DARK EYES – BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB

HAPPY JULY, EVERYONE! 
😀
Welcome to another edition of

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)

This is an all-instrumental battle, based on a folk song written in the 19th century.
[not to be confused with the Bob Dylan song of the same name]

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TIME FOR A SHORT BREAK. SEE YOU SOON!

The signs are all there. Internet fatigue has set in and I need a little break from social media and the Blogosphere. It started with my personal Facebook account, but then I realized I was bereft of ideas for The Den this week. Or, to be more precise, there was no desire to complete any of the drafts in the folder. No worries, this too shall pass. It always does!

time to unplug - taking a break

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SWAY – #BOTB RESULTS

Welcome back!  It’s time to announce the results for June 15th’s BOTB post.

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week.

This one pitted California’s dancing/singing The Pussycat Dolls
against Oregon’s eclectic orchestral band, Pink Martini

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THE YEAR WAS 1965 – #MusicalMemories #ThrowbackThursday

Musical Memories, The Doglady's Den

The year was 1965. 

My father, an officer in the Canadian army, had been away since July of 1964, commanding a UN peacekeeping force in the Gaza Strip area of Palestine. At home in London (Ontario), my mother received word that after the current tour of duty ended in June, we would be transferred back to Germany, where my parents had met and married and where I was born. In fact, that birthplace – the town of Soest – was our assigned posting. My mother was happy about this, as she would be near her parents and other family members. I was relieved to be getting away from the xenophobic school bullies who tormented me. We moved the first week of July. My father flew in from Cairo and we stayed at my grandparents’ place for about two weeks, until our apartment was ready. New continent, new friends, new experiences…..

London Canada to Soest Germany

Map Data ©2015 Google, INEGI

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SWAY – BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB #MUSICMONDAY

Welcome to another edition of
BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)

Switching gears today. How about a little mambo action?

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SAVOUR THE MEMORIES

 ♫♫ Take one fresh and tender kiss / Add one stolen night of bliss / One girl, one boy
Some grief, some joy / Memories are made of this ♫♫

My husband turns 65 years old this month.
Typing that honestly jars me.  Shocking how much time has passed!

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DR NO – BEACH PARTY #BLOGATHON

WELCOME TO THE BEACH PARTY BLOGATHON! 

Beach Party Blogathon

Your hosts for this cruise along coastal cinema are
Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy.

In keeping with the spirit of a beach party, there aren’t too many rules. You can post any day during the blogathon, (Jun. 8-12), you can pick a movie from any era and any genre (as long as there’s a beach involved in the plot). Click HERE to view all participants. It’s not too late to sign up!

My mother took me to see the movie, “Goldfinger”  in 1965. I was 10 at the time and became obsessed with James Bond from that moment, devouring Ian Fleming’s Bond novels in quick succession. The first movie that sprang to mind for this blogathon was also a Bond film, which is set in the Caribbean and has a famous beach scene. May I present: Continue reading

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PAINT IT BLACK – #BOTB RESULTS

Welcome back!  It’s time to announce the results for June 1st’s BOTB post.

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week.

This was an all-British round, pitting blues rocker Eric Burdon
against Goth rock band Inkubus Sukkubus

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SCREAM

Eyes wide

Must hide

Which side

Petrified

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PAINT IT BLACK – BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB

Welcome to another edition of
BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)

Once again, I’m going with a popular song, using lesser known versions for the battle.

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