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

Welcome back! It’s time (actually overdue) to announce results for the July 1st BOTB post.
Sorry I’m late! (See below)

Battle of the Bands BOTB, ST. JAMES INFIRMARY

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.

♫ This contest featured bands from opposite sides of the Atlantic ♫

Not the greatest turnout for this one, but that’s no surprise on a summer holiday weekend. Thanks to everyone who made the time. I’m sorry I got bogged down in the morass of web redesign (see below) and didn’t get a chance to make the rounds. For awhile, it looked like the Animals would devour the White Stripes, but fortunately, that didn’t happen. Still, it was a decisive victory. We had one “write-in” vote for Louis Armstrong by author Karen Lynn. A rebel; I like that! 🙂 Here’s the voting breakdown. (Looks naked without the pie chart. I’ll try and think of some other way to jazz it up for the future.)

Birgit, Cathy, Diedre, Jeffrey, John, Mary, Michele, Mike, Myke, Pat, Shady
Total: 11

Arlee, C.W. Martin, Cherdo, Dixie, Guilie, Stephen
Total: 6

Once again, my vote is moot, but I’m choosing Eric. What a voice! I’ve been a fan of his even longer than my other fave, John Kay. Eric feels the blues right down to his toes and can still belt them out at age 73!

and the winner is:
by 6 votes

Here’s some concert footage I took of Eric Burdon in November 2014.
Didn’t I tell you he could still belt out the blues? 🙂

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 / eVil pOp TaRt / J.A. Scott / Janie Junebug Righting & Editing / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Quiet Laughter / Sound of One Handtarget=”_blank”>of One Hand Typing / Host: StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out / Your Daily Dose


I’m not sure whether or not I’ll be there. It’s been a rough few days and I’m suffering a severe case of internet fatigue. My website had a meltdown and in a fit of pique, I decided to redesign it from scratch. It was going along fairly well, especially considering I have no formal training in web design and backend coding, (thank you, Google!) until I hit the proverbial wall. Certain things wouldn’t function the way I needed them to, despite trying various methods. Exhausted and bleary-eyed, I shelved the whole thing and fixed the old design. It’s obsolete and needs to be modernized, but I’ll try again later in the year. Apologies to those whose comments and posts I have missed! Hubby and I are leaving on a three-day road trip in the morning and the blog will be on vacation for awhile, too. Thanks for your understanding.

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July 29th-31st

Cherished Blogfest, 2016


July 29

THE "SHE" CHRONICLES | #FlashbackFriday


Was this the outcome you expected or were you surprised?

Looking forward to your comments!

Until next time.



Rockchick Rapture!


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Debbie D.

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. Hope all things work out soon. Isn’t it strange how we go through internet fatigue. I’ve had that too from time to time.
    Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

    1. Thank you so much for this award, Pat! 😀 I do accept, but am suffering a case “blogger burnout” at the moment. Will let you know when the post is done. Cheers!

  2. Glad Eric won. And boy, he sings the blues so fine! That piano is sweet too. Good concert footage you got there!

    Sorry that you’re having website issues. That’s never fun. But shelving it for awhile is sometimes the best thing to do…
    Hope you have a wonderful road trip! Sounds fun. I need one of those!

    Be safe out there and have a blast! 🙂

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Thanks, Michele. I’m responding to comments, but won’t be posting anything new for awhile. Sometimes, a break is needed to re-energize. We had a wonderful weekend, driving north to see The Hollywood Vampires in concert. Fantastic show! I read this morning that Joe Perry collapsed during the Staten Island concert. :O I hope he will be okay.

        1. The premise is, they’re honouring dead rock stars by doing their material. They also have a couple of original songs, which are highly entertaining. Check this out. 😀

  3. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner !!! Woo !!!

    I would like to thank all who voted on Eric’s behalf. Know, in your heart, it was the right thing to do.

  4. You had a really good turnout considering it was a summer holiday weekend. Actually, I think you had better turnout on yours than I did on mine. Happy to see that Eric won this one!

  5. I’m glad they won because as soon as he opens his mouth and sings, I drool. I hope you have a great log weekend away. Are you hightailing it to the Niagara region or cottage country? We are venturing to Quebec (on the Richelieu river) for a week.

    1. Eric’s singing makes me drool, too. 😀 We drove up to Casino Rama to see The Hollywood Vampires. It was a fantastic show; loved every minute! Then we came home via Lindsay, stopping off at the Neil Young exhibit in the Old Gaol Museum. Also worthwhile. Have a wonderful time in Quebec!

  6. Hi, Debbie the Doglady!

    If I knew you allowed write-in votes I would have cast mine for rowdy rocker Pat Boone. 🙂 Nobody… but nobody shouts the blues or covers Metallica like the Patster! 🙂

    I am happy to learn that Eric Burdon won the battle by a six point margin and that your ears matched mine. Burdon made a believer out of me all those years ago at the Shady Dell and he definitely delivered the goods on “SJI.”

    I’m very sorry to learn that you hit the wall trying to revamp your site. I came over a couple of times during the last few days to check out the new design and didn’t notice much difference. I’m glad I didn’t put my foot in my mouth by complimenting you on your “new look.” 🙂 You need some time to clear your head and your weekend getaway and the Hollywood Vamps show should help.

    Stay safe and enjoy the trip and concert. I’ll be connecting with you again soon, dear friend Debbie!

    1. Hi, Shady; The new design looked more modern (same colour scheme) but certain key features just wouldn’t work right, so, back to square one. 😛 I’ve been a fan of Eric’s since “House of the Rising Sun” came out in 1964. The man can sing! 😀 Did Pat Boone cover St. James Infirmary? 😉 Yes, it’s time for a break and I’m looking forward to the show. I’ll try and check out your intriguing new series tonight, or at least some time over the weekend. Thanks for coming by. Cheers!

  7. Thank you, Debbie, for announcing the winner. I am tickled. It is nice to know that Eric won.
    I know what you mean about internet fatigue. It can be too much even though I love technology.
    Shalom aleichem,

    1. Eric is always a winner, in my opinion. 🙂 Thanks for dropping in and have a good weekend. Yes, I sorely need a little internet vacation right now, but I’ll be back soon enough. Cheers!