Well here it I June 1st and time for another BATTLE OF THE BANDS and I don’t have Internet. I spent this past week moving. The cable guy came on Thursday and hooked up the Internet and then someone unpluged the modem and now it won’t recognize my router. Oh well, I’ll get this posted just as soon as I’m back on line.
First things first. DRUM ROLL PLEASE! The Winner of the MAY BATTLE OF THE BANDS CONTEST IS Al Bondigas. Please let us know which CD you would like and we’ll get that right off to you. You can choose anything from one of Mr. McCarthy’s or my BOTB from the very beginning.
Now, let’s get on with BOTB XXI shall we?
Due to the move and the fact that I can’t find anything, my list of possible match-ups went MIA. Also, due to the move and my being overtired, I have been unable to sleep. So, late at night I troll my favorite blogs on my phone. While eavesdropping on a conversation in the comment box of one such musically orientated blog someone mentioned Little Feat’s ‘Waiting for Columbus’ album. I own (on vinyl) and love that album, even though I haven’t heard it in a long time. Sadly, Little Feat has not been the same since the death of Lowell George.
Thinking about Little Feat also reminded me of a concert of theirs that I attended in Denver. Great concert, memorable night, right up until the point when my date lost my car keys. I not so fondly remember a large group of chemically enhanced friends trying to hot wire my Ford Bronco. Next came the hair raising drive back up into the mountains where we learned that due to an accident the Eisenhower Tunnel was closed and we would have to drive over Loveland Pass.
If you’re not familiar with this area, no big deal; if you are, join me in a great big YIKES! I probably should not have been driving anywhere, let alone on a steep curving mountain pass. Why wasn’t my date driving? That would have been the night I also learned he was a Kiwi wetback, terrified of being found out by immigration and receiving a one way ticket back home, courtesy of Uncle Sam. Just another one of those things from my youth, that I miraculously survived.
Will you look at that, there’s me going off about myself again, and this time no one’s even speaking French? Now, where was I? Oh yeah, BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
First let’s hear from the big man himself. Here’s Lowell George and Little Feat doing a song written by himself. ‘Willin’
Next, Miss Linda Ronstadt and her version of the same.
OK, folks you know the drill. Leave me a comment with your vote and your reason. Then head on over to Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends the home of the effervescent and always charming Mr. Stephen T. McCarthy, and see what he has cooked up for us in his BOTB. I can always trust Mr. McCarthy to list links to the other participants in BOTB, and I encourage you to visit all of the sites.
I’ll be back on the 7th of June with my vote and the final tally.
Believe it or not, it's still the 1st of June and I made it!