Friday, June 23, 2017

Battle of the Bands Results: An Outlaw Won

Another close battle on my Battle of the Bands battle but not a tie.



Willie Nelson versus Waylon Jennings in a tribute to Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band. Jam Bands, Southern Rock and Outlaw Country combining for this battle. Yes, I have a musical blender I throw song titles in and boom I my battle is created.

The Battle was streaky but Waylon Jennings prevailed 5 to 3.

We celebrate winners so hold on for some music!


Some people say that about me, but continuing on..

It is all about "Honkey Tonk Heroes"


and a shout out to Texas..



Stay tuned for a new Battle on July 1.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Battle of the Bands: Brothers, Outlaws and Riders



On my last Battle of the Bands I paid tribute to Chris Cornell. This time I am paying tribute to Gregg Allman. The song I selected has been used to pay tribute to Gregg from a ton of artists. Jimmy Buffett played a bit of the song as a tribute when I saw him earlier this month. It isn't the song I wanted to use, but I do like the match up I came up with.

Oh the song is:  "Midnight Rider"



How it works: I post two versions of the songs. You listen to the songs and let me know which one you thought was the best in the comments. I count up the votes and announce a winner at a later date.

If you enjoyed this battles check out my friends who are participating. The best list is at this blog.

Contestant One: Willie Nelson



Contestant Two: Waylon Jennings


Waylon or Willie? Which cover do you like best? A tribute Battle featuring Brothers, Outlaws and Riders. I hope you enjoy and I will see you soon!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Battle of the Bands: Ann and Norah all tied up

My last Battle of the Bands featured two talented but different females singing a classic Soundgarden song. It was another tribute to Chris Cornell. If I wanted a girl to rock me it would be Ann Wilson. If I was in the mood for something more jazzy it would be Norah Jones. Hearing these two woman interpret Cornell's song really paid tribute to how well the song was created.



I enjoyed the Battle and I look forward to the next one. The results came in  with each artist getting three votes. The results are all done by the votes of my readers. That' s why I don't cast a tie-breaking vote.

Here is Ann Wilson in Heart...


Here is Norah Jones..."Come Away with Me"


Stay tuned I will have another Battle of the Bands coming up on June 15th. Please come back and vote on an all new Battle of the Bands.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

R.I.P Batman

I became familiar with Batman through the reruns of the classic show starring Adam West who passed away on Friday.

A clip from the original show...


Adam West had a long career spanning seven decades. Below he guest stars on "Perry Mason"..


Here are some fun fight scenes...


Family Guy voice over..




What are your favorite Batman memories? Do any other roles Adam West portrayed standout to you?

Obviously he will be missed by fans and family. 88 years is a long life and most of that he gave to his profession. May he rest in peace.
















Thursday, June 1, 2017

Battle of the Bands: In Memory Black Hole Sun



Last month the world lost some talented musicians. Even though I honored them with a tribute post, I a still remembering them in the Battle of the Bands.

How it works: I post two versions of the songs. You listen to the songs and let me know which one you thought was the best in the comments. I count up the votes and announce a winner at a later day which will be around June 7.

In honor of Chris Cornell, today's song comes from Soundgarden...



Ann Wilson

This one wasn't a tribute, but was done just a few days before his death...



Norah Jones

This one was a tribute..


Side note Norah's performance was at the same place Chris  had his last performance.

Vote in the comments I will be back with a winner.











Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Battle of the Bands Winner Nickelback

Nickelback won something! They won my Mid May Battle of the Bands! Final score 5-2, and a vote for Queen. I'm late posting the results on BOTB Eve.




Let's get this party started. "How You Remind Me"



True "Rockstar" win my Battles...



Take a "Photograph"



Stay tuned a new battle will be here soon!
















Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is so much more than an unofficial start of summer or an excuse for a three day weekend. It should be a somber reminder of the cost of war or conflict. A somber reminder that cost is measured in more than dollar and cents.

The day should be a reminder to the world to strive for peace. It should be a reminder for politicians to remember the sacrifice of conflict.  It should be a reminder that when diplomacy fails there is a price to pay.


Today is a day to remember those who have served in the military and who are no longer with us. Especially those who died in service. The people we remember were neighbors, friends, family members, loved ones, parents, someone's mom or dad. Yes they were Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines. Ues they served in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines. However, they were so much more. 



Some fall in the line of duty performing tasks, practicing, saving lifes, and just by performing dangerous tasks. Today is a day to remember them as well. 

Today is a day to remember their sacrifice and our Country's sacrifice. It is a day to pray and strive for peace. It is a day to remember and reflect.