#BattleOfTheBands : Christmas Edition
I had many intentions to get this post pre-written and all set to go on time. Well, you know what they say about good intentions, right?
At least I had written down the name of the song that I wanted to use. That’s a start. What I hadn’t done was make note of the links for the videos. Of course, it’s now the Eleventh hour before time for the post to go live and I’m scrambling to get my act together.
I can’t help it. It’s been a very busy time for me lately, and the hurrier I go, the more behind I gets. If it’s not one thing that slows me down, it’s another - all week this has been happening!
Okay, I’m going to get this show on the road because if I don’t ‘get on with it’ next thing we’ll know it’s January!
Before I get too involved in the battle, I wanted to give a shout out to my fellow BOTBer’s. I’ve been watching your posts
Now, we can Battle!
As a reminder for you seasoned readers and to help out those of you who may be new here
Here is how a battle works:
Step One - Listen to each of the contenders. TRY not to be persuaded by the videos (unless specifically requested - in the case of today’s battle, listening is more important than watching)
Step Two - Pick the contender that you prefer the most
Step Three - Comment with your selection. The comment section has been set up so that anyone can leave a comment. I do ask that you please include your name, should you use the anonymous feature. Today’s contenders are The Regals and The Ames Brothers. These are the only contenders that will receive votes today in this battle. I know some of you get excited about the graphics when you see a name or song you recognize - but please, for the love of all things good and holy, ONLY VOTE FOR THE REGALS OR THE AMES BROTHERS.
Step Four - Visit Stephen’s blog to check out his battle and for a list of other bloggers that have have battles going on. We each have different battles, so please be sure to visit everyone. I'll provide a link below the videos to Stephen's blog for your convenience.
This song is a new to me song. But it has been around since 1954. I don’t expect you to be familiar with either artist - but as it’s been pointed out a gazillion and one times (I counted!), you don’t need to be familiar with an artist to know if you enjoy the music.
Contender #1 - The Regals
Contender #2 - The Ames Brothers
Now, to repeat myself again:
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE FAMILIAR WITH AN ARTIST OR A SONG TO KNOW WHICH ONE YOU PREFER. You only need to listen to the videos and choose which one sounds better to you. There are no right or wrong votes, unless you vote for someone not listed as a contender or don’t vote at all.
For those of you who may be interested in joining in our fun - The battles take place twice a month. Once on the 1st, and again on the 15th. Some participants have chosen to participate only once a month - and that’s okay - we’re just happy to have you join us! Your battle can consist of covers of the same song, different songs with the same title, or even a themed type battle. We just want you to join in the fun! Catch the link to Stephen’s blog to join in - all you need to do is drop him a comment on his blog stating you’d like to participate and he’ll add you to the roster of participants.
I’d like to encourage you to visit the other bloggers participating in the battle of the bands blog hop as well. We’ve all put a lot of time and effort into putting together these battles and they are a lot of fun. Each blogger has a different battle taking place. You can find a current list of participants on Stephen’s blog (don't forget you can also request to join the battle of the bands blog hop by simply commenting on his blog that you'd like to join us).
Alright now… Cast your votes for either The Regals or The Ames Brothers!
Voting will end on Friday, December 21 with results being posted on Saturday December 22.