I really had all the best intentions of getting this posted yesterday and then the day just got away from me. Well, y’all know that ‘the best intentions’ are only pavement on the road to hell. So, with that in mind, let’s get on with this post today.
Before I get into BOTB, I do want to thank all of you who have been sending good thoughts and prayers my way. I’m happy to report that they all worked. I am feeling better and all of my organs have decided, once again, to participate in the daily operation of me. Never underestimate the power of prayer and friendship. Please know that all of you are greatly appreciated.
Now the task at hand BATTLE OF THE BANDS XXXI RESULTS.
I have to admit, just like the other BOTB participants, that you never know what will happen in one of these things. I truly expected the Eric Clapton version with Gary Brooker, of the original versions Procol Harum, to have run away with this BATTLE, but Miss Annie Lennox was not to be outdone. For quite some time the voting was neck and neck; actually right up until the end.
I cast my vote for the Eric Clapton version. I like the slower more melancholy sounding tone to this version. I agree that Annie did a fine job and her version holds up well and her voice (which I have never been particularly fond of) does lend itself well to this tune, but the Clapton/Brooker version just comes in a little bit over that line of preference for me. BUT in the end, my vote was not enough to give them the edge.
The final tally:
Miss Annie Lennox 10 votes
Clapton/Brooker 9 votes including mine
Just goes to show you, or at least I, simply cannot predict how these things will turn out. This was definitely one I never expected to come in so close. I have a feeling that most of the voters didn’t either.
So there you have it, another BATTLE down. Please do come back on November 1, when I have another Battle brewing for you. As always I appreciate the continued support of this little endeavor AND I cannot express again and again how much I appreciate all those prayers and well wishes.