My apologies to one and all for being so late. The normal plan is to post the results from BATTLE OF THE BANDS on the 7th and 21st of each month (about 1 week after the BATTLE). Thursday, (the 7th) I just plain forgot. Friday,I was down in Reno all day, and when I got home, I was pooped. Then I had an out of town guest and the weekend just kinda got away from me. I hate when that happens, don’t you?
Ah, well, enough with the excuses. I hope some of you will still be looking for my results on this ‘Crazy’ BATTLE.
I had intended to talk a little bit about the artists in this BATTLE, but that pretty much got covered in the comment section. If you missed it, click HERE. In the end, that was probably a good thing, so I can get right to the final tally and my vote in this post.
I love Ray LaMontagne. He’s got that rough, throaty, gravelly, voice that I enjoy. His music leans to the folksy side. STMcC compared him to Gordon Lightfoot (whom I like a lot) and although I never thought of that myself, I would have to agree. Wiki/wacky compares him t Van ‘the man’ Morrison (whom I really like A LOT) and that may be the reason I enjoy Ray so much.
BUT, alas, even with my vote Ray was beat out by Gnarles Barkley (now you know his mother did not really name him that) by more than two to one.
The final Tally is:
Gnarles 13 votes
Ray 5 votes
This was a stellar BATTLE OF THE BANDS for me. Not only did I truly enjoy both versions that I published here for you, BUT we had eight (8), count ‘em eight (8) participants, this time out. There are even a few more folks considering joining up with this fun little venture in the future.
Also, I had seventeen votes counted up. Some of the old familiar faces were missing from this vote, but there were several newcomers, which really makes me happy. I appreciate all of your votes and support.
Come back on the 15th for a little more ‘Craziness’ here at FAR AWAY SERIES.