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Ask Arlee: Asking You
Lots of asking in this post. Today I'm asking you to answer some questions.
A to Z Team Co-host M.J. Joachim has asked that I share the link to a recent post on her blog M.J.Joachim's Writing Tips. In her post M.J. is asking her visitors to answer a brief survey composed of five questions plus one bonus question. It's very brief and you can have fun with it. And it will help us to improve the 2015 Challenge.
Please help us out by visiting M.J.'s Totally Random A - Z Challenge Survey #1 and take a minute to answer the questions and then if you can, please go that extra step of sharing the post with others. The more input we get on this, the better we can understand what you want most in A to Z. We need your opinions!
Oh, and if you're wondering about the #1 on this survey, M.J. is planning on a few more of these. Watch out for them and be sure to answer each survey when they come up on her blog. We thank you ahead of time.
Best Version of "High Flyin' Bird"
In last week's BOTB post I offered up three different versions of the oft recorded song "High Flyin' Bird". Not too surprisingly the majority of you were not familiar with the song since, though recorded by many artists, the song never became a hit on the music charts. It's a good song that musicians and singers liked to perform years ago, but it apparently wasn't good enough to resonate with the listening public.
The versions of "High Flyin' Bird" that I matched against each other were by the Au Go Go Singers, Jefferson Airplane, and H.P. Lovecraft. They are all very good in my opinion--I don't have a problem with any of them. And actually if I had used the version by Rejoice I would have gone with that as my favorite--I love the riffing guitar in the back-up and the jazzy vocals.
However, of my contestants, the version that I am most accustomed to hearing is the one by H.P. Lovecraft. This is a style of music that I immensely enjoy--spacey psychedelia that you can mind drift along with. Lovecraft put out far too few albums, but the legacy they left behind is a strong one.
My favorite of the three choices is the one by H.P. Lovecraft, but even my vote doesn't get them near the top. They end up with four votes. The Au Go Go Singers makes out a little better with six votes. The big winner as might have been expected is Jefferson Airplane with twelve votes. They are worthy in my opinion.
Final Tally: Jefferson Airplane wins with 12 votes
Au Go Go Singers 6 votes
H.P. Lovecraft 4 votes
Next Battle of the Bands will be Sunday June 1st (What! June already?)
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