This blog spot is the home to my ramblings. I am a free lance writer. Most of my work goes on Associated Content. Sometimes I write what is on my mind, sometimes I plug some of my writing, and sometimes a combination of the two. So, sit back read, enjoy, and we will see where it goes.
Some will say shutouts in the Battle of the Bands contest are bad. Obviously, we all like close match ups. However, even being a shutout my Battle was successful. First off I had a classic rock song performed by two artists in different genres.The comments and votes were up. The pageviews were more than double my last battle.
Nina Simone is a legendary singer. I knew Phil's version was pretty awesome. However, I thought Simone might make it interesting with her vocals and more piano driven sound. I was wrong.
Final Score: Phil Keaggy 12 Nina Simone 0
Well today we celebrate the winner "Shades of Green"
"Changes" from his Glass Harp Days
"Look in the Sky" from the Glass Harp debut...
Solo again with "The Wind and the Wheat"..
"Salvation Army Band"
Well I hope you enjoyed! I'll be back in September with a new battle.
After work today I helped my stepson out for books at his Junior College. I had to intervene he was talking about dropping a class so he could afford the books. When I got there I thought it would be a bunch of books.
I browsed around the bookstore. Finally he is ready. Looks like one book, some papers, and a cd maybe. I'm thinking this won't be that bad. He tells me he can download the other books free. I'm feeling confident now. Then they rang it up. $411 and change. Just a little more than one book!
A quick search on the interwebs I found his article. According to the NBC article textbook prices have risen by 73% since 2006. I know I thought books were expensive when I went to school but these prices are insane.
Students have to get required books.The school charges them an arm and leg. The books are on top of room and board (if you live on campus) and the ever growing tuition. It looks like the college kids are getting taken advantage of.
Though a bit of advice for kids check out ebay, bookstores, or thrift stores.. I mean the book store was selling a used copy of "To Kill A Mockingbird" for $22. $22 for a used paperback? On ebay I found it less than $4. I guess it is just keeping the poor college kids poor!
On my results post for my last Battle , I had mentioned a related artist Phil Keaggy. Cherdo commented on the post "I'm thinking someone ought to be doing Phil Keaggy (there's never enough Keaggy in the world)."
I read my comments and I'm open to suggestions.
I'll pick a song and share a video with the original artist or someone who made the song famous. Then I pick two contenders to battle it out to see whose cover is best. Who decides the winner? You do when you vote in the comments.
If you like these battles. Check out the other ones going on. This site has the most up to date list of Battles.
It has been really rainy where I live and the sky has been pretty gray. So, I think The Beatles "Here Come the Sun" is quite fitting.
The Song: Well here is George doing the song
George Harrison and The Beatles are not in the competition.
Challenger One: Phil Keaggy
Challenger Two: Nina Simone
I like this Battle. A great song. Two wonderful versions competing against each other. Both done by very respected artists and both are different. Vote please! I'll post the results around the 21st and I will have a new Battle come Saturday.