Friday, August 21, 2015

#BoTB Results: I'm Waiting For The Man (Bowie vs. Wee Cherubs)

This was a much closer battle than I expected... I love Bowie (whose name, thanks to you all, I finally know how to pronounce officially), and I love the Velvet's original, and I didn't want to pair those two up, but who else does this song? Who could compete? The covers I found sounded too similar, or stood out as mediocre...

Until I found the Wee Cherubs. Whom I'd never heard of before (and, I suspect, none of us will again). Now that was a novel version. As Stephen said, they took a dark, dirty, ugly song -- ugly in the content sense -- and turned it into a soft and delicate crooner-type ballad. I'm not sure I would actually prefer their version to either the original or Bowie's, but I found it an interesting arrangement. And, apparently, I made a good choice (for a change), since this is the closest battle I've had since that epic opening tie.

The results:

Bowie = 9

Wee Cherubs = 7

I'm tempted to give my vote to WC just to make this more even. But the truth is that I'd rather listen to Bowie at any given point in time. So... the final result is 10 - 7.

Well fought, Wee Cherubs. Well fought.

(Original post here.)

Oh, by the way... I'm probably going to miss the next battle. We'll be in NYC for a week (for my book launch on the 2nd -- yay/yikes), and although I could easily schedule the post before traveling, I wouldn't be able to visit other battles. But I'll be back for the Sept 15th one. 


  1. That was a close one, Guilie. ☺ I honestly wasn't expecting the Cherubs to get that many votes. All hail Mr, Bow and Arrow!


  2. >>... stood out as mediocre

    HA! I like that, Guilie. It sounds like something I would say. One of those "Wait, does that really make sense?" statements.

    Good, close Battle. I'm sorry that the Cherubs didn't win, but who could have even imagined they'd give Brand Name Bowie And Arrow such a run for his money? Well chosen, Guilie. Well chosen.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

  3. Nice tight race. I had that same posting dilemma for my last battle (traveling at the time) but I scheduled one anyway just to have it. I wouldn't fault you if you did it that way and weren't able to visit other posts. You still might find a way to manage it like I did.

    In any case have fun in NYC. Sounds exciting.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  4. Darn it I lost again. :) Right now I'm listening to Classic country. silly isn't it. Something my mother loved, and played hour after hour on the radio when I was growing up. Now I find it comforting. Just want to make a lousy day disappear

    Have a blast at your launch!!

    1. Cheer up girl. This too shall pass.
      Blessings from Geoff.

  5. Hello Guilie.
    I'm not sure whether you noticed the discrepancy in the words where in the Wee Cherubs version he sings, "I'm waiting for my man." In the Bowie version he sings, "I'm waiting for THE man."
    Interesting. Me personally, I would vote for the Bowie version.
    Blessings from South Africa, Geoff.

  6. Excuse my absence, buddy! Super busy week and I had to lay low! Great battle, though.

  7. This was a great battle since I thought Cherubs would lose big time. Have fun in NYC and you will do well with your book launch!

  8. Close battles this time around.
    Congrats on the book launch! :)
    I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

  9. Congrats on your book launch! Have fun, see you on the 15th :)

  10. I forgot you are gone for a week or so. Enjoy your NYC trip!

  11. It really was a close call! None of my battles go down like this, which I sorta wish they would just to make things more interesting. Have fun in NYC!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...