Thursday, December 28, 2017

Battle of the Bands Results: Not a shut out

The votes were done on the Battle of the Bands. My post was late to the party and I'm sure the business of the season also played a role.

The results Pentatonix defeated the Temptations 3 to 1.  Yes, we will celebrate the big win by Pentatonix. However, we will take a break from Holiday music. I know it is not quite New Years and certainly within the 12 Days of Christmas.

Let's start the party..

My voters "Can't Help Falling in Love" with Pentatonix...

I know Elvis is close to the Holidays. Let's throw in a guest like Dolly Parton "Jolene"...

You know we are "Royals"..

Well I hope you enjoy the rest of the Holidays and I will see you again in 2018 with a brand new battle. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Holiday Read: Skipping Christmas

Spending most of the afternoon catching up with a couple of bloghops. Some of my responses were a tad late. About to end the year with a huge a roadtrip to see relatives and my daughter had a big production that ended last weekend.

I did finish the Christmas book I was reading, "Skipping Christmas" written by the popular author John Grisham.

I have seen many of his novels turned into movies but I have never read any of his works before. This book also has been turned into a movie "Christmas with the Kranks" which I have not seen. I enjoyed the book it was easy to get into. It had a huge plot twist two-thirds into the novel which gave it  an interesting end.

Well I hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays. I have 11 months or so to figure out what my next Christmas read will be.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: A Week Before Christmas

It is Monday and time for the Monday's Music Moves Me blog post. This month is Christmas/Holiday music. Last week I used a selection of songs I have used on my Battle of Bands Post and you can revisit that post here. My current Battle features a couple of interesting versions of Silent Night and there is still time to check it out and vote here.

Earlier this month we actually had snow, which is a rarity where I live..

Wasn't quite enough to make a snowman, so no "Frosty"

Probably my favorite Christmas song of all time.."Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer"

Soon Santa will come to visit..."Here Comes Santa Claus"

Well I hope you enjoyed the songs! They go well with a cup of Hot Cocoa, Coffee or Eggnog.
Thanks for the visit and come back soon!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Battles of the Band: The late, Christmas, Silent Night edition

Yes my Battle of the Bands post is running late due to the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season. Today or yesterday was a good day actually, except for the money running away from my accounts. More importantly I was able to help both my kids. 21 and 10 they both have different needs and I was able to come through for both of them and spend some quality time with them.

Well enough about how my day was. My Battle of the Bands post needs to be posted. The 15th has past on just about all time zones I think.

It is a Christmas version of the Battle of the Bands this go around. I am going to use "Silent Night." It is probably my favorite Christmas carol. It can be a very moving carol. I especially enjoy it in a candlelight service.

Contender One: The Temptations

Talking about music I enjoy. I love the sounds of Motown. Their version of "Silent Night" blends a few things into the song.

Contender Two: Pentatonix

Happy Holidays! I am going to share the results of this Battle on Christmas Eve 12.24.17. Vote for the version you like best in the comments. I wish everyone Happy Holidays. If you don't celebrate the Holidays or if this a difficult time of the year I wish you peace.

Hopefully, I will be back with a few more posts soon! 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Christmas and the Battle of the Bands

Well I am back on the Monday's Music Moves Me Christmas train this week...

I participate in another blog hop called Battle of the Bands on the 15th of the month, so with that coming up around the corner I thought it would be neat to post the songs that I have used for my Holiday battles here. If nothing else it will show me what songs I have already used.

Last year..

Greg Lake's "I Believe in Father Christmas"

In 2015 I used "Christmas Cookies" by George Strait

At that time we were doing Battles Twice a month so.."You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"

In 2014 I used "Happy Xmas The War is Over" by John Lennon

I invite you to visit my blog on the 15th and see what song I use in my Battle of the Bands Christmas edition! Also a reminder I have a giveaway going on for a Christmas book through my Facebook page details are available here. I hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Holiday Reading and a Giveaway

Last Holiday Season I finally read "A Christmas Carol." I knew the Dickens classic well through television, movie and theater productions of the famous Holiday tale. I reviewed several theater productions of this story so it was probably past time for me to read the book.

The most unique version of the story I witnessed was a one man version at the Olney Theatre. It was quite the performance. Holiday memories

This year I am reading John Grisham's "Skipping Christmas" which I just found out was turned into a movie called "Christmas with the Kranks."  I will let you know what I think about it when I finish reading the book.

Well, I have talked about doing a giveaway on my blog before and now I am doing one. I am giving away a copy of "Skipping Christmas" using my facebook writer page.

Here is a link to the giveaway:

If you are using a mobile device this one might work if the other one does not:

If your interested in the used book please enter the contest and good luck!

I am also curious what are you reading this Holiday Season? Any all time favorite Holiday books? Feel free to share in the comments.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Jimmy Buffett's Benefit Concert

Thanksgiving week had me moving to catch a couple of benefit concerts and a trip to see my parents. Today's M4 them is a freebie so I thought I would share some of the music of the artists I was fortunate to see during this time free.

Last Sunday I was off to Tallahassee, Florida for the sold out Jimmy Buffett lead benefit concert.
The show sold out in 11 minutes which is the fastest a concert has sol out at the venue. I was fortunate to score a couple of tickets.

TryingToReason_SoldOut 1000x490.jpgThe artists were changed a bit from the poster, Jake Owen became one of the featured artists and Caroline Jones was the opener /special guest. She was featured quite a bit as well.

Here she is with Jimmy Buffett on the encore..."Breathe in, Breathe Out, Move On"'

Jake Owen did perform this song..

Kenny Chesney "Old Blue Chair"

Toby Keith and Jimmy "Red Solo Cup"

Then this cover with everyone..

A lot of good songs and as a Buffett fan it was nice to see him tell more stories and play more acoustic songs. It was as you would suspect a good time. I will post about the other show at a later time. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I will be back soon.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Battle of the Bands Results: Staying in New Orleans, Blueberry Hill

Shutouts happen in the Battle of the Bands. To shut out Led Zeppelin and the Glenn Miller Orchestra you must be a legend in your own right, and Louis Armstrong is a legend. You are probably wondering what drugs I am on putting a battle featuring these three artists together in a Battle of the Bands. No drugs here my mind is just that musically twisted. The shutout is great because Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong have New Orleans in common.

We celebrate winners on this blog.

When you win it's a "Wonderful World"

It is kind of like "The Bare Necessities"

"When the Saints Go Marching In"

Well I'll go marching into whatever else is next and return here with a new post soon!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

October Battle of the Bands Results: Reba takes down Slowhand

Last month I paid tribute to Don Williams in my Battle of the Band competition. It was his song "Tulsa Time."  Eric Clapton had success with the song in the 70s so he was an obvious choice. Reba McEntire who is a country artist and quite different from Slowhand   so she was a good contestant.

Reba won convincingly 7 to 3 according to my readers! Like usual we celebrate the winners so here are a few tunes from Reba.


                                                "Consider me Gone"

                                                   "What do you Say"

I have another fun fill Battle underway which features "Blueberry Hill" check it out here.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Battle of the Bands:Blueberry Hill

Another month another battle of the bands. Like last month this one has a tribute theme to it as well. In honor of Fats Domino's I am picking Blueberry Hill. A song originally created by Vincent Rose, Larry Stock and Al Lewis in 1940 but Fat's had the hit which associated with him. Well, I am making it a three band battle this go around. Throwing the version where I first discovered this song from a bootleg I acquired back in the late 80s.

Contender One: Louis Armstrong

Contender Two: Glenn Miller Orchestra

Contender Three: Led Zeppelin

You know the drill vote for the one you like the best in the comments.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: One Hit Wonders from My High School Years

I have been on a blogging hiatus but I am back today. Back just in time for Monday's Music Moves Me.  Today's theme is one hit wonders from your high school years. Below you will find a few from mine.

My high Schools years would have been 1986 to 1989.

1986 Back then "The Futures So Bright I gotta Wear Shades"

1987 Robert Cray "Smoking Gun"

To be fair, Robert Cray is a blues artist so just having a mainstream hit is a feat.

1988 Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry be Happy"

1989 Kix "Don't Close Your Eyes"

It is a blog hop and you can check out the rest here. Thanks for visiting and I will be back soon!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

R.I.P Fats Domino

New Orleans musician Fats Domino  passed away today at the age of 89.

It is a shame that another music legend has passed away. "Ain't That A Shame"

I first heard of Fats Domino through a famous Led Zeppelin bootleg I discovered in 1989 called "Live on Blueberry Hill" named after this song...

He did a lot of walking songs like "I Want to Walk You Home"

But he might walk you to New Orleans..

He was a rock pioneer, a great selling artist and a musical treasure who will be missed.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Vehicles

Monday's Music Moves Me is a fitting one for me. The theme is vehicles. Here I am last week I get in late Monday night for one trip and then Thursday I am on the road again. I am hoping to head home tomorrow.

Anyway songs about vehicles..

                                                      "Southern Cross" Crosby, Stills and Nash (boat)

                                              Prince "Little Red Corvette" (cars)


                                                   Jimmy Buffett "Big Rig" (Trucks)

Keeping this one short and sweet and I will be back soon!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Voice of the Wetlands

elcome to my rather late Monday's Music Moves Me post. I turned off the real world and went on a journey of three days of fantastic music, delicious food, and some other adventures. Alligators, fishing, and several hundred miles of driving.

Friday night I really wanted to see The Trio featuring the legendary bassist George Porter Jr with one of the best jazz drummers from New Orleans Johnny Vidacovich and guitarist Brian Stoltz.

They did not disappoint. The "Guitar Fight" that followed was a joy to watch. I discovered some new to me musicians like Jonathon Boogie Long. Here he is at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2013..

Johnny Sansone also known as Jumpin' Johnny is a multi-skilled musician. Singer-Songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and accordion player. I really enjoy his songs. He was slanted to the side stage. He did join in with other artists such as Tab Benoit on the big stage. He played a set that rocked more and his energy level was on high.

Johnny with Tab Benoit and Mike Zito below..

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles followed on the side stage..

Image may contain: 1 person, on stage, playing a musical instrument and night

Of course Tab Benoit..."Medicine"

I could go on and on. Tab headlined Saturday but he played the late night ramble on both Friday and Saturday. Joined many others such as Papa John Gros and Louisiana's LeRoux. The later also featured Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie fame.

Like I said Music was Turned on.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Monday's Music Move Me Delayed

I will have my 4M post later on Monday. Im the evening. Too much music this weekend.

Battle of the Bands: Tulsa Time

I  gained inspiration for this month's Battle of My Bands through a post I did last month marking the passing of Country Music's gentle giant Don Williams. I thought of strange degrees of separation. He died on September 8, 22017 in Mobile, Alabama. About 6--70 miles away from me and a town that I visited on September 9.  I became familiar with his work through an artist I am a fan of which is not that strange for me. I become familiar with a lot of artists that way.

Anyway his song "Tulsa Time"

Contestant One: Reba McEntire

Contestant Two: Eric Clapton

Wrapping up this post on my phone. Keeping it simple. Vote for either Eric or Reba in the comments. I will count up the votes and pick a winner soon.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Monday;'s Music Moves Me: Autumn Edition

Robert Plant and Alison Krause "Killing the Blues"

The lyrics in the first verse capture the romance of the season.

But Fall is more than just leaves, sometimes there is the cold "November Rain"

Of course, "Ramble On" combines Autumn Leaves and Rain

Well I have a lot of travel planned this month, but I should be blogging before November but this is a great song..

Hope you enjoy and see you soon!

Friday, October 6, 2017

R.I.P Ralphie May

Comedian Ralphie May passed away today from a cardiac arrest. His career took a big leap forward in 2003 when he finished second on The Last Comic Standing.

"Cuba Divin"

Ralphie May went on to have several Comedy Central specials and a Netflix show.

He had a successful standup career and his comedy will be missed.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

R.I.P Tom Petty

My bucket lists of artists I want to see keeps getting shorter without me getting to see the performer.  I became a fan of Tom Petty somewhere in the 80s.  Probably from "Damn the Torpedoes" to "Full Moon Fever" where my peak Tom Petty eras.

 However my favorite song was  later tune. A song of hope. Fitting for a week filled with news from Las Vegas, Petty passing and whatever might be going wrong.

                                                     "Something Good Coming"

He showed us "Even the Losers Get Lucky" and we are all losers now..


His music was done with a"Southern Accents"

Life is still "Jammin' Me"

I could go on and on. I might come back with a part two. Tom Petty will be missed.

Monday, October 2, 2017

R.I.P 59, 500 others I wish a speedy recovery

Entering some concert venues now days is almost like boarding a plane. Metal detectors, emptying your pockets, being patted down are all inconveniences  concert goers have to go through.  Look at the headlines in recent years about violent attacks and you can see why they are needed. Now this  latest attack from a hotel room near a venue ends up killing 59 and wounding 500.

59 people killed and 500 injured from one person. Shocking! A tragedy. Obviously my prayers and thoughts are with those killed or injured. It is also with their friends and family.  Does it concern me? Yes, it could be me, one of my friends or love ones being killed or injured.

Terrorist, crazy people, criminals pick your labels if you want. The labels don't change results. Don't heal the wounded or bring back the dead either.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me:Breakfast

This week's theme is a freebie, so I went with Breakfast. It is important to start your day with a bowl full of nutritious Rock and Roll!

Robert Plant "Tie Dye on the Highway"

Supertramp "Breakfast in America"

If your not driving The Doors provides some breakfast options in "Roadhouse Blues"

We could just go to Tiffany's...

Thank you Deep Blue Something for the suggestion! Well welcome to Rocktober! Thanks for joining me for breakfast and stay tuned for some more posts!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: School Songs

This week's theme is songs related to school. So let's get started..

"Schools Out for Summer"  by Alice Cooper

I know it is the wrong season for that song. However when I think of songs related to school that jumps out at me.

Here is a gem, Steely Dan's "My Old School"

Supertramp "School"

Nirvana "School"

The next one makes a reference to school and is for fitting for the season.

Rod Stewart "Maggie May"

Until next time enjoy!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Country Tribute

It's Monday already? Wow that was fast. Time certainly flies bye quickly. I have been wanting to do tribute posts for a couple of Country music stars who passed away recently and just haven't fund the time to do so. Well with this week's Monday Music Moves Me being a freebie the time is right.

Troy Gentry

Troy Gentry passed away on September 8th in a helicopter crash. He was part of the duo Montgomery Gentry.

"Something to Be Proud Of"

"Back When I Knew It All"

Don Williams

Don Williams passed away on September 8, 2017 in Mobile , Alabama. Small world, I went to Mobile on September 9th. Williams was very influential and had 17 number one hits.

His last number one hit "Heartbeat in the Darkness"

His first number one hit "I Wouldn't Want to Live if You Didn't Love Me"

I hope both of these Country Stars rest in peace.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Battle of the Bands: When the Levee Breaks

Storms to the left Irma and storms to the right Harvey plus some showers have me thinking of the classic song "When the Levee Breaks" made famous by Led Zeppelin. It is on the famous fourth album. It rocks, I heard it once at a rain delay at a baseball stadium and the drums really came through. I'm avoiding that version.

Contender One: The Original Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie

Contender Two: Alison Krauss

Vote for the one you like the best  in the comments and I will be back in a week or so with results. If you are looking for more battles check the master list here. I'll be back with a new post soon.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday Music Moves Me: 9.11

Running late on this one. I always try to remember 9.1 on my blog. Monday Music Moves Me allows me to give a musical twist to that tribute.

Everyone in this blog hop probably has this Alan Jackson song..

How about this National Anthem performed for the first time after 9.11 at Shea Stadium in New York..

Sang by Marc Anthony.

I think on a day like today less is more.

Monday, September 4, 2017

R.I.P Walter Becker

Guitarist, songwriter, musician and half of the legendary duo "Steely Dan" Walter Becker passed away yesterday ( 09/03/17) at the age of 67.

                                                 "Reelin' in the Years"

Perhaps my favorite Steely Dan tune is "Hey Nineteen"

Here is a solo song "Medical Science"

I was turned on to Steely Dan by a guitar teacher probably 25 years ago. There are connections to other musicians Larry Carlton, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs who were just minor degrees of separation from Steely Dan.

Performing "Josie" on Letterman, enjoy Walter Becker playing guitar..

The band left a catalog of amazing songs. May he rest in peace. I'll leave you with "Black Cow"

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me:Labor Day Songs

Today's theme can do with Labor Day, Last Day of Summer or Freebie. I am going to stay with the Labor Day theme and do work songs. Labor equals work.

"Cumberland Blues" by the Grateful Dead

I think we are all "Workin' for a Livin'" tell us about it Huey Lewis and the News..

I guess I'll call you "The Working Man" or woman..

We could all become musicians. I've heard it is easy as fishing and I like fishing.

"Takin' Care Of Business" B.T.O style..

Lynyrd Skynyrd sings about how it was "Workin' for MCA"

Well I got to work today. So I'm gonna go..."Bang on the Drum All Day"

I hope you enjoy and I will be back with a new post soon!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Battle of the Bands Results: Three Way Tie

I think I went away from everything I was ever advised to do on my last Battle of the Bands. Don't have the original band in the completion. I included them. Don't mix studio and live tracks. Phish was a live track.  Limit the choices to two, I had three. Of course some of those where from the days when Battle of the Bands was bigger. I miss a lot of those bloggers.

It would be neat to have a Battle of the Bands reunion. I know some have probably left blogging all together. Oh I digress and ramble into other things. The results that is what you want. A three way tie.

Little Feat "Rock and Roll Doctor"

Phish  "Lawn Boy"

Van Halen "Dreams"..

The Blue Angels are my neighbors and it features Sammy so it is a good pick for me.

I will be back on the 15th with a new battle. I have two weeks to think of something!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Songs with Dance Moves!

It is that time again! Are you ready for Monday? Well hopefully these songs will help.

This week's theme Songs with Dance Moves! I'm putting my dance shoes on my two left shoes and getting ready to shake a tail feather. Watch out cat! Watch out furniture! Hope I don't hurt something.

What would Jimmy Buffett do? He'd tell you there are fins to the left, fins to the right..

If you on the dance train let's do the "Locomotion"

Nice little gem from Little Eva. Let's work it like we are at the "YMCA"

Are you ready to "Twist"..

Alright, time for a water break! I'm gonna go put on some James Brown or surf over and see what the other M4 participants have going on. (Check out the sidebar for links)

Thanks for visiting! Next week will be a Labor Day Special for Monday's Music Moves Me. So watch me work it!

Friday, August 25, 2017

R.I.P Thomas Meehan

Thomas Meehan is probably best known for writing Annie.  His career was so much more than that.

He wrote the books to Broadway Musicals. Thomas won Tony Awards writing the books to probably the three biggest musicals of my life time. If they weren't the biggest they were near the top. Annie, Hairspray and The Producers.

Above a clip from Hairspray below a clip from The Producers...

I was able to review a production of Hairspray at The Signature Theatre in Alexandria, Virginia  outside of Washington when I wrote for the Maryland Theatre Guide. You can revisit that review from 2011 here.

He also wrote the books for the musicals Rocky and Elf. He also wrote the book for one of my favorite movies when I was a kid Spaceballs. He was a successful writer who lived a long life. He will be missed.

R.I.P Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas is known mostly for his roles on "Cheers" and "Murphy Brown."

In those respective roes he was only in 9 episodes for each show. However he won two Emmy Awards for his role on "Murphy Brown."

His first role was on "Mork & Mindy" where he appeared in 20 shows over three seasons. He stayed active until 2013.

His first appearance on Letterman's show...

His "Lone Ranger Story"

He will be missed by his friends and family.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Giveaway or Book Exchange?

I have a duplicate of a book that I am reading. I was thinking about either doing a giveaway on my blog or starting a book exchange. It could grow into a somewhat regular thing.

I am just throwing ideas out about my blog. Am I behind the times and no one reads regular books anymore? If I did a giveaway what is the fairest and easiest way to run one? What do you think of the book exchange or book trade?

Please let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks for visiting and I will see you soon!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Songs with Male Names Part 2

Last week's theme was so much fun I decided to do it again. 

The music is on, I have 20 songs this go around.

Falco "Rock Me Amadeus"

                                                  The Who "Tommy Can You Hear Me?"

Billy Joel "The Ballad of Billy the Kid"

Taylor Swift "Tim McGraw"

Elvis Costello with "Oliver's Army"

"Quinn the Eskimo" Bob Dylan

Doobie Brothers "Jesus is Just Alright"

"Careful with that Axe, Eugene"
Pink Floyd 

Waylon Jennings "Good Time Carlie Has the Blues"

Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue"

Grateful Dead "St. Stephen"

The Beatles "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"

"Vincent" by Don McLean

"Louie, Louie" by the Kingsman

                                                "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" R.E,M

                                                   Townes Van Zandt "Poncho and Lefty"

                                                             Dave Matthews "Jimi Thing"

Black Oak Arkansas "Jim Dandy"

                                                     Joni Mitchell "Michael from the Mountains"

"Jack Straw" from The Grateful Dead


R.I.P Jerry Lewis

To me Jerry Lewis will always be remembered for his telethons for the Muscular Dystrophy
Association. He gained fame well before my time teaming up with the great Dean Martin. They were in 17 films together from 1949 to 1956.

Here they sing "That's Amore"....

He also appeared in 40 some other films during a long career, Active until 2016. He passed away at the young age of 91.

Here is Jerry and Dean's reunion from 1976...

Here he is in a skit with Donnie and Marie Osmond..."Send in the Clowns"

Here he is in the Carol Burnett Show..

What is your favorite Jerry Lewis memory? Favorite movie or bit? Feel free to share in the comments. May he rest in peace.

Happy Birthday: Robert Plant

Today is Robert Plant's 69th birthday. When we celebrate a musician's birthday on my blog that means plenty of music and today will be no exception.

Last week Robert Plant gave us the presents by announcing an upcoming release and sharing the first single from that album. Here it is for your enjoyment..

                 "The May Queen" from Carry Fire which will be released October 13, 2017

               Working down his career here is "Rainbow" from his previous release..

From the Band Joy..."The Only Sound that Matters"

Yes he was in another Band of Joy "For What it's Worth"

Robert Plant with Alison Krauss...

"Shine it all Around" from Mighty Rearranger"

"When the World Was Young" with Jimmy Page

From 1993 "Calling to You"

"Tie Dye on the Highway"

"Ship of Fools"

I could go on three more solo albums, The Honeydrippers before I even get to that Led Zeppelin Band. Well I hope you enjoy these and I will be back with a Monday Music Moves Me post.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

40 Years Ago Elvis died

Above was footage from his funeral and fans. 40 years ago today August 16, 1977 "The King" passed away.

"I forgot to remember to forget" a number one hit from 1956..

He knew woman... "Hard Headed Woman"

 Don't worry that Hard Headed Woman wasn't you. "She's Not You"

I celebrated the passing of Elvis five years ago by finding a concert my parents went to which unlike me was a rare thing for them You can revisit that post here. Well I am being like Elvis and leaving the building.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Battle of the Bands: Goes Political

I heard it said somewhere "everything is political." I read all the comments on my blog. I don't reply back to most of them. However, I do quote some of them or give a shout out here and there. Sometimes they inspire my Battle of the Bands battles. I wing out the posts on my blog anyway so ideas are always welcomed.

A strange comment I received was "Unfortunately BOTB is all about politics, with is why it was no fun for me."

So in response my song this go around is "Apolitical Blues" by Little Feat...

Contestant One : Little Feat

Contestant Two: Van Halen

Contestant Three: Phish

Forget the rules! Vote for the one you like the best. You can vote for the original one. Wasn't my plan to have three but to keep it fair. I wanted to keep at least two studio versions. Phish was live, but it was the only fairly big name I could find.

So you have Little Feat, Van Halen and Phish. Enjoy and shake out who else is participating. The master list can be found here.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Monday's Music Moves Me: Songs with Male Names

Last week was so much fun! I'm back for more.

I'm stealing the above switch, because sometimes it is so true. Sometimes you just have to turn the switch on.

Today's theme is songs with male names. I'm not going to try to get them all. I will highlight a few and encourage you to visit the other participants for more.

"Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner" Warren Zevon

"Uncle John's Band" The Grateful Dead. So many from that band to use Tennessee Jed, Casey Jones, St. Stephen to name a few...

"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" Paul McCartney and Wings

Led Zeppelin "Boogie with Stu"

Led Zeppelin "Poor Tom"

Jimi Hendrix "Hey Joe"

Lynyrd Skynyrd "The Ballad of Curtis Loew" 


Eight is enough.."Buddy Holly" Weezer

Stay tunes for tomorrow's Battle of the Bands post for more music!