G is for Good! Take a look at this yummy cheesecake. Does it look good?
Let me tell you ‘GOOD’ DOESN’T EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE IT.
Do you want to know how to make it? Do you want to find other scrumptious foods that you can make with easy recipes? Well, have I got a deal for you. Check out this blog Faiths a Foodie.
Faith is the daughter of a blog friend of mine who has entered the A to Z Challenge. Faith is an incredible chef in the making. Faith is funny, articulate, and very smart. Faith is twelve years old. You read that right, she’s twelve.
Relatively new to blogging, Faith decided to enter this year’s A to Z Challenge. I found her through her mom’s blog and started following. Now, I’m hoping that you guys will check out her site and follow her. I’m also hoping that you will include a few sentences about this wonderful kid and encourage others who stop at your place to check out Faith’s blog and also follow her. I would love to see her top 100 followers during this month, and you can help. Although, I’m not really participating in the A to Z this year (this post is just me crashing the party, for this one day), it’s my opinion that this is the type of thing A to Z is all about. Helping out and encouraging the new and aspiring bloggers. What could be better that encouraging someone so talented, who is also so young and fresh?
So take a few minutes and pop on over and visit Faith. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Find Faith at Faiths a Foodie
OK, now for the real business of today.
I’m late to my own party. So, what else is new? Lately, I’ve been running faster than I’m able and I’m still far behind. Needless to say I’m exhausted most of the time. I know…excuses…excuses…excuses.
Let’s get right on it then. BATTLE OF THE BANDS XVII was indeed one of my favorites here at Far Away Eyes. I love this piece of music, no matter who covers it. I also found it enjoyable that in this BATTLE so many of you had a hard time deciding. I have to admit I love both versions and find it difficult to cast my own vote.
In the end, I’m going to vote for the original/more traditional version played by Berliner Philharmoniker as Tomaso Albinoni intended. It is so haunting and beautiful. Because of my introduction to this piece, I’m reminded of a time in my life that was tranquil. I was fortunate enough to live in a marvelous place, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Hearing this music played this way takes me back to that time. At the same time, I want to comment that I think The Doors did a marvelous job with this piece of classical music, proving to the world that they had a very diverse background and were ‘real’ musicians.
The final tally including my vote for the original/traditional version is as follows:
Adagio for Organ and Strings as played by:
Berliner Philharmoniker 7 votes
The Doors 5 votes
There you have it another BATTLE OF THE BANDS. Come back on the 15th of April for BATTLE OF THE BANDS XVIII.