22 CommentsBattle of the Bands (BOTB), Blogfests, Music

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

Battle of the Bands #BOTB, ENTER SANDMAN

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 heavy metal band, Metallica
against pop/jazz/gospel singer, Pat Boone
against bluegrass band, Iron Horse

Firstly, apologies for posting so late. Time just got away from me!

I thought it would be fun to present vastly different genres of a metal song and threw in the original for even more contrast. While searching for covers, I stumbled upon the Iron Horse bluegrass version, prepared to dislike it, as I’m not a big fan of that style. Imagine my surprise when I not only liked it but even considered voting for it. Me – the consummate Metallica fan! Many of you expressed similar sentiments and so, this became a close battle. For the record, I did vote for Metallica in the end, which made it a tie. I just love their music too much! (Sorry, Stephen 😉 ) A last minute vote from Guilie gave them the slimmest of victories. Poor old Pat didn’t fare so well. Honestly, I was wincing throughout his recording. 😛 A few of you liked him though and he did get a couple of votes, much to my surprise. Vive la différence! 😀



By one single vote!

Enter Sandman #BOTB Results

What a squeaker!

Here’s the winner once more, in a live performance:

Since it was a close battle and Iron Horse is such a great find,
here’s a playlist for your listening pleasure:

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

Angels Bark / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / Far Away Series / J.A. Scott / Janie Junebug Righting & Editing / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Novel Brews / Quiet Laughter / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out / Your Daily Dose


This will be a special “twofer” event, in combination with the
Let me entertain you with a story and a song.

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If you’d like to join in the fun, there’s still time to sign on.
Click on the image for all the details.

See you there!

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

Looking forward to your comments!

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. Hey, that is pretty close but my pick won! I’ll bet they won’t attribute that to my discerning voting…okay, that’s fine. I’ll just let Metallica bask in its glory.

    Nice match up, girlfriend!

  2. Yeah……it’s Friday. I drank some wine and the read this so it made it more fun. LOL I’m hyped that Metallica one. I’m glad I voted. It looked like a close one. Have a fantastic weekend. Debbie. I hope you had a great week.


  3. Debbie, WOW! That was super duper close! It looks like I picked the loser this round, but I’m still happy with my choice. Have a good weekend and keep warm. It’s currently snowing. Our forecast is calling for 2-4″. That’s not a lot, but it will cause a big stink in Knoxville. lol

  4. Ah, I didn’t vote this time, but I would’ve given my vote to Iron Horse. I’ve liked them for a while. Bluegrass is my guilty pleasure, haha .. very tight battle though!

    1. Hi, Madilyn; Too bad you didn’t vote – it would have ended up a tie, then. Oh well, next time! 🙂 I did like Iron Horse and that’s saying something, as I’m not a fan of bluegrass, generally.

  5. What a great battle and how fun to have it be suspenseful to the very end! I’m glad Metallica won (that was my vote) but Iron Horse was good too. Pat Boone kinda creeped me out so no surprise that he didn’t get too many votes. That was just weird for him to be doing metal…

    Congrats on a great battle Debbie!

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Hi, Michele. I’m glad you enjoyed the battle. Yes, Pat Boone turning metal into jazz just didn’t sit right. 😛 Iron Horse was a pleasant surprise.

  6. I can’t say I have ever been the biggest Metallica fan, though I do like much of their music.
    I don’t always listen to additional videos, but I do from time to time. Once I started watching their live performance, it drew me right in and I had to watch the entire thing. They really put on a good show. Kinda wish I was there to enjoy live as well.

    1. Ah, Jeffrey – you’ve got it, exactly! 🙂 I’m fervently hoping Metallica will come to Toronto because I’ve never seen them live, either. Strange that they don’t come here – this is a real “music mecca”. Hopefully, I will be able to cross that off the bucket list one day!

  7. I missed this one, where was I? Been one of those months – it’s almost gone and I’ve accomplished nothing. I really need to change that, and I’m working too. Snowstorm on the way so it’s time for a big pot of soup! Enjoy your weekend!

    1. It’s hard to keep track of everything, no worries. 🙂 I know you’ll be around for the next one because it’s tied into the Lost and Found Blog Hop. hope you don’t get snowed under. Stay warm!

  8. Hi, Debbie the Doglady!

    Congratulations on presenting a great battle that turned into a squeaker and wasn’t decided until the last minute. At the time I posted my vote, I fully expected mild mannered pop crooner Pat Boone to sweep the competition. (I’m still having night terrors about Pat tucking me in and singing me to off to never never land – jazz hands and all! 🙂 It’s good to know that Metallica’s metal classic prevailed in the end. Your battle was loads of fun, dear friend Debbie, and I can’t wait for your next one. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Hi, Shady; I thought Pat would have received more votes too, but his version was too odd for most people. 🙂 Iron Horse sure came on strong and Metallica just squeaked in there. Next battle will be more mild-mannered as I’ll be talking about ♫ Love, Sweet Love ♫. Glad you enjoyed the battle! You have a good weekend as well.

  9. I’m so glad I read your blog today! I would have totally missed the Blog Hop. I joined, now I just need to figure out how to tie in my battle without making the post a million miles long. LOL