Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Battle of the Bands: Summertime Blues

It is August already! Summer is almost over. School starts in a couple of weeks.  Summer is being shrunk! I did a few cool things but not everything I wanted to this Summer.  Now of course where I am summer will last through October and be back in April. But right now I guess I have the "Summertime Blues."

The Original by Eddie Cochrane..

Contestant One: Blue Cheer

Contestant Two: The Who

Please vote in the comments! Blue Cheer or The Who? Let me know who wins with your vote. I will count up the votes and post about the winner sometime before the next battle on the 15th!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: Can you see the music?

Today's topic on Monday's Music Moves Me is two songs with sign language and two without.

First song Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" one of my favorites by the band...

The song..

Queen's "We will rock you" in ASL..

The song..

A bonus track but fitting...

Eric Clapton with a song called "Sign Language" penned by Bob Dylan
Hope you enjoyed! Music is an art and it can be enjoyed beyond the ears.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Battle of the Bands Results: Martin Sexton is your Ice Cream Man

Martin Sexton ran away with my Battle of the Bands battle winning 6 to 1. The more interesting question was the Battle of your favorite ice cream. The answers were very unique and made me hungry.

                                         Martin Sexton is "Bound for Glory" after winning my Battle.

                                               "In the Journey"


August is just around the corner and I am sure I will have a new battle. What song will it be? I don't know.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: Keep Counting

This week's theme on Monday's Music Moves Me is a freebie. I thought since last week's theme of songs with numbers in the title was fun I would continue on since I only got to 5.

Let's start the dance off with 6 and 7...

Robert Plant "Sixes and Sevens"

                                               The Beatles "Eight Days a Week"

                                               Follow the Beatles with a solo song from George Harrison "Cloud                                                           Nine"

                                          Otis Taylor "Ten Million Slaves"
                                         Primus "Eleven"

                                         Jimmy Buffett "Twelve Volt Man"

Hope you enjoyed and see you next time around!


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: Songs with Numbers in the Title

Welcome to another Monday. Monday's are better with music! Today's Monday's Music Moves Me theme is songs with numbers in the title.

Let's start with "One" by Harry Nilsson...

Robert Plant "Thru with the Two Step"

Bob Marley "Three Little Birds"

Howlin' Wolf "Forty Four"

The Doors "Five to One"

That's a good start! Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next Monday!

Battle of the Bands (and Ice Cream) : I'm Your Ice Cream Man!

It's summertime and time for fun!Well On my last Battle of the Bands Stephen commented "Ordinarily, I would vote for Haagen-Dazs. But since they weren't an option this time." Well I can accommodate! I read on Facebook today is National Ice Cream Day. After fact checking on google and confirming today is National Ice Cream Day I thought it would be fun to add another Battle. Battle of your favorite Ice Cream! Same as the Battle of the Bands just comment with your favorite brand, flavor in the comments and I will total the votes up. 

Picture from Fanpop.com

Back to the Battle of the Bands song battle today's song is...

"Ice Cream Man" known mainly from Van Halen's cover version...

I'll let you vote from these contenders!

Contender One: Martin Sexton

Contender Two: John Brim

Vote for the one you like in the comments. You can vote for Martin Sexton and John Brim. I will be back with the results in a few days. In the mean time enjoy your ice cream!

Battle of the Bands Result: Counting votes like 1, 2, 3


It looked like I was going to have a tie and a shutout for a while. The shutout ended with the last vote so Aaron Neville finally had a vote.


The Soweto Gospel Choir sounded great and they took an early two nothing lead. However, that was the only votes they received.


Nicolette Larson was victorious capturing three votes.

The Celebration

"Lotta Love" was Larson's hit. This duet was her biggest Country hit..

I'll leave you with "Let Me Go, Love"

I'll be back later today with my newest battle!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me: Summertime

Today's Monday's Music Moves Me is a freebie and since it is July I thought I would go with Summer Time.

D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince "Summertime"

Mungo Jerry "In the Summertime"

Ella and Louis "Summertime"

Kenny Chesney "Summer Time"

Something for everyone I hope you enjoyed! I wish you a wonderful Summertime! 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Monday's Music Moves Me "Patriotic Songs for the 4th"

This week's theme is Patriotic Songs for the 4th of July for Monday's Music Moves Me. I'm participating this week so let's get started.

Ladies and Gentleman The Star Spangled Banner performed by Jimi Hendrix..

The Grateful Dead "U.S. Blues"

One of the best blues men out there today Keb' Mo' with his version of "America The Beautiful"

Bruce Springsteen "Born in the USA"

"Stars and Stripes Forever" performed by the U.S. Army...

Hope you enjoyed! I wish you a safe and fun filled 4th of July.

Battle of the Bands: I Bid You Goodnight

It is a Sunday and a late at night. Sounds perfect for a traditional Bahamian gospel song. It was a song the Grateful Dead added into their repertoire decades ago. You know the drill, vote for the version you like best in the comments. I'm going to have three contenders this go around. I'll even the songs out by omitting the usual reference version.

Contender One: Aaron Neville

Contender Two: Nicolette Larson

Contender Three: Soweto Gospel Choir

I hope you enjoy this Battle of the Bands. I will post the results  in another post and I will have another Battle on the 15th. I am sure I will post a few on the days in between. Until next time I bid you goodnight.