Friday, November 21, 2014
BOTB Results: Watertown
I'll be keeping today's post brief as I am still dealing with my mother's illness. As indicated on my previous post, I'll be blogging sporadically until further notice.
Battle of the Bands results:
In my latest round of Battle of the Bands I offered Frank Sinatra's version of "What's Now Is Now" against the version of the same song as done by the group Cake. The song comes from Sinatra's little known album Watertown.
As I had indicated in my posts in regard to the BOTB, I have a longstanding appreciation of Sinatra as an artist and Watertown is among my all time favorite albums. I think Sinatra does a tremendous job with my song choice. For these reasons you might expect my preferred version to be the one by Sinatra. However upon hearing Cake's version I was impacted by how much they demonstrated the rock nature of this song. They pull it off with a convincing sincerity. I especially like the guitar work in their presentation. Simple, steady, and altogether pleasing to my ears.
I was surprised to find that I was not alone in my preference for the Cake version. Sinatra still squeaked by with a win.,
Thanks to all for your votes. Next Battle of the Bands post will appear December 1st.
Posted by Arlee Bird at 2:00 AM