Here we are, May 1st, and I’m wondering; ‘How did that happen?’ I’m not sure where the last two weeks went, but I sure know that I lived them, and I’m still standing, but I don’t know how.
First, I need to make a few apologies. I really appreciate all the well wishes regarding my move. I scheduled that post to go up the day my Internet was turned off. It was supposed to be turned back on a week later, but that didn’t happen; surprise, surprise! I didn’t have Internet until this past Monday, 4/25 therefore I simply didn’t have the time to reply to all of your comments. Also, I listened to most of the BOTB contests on my phone, but the smart phone doesn’t let me make comments, so I was unable to vote. I hope y’all had a real good time without me.
It took me almost the full two weeks to get everything moved. Yesterday, I had an interesting realization; for the first time in six years all of my possessions are in the same place. Six years ago when I moved to the Caribbean, I took very few things with me and left a lot behind in Idaho. Then when I came back to the States and moved to Nevada, I brought those things from the islands and got some of my things from Idaho, But as of two days ago, all of my things are in one place. YIKES!
I have boxes and boxes of things from my parent’s house, which I cleaned out and sold after my dad died. It may take me a year to get through everything, but I am determined to look into every box and keep only those things that are the most sentimental. I don’t think I can make another move quite like this last one.
ANYWAY…All of this has caused me to look at things a little differently. Quite possibly from ‘both sides’. So, let’s get to BATTLE OF THE BANDS.
I have an interesting contest for you today, the contestants are the same person, doing the same song separated by about thirty-one years. There are some interesting nuances in this tune and it’s kind of a bittersweet concept. But enough of my yakking. I’ll let you have a listen and tell me what you think.
First up Miss Joni Mitchell in 1969 singing ‘Both Sides Now’
Next I have Miss Joni Mitchell in 2000 singing the same song, but with maybe, a little different perspective
A great big thank you to one of my faithful followers Mr. Sheboyganboy Six for suggesting this BATTLE. Personally, I think it’s a good one.
When you finish up here, head on over to the home of Mr. Stephen T. McCarthy where you’ll find the list of all BOTB participants. Please try to visit everyone.
I’ll be back on the 7th with my vote and the final tally. Until that time… Happy Trails!