For my August 1 Battle of the Bands, I chose another Clash song, "Train In Vain", as covered by Annie Lennox and Dwight Yoakam.
I had a lot going on this week, and finally had to go to the doctor to take care of some persistent discomfort. But hopefully I'm on the mend now. I dropped the ball on visiting and voting in a few battles and responding to comments on my own. Even my results post is running a few days behind! But here it is, finally.
Since this nearly got away from me, I'm going to just jump right into my battle without any sort of update or anything.
It literally just started, but feels like it's been ten days long already.
The 4th nearly wiped us out, as the dogs are not fond of fireworks. Poor babies :(
I was so exhausted Sunday that I didn't finish my Music Monday post. And on Monday I was even more exhausted, so I just decided to opt out for this week.
How is July already here? I can't believe half the year is gone. True, it's been a challenging year. And it seems like both a decade and no time at all have passed.
As is customary around here on the first, it is time for another Battle of the Bands!
What is a Battle of the Bands, you ask? It s 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.
In my June 15 Battle, I chose songs about beer - "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" by ZZ Top and "Beer in Mexico" by Kenny Chesney. I thought beer was a good match for the warm weather we (hopefully) all now have, and I figured these two great contenders would have a closely matched battle.
The results are in, and your votes have been counted! In my most recent battle, I chose versions of The Who's "I Can't Explain" by David Bowie and The Scorpions. Both "contenders" managed to score a few votes, but it seems several more of you preferred one artist to the other, the results of which are as follows:
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.