Monday, February 15, 2016

Down with the flu...

So sorry, #BOTB gang... I'm skipping this one due to the flu. Will do my best to visit you all & vote in the next few days when I'm feeling better.

Monday, February 8, 2016

#BoTB Results: Wish You Were Here

And thus ends the decades-long Gilmour-Waters dispute. Take a knee, Roger, and bow your head.

David Gilmour: 17.5
Mike (0.5)
Elliptical Man

Roger Waters: 3.5
Mike (0.5)

I almost feel sorry for Roger. Almost. Because I'm in the majority here... As much as I admire the eerie quality of his voice, the way emotion translates unedited into it, and his talent on the bass, it's Gilmour who wins this for me. Sorry, Roger.

For your further enjoyment, the Pulse version of Wish You Were Here (Division Bell tour, 1994)

Thank you so much, everyone, for being a part of this story, of this epic battle, and of the roaring success that was the Lost & Found hop. Special thanks to mastermind Arlee Bird and co-hosts Denise Covey, Yolanda Renee, Elizabeth Seckman, and the Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh, without whose dedication and effort and enthusiasm—and, in Alex's case, extraordinary tech support—this hop might not have been half as successful, and certainly not nearly as much fun. It was an honor to be your co-host.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Love Song That Wasn't — Lost & Found hop + #BoTB

"Every new beginning comes
from some other beginning's end."
~ Seneca

(Seneca, yes. Not Semisonic.)

Note to BoTB-ers: To skip the preamble and go straight to the Battle, scroll down to where the long Lost & Found banner is :)

When people of my generation think of love songs, they might think of Bryan Adams or Bangles or Peter Cetera or Air Supply or Richard Marx (if they're mainstream). The "pseudo-rocker" crowd might list Journey, Bon Jovi, Bonnie Tyler, Meatloaf, or Heart, while the "real" rockers might go for Def Leppard, INXS, U2, The Cure, Scorpions, Cheap Trick, REM. The really alternative ones might go for The Smiths or Billy Idol or Leonard Cohen or Fiction Factory or Cutting Crew or David Bowie or Echo & The Bunnyman or ... let's face it, we wouldn't have known them anyway.

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