Ready or not here we go with BATTLE OF THE BANDS XXVIII. Can you believe that this has gone on for over a year now and we are on number XXVIII (28)? I can’t.
I had a running theme of ‘CRAZY’ going for the month of August and I’ve got one more bit of craziness for you here on September 1.
‘Still Crazy After All These Years’ written by Paul Simon was also the title of his studio album released in 1975. Now, I for one love Paul Simon and his version of this song, but I’m not using it in this BATTLE, cause who in their right mind wouldn’t vote for Paul. If your rebellious and absolutely must vote for Paul, go ahead, but keep in mind he really isn’t in the running here. (I’m looking at you Bryan.)
Instead I searched high and low for two fit competitors. I wanted to keep with the ‘side theme’ that Arlee bird started; pitting girls against boys, but I couldn’t find a talented enough female version UNTIL today. I was doing a little background on the song itself and in Wacky-Watchee they stated that none other than the lovely Karen Carpenter had recorded a version of this tune.
Apparently, Karen recorded a solo studio album that was never released in 1980. Rumor has it that her brother was in rehab at the time, and when he was released he and their mother convinced her not to release the album. Backed by the studio executive who was reluctant to release it also, it was shelved UNTIL 1996. Thirteen years after her death. Just one more sad chapter in this nice young woman’s story.
Anyway…Here’s Karen Carpenter with ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’.
Next up Mr. James Taylor and his version of the same song. James has had his troubles along the way, but he has managed to endure and survive.
Now I trust you know what to do and how to do it. After you have voted here and told me why you chose as you did; head on over to the home of the sexiest man on the planet – Mr. Stephen T. McCarthy, and check out what he has offered up for you. Find MR. McCarthy HERE .
This BATTLE OF THE BANDS thing just keeps getting bigger and bigger, so there is absolutely no way I could possibly keep track of everybody participating, BUT Mr. McCarthy can and does. He’ll have a link for all of the possible participants. Be sure to visit all of the sites and cast a vote there.
I’ll be back on the 7th to cast my vote and let you know exactly how these two contestants fared.
BEFORE YOU RUN OFF I HAVE SOMETHING IMPORTANT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.
A blogger friend of mine is in some trouble. Melissa Bradley has been diagnosed with, and is undergoing treatment for cancer. Melissa’s good friend Michael DiGesu is hosting a Blog Hop to help her out.
This is your chance to help Melissa, and have yourself published in an Anthology of Humorous, Inspirational, and/or Heart Warming Stories about cancer.
Unfortunately, in this day and age I don't think there is a one of us who hasn’t been touched by this dread disease. Surely you have a story you could share.
I have pretty much given up joining in on Blog Hops. Heck about all I publish at my space anymore is BOTB, but you see, I’m a cancer survivor, and I can’t pass up a chance to help someone out who is going through the physical, emotional, and spiritual upheaval that cancer can be; even if it does mean talking about myself.
So, go over to Michael’s Blog by clicking HERE. He'll give you all of the details and you can sign up for the Hop.
Come back here on September 15th, when I’ll have another terrific BOTB and my contribution to the ‘Big C Hop’, served up right here.