Time--2017 A to Z Theme
My theme for the 2017 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is "Time". The posts will be more philosophical, contemplative, and even autobiographical than instructional. No time management tips planned, but you never know with A to Z.
Always a work in progress--welcome to my blog...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time for #BOTB Results
Life is like a battle between us and the clock. Or in the bigger picture, a battle against the calendar.
Once again I'm taking on the daunting Alphabet Challenge of April I revealed my theme officially here, but some of you might have guessed my theme from my recent Battle of the Bands post. Yes, it is about time. Isn't everything?
Battle of the Bands Results
This latest Battle was between Fleetwood Mac's "Sands of Time" and Alan Parson Project's "Time"--both excellent songs which I like very much. Of the two, I see "Time" by APP as the more linear song. It moves steadily, barely deviating, with a constant flowing theme that begins and ends without much in the way of surprises or invested thought for that matter. This is such a relaxing tune that it lends itself well to meditation or even preparation for sleep. It might even make for a lovely song to play at a funeral.
On the other hand, Mac's "Sands of Time" wanders and meanders in a good way. There is a sense of hope expressed in the lyrics, but also an ambiguity that invites anticipation of things to come. The thoughts expressed are not definitive, resigned to giving into death, but mystical and magical. The instrumental portions add an edgy sense with drifting guitar riffs that seem to simulate imagination and dreams. I love this song--which is not to say that I don't like the other song a great deal--but my preference definitely leans toward the Danny Kirwan penned "Sands of Time". This song has been playing in my mind all week which is another strong indicator of where my vote gets cast in the end.
Nevertheless, you the voters decided the outcome no matter what my favorite version is. And the outcome in this case was very decisive:
Final Vote Tally
Fleetwood Mac 11
Alan Parsons Project 22
Next Battle of the Bands Saturday April 1st
My next Battle of the Bands post will coincide with the opening day of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. My A to Z theme of "time" will not only encompass my posts for the upcoming month, but this theme will continue in my next few posts leading up to April. My Battle of the Bands posts during A to Z month will also be related to time. In fact, the next BOTB match that I'll be presenting is a movie theme that was also a top pop hit in 1969. The song is a great introductory tribute for those participating in the A to Z Challenge and one that will likely bring back a few memories for many of us. Anyone want to guess what song I'll be presenting?
Was my A to Z theme of "Time" any surprise? Did you find any A to Z themes in the recent Reveal day that particularly interested you? Are there any aspects of time that you'd like for me to cover during my A to Z Challenge?