Monday, August 1, 2022

Battle of the Bands: Don't Fear the Reaper

 I'm surprised I haven't chosen this song before. Honestly it is probably better known more for cowbells than covers. Below is the Blue Oyster Cult classic "Don't Fear the Reaper."

I found my inspiration for my contenders in the movies.

Contender One Gus (Gus Black)

Contender Two: Keep Shelly in Athens

Let me know who you like in the comments!

Friday, July 1, 2022

Battle of the Bands: Summer Night City

 It is Summertime and haven't spent much time blogging. However, here I am with another Battle of the Bands. 

Let's try to continue those summer vibes with ABBA...

The Song "Summer Night City"

Let's get weird with contender one


Contender Two:

Swedish Hitz Goes Metal

This Summer Bang Your Head to ABBA! Tell me who you liked the best in the comments!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Battle of the Bands: Summer Wind

 From Gypsy Jazz to jazz standards as May has faded into June. The song Summer Wind was penned by Heinz Meier and Hans Bradtke. The lyrics were German, so Johnny Mercer added English lyrics and Wayne Newton recorded the first English version.

Let's make this fun with the contenders!

Contender One: Frank Sinatra

Contender Two: Willie Nelson

So Frank versus Willie, tell me who you like!

Battle of the Bands Results: Swingtime in Springtime Reve Bohme wins

 Last month the musical genre was Gypsy Guitar Jazz. Reve Bohme won 4 to 1, the Danish Gypsy Jazz Quartet can proudly display their victory. The win and 100 bucks might be able to fill their tour bus with a tank of gas. 

Here they perform "Swing Gitane."

Will let me come up with a new Battle.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Battle of the Bands: Swingtime in Springtime

 It seems like a long time since the last Battle of the Bands. A good time to switch gears.  So first the original Django Reinhardt....


Below are the two competitors....

                                             Paul Mehling/Nate Ketner Quintet 

Reve Boheme

Next you let me know which ones you like best in the comments, I count them up and announce a winner usually in about a week or so. Okay at least before June.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2022: Z is for Ryan Zimmerman

 Ryan Zimmerman recently from baseball and the Washington Nationals. Fitting to end the A to Z challenge with him. He was a World Series Champion, a two-time all-star,  who enjoyed a 16 year career.

A tribute to him:

I hope you enjoyed this years challenge, stay tuned for normal blogging returning tomorrow!

Friday, April 29, 2022

Blogging from A to Z April Challange 2022: Y is for Cy Young

 They award the best pitchers in the American League and National League the Cy Young Award. However, how great was Cy Young? Cy Young holds the records for 511 wins and 749 complete games which are both records which will probably never be broken.

                                                Opening of Baseball's Hall of Fame

More on Cy Young

Cy Young a legend from baseball's early days and much more than an award.