Monday, August 24, 2015
APOLOGIES & bATTLE OF THE BANDS RESULTS
Apologies first; I said n my BOTB post that I would be back on the 21st to cast my vote and give you the results. Well, that didn't happen. I sincerely apologize to any of you who stopped by looking for that post. An even bigger apology to any of you who came back more than once looking for that post; yeah, like THAT happened. Anyway, I'm here today to tell you what did happen in this little BATTLE.
Shocked me all to pieces. I don't normally count the votes up before I'm ready to write my results post, but I was thinking that Allison was fairly well giving Dan quite a beating. Lo and behold when I counted up the votes it's a TIE! Imagine that?
So, it's gonna be up to me to cast my vote and break the tie.
You may have noticed on other BATTLES that I have mentioned I am not a big fan of Allison Krause. She does have a lovely voice, but it usually seems to not really fit what she is singing, to my ears. Anyway, I think this one was the exception. There was something about her voice that did lend itself beautifully to the melancholy piece, even if she had to change some of the lyrics to fit a female perspective.
I have been a Dan Fogelberg fan for a long time. I own several of his LP's on vinyl. Unfortunately, they reside in a storage locker in Idaho and I'm in Nevada (that could make some interesting lyrics). This particular song wasn't one of my favorites, nor do I think it was a major hit for Dan, but nonetheless it's beautiful, in a haunting, melancholy sort of way.
I sort of cheated when I chose this song. Remember, up there I told you that my Fogelberg collection of vinyl resides in Idaho, so I had kinda forgotten all about him. Also, I really wasn't aware of his music being regularly covered. Well, here's the sort of cheating part. A radio station out of Reno; The X at 100.1 FM does an afternoon contest called 'Under the Covers'. They play a cover of a song and then you call in and tell them who the original artist is. Yeah, about two weeks ago they played the Allison Krause version of 'Stars', and I was reminded of this beautiful song and Dan Fogelberg.
Now, my vote. Have you guessed? It goes to Dan Fogelberg breaking the tie and making him the winner of the BOTB. The final tally is:
Dan Fogelberg 11 votes (including mine)
Allison Krause 10 votes
This turned into quite the horse race, don't ya think?
Before I close here I want to say something. I don't know about anybody else who is playing BOTB, but my voting was down this time. What really disappointed me is the fact that several of the other participants didn't come by to vote at my space. I have a really tight schedule, but manage to make it around and vote at everyone else's BATTLE. That seems only right. I dunno, maybe it's just me.
Also, a special note to Alex J. Cavanaugh: I cannot comment at your site. I've left several comments and they never appear. If I've offended you in some way, (I'm thinking over this BATTLE OF THE BANDS vs Battle of the Banned thing), please let me know and I'll stop coming by. I notice you come by and comment here, so I'm more confused than normal.