|The flying Car, pastell colour, 49x31 cm, 1964 (WV-Nr.3019), |
by Margret Hofheinz-Döring
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Vacations can be such fun, but going home is something I do look forward to when I've been away for a while. It's been nearly a month of being away with a visit to Seattle, a tour across Canada, a sweep through New England, several days in New Jersey, a stop in Virginia, and a relaxing visit to East Tennessee for a week.
As always, vacations must end and ours is winding down in the next few days of heading back to Los Angeles. We'll be flying home--not literally, but still in our van--with plans to be in our own house before the week end. Then it's back to the old grind--and thankfully back to my faster computer which will facilitate internet activity for me.
I love road trips, but as the old adage proclaims, "There's no place like home." That's true to a certain degree. It's also true that there's no place like anyplace else. Once I'm home I'll be missing the travels and thinking about our next road trip wherever that may be.
Battle of the Bands Results
My most recent battle was between versions of the 1967 song "Wings of Love" from the concept album The Story of Simon Simopath by an English group called Nirvana which preceded the same named grunge group by nearly 30 years. This contest was between the original artist and the popular 60's English group Herman's Hermits.
Herman's Hermits has its fans and I think that contributed to their win. I too might have gone with the Hermits if not for the "Hey, hey" shtick in the chorus as was pointed out by Stephen T. McCarthy in his comment. I particularly liked the choppy guitar in that version. I think it is very reminiscent of some of the guitar sounds in The Who's Tommy which might indicate that the Who could have been influenced by this particular recording.
This time around my wife was listening as I was preparing this Battle (which is unusual) and she was taken in by the sounds of Nirvana, casting a vote which I have included in my count. The Nirvana album holds fond musical memories for me and I tend to enjoy this style of popular music. My vote also goes to Nirvana putting me on the losing side, but not by too many votes.
Nirvana 10 votes
Herman's Hermits 14 votes
See ya soon!
Since I'll be flying home over the next view days, my blog rounds and activities may be a bit sparse and sporadic, but I'll try to be as blog diligent as I can. Be back on the 15th with a hot August battle.
Are you ready to head back out again after you've been home from a vacation for a while? What do you dislike most about traveling? Did you hear a similarity between the Herman's Hermits version of "Wings of Love" and parts of The Who's Tommy?