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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Surprise My Heart Again! ( #BOTB Results )

           What was I thinking in this previous Battle?    Well, looking back, my aim was to see if anyone else could hear a similarity between two songs.  My expectation was that the currently popular artist Finneas singing in English would be the predominate favorite.  I projected that outcome way wrong.  Finneas captured a few votes while Gianluca Grignani ran away with the rest including my own.  His song ranks high on my list of favorite songs.

           As to the similarity between the two songs, the question was unaddressed by most who left a comment.  However there were some good observations:

I hear an "emotional similarity" but not a musical one.  said  Sixgun McItchyfinger
"As for the song being similar, to quote Billie Eilish, "Duh." They are basically carbon copies of each other, in some ways. But I doubt either artist has heard the other. In one, I hear "Where Do You Go To My Lovely" as sung by the late Peter Sarstedt. But hey, that's just me." so commented Myke Todd

So I checked out "Where Do You Go to My Lovely" to see if I agreed about the similarity.  I can hear it.  Now does anyone know if there is some kind of special musical term to describe this sort of thing?  Just wondering...

Battle of the Bands Results

Final Vote Tally

Finneas                          3

Gianluca Grignani        12

Next Battle on the First of September

      Wait can that be right?  Where has this year gone so quickly?  Where is it going next?


  1. I picked the winner..... again.
    Look forward to the next BOTB.


    1. Yvonne, you've had a good record for picking the winners of late.


  2. Lee,

    WOW, what a decisive victory for Gianluca Grignani! Congrats!! Thanks for sharing the outcome, my friend. Have a blessed day!!

    1. Cathy, I really thought the votes would be the other way around. I really miscalled that one! But my pick won!


  3. You got lucky and sneaked away avoiding a shutout this time, LEE. I don't know if you've ever had a shutout, but I was watching the voting and, for the longest time, thinking that you had one in the making.

    >>... Where has this year gone so quickly?

    Are you serious? 2020 - the year that just won't end? With all the shuttered businesses, social distancing and mask-wearing bullshit, this year already feels like it's been hanging around forever.

    Not that I think 2021 is going to be any better. In fact, it'll likely be worse. I suspect we've seen our last good year until about 2029 when You-Know-Who returns as promised.

    God willing, see ya at the September 1st Battles.

    ~ D-FensDogG

    1. STMcC, I can't recall if I've ever had a shutout. Seems like I've had at least one, but my memory ain't what it used to be. Heck, I can't even remember if my memory ever was like it used to be.

      I'm still hoping 2029 comes soon--very soon.


  4. Maybe psychoacoustics would describe it? That's a branch of psychophysics, and related to musical neuroscience.

    I wish 2020 could have a do-over! Someone suggested time travel really is possible because people keep coming back to try to fix 2020, but every time do something that makes it even worse.

    1. Carrie-Anne, I've never encountered the term psychoacoustics, but that might be somewhere in the realm of what I'm thinking. Not surprised that you would come up with this. Good call.

      I had been so optimistic about 2020 last year. I never dreamed that this year would get so strange and void of much in the way of logic.



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