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...
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Mid month: In Between Days (#BOTB)(#atozchallenge)
Here we are in the midst of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, halfway to the end, in between the days of the fourth month of 2017. So far so good for me and a good many of you who are participating in this eighth Challenge. A few I've seen fallen by the wayside which has been something we see typically happen every year. But this Challenge is about stamina, commitment, and the sheer stubbornness of not giving up. I've always been stubborn since I was a kid. Sometimes that stubbornness has paid off for me.
Battle of the Bands
Battle of the Bands is the blogging event started by Far Away Series and now hosted by StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. This event happens twice each month on the 1st and 15th. The premise is simple: Listen to the songs presented below and then in the comments vote for your favorite and tell us why you liked it. Then visit the links listed near the bottom of this post for more Battle action.
"In Between Days"
Originally released in 1985 by The Cure (click link to hear that version, but please don't vote for it), "In Between Days" caught on quickly with fans worldwide. Over the following decades the song has been performed by numerous other artists. I first picked up on the music of The Cure in the mid-eighties and became a fan. I'm sure there a some of you who don't care much for the group, but I hope you'll indulge me a bit for this Battle. After all, this song just seemed kind of appropriate for my It's About Time theme that I've chosen for April A to Z. See which of the following contenders you think does the better version of this song.
Ben Folds "In Between Days" (2003)
Keeping close pace with the original release by The Cure, Folds adds a driving piano to the song arrangement. The drumming emphasizes a sense of urgency suggested by the vocals. This one should get you at least moving in your chair a bit.
Cementerio Club "In Between Days" (2004)
Originally I had planned using the Spanish version of this song as performed by the Argentine group Man Ray, but then I figured that maybe it would be better if both versions were in English. When I found this slowed down version of the song as performed en Inglés by Peruvian punk rock group Cementerio Club, I felt it was time to stop looking for other song versions. Here is contender number two...
Time To Vote!
Between these choices do you have a preference? Hopefully you have an opinion of some kind. Which version do you like the best? Do you prefer the frantic pace of Ben Folds or the slowed down tempo of Cementerio Club? You don't have to know about music to have an opinion since it all comes down to your own personal taste.
Please vote on your favorite by letting us know your choice in the comment section and tell us why you prefer the version you chose. Then after you've finished here, please visit the other blogs listed below who may or may not be participating this time around. And if you've put up your own BOTB contest let us know that as well so we can vote on yours.
Here are some other places where you might find BOTB posts:
StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands
‘YOUR DAILY DOSE’
'Curious as a Cathy'
Sound of One Hand Typing
The Doglady's Den
Jingle, Jangle, Jungle
Winner of this Battle Announced Friday April 21st
The A to Z Challenge will be wrapping up in a couple of weeks, but God willing and the creek don't rise I'm in it to win it. Yeah, stubborn old me finishing A to Z and cranking out these Battle of the Bands posts. Might as well have what fun one can find in life don't you think? And I'm having fun. Hope you are too. Please come back for the winner announcement on Friday April 21st and if you have the time, stop in to read and comment on my daily posts till then.
Are you a stubborn person? Do you tend to quit early if the going is tough or persist even to the annoyance of others? How quickly has your month been going?