Thursday, March 31, 2016

A to Z Challenge 2016: A is for Animal and a Battle


It is April Fool's Day! Welcome to my humble blog, I have my trusty jesters hat on and I am ready to kick off the A to Z: Challenge 2016! Normally on the first of the month I participate in another Blog Fest called the Battle of the Bands. This month is no exception.

Here are the rules are simple I usually pick a song and present a couple of bands battling it out with the song.  This time I am deviating a little. Today I am pitting to famous drummers against each other in a drum battle. You pick the one you like best by casting your vote in the comments. Why you voted the way you did and other comments are always welcomed. The musicians thought it was tie so your vote could settle the debate. This time round just one video, two drummers, man versus puppets.

Please check out the other battles I defer to the master list found on this site STMcC Presents 'Battle of the Bands'. It is also the place to sign up! I will post results on Sunday April 10 another deviation. I'm feeling pretty deviant today.

Tying in to the A to Z Challenge A is for Animal.  I have Animal who gained fame through The Muppets battling it against Dave Grohl.  I've placed him behind the drums like his Nirvana days and Them Crooked Vultures. No Foos today all fighters!

Please vote! Tune in on April 2 for something to do with B.


Debbie D. said...

This is odd, but I can only see one video. The Muppets are missing!

Debbie D. said...

Haha! I misread the post. :P Animal gets my vote, Happy April Fool's Day! it worked.

Michele at Angels Bark said...

Lol! Love this! And give my vote to Animal for sure! He rocks...

Great start to the A-Z. Nice tie-in Mike!

Michele at Angels Bark

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Very Nice Post...

Welcome in the letter "A"... thank you!
Jeremy [Retro]
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Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Mikey!

This is an outrageous twist to the A to Z and the BOTB! I need to give my vote to Animal of the Muppets because his flams, paradiddles and rimshots are a bit cleaner! :)

Thanks, Mike!

Cherdo said...

Ha ha ha, good twist on the battle. You may know that I have mad Muppet love, too - but I'm giving my vote to Dave Grohl. He's really grown on me.

Thanks, Mike - good job!

Cherdo on the Flipside
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Stephen T. McCarthy said...

I vote for the puppet ANIMAL, not the human animal.

If the Muppet wins this one, maybe next time you can have a championship round, Animal versus Bamm-Bamm Rubble.

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Jeffrey Scott said...

What a fun battle! They both performed liked animals. LOL
So I give my vote to Animal.
Very entertaining. Thanks for the chuckle today.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Happy April Fools - what a hoot battle. Love the red haired Animal but my vote goes to Dave.
Best of luck with your A-Z challenge, Mike.

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Love it! Happy April Fools and Happy Ato Z challenge kick off. Way to go Animal. You get my vote.

Robin said...

This is a tough battle.

I think they were actually pretty evenly matched.

I'm flipping a coin.

Dave Grohl it is.

Very clever Mike!

Cathy Kennedy said...


Love, Love, LOVE it! What a fun BoTB! In the spirit of April Fool's and well...because this video made me smile. I'm giving my vote to Animal.

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Liz A. said...

Animal is so fun. One of my mother's favorite Muppets.

kjmckendry said...

Haha! I love it! Animal gets my vote! :)

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

My vote goes to Animal. He is the definitive drummer!
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John Holton said...

I don't know... I think it's a tie, too. I'll go with Animal, though.

Mary B said...

I have to give my vote to my secret husband, and if I gave my vote to anyone else, it would feel as though I were cheating on him... Mr Grohl

Great Fool's Day Battle!

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Pearson Report said...

That made me laugh - what a work out! I think it was a tie!

Great start to the Challenge!

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Birgit said...

Animal gets my vote. He is hard to beat

Arlee Bird said...

I guess I'm not that much of a drum expert. One sounded the same as the other to my ear. I guess I'll go for Animal since it's A Day.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

farawayeyes said...

I vote Animal, because well, he's an animal!

Good Luck on your A to Z thingy!

ReInVintagedGoods said...

My vote goes to Animal, as he was the first to destroy his drum kit :)

Kim (ReInVintaged)

Guilie Castillo said...

LOVE THIS! What a fabulous battle, Mike—and for April 1st, no less :D And what a predicament you've put us in... How can I possibly choose? Dave versus Animal... Oh, man. But choose I must, eh? Fine. I'll go with Dave. (Just because Animal said so :D )

Excellent battle! (And I'm glad I got here in time to vote! The A2Z is kicking my meager behind...)
Guilie @ Quiet Laughter