Apologies are in order AGAIN! I’m a day behind with my results post and for that I apologize. My doctor changed some of my meds on Tuesday and I'm having a dill of a reaction. You gotta love it when the medication that's supposed to make you better, makes you sick. I expect that a lot of you are so busy with the A to Z Challenge that you didn’t even notice, but none the less, I like to adhere to the regular schedule when I can.
This was another BATTLE that I was afraid could have been a blow-out. When the first six votes came in it was 5 to 1 in favor of Hank Williams Jr. Certainly looked like ole Bocephus was fixin’ to run off with this BATTLE, but that was not to be. Subsequent votes went resoundingly to the bearded boys from Texas, ZZ Top.
I’ve been a fan of ZZ for quite some time. I’ve seen in concert and they really put on a terrific show. They probably hold a special place in my heart of concerts I’ve attended, because as I was waiting to enter the venue for one of their shows, right in broad daylight on the midway of the southeast Idaho State Fair, I had a rather profound Spiritual experience. YIKES! Just goes to prove that when the Spirit is strong and there is a message you need, no matter where you are or what you might be doing. My advice to you and myself, is; do your best to always be prepared.
Anyway, even after all of that I cast my vote for Hank Williams Jr.
Yeah, I’m going with Bocephus. I’ve not been a big fan of his music. Some of it like quite a bit and some, not so much. When Mr. McCarthy proposed this joint venture he gave me the choice of which song to use. When I heard Hank’s version of ‘La Grange’ I was blown away. Frankly, I could not have imagined anyone even trying to cover that notorious ZZ Top number, but Bocephus not only covered it, but managed to one up those guys at the Top
In the end it was not enough to put him over the Top, but all in all this was a real horse race, with each contender taking the lead for a day or two.
The final tally:
Hank Williams Jr./Bocephus 9 votes including mine
ZZ Top 11 votes
By my reckoning and your voting both here and at STMcC Presents BOTB, it would appear the bearded boys from Texas – ZZ Top, reign supreme, at least when it comes to their own music. These two BATTLES have certainly proved my theory that it’s a hard choice to pit the original against a cover. Maybe it’s best to let two covers battle it out in the future.
I’m going to be moving over the weekend of April 15. My WiFi service will be turned off at the old place on the 15th and won’t be turned on at the new house until the 18th, so, I’m going to sit out the next BATTLE. Besides most of you guys will be just rounding the bend of the A to Z thing and will most likely be worn to a frazzle. Having one less BOTB to visit, should be a ‘good thing’.
I’ll be back on May 1st with another BATTLE and most likely a tale of woe with respect to yet another move. Until that time, HAPPY TRAILS!