This Is Me--2019 A to Z Theme

The Challenge of 2019 was the 10th! Since this was kind of a milestone year for A to Z my theme was a retrospective of sorts, looking at my 10 years as a blogger as well as ruminations about my life as it is and as I hope it yet can be. I've got places to be and people to see along the way. Hope you'll join me for this part of my journey...

Always a work in progress--welcome to my blog.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Every Second Has Its First ( #BOTB Results )

You never can tell for sure what's going to happen before it does, but when whatever is going to happen happens the whole thing probably gets quickly forgotten as you move on to the next whatever is going to happen type situation...



Battle of the Bands Results

        Since my recent Battle featured very contrasting artists with one of them being quite out of the musical norm I figured this would turn out to be a shut-out.  Especially considering I was going to cast my vote for the artist I felt most likely to win--Judy Collins.

         Incredible String Band remains one of my all time favorite bands as it has been since 1970.  Their version of "First Girl I Loved" displays the band's usual virtuosity and eccentricity.  Their performance is pretty "far out" (as they used to say back in the day).

          However, the Collins version is so sublime and ethereal that it lures me into the musical reverie.  My favorite part of "First Boy I Loved" as rendered by Collins is the dreamy guitar playing of Stephen Stills--a fact that I learned when putting this Battle together even though I'd heard the song many times over the years.  I probably had seen the credit on the album cover, but at the time maybe the name didn't register with me.

Final Vote Tally

Incredible String Band       4 votes

Judy Collins                      16 votes


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Next Battle on Wednesday February 15

         Things have been stirring for April A to Z.  If you're interested this year then be watching /www.a-to-zchallenge.com/     Announcements are forthcoming...

 




20 comments:

  1. Good choice Lee. look forward to the next BOTB.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Lee,

    I was on the winning side. Yay!! Thanks for the heads up on the A2Z challenge. Have a good week, my friend!

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    1. Cathy, A to Z announcements will be coming soon!

      Lee

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  3. Interesting about the guitarist.A CSN fan.

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    1. Roland, back when I first got the Collins album I didn't know who Steve Stills was.

      Lee

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  4. Judy had raised the standard so high.

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    1. Susan, Judy Collins has done some fine vocal work during her career.

      Lee

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  5. This round took me to some fine places, Lee. Great choice!

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  6. Going back to the battle, I think I would've voted for Judy too. :)

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    1. Loni, so she still would have won, but by an even bigger margin.

      Lee

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  7. Hi Arlee! I'm back to blogging with a new blog link. I used to blog a lot and join the A-Z challenge (my friend JoJo introduced it to me). Hoping to join this year. I would love to follow your blog, but I couldn't find a follow button. I honestly need to relearn Blogger. haha!

    https://myplannerisms.blogspot.com

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    1. Sonnia, the follow button is toward the top of my sidebar. Look for the grouping of photos under the title "Bird Watchers".

      Lee

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  8. I'm interested again in the A to Z Challenge. But I want to get my act together first. I want to have a solid plan before I commit only to hate myself if I don't finish.

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    1. JG, do what you must, but have fun doing it.

      Lee

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  9. Wow, I easily jumped on the wrong side of the vote -- but I'd do it again! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Cherdo, I'm glad you voted the way you did. Helped make for a better outcome.

      Lee

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