Before we get too far along here I want to take a minute and thank each and every one of you for the well wishes. When I wrote my BATTLE OF THE BANDS POST I was thinking ‘what is wrong with people today?’ THEN you guys showed up and told me just exactly what is RIGHT with people, at least some people, today. THANKS!
Just so I don’t mislead you, my troubles aren’t health related, other than the stress involved in this whole mess, but rather someone lied to me, cheated me, and stole from me. In the end I’m having to hire a lawyer, and probably go to court to get back what is mine. In other words: it’s a fine mess and the only people who are really going to ‘make out’ in the end will be the lawyers.
Anyway…enough of that!
This BATTLE OF THE BANDS was a little different for me. Because of the troubles in my life I was totally unprepared and had not made my choice of songs or artists. The day before while I browsing some of my friends sites, Donna Weaver over at Weaving a Tale or Two posted the Alex Boye version of ‘Roar’. I clicked on the link, but didn’t recognize the song. I was thinking this song sounds familiar, and when they got to the chorus. I was pretty shocked to realize it was Katy Perry’s ’Roar’. All along I thought I hated this song, but it turns out what I really don't like is Katy Perry's shouting her way through a musical number, and calling it singing.
The final tally was pretty lopsided and there was a lot of ‘Katy hate’ in the comment box. While I’m personally not a Katy Perry fan, I was shocked that so many of you felt the same way, and so strongly. I normally don’t try to predict (even in my own mind) how the voting will turn out, or who will vote for which artist, but I have to say there was only one vote for Katy that I had mentally predicted. Four of your really surprised me.
I’ll agree with most of you who said that Alex Boye’s version was primarily drum driven, and a sing-a-long, but I did think it was fun. Alex does a lot of covers. He calls them ‘Africanized’ versions. Most are beat driven, as you might imagine African music would be. If you have the time, go over to YouTube and check him out.
The ‘FINAL TALLY’:
Alex Boye 14 votes including mine
Katy Perry 5 votes
Before I forget, I also want to thank Sheboyganboy 6 and STMc for the ‘conversation’ in the BATTLE comment box. You guys went a long way to take my mind off my troubles. And Sheboyganboy 6, you can disagree and correct me any ole time you want, as long as you continue to do it in French.
Leave me a comment and tell me what you think about the outcome. Remember, a comment here and one at F-FFF gives you a final chance to enter the drawing for a CD. Check out the contest rules HERE.
Also, be sure to see who won the other BOTB contests playing around town.
See you back here on June 1, when we’ll announce the winner of this May BOTB contest and present another fine BATLE for your vote.