Friday, November 7, 2014
BATTLE OF THE BANDS XXXII RESULTS
The very first comment on my Battle of the Bands post was from Mr. Arlee Bird and he predicted that Ricky Lee Jones would win this one by a landslide. Well just to be contrary, I was hoping he was wrong. I mean, the nerve of that guy, trying to predict the outcome of my BOTB.
I got a kick out of more than one comment that said they were really surprised, BUT they were voting for Bette Midler. I'm not sure what anybody should be surprised about. That woman has got a great set of pipes and she knows how to work a song. There were even two last minutes votes, rather late last night, that came in on her side.
In the end it wasn't enough. The final tally looks like this (NOT including my vote):
Bette Midler 6 votes
Ricky Lee Jones 10 votes
Now it really doesn't matter where my vote lands, but it would be kind of unfair to not tell you what I think. I cast my vote for Ricky Lee Jones. I don't think of her style as 'vocal acrobatics' or 'flights of fantasy', as some of you said, I just think of it as 'her style'. If you haven't already guessed, I like Ricky Lee Jones. I know she has a strange style, I know she mumbles a lot, and even swallows some of the words, but for whatever reason, she appeals to me. Many of her songs also sing to my heart.
Anyway, if you add my vote to the final count she did beat out Bette by almost 2 to 1. Is that enough of a landslide for you Mr. Bird?
Comeback on the 15th for my next BATTLE OF THE BANDS and see what you think of the song and competitors I've chosen. As always, I appreciate your continued support of this little project.