As a prelude to Battle of the Bands, let me tell you a little bit about this past week. I took a little surprise trip to the coast. This would explain my absence from the blogosphere. Sorry if I missed commenting on some of your posts and even leaving a reply to those last few comments on mine.
First we went here for a special dinner.
Then we drove down the coast and woke up here.
Took a stroll down here (which inspired my BATTLE today)
And ended up down here.
This is one of the most magnificent wildlife experiences I’ve ever had. We saw about 10 – 15 Humpback whales. A lot of breaches and tail slaps. They were spectacular. No, I don’t have pictures. Who had time to take pictures? I didn’t want to miss any of the action.
Anyway…this is what inspired my BATTLE today.
That’s the Boardwalk being repaired in Santa Cruz, CA. By the way, that earlier picture was sunrise over the Santa Cruz pier. That’s where the Boardwalk is too!
So…back to BATTLE OF THE BANDS. I bet you guessed by now my song is ‘Under the Boardwalk’. The original was recorded by The Drifters. You can easily find it on YouTube if you’re so inclined, BUT I ain’t using it in this BATTLE, cause you would all probably vote for it. I was gonna go for a boys against the girls contest (there is a fun version by Bruce Willis, backed up by The Temptations), but I decided on two versions by ladies. Let’s get on with it, shall we?
First up. ‘The Divine Miss M’ - Bette Midler.
Next up another one of the girls; Ricky Lee Jones
Whew! It was kind of a long trip to get down to the BATTLE, but I hope you didn’t mind and enjoyed some of my pics.
Now after you vote and leave me a comment here, head on over to the home of TSMOTP, Mr. Stephen T. McCarthy, find him by clicking HERE. Since, it’s late in the morning, I’ve already seen his BATTLE and it’s a really good one. ALSO, he’ll have all the links for the other participants. Please try to visit everyone. If you decide to post a BATTLE, let me know in the comment section so we can all visit you too.
I’ll be back on the 7th with the final tally and my vote. See you then.