
I vote for Faith Hill. She’s easy to listen to and does a nice melodious rendition of this song. I’m also a big fan of country and western music. Faith may not be my favorite female vocalist in this genre, but in this song it’s my opinion that she does it better.
So, the final tally,including my vote, surprised me some. Here it is;
Janis 8 votes the clear winner
Melissa 2 votes
Faith 7 votes – not bad Mrs. McGraw.
I guess not everyone went with the familiar screaming’ and screeching’
Go check out the other official sites for the winners there. Stop on over at Tossing It Out the home of the ever funny and controversial Mr. Arlee Bird and Ferret-Faced Fascist Freinds the home of the ‘Music Man’ himself, Stephen T. McCarthy. There were some other entries that you might want to also look into Your Daily Dose was onE and DiscConnected the other. If I missed someone, please leave a comment with a link so others can find you.
By the Way…I thought it was very interesting that Mr. Bird took a popular/familiar song and pitted two relatively unknown artists AGAINST EACH OTHER, and not the more played version. Interesting that he had two ‘write-in’ votes for that more popular/familiar version. See what I mean about the programming.
See ya back here on the 15th of October for Battle of the Bands VI. I’ll even try to post something new in the meantime.