Hey Gang, it’s ‘About Time’ I post the results for BATTLE OF THE BANDS. (I love the ‘play on words’ I’ve been able to get out of this movie title.) The results of this BATTLE surprised me a little, but then THAT’S just typical of BOTB. You never really know what’s gonna happen.
Before we get onto the results I have a little housekeeping that I need to take care of, OK?
Now that we have that out of the way - onward and upward to BATTLE
OF THE BANDS Results.
OF THE BANDS Results.
If there’s one thing true and consistent about BOTB it’s that you never really know how they are going to turn out. I was pretty sure that Jon Boden would blow the socks off of Ellie Goulding, but not so. They were actually running neck and neck for quite some time. In the end there is only one winner and I’m kind of glad that I don’t have to be the ‘tie-breaker’ on this one.
A lot of you really liked Ellie’s voice and I can’t fault you there, although I’m not a fan of that breathy ‘little girl’ sound, most times. In the case of Ms. Goulding’s rendition of ‘How Long Will I Love You’, I have not a single complaint about her voice, but the tempo of the song is way too slow for my taste.
On the other hand the version by Jon Boden is upbeat, happy, and has that great Celtic sound backing it up. No doubt in my mind, this is where my vote lands.
The final tally is:
Jon Boden 15 votes (including mine)
Ellie Goulding 12 votes
In BATTLE OF THE BANDS, at least here at Far Away Series, there is no such thing as a wrong vote. It’s always a matter of personal taste and as some of you have stated, it might be your taste on that particular day or time of day.
I think this might have been a record number of votes here. I want each and every one of you to know that I truly appreciate your vote and continued support of BOTB.
Again, I want to welcome the three new participants who came on board this time. I hope you had fun with your BATTLES. It’s my opinion that all three were excellent debuts.
My Sheboygan Six directed me to a third version of this song by The Waterboys. I had never heard it before and although it is similar to Jon Borden’s, I agree that it is by far the superior version. I’ll leave it here for you to enjoy, should you so choose.
I’ll be back on June 1st with another BATTLE OF THE BANDS to thrill and excite you, I hope. Until that time…Happy Trails.