Battle of the Bands Results
Before I get to my main post for today, let me give you the results of my last Battle of the Bands contest between Jimi Hendrix and the Corrs with their versions of the Hendrix tune "Little Wing". As I expected Jimi ran away with the vote, but a lot of nice words were put in for the version by the Corrs.
For my own taste, I've always felt that Jimi Hendrix is highly overrated although I can't deny that he did some innovative work on his guitar. He had some moments of genius in the Electric Ladyland album, but also a good bit of meandering filler material. I can't say I'm a big fan of the music of Jimi Hendrix but there are a lot of songs by him that I do like. "Little Wing" is one of his best making this match-up very close for me.
In the end I give it to the Corrs though. The fiddle, the Irish sound, the vocals, and the arrangement in general are hauntingly lovely. There are moments in their version that give me chills when I listen to it. I picture a mother singing about watching her daughter at play. In my mind I think of my granddaughters. Somehow these images all seem more beautiful than the hippie chick picture I get when Hendrix sings the song.
Final tally: Hendrix 14 ---- the Corrs 6
Blogging in Low Gear
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If your experience is anything like mine I imagine you see a drop in activity at your blog site during the Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks. That's been my experience during my years of blogging so far. That being the case I've decided to keep things at a minimum on all of my blogs for the next week and probably during Christmas week as well.
During those periods you'll probably see me commenting even less than I do now. There will be short posts on my regularly scheduled posting days. Mostly I'll be giving clues for my next Battle of the Bands post on Sunday December 1st. That will my next real posting and it will be a special posting on a normally off day for me. Be sure to watch for my clues next week and small commentaries. Nothing big or of major controversy. Nothing quite as insistent as usual. I will be blogging with quiet importunity. Blogman will be gadding about on the highways in the upcoming days.
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Do you like to slow down on your blog sometimes? Would you rather just take a blog break rather than maintain a quiet presence? Do you see a big slowdown in blog traffic during holiday periods?