Thursday, April 25, 2024

Battle of the Bands Results: No Fooling Van Halen Handly defeats Ann Wilson

 The battle of The Who's "Won't get Fooled Again" was won easily by Van Halen over Ann Wilson 6 to 1. The cover by Van Halen was recorded during the Sammy Hagar years. As usual we celebrate winners. 

                                                      "Right Now"


I will be back soon with another Battle of the Bands on May 1st!

Monday, April 1, 2024

Battle of the Bands: Won't Get Fooled Again

 It is April Fool's Day so I thought I would go with The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again."

The Who's version not part of the contest...

Contender One: Van Halen

Contender Two: Ann Wilson

Who is it gonna be? Van Halen or Ann Wilson?

How many April Fool pranks did you fall for?

Have fun, let me know which version you like the best I will get the results up in a week or so.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Battle of the Bands Results: Pete Townsend holds off Passenger

 Pete Townsend holds off Passenger in my long overdue return to Battle of the Bands and my blog. The first five votes went Pete's way. Then the final 2 went for Passenger. The shut out went bye-bye and so did Passenger. In the tradition of old, we celebrate the winner.

                                               "Let My Love Open the Door"

"Rough Boys"

"Slit Skirts"

Yes, Pete is the guitarist and principal songwriter for The Who, but I decided to highlight his solo work for this celebration.  Join me on April 1st for a new Battle of the Bands. 

Friday, March 1, 2024

Battle of the Bands: Girl from the North Country

 Been a while. Strange correlation I blog more when there is a subtraction in my life. This blog appears to be doing okay without me being here. Anyway, Bob Dylan has provided many a song to cover. One of my favorite Dylan tunes is "Girl from the North Country."

Bob's version...

Contender One: Pete Townsend

Contender Two: Passenger

Tell me who you like in the comments, and I will celebrate the winner in a week or so (try not to make it 10-months)

Monday, May 1, 2023

Battle of the Bands: Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again

 Bob Dylan songs same to get a live of their own. He has been covered by The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Guns N Roses, The Who, Robert Plant, and many more. So picking a gem like "Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" would certainly give me some options.

The original:

Contender One: The North Mississippi
All Stars

Contender Two: Cat Power  

Who do you like the best? Let me know in the comments I will announce a winner in a week or two.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

R.I.P Jerry Springer

 I was going to air my issues on the Jerry Springer show unfortunately it is too late. Jerry Springer has passed away at the age of 79. He was best known for his television show.

Here is a clip "Cheating with Two Sisters"...

He was the mayor of Cincinnati from 1977 to 1978. He was a lawyer as well.

Other TV show's included "America's Got Talent"

He also had a show called "Judge Jerry"

He will be missed by his fans, friends and family may he rest in peace!

Thursday, April 20, 2023

April with No A to Z Challenge

 Yes as many of my readers know April is the time for the big A to Z Blogging Challenge. Obviously looking at my posts I am sitting this year out. I think this is the second one I missed the first one being before I knew about the challenge. 

Last year I disappeared from the blogosphere. I think I made a half dozen posts after last year's challenge. Nothing after August 1 until December 29th. 

Even though my blog is getting back to some level of normalcy whatever that may look like. It is not a shock I am taking the month long challenge off.

If you have never done the challenge I recommend you give it a try next year. It is certainly away to find new blogs, give your blog some exposure and make some new connections.

If you are doing the challenge this year I hope it is going great for you!