Welcome to my first Battle of the Bands in four months.
To see what I’ve been up to, scroll down the page. It’s good to be back!
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by 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.)
Using a musical theme for this year’s A to Z Challenge gave me a few battle ideas, for instance:
RIDERS ON THE STORM
Inspired by THIS POST
♫ Riders on the storm
Into this house we’re born
Into this world we’re thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan ♫
[reference only – please do not vote on this one]
‘Riders on the Storm’ is a song by American psychedelic rock band The Doors. It was released as the second single from their sixth studio album, L.A. Woman, in June 1971, reaching number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. According to band member Robby Krieger, it was inspired by the song “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend“. Also, Jim Morrison mentions serial killer. Billy Cook, in passing, during at least one interview. Cook killed six people, including a young family, while hitchhiking to California. In all likelihood, the Cook murders were inspiration for the song’s lyric, “There’s a killer on the road / His brain is squirming like a toad … if you give this man a ride/sweet family will die ;…” – WIKIPEDIA
The preceding serves as background information only.
Now, on to the actual contest. We’re going to Germany!
MY SECRET ISLAND
My Secret Island is a German punk/metal/rock band, founded in Berlin in 2009 by Mark van Merm (real name Marco Zimmermann). ‘Riders On The Storm’ was included in their 2010 debut, an EP called ‘The First Stories’.
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
Voting remains open until 11:59 pm EDT May 21st,
after which I will count the votes, add mine and publish the results.
These are the other BOTB regulars and semi-regulars.
Please cruise on by their sites and, if they have a post up, vote on their selections as well:
[Check back – there’s no set posting time]
As always, “Sharing is Caring”. Spread this musical joy all over your social networks.
Hashtag is #BOTB
From January to March, I did a little blogging, but mostly I was prepping for the April challenge of publishing 26 posts in 30 days. Additionally, March is the busiest time of the year for my dog boarding business and we had the house full. I hope to get back into the groove, but am still fighting some leftover internet fatigue from last month.
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Until next time.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!