January is finally over.
Whew, what a long month. I mean, I’d seen all the memes and everyone talking about how long January was, but it seemed to be going by pretty fast for me. Then about the middle of the month, it all slowed down. Way, way down. It didn’t help that I was sick for literally the first three weeks of the month. We also seemed to get all four seasons during this time as well. But now, it is February at last! One more month closer to spring and warm weather. One month closer to wrapping up estate business. And there’s so many awesome concerts coming up this month! I am going to do my best to catch a few. I’m also adding a concert calendar sidebar to the blog, because this is the year for it!
Now that I’m feeling better, I hope to do more thrifting, housecleaning, and get back on track with blogging. Stop me if you’ve heard that one before…
Now, let’s get down to the Battle of the Bands for February 1, 2020.
What is battle of the bands? Every month on the 1st and 15th, Setphen T. McCarthy hosts a Battle of the Bands at his place. Participants post two YouTube videos of the same song, and ask their readers to listen to each version, then vote for their favorite of the two via comment. A week later, the votes are tallied, and a follow-up post announcing the winner is made. Easy peasy, and so much fun!
There is no hard and fast rule to the battles, but for MY battles, I prefer to use covers of songs rather than the original against a cover. Sometimes I shake things up by doing things a little differently, but for the most part mine will always be covers.
I’m starting off my battles this month with two covers of Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
The first is by Vanilla Fudge, who, according to Wikipedia, “s an American rock band known predominantly for their slow extended heavy rock arrangements of contemporary hit songs, most notably “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”.”
The next is by industrial band Revolting Cocks, who at the time of this recording, was one of Ministry’s Al Jourgensen’s side projects. Oh, and I plan to see Ministry this summer. I am so excited, because I have never had the opportunity to see them before.
These are both definitely unique and fun. Be sure to give each a listen, or enough of a listen to get a feel for the song, and vote for your favorite (or least disliked, if that’s the case) in the comments! And if you are so inclined, you can tell me why you voted the way you did. I’ll be back on the 8th to announce the winner!