Here we are at the Ides of March already. It's time for another BATTLE OF THE BANDS, and what do ya know? I'm late to my own party. Not really surprised are you? I'll also freely admit that I'm not exactly prepared.
I had entertained the idea of being clever and using a song by that Chicago 'garage band made good', 'The Ides of March'. I always liked the big brass sound of their hit 'Vehicle', but unfortunately I couldn't find a cover that was strong enough to give them any kind of a fight. Next, I flirted with another idea that has been rattling around my brain for a few months now, but don't quite feel it this morning (or is it getting on to afternoon? Seeing as how I just got up, I'm not sure).
BUT, this Saturday morning on the actual Ides of March, I am feeling this one. So, let's get on with it, shall we?
First up, the original; Joni Mitchell and her 'Big Yellow Taxi'.
Next, Counting Crows still lamenting that 'You don't know what you got till it's gone'.
Now you know the drill. Leave me a comment with your vote and tell me why you voted thew way you did. Remember to choose wisely, it is The Ides of March, after all.
Next, get yourself on over to the home of Mr. Stephen T. McCarthy and see what craziness he has for you in his BATTLE OF THE BANDS. I'll also trust Mr. McCarthy to have a link to other participants who are BATTLING it out today. (Ya'all know I'm normally to lazy to include all the links, but today I'm hopin' that link to STMc works. Yeah, it's THAT kind of a morning.)
If you're not a regular participant and want to host your own BATTLE, please say so in the comment box so that I, and others can visit your site also. I'll be back on the 21st with my vote, my reasoning (however unsound it might be) and the final tally. Thanks for your continued participation in this fun little event.