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Welcome to (okay, sure it's only Sept 30, but the 1st falls on a day I don't normally post... )

October 1 also marks our 1 year Blogiversary!


but now it's

Time for Round #9 of Battle of the Bands!


Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!




The Song:  "White Wedding"


Wikipedia tells us this:

"White Wedding" is a song by Billy Ido…

Galahad a.k.a Mike Gali

Galahad writes to me:
I was born in the beautiful country of Haiti. Grew up speaking French and influenced by Caribbean music and the culture. Attending Arkansas State University. Majoring in Media Productions and Minoring in Business Marketing. Hoping one day I can work or own music industries such as Atlantic records or sign to the rapper J Cole's record label called DreamVille.

The Guest: Recollections of an Old Rock Chick

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 29


Today's Guest is: Doglady Deb


Debbie D., known as “The Doglady”, is a writer and canine innkeeper living in suburban Toronto, Canada with her husband of 40+ years. Owner of THE DOGLADY'S DEN website, this self-proclaimed “eternal hippie/rockchick” is an animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveler, history, literature and cinema buff. Binational, German/Canadian, she speaks German, some French, a little Italian and a smattering of Spanish.

mylittlebrother: We're All Gonna Die

Mylittlebrother are having a very nice time at the moment.

The Cumbrian Indie-Pop group's debut album “If We Never Came Down” was released in 2014 to wonderful reviews (“There is something happening in The Lake District that is really rather special 9/10” – Louder Than War) Many of their gigs across the North of England have been sell outs, as well as attracting large appreciative crowds across the country, and at festivals all over the place. AND, their new EP “We're All Gonna Die!” will be released this Summer 2015, and has been produced by Grammy-winning, long-term Brian Wilson bandmember and collaborator Scott Bennett. Things are snowballing, and they like it.

Becky Lawrence: A Child's Tears

Becky Lawrence hails from the Isle of Man and is a graduate from The London School Of Musical Theatre.


Currently working on her own music with a platinum selling producer in Bristol and a fantastic sound engineer, Becky can be found playing along side The Bourbons UK in Bath. Becky would describe her style as 'country fusion' which she describes as being "totally organic and was formed by simply putting all my favourite styles into one large bowl and giving it a good mix!" She hopes she can make more people aware of this brand new genre of singing.

BOTB Results: She's So High

The Results are IN!
Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!


The Guest: CJ Poindexter - Getting my Chops Back after 20 Years!

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 28




Today's Guest is: CJ Poindexter


My name is CJ Poindexter and I am a Work-at-home singing writer mom. I have three great kids, two messy dogs and one of those genius creative types for a husband. After a 20+ year absence I have returned to my first love of writing and performing music. It's has already been quite a journey and I'm just getting started! All that I do whether writing, singing or speaking, it all comes from a strong desire to see people be themselves 100%.

Jake Aldridge: Give You The World

27 year old Jake Aldridge was born and raised in the village of Reydon, situated in Suffolk, UK. When Jake was 11 years old, tragically his father died suddenly and unexpectedly. This life-changing event led Jake down the path of Songwriting. Despite having always struggled to deal with losing his father and role model, Jake eventually found comfort in writing his thoughts down on paper. To begin with, Jake’s notes were in the form of a diary. Until one day, he randomly started to rhyme a few of the words that he was writing and in time, his diary transformed itself into a book of poems.

Mourning's Hope

Mourning's Hope started with a single song. It was a side project conceived by guitarist Chris Sossong's desire to produce a guitar-driven instrumental in his home studio, by himself. With the aid of recording tools, a drum machine, and his talents on the electric guitar, he produced the single, "Murdering Fear," which became the band's first official track. Encouraged by his efforts, he soon asked longtime friend and fellow guitarist Jason Alan if he would be interested in composing a tune. Alan eagerly came up with a couple songs, and before long, Chris' one song turned into many. Realizing programmed drums just couldn't match the feel or sound of a live drummer, Jason Alan invited drummer Garrett Giambra into the mix, and the results were instantly magical. Guitarist Frank Costa, a friend of the band, also contributed his guitar playing and fantastic ear to the music. Chris' one song, with everyone's contribution, eventually became two full alb…

Battle of the Bands: She's So High

Time for Round #8 of Battle of the Bands!


Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!

I’m posting this a day early, as the 15th falls on a Tuesday, which is typically a day that I don’t post.



The Song:  "She’s So High"


Wikipedia tells us this:

"She's So High" is a pop rock song written and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Tal B…

The Guest: Kerry Kijewski - Perfection

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 27


Each and every Sunday, you will find a new Guest here. I have booked some really AWESOME bloggers (and non-bloggers as well), from all over the internet, and I just can’t wait for you to “meet” them all. Thank you for stopping by today to join us for this week’s "The Guest".

Today's Guest is: Kerry Kijewski


Kerry is a writer and blogger from Ontario, Canada. She was born visually impaired. She writes to make sense of the world around her and music is a huge part of that.

She loves music that is passionate, hauntingly nostalgic, contagiously upbeat, or achingly sad and touching.

You can find more of her writing, including reviews of the music she is listening to, over on her blog:

https://kkherheadache.wordpress.com/

A few examples of her reviews are:

https://kkherheadache.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/double­concert­review­the­music­that-soothes­my­soul/
https://kkherheadache.wordpress.…

Rubber Clown Car

I recently had the opportunity to exchange a few emails with Dirk of Rubber Clown Car.

Who is Rubber Clown Car?

They've been described as:
... a mixture of XTC, Bob Mould, the Damned, the Who, GBV, the Replacements, and Matthew Sweet...

... the Beatles on Quaaludes...

Dan Farrell

Dan Farrell is an English musician living in London. He started learning to play the guitar at 9 years old. Dan tells me "I started learning to play the guitar at 9 years old. Because I had older brothers who also played, I used to borrow the family acoustic to practice on. But they got mad at me when I changed the strings around (I'm left handed) so I decided the next time I practiced on their guitar, I would leave the strings strung for right handed players so as not to get another telling off. And this is why I play guitar upside down with backwards chords! I forced myself to learn the chords in a "mirror" fashion. "Inverted", if you will. I've never met anyone else who can do this!

BOTB RESULTS: Don't Turn Around

The Results are IN!
Here’s how it works: I’ll be posting two versions of the same song and after you give a listen to each, place your vote for your favorite and reason for the way you voted in the comments section. I’ll tally the votes and post the results in another post 6 days later. The Battles take place on the 1st and 15th of each month, and the results will be posted on or around the 7th and 21st.  The other blogs participating in the Battle of the Bands are posting different battles (different songs), So once you’re done voting and commenting on my battle, take a moment to visit the other participants and vote & comment on their battles.  There are some really good battles going on!


The Guest: Jenn Peters - Lose Yourself

Welcome to "The Guest"
Jingle Jangle Jungle’s Guest Blogger Series
Week 26


Each and every Sunday, you will find a new Guest here. I have booked some really AWESOME bloggers (and non-bloggers as well), from all over the internet, and I just can’t wait for you to “meet” them all. Thank you for stopping by today to join us for this week’s "The Guest".

Today's Guest is: Jenn Peters


My name is Jennifer (Coffill) Peters. I live in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with my husband, Bryan, and our beagle, Sherlock. We are in our early 30s on this journey called life. There are two things that course through my veins stronger than anything else: frugality & creativity. I'm also a perpetual learner and tourist. So you'll find me writing about DIY projects, budget travel, creative date ideas, frugal recipes, meal planning and more.

SCRATCH

I'm truly honored to share today's featured band with you. It seems like forever ago I was playing on the playground set that one of the founding member's parents kept in their backyard. They often say nothing really good comes out of South Eastern Idaho, but this band proves that idea WRONG!!


Idaho Falls based SCRATCH, delivers a deliciously trashy, high energy spectacle.

With unbridled, raw talent, SCRATCH possess the musical ability to beat crowds into submission, leaving fans no choice but to beg for more.

Original songs combine PUNK & BLUES for a swaggerin', stompin’, asskickin’ sound!

Hannah Scott

I was recently sent a link to listen to. I was immediately captivated by the piano and how it mixed with the other instruments. A few seconds into the song, the singer begins to sing and her voice accompanied the music so beautifully. The more I listen to this song, the move I'm drawn to it.