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Just in case there are any of my blog readers who have not noticed yet, I like Battle of the Bands. In fact I might even get a bit obsessive about Battle of the Bands. After all, haven't I just posted four consecutive blog posts starting with one Battle of the Bands post last Friday? True that my Monday post did incorporate another blog fest, but still that post was strongly related to my Battle of the Bands post that preceded it. In fact, in the past I have even cross posted Battle of the Bands inspired posts on my Wrote By Rote blog. I must be obsessed!
Actually I don't want to consider this a negative thing because music is a topic that inspires me. I am passionate about music. I enjoy writing about music almost as must as I enjoy listening to it. A fixated passion doesn't have to be thought of as weird. I've seen people fixated on sports, politics, food, sex, and so on and a healthy fixation on anything shouldn't be considered a negative thing You might think of music on this blog as my hobby or part of my niche. It's what I do here sometimes and hopefully there are enough readers who enjoy it that they will keep returning to read my posts.
I am happy to have Battle of the Bands as one of the recurring topics on Tossing It Out. This blog event or shared interactive blogging experience has been a great idea as far as I am concerned. I want to thank Far Away Eyes at Far Away Series for coming up with the Battle of the Bands as a participatory blog event. Her simple idea has brought some amount of joy and entertainment to at least a few of us bloggers. Be sure to visit her blog and thank her for what she inspired and add a word of encouragement to her while you're there visiting. We all like to have some encouragement now and then. I know I do.
An additional word of appreciation is directed to Stephen T. McCarthy at Battle of the Bands which is the official Battle of the Bands blog page where you can find the participant list and other helpful info about the Battle event. While FAE provided the inspiration, STMcC provided the drive and direction to get BOTB underway and keep it focused. Don't forget to drop by his blog as well and say "Hello" and "Thank you".
These bloggers are both winners in my eyes. They took a good idea and have stayed with it for going on three years now. Their idea has taken hold with several bloggers besides me and continues to grow. Hope you think as highly of them as I do.
This Week's Battle of the Bands Winner
My most recent Battle was between versions of the song "Look for a Star" as interpreted by Garry Mills with a traditional pop vocal rendition and Carlos Campos and His Orchestra with a Latin instrumental version. As is becoming a common statement among us Battle participants, this one took me by surprise.
With its catchy pop sound with a pleasing vocal, I figured the Garry Mills version, which came from the 1960 film Circus of Horrors, would run away with a resounding win. I was reasonably certain that Carlos Campos would get a few votes, but nowhere near what made the race as close as it was .
If I were to cast my vote for the Campos version--one which I liked very much for reasons explained in the original Battle post--this contest would be a tie. However, probably coming as no surprise to those who read all of my past three posts, the original Garry Mills version retains my heart and that is where my vote goes. Without my vote, Mills would still have won, but my vote puts him ahead just a bit more.
Garry Mills 16 Votes
Carlos Campos 14 Votes
Stay Tuned for another Battle of the Bands!
Next Battle of the Bands post will be on Monday June 1st. My upcoming Battle will be making a statement of sorts and will actually begin with a preliminary post on Friday May 31st. I'll be discussing a topic that I've brought up before, but one that I continue to think about--yes, my obsessive mind at work I guess. But this Battle will also reflect part of my philosophy about Battle of the Bands as well as everything else I do. I hope you'll be here for these posts!
Do you ever feel like I obsess on topics on my blog or do you see me as niche blogging at times? Did you enjoy my posts related to "Look for a Star" and Circus of Horrors? Based on the clue provided above, any guess as to what my next song pick will be?