24 CommentsBattle of the Bands (BOTB), Link Ups, Music

Welcome back! It’s time to announce results for the Sept. 1 BOTB post
Officially, I’m on vacation, but I didn’t want to leave you in suspense.
Apologies if I’m unable to complete the usual rounds.

Battle of the Bands BOTB Knockin' on Heaven's Door

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 German technopop group, Royal Gigolos
against American folk singer, Joshua James.

I purposely chose two covers that were completely different from the original and each other, just to keep things interesting. At first, there was no clear-cut frontrunner, but then the votes for Joshua came fast and furious. Personally, I find the Technopop/Electronica/Dance/House Music genre unpleasant and annoying, (what do you expect from an old “rockchick”? 😉 ), but to each their own. My vote for Joshua proved unnecessary in declaring this major victory.



By a whopping 76%! 

NO MILK TODAY #BOTB Results, The Doglady's Den

If the objective of these battles is to keep them close, then I’m failing miserably.
This is the second such blowout and most of my other matchups had wide margins as well.
Better luck next time!


Here’s the winner once more, with a bonus video, also from the Sons of Anarchy soundtrack.

Don’t forget to check back with the others, for their BOTB results:

Angels Bark / Book Lover / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / Far Away Series / Holli’s Hoots & Hollers / J.A. Scott /Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Novel Brews / Quiet Laughter / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out / Women: We Shall Overcome / Your Daily Dose



In the meantime, hubby and I will be embarking on a little road trip
all around Lake Ontario, so I’ll be mostly offline until then. Cheers!

road trip sept. 2015

Was this the outcome you expected or were you surprised?
Did your favourite win?

Looking forward to your comments!
[I’ll try and respond when possible.]

Until next time.



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Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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  1. Hi Debbie,
    I’m not surprised at the outcome, but I won’t gloat 😉
    Such a gorgeous area to be kicking around in, I hope you’ll share some pictures 🙂
    Niagara falls is 45 minutes from your home? Gads, out here we’re grateful when the
    rivers actually run – ha!
    Happy Trails…
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  2. I chose the nutty German one-hahahaa-I knew they wouldn’t win:) Have a great time and I have done that round many years ago (round Ontario that is). Will you got to the Eastman House in Rochester? This is one of the finest places in the world in keeping silent tfilms
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    1. I knew they wouldn’t win, but didn’t think they would lose by this much! 🙂 Oh well, the next one should be more of a “real” contest.

      We are looking forward to getting away. Unfortunately, we’ll be hitting Rochester on the way back, Monday and the museum is closed then. We’re staying in Seneca Falls for two nights, so maybe we could head out that way on Sun. (about an hour’s drive). Depends on how much time there is to spare. We have no firm plans for that part of the trip. Just “winging it”.
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  3. Hi, Debbie the Doglady! I am not surprised that JJ won the battle by a significant margin. I am relieved. 🙂 I have visited relatives who play that mind numbing, technopop/trance/dance/house music through their sound system for hours on end – during our entire visit – and it’s hard to endure. I wanna rock and I’m glad you are a dyed-in-the-wool rockchick. When are you gonna put Metallica in one of your contests? 🙂

    That road trip circling around Lake Ontario looks like fun. Will you guys be spending a day or two at Niagara Falls? Have a great time and come over and see me if you get the chance. I only have one post scheduled while you’re gone and that’s next Sunday, the 13th.

    Thank you, dear friend Debbie. Have a great week and a fun getaway!

    1. Some neighbourhood teenagers like to blast that stuff at full volume from their car stereos. Drives me nuts! 😛
      Metallica you say? Gee, I hadn’t thought of that! 😉

      Thanks for your good wishes, Shady. We’re looking forward to our little road trip. I think you’re a bit out-of-the-way for a visit, this time. 🙂 Niagara Falls is only 45 minutes from home and we’ve been dozens of times, but we may stop there for lunch on the way back.

      I’ll be sure and check out your post, even if it is a couple of days late. Appreciate the advance notice. Cheers!
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  4. No surprise to me as to the outcome on this one. It is as it should have been. Still not a bad Battle. Being close is not necessarily the mark of a good Battle. It indicates something, but offhand I’m not sure what. Audience maybe?

    I envy your trip. What a great area to be traveling and a nice time to do it. Have a great time! (as though you wouldn’t).

    Arlee Bird
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    1. I was expecting Joshua to win, but not by such a wide margin. I know lots of people like the “Techno” style of music, but, obviously not many here – myself included. 🙂 Stephen was tearing his hair out and couldn’t even finish listening to it. LOL The next one should be a closer battle.

      Thanks for your good wishes, Lee. This is the perfect time to travel, I think. The kids have all gone back to school and the weather’s still warm. 🙂 We’ve been to Gananoque before (1000 Islands) and it’s beautiful! I’m really looking forward to checking out Seneca Falls, NY for the first time. Apparently, it is the real-life model for Bedford Falls, from the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Niagara Falls never gets old either, although we’ve been there dozens of times (only 45 minutes away from home).
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      1. Ironically, just last night my wife and I were reminiscing about a trip several years back where we visited Seneca Falls. We drove around the area to see some of the Amish folk riding in their carriages. We also visited some museum that included a lot of things about the women’s rights movement. Apparently Seneca Falls played a big role back around the 1870’s or so with women’s rights–that is if I’m remembering correctly.

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