Time for the results of BATTLE OF THE BANDS XXI. I have to admit that I’m a tad bit disappointed in the turn-out for this BATTLE. I do sincerely appreciate each and every one of you who came by to cast a vote, but in the end there were only eleven (11) votes. I don’t know maybe it was my choice of tunes, maybe it was the artists, or maybe it’s just me. I never claimed to be one of the ‘popular girls’ but the exposure this BATTLE enjoyed was just plain sad.
If you read my BATTLE OF THE BANDS posts closely, you can generally tell who I will vote for in the end. Sheboygan Six had me figured out in this one when he said, ‘I vote Linda counterbalancing your future vote for Little Feat. Anyone that has kept and loved that album that long GOTS to vote for FEAT.’ Yep! He called it correct. My vote goes to Little Feat. I have always liked this band, and in particular this song.
Many of you thought it was too slow. Mr. Bird even included a link to a version by Seatrain that is quite a bit faster, only Mr. McCarthy defended the slower version. I too like it nice and easy, and slow. It might be a ‘truck drivin song’, but it’s not about barreling down the road, but more about the arduous task to getting from one place to another, while leaving what you love behind. To me, at least, ‘Willin’ is more than a ‘truck drivin song’.
Alas, you guys did not agree with me. The final tally is as follows, including my vote.
Little Feat 5 votes
Linda Ronstadt 7 votes
Come back on the 15th of June and we’ll have another BATTLE OF THE BANDS. I hope you’ll enjoy my selections a little bit more at that time, but be warned I have a rather eclectic taste in music and I chose for myself, I’m not out to ‘WOW’ anybody. Thanks again for your participation.
In my last few posts I’ve been doing a lot of whining about moving (I hate that – moving and whining – I also don’t really like talking about myself, but here I go again.), so I thought I would give you guys a little update. I’m moved and starting to get organized. I’m still on Lake Tahoe, I just moved around the lake a little (still in Nevada, not California – gasp!). I have a bad shoulder (swimming) and it has been on fire for a few weeks now, I’m tired and cranky, but what else is new, and I still can’t find my flip flops, but other than that I’m settling in nicely, thank you very much.
If you really didn’t like ‘Willin’ don’t bother clicking on the following link, but I thought you might enjoy a duet. I found this while entering into that time-suck YouTube. It’s a live duet of Lowell George and Linda Ronstadt singing on some radio program. It is actually a rather sweet version of the song. Not often that any of us are able to find a duet between the two contestants in a BATTLE OF THE BANDS, eh?