Friday, June 20, 2014
Battle of the Bands Result (Must Have Been Written in the Starfields)
No Vacation for Battle of the Bands!
Even though I'm on vacation for the next several weeks the Battle of the Bands posts will continue. And I've got some good ones coming up. In fact July will be epic. There will be a two parter that is proof of the lasting power of American pop music. One song spanning over 150 years sounding just as up to date in modern incarnations as anything else available. Stick with me for the upcoming BOTB episodes!
Winner of Last Battle
Had another close race for my previous battle. Click the link if you missed it and want to check out the rivalling artists. The song was Bruce Cockburn's "Lord of the Starfields" as performed by Ali Matthews and the duo of Nico and Ari Neufeld.
And I mean this was a close one which is a good thing from the way I see it. It was a tough choice for me and I could have gone either way. I was trying to find a version by Pam Mark Hall but to no avail. I was glad to find the Matthews version since it was very close to the one by Hall as I recall hearing it on the radio some 25 years ago or so. Then I found the version by the duo and that changed the game for me.
My vote went to the more uptempo version by Nico and Ari. That brought their vote count to nine with Ali Matthews receiving the winning count of 10. Not a bad contest by any means.
Nico and Ari Neufeld 9 votes
Ali Matthews 10 votes
I'll be back next Wednesday with a short and stupid post. You won't want to miss it! ---Though after you read it, you may wish you had missed it.
Were you surprised to see such a close vote between the two versions of "Lord of the Starfields"? Are you ready for the summer? What kind of music gives you a summertime feeling?