Are ya feeling patriotic? If you live in the US you probably should be, cause it’s almost the 4th of July. The big summer holiday where we celebrate gaining our independence from foreign rule. Ha! Maybe it’s time for another revolution…
Anyway, it’s also time for another BATTLE of a different sort and by that I mean; BATTLE OF THE BANDS, but before we get into that I have a little something I want to share with you.
My good friend Bish Denham over at bish-randomthoughts.blogspot.com bestowed upon little ole me the ‘CRETIVE BLOGGER AWARD’. Her reasoning was because I started BATTLE OF THE BANDS and in her words ‘that’s pretty creative’. Well, Bish, I thank you very much and appreciate the kind thoughts and words. I encourage you guys to stop over at Bish’s place. She is only posting on Mondays right now, but she has some interesting ‘alternatives’ that can be a big help for all of us, but especially you writers out there. She also posts a weekly ‘What I’m thankful for’ statement. I really like that. In a world where there is so much negative it’s nice to see someone publicly express what they are thankful for. Bish is a published author of several delightful children's books. She was born and raised in the Virgin Islands and often posts some amazing pictures and stories about he life there.
This award has a few simple rules.
1. Thank and post a link to the person who nominated you.
2. Share five (5) facts about yourself
3. Nominate 5-10-20 blogs and notify them
4. Pass on the rules
I think I have successfully taken care of rule number one in the paragraph above, but thanks again Bish, I do appreciate it.
Now for the five facts about me.
I often refer to myself as a ‘dumb blonde’ but I’m not really dumb or blonde. Actually, I'm a ginger and I’m smarter than I look, or act, most of the time.
2. I’m older than I guess most of you think, but I’m not telling exactly how old.
3. I’ve traveled to forty of the lower forty-eight states of the US and lived in quite a few of them, as well as having lived outside of the country.
4. I’m what you would call a ‘water person’ and love just about all water sports. I’m definitely more graceful in the water than on dry land and would spend most of my time there if I could. Maybe I’m a mermaid after all.
5. I have written three full length novels (two that are part of a trilogy), and have a memoir in the hopper, as well as a screenplay. I’m constantly looking for critique partners and need a kick in the rear to finish up my editing and get something out there for sale.
OK, that takes care of number 2 and believe me, for someone who is intensely personal, that was a teeny bit hard for me.
Now number 4 of the rules – NOMINATIONS. Well, I’m gonna take what might look like the easy way out, but I NOMINATE each and every participant in BOTB. You guys are the best and all very creative. When I see some of the BATTLES posted I’m in awe of the ideas and posts you come up with. Give yourselves a collective pat on the back. Pick up this award and pass it on. If you have recently received it from someone else, I don’t expect you to go through the whole thing again, but please pick up this one and display it at your blog, letting everyone know what you received it for. I want you to be recognized for your CREATIVITY in BATTLE OF THE BANDS as well as your other blogging endeavors.
You other BOTBers who have just been nominated, please consider the rules passed on.
NOW, let the BATTLE commence.
I’ve already yakked yer head off, so I’m gonna get right to it and I’ll give you a little more info on the artists and this song in my results post. But, I wanted to dedicate this song to one of my blogger friends and fellow BOTBer. I’m not mentioning any names, (they may know who they are, but I’m not telling). You guys are free to guess, if you like.
I wanted to change up the genre a little bit, so I’m going with a show tune. This little ditty was featured in two different movies, one originally a Broadway play. I’ll let you guys also give a guess to the movies that each came from. Now no cheating and googling for the answer. I’ll reveal that in my results post also.
First up, Mr. Stubby Kaye:
Second, Mr. Don Henly:
OK now, you guys know what to do and how to do it. Leave me your vote with a comment as to why you chose as you did. Also, I would love to hear your guesses on what movies these two versions came from. As usual I’ll be back on the 7th, probably sunburned and worn out after the weekend festivities, but I’ll give you my vote, the results and clear up any confusion about where each song came from.
Now, get yerself on over to the home of Mr. BOTB himself, (AKA the TSMOTP) STMcC Presents Battle of the Bands and check out the link for the other participants. Please try to visit everyone this time, and cast a vote.
Have a fun and safe 4th of July, and until the 7th ; Happy Trails!