Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BATTLE OF THE BANDS XXXI RESULTS






I really had all the best intentions of getting this posted yesterday and then the day just got away from me. Well, y’all know that ‘the best intentions’ are only pavement on the road to hell. So, with that in mind, let’s get on with this post today.

Before I get into BOTB, I do want to thank all of you who have been sending good thoughts and prayers my way. I’m happy to report that they all worked. I am feeling better and all of my organs have decided, once again, to participate in the daily operation of me. Never underestimate the power of prayer and friendship. Please know that all of you are greatly appreciated.

Now the task at hand BATTLE OF THE BANDS XXXI RESULTS.
I have to admit, just like the other BOTB participants, that you never know what will happen in one of these things. I truly expected the Eric Clapton version with Gary Brooker, of the original versions Procol Harum, to have run away with this BATTLE, but Miss Annie Lennox was not to be outdone. For quite some time the voting was neck and neck; actually right up until the end.

I cast my vote for the Eric Clapton version. I like the slower more melancholy sounding tone to this version. I agree that Annie did a fine job and her version holds up well and her voice (which I have never been particularly fond of) does lend itself well to this tune, but the Clapton/Brooker version just comes in a little bit over that line of preference for me. BUT in the end, my vote was not enough to give them the edge.

The final tally:
                        Miss Annie Lennox       10 votes
                        Clapton/Brooker            9 votes including mine

Just goes to show you, or at least I, simply cannot predict how these things will turn out. This was definitely one I never expected to come in so close. I have a feeling that most of the voters didn’t either.

So there you have it, another BATTLE down. Please do come back on  November 1, when I have another Battle brewing for you. As always I appreciate the continued support of this little endeavor AND I cannot express again and again how much I appreciate all those prayers and well wishes.

19 comments:

  1. I have not listened to my copy yet, but Ms. Lennox released a new album yesterday, in case you have an interest.

    Glad you're feeling better-that is WAY more important than BOTB results!

    Larry

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    1. Thanks for that info. I'll have to check it out.

      Thanks for those good wishes.

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  2. This was a close one. Excellent!!!! Very good match-up FAE.

    So glad you are feeling better. Not good when your body parts decide they are opting out. Not good at all. So, yay for the body getting it all together and functioning as it should.

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  3. Glad your organs are now cooperating!

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    1. Thanks, uncooperative organs are one of those 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone', type of things.

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  4. Hmmm... You mean I voted with the majority on this?

    Alright, never mind... change my vote to Clapton. (I always hate to side with the majority because the majority is nearly always WRONG!)

    Of course, if you change my vote to Clapton, then once again I've voted with the majority, huh?

    Damn! There's just no LOSING for me on this one!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. I hadn't thought of it, until you mentioned this, but this is one of those times where you just can't win or lose as the case may be. Try as hard as you might, it just ain't gonna happen in this little ole vote. Go figure!

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  5. Glad you are back to a semblance of normal. May that be a long term condition!

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    1. Thanks Chris, I'm hoping for the same.

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  6. Yay Annie! This probably won't be the last cut we hear from the Medusa album as I may eventually use another cut in battle.

    Glad you're feeling better now. Even so we don't need to stop praying for you. We need to all pray for each other.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks Lee, you're right; we all need to keep praying for each other. That is a 'good' thing.

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  7. Close one this time, glad the organs are all playing the same tune

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    1. I like those close BATTLES, and I really like that feeling when all of my organs are in harmony.

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  8. Had I not been so tardy, I'd have evened the score. I'm a Clapton fan.
    I also would've added my prayers. I'm so glad you're feeling better.
    Stay well, Faraway. xo

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  9. I'm glad to hear you're doing better. Also these, to me, are the best kind of BOTBs - the ones where you have no idea who's going to win until nearly the end.

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  10. I'm sad I missed this one. I catch you next time :)

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  11. Wow. That's way close. I wonder if you'd have had just a couple more votes how it would have turned out.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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