#BattleOfTheBands : World Changing Edition
Happy Happy New Year!
This is the time of year that many sit down to write out their goals or resolutions for the year. It’s also a time to reflect on how well we kept our goals during the previous year.
It’s so easy to say ‘I want World Peace!’ but truly World Peace doesn’t happen unless we take action and do our part.
Do you set annual goals for yourself? Personally, I try not to set annual goals, but lately, I have found myself setting monthly goals. It seems to be easier to make and see progress if I just take smaller bites. A wise person once said you can’t eat an elephant in one sitting.
Today’s song that I chose for battle was written by Eric Clapton and Babyface. Ironically, Wynonna Judd recorded and released a cover of the song before Eric Clapton was able to release his song. When researching various covers, I found several acapella versions. They weren’t terrible, but they weren’t what I was looking for.
Finally, I narrowed my search down to 3 female contenders. One had a definite jazz lounge feel about it, while the other two seem had a closer sound to each other. My gut told me the jazz lounge singer probably wouldn’t have much of a leg to stand on in this battle, so I’m putting the other two ladies up against each other.
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 (not just the one who’s name you are familiar with)
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 Simone Kopmajer and Wynonna Judd. These are the only contenders that will receive votes today in this battle.
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.
Contender #1 - Simone Kopmajer
Contender #2 - Wynonna Judd
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 Simone Kopmajer or Wynonna Judd!
Voting will end on Monday, January 7 with results being posted on Tuesday, January 8.