We’re almost a full week into the A to Z Challenge and most of you are really plugging away. I must say there are some awesome themes running on some of my favorite blogs. No, I’m not participating, but I am lurking. AND, speaking of that…this morning I found out that apparently I am a ‘Cult Classic’. Thanks Alex. Something new to add to my monikers. You can check that out HERE.
I thought that maybe during the A to Z Thing BOTB would kind of fall by the wayside for some of you, but not so. The normal BOTB participants have found clever ways to incorporate their BATTLES into their alphabet soup posts and I’ve had a record number of voters here at my site (even though I’m not a participant in the A to Z). Thank you all for coming by and casting a vote during your busy Alphabet frenzy. As the votes were piling up, I was actually hoping for a record 25 votes but I fell short by 1 (I’m looking at you luckymama13 – where are you hiding?). But, 24 is good and you all helped make this an interesting BATTLE.
Before I give you the final tally, let me tell you my vote. I vote for Van the Man Morrison. I have not found a song of his that I don’t like and some I really love. I have to admit, I can’t exactly put my finger on what it is about his style, but he definitely has SOME. In this tune, I will admit he does meander all over the melody (as stated by Sheboygan Boy) but his bluesy, soulful rendering allows for a lot of forgiveness on my part. I get a real feeling of longing and isn’t that what this song is all about.
I did enjoy the Dr. John version, and there’s no arguing that he has some great instrumentation there, but over all I think his version is a little too jazzy, upbeat, and downright happy for the lyrics.
The final tally:
Van Morrison 17 votes (including mine)
Dr. John 7 votes
I’ll be back on the 15th with a BATTLE appropriate for the ‘times of the season’. Until then I hope you all soldier on with the A to Z and come back here for a little breather and some well-deserved R & R.
Now get back out there and see how the other BATTLES went, along with your ‘F’ choices of the day.
Happy Trails to you…until the 15th of April.