BUT FIRST, a couple of things:
- I worked on this post a while in advance, and certainly don’t want to come across as insensitive to the pain no doubt most of us are feeling for George Floyd and his loved ones (and countless others I can’t even begin listing here). We are in some really scary, difficult times, and I’ll be honest here: I just don’t have the words right now. I only have my feelings, which I am trying to process. I honestly don’t even know if I’ll write about it. It’s one of those things where everything else seems trivial, but again…I just don’t have the words right now.
I am having technical difficulties with my own sites as well as reaching some of your sites. I’m currently using (apparently the latest version of, as there were no updates available when I checked) Safari. On my own webpages (as well as some others), I’ve been getting the dreaded “this connection is not private” notice. On my own end, I went to my host;s website thinking my ssl certificate had expired. There was a link provided to a certificate checker, and I got the connection not private page for that, so I couldn’t check. Again with the chat window when I tried to contact support. In desperation, I finally installed Firefox, where nothing was out of the ordinary. I contacted my host’s support via chat, and my certificates are current and secure. I cleared my cache in Safari and restarted my computer, and STILL got the connection notices. I finally just gave my computer permission to enter the website, but I’m thinking Firefox might be the way to go until I can upgrade my computer. Sorry if you have had any issues rendering the site – but I guess you won’t be reading this if you have.
With that bit out of the way…
Battle of the Bands is a twice-monthly blog hop hosted by Stephen T. McCarthy. On the 1st and 15th of each month, participating bloggers choose two covers of the same song and pit them against one another in a “battle”, and their readers choose the winner by listening to both versions and voting for their favorite in the comments. On the 7th and the 21st, the votes are tallied and a winner announced in a separate post.
The other day I had my music set to shuffle, and I KID YOU NOT these two covers of The Who’s “I Can’t Explain” played back to back. Both icons in the rock world and in their respective genres. How could I not make this my battle?
First up is a cover by David Bowie:
And now, here’s a version from Scorpions:
What’s it gonna be – glam rock, or hair metal? Let me know whose cover you liked best in the comments, and why you chose the version you did if you are so inclined.
Monday’s Music Moves Me has no theme this week, so my song choice is…
Cage The Elephant – “Trouble”
How about YOU? What are YOU listening to this week?