I know I haven’t been around much lately and I am going to do my level best to get in here and update a bit more about what’s going on in my world – mostly because I want to lighten my load just a little bit – but I am trying to figure out a way to do so that keeps my negativity out of the universe, because I certainly don’t want or need anymore of it. Needless to say, February has been a doozy. Doozy is a funny word, and that’s actually not even what I’d like to call it, but I’ll just leave it at that.
I sure do appreciate the kind comments and words of wisdom left on my previous post, and will also do my best to reply to them.
Can you even believe it’s March already? How did we get here this fast, especially after our year-long January?
The first of the month means it’s time for Battle of the Bands! On the first (and sometimes the 15th) of each month, I will present two cover versions of the same song for your consideration and ask that you listen to each version, decide which you like best, and vote for it in the comments. I will count the votes and add my own in the event of a tie, and announce the winner in a separate post. Stephen hosts these battles each month, and while there are no really hard and fast rules, there is a more in-depth description at the link provided.
So far, I am 1 and 1 with my battles (one battle was close, the other was almost a shutout) since coming back. I’m hoping for another close battle with this one, as I’ve picked a song that (probably) more people like, covered by artists that I feel are more closely matched artistically.
The song is “folsom Prison Blues”, originally done by Johnny Cash.
First up is this version by wildly popular country artist and top of my bucket list of musicians to see live, Chris Stapleton:
The second is by Alt/Americana artist Brandi Carlile:
Which version do you like best? Be sure to cast a vote in the comments to let me know, and head over to Stephen’s (link above) to see who everyone else threw together in their battles!