Thursday, October 15, 2015

Battle of the Bands - The Lazy Song

Sometimes I feel lazy. Like finding the perfect picture for my blog post, or finding an awesome song for the Battle of the Bands feature. Or coming up with something unique  to say about the vidoes I'm posting. Not today. Today I'm just too lazy.
In other words: Here's two songs. Vote!

Kimmi Smiles & Jake Broido


Bruno Mars



Pasted from my last battle. Don't feel like writing this out today.
Those are the two contenders. Ignoring the actual videos, who do you think performs the song best? I collected the two bands to battle it out, now it's your job. Time to vote on your favourite. Please vote for your preferred song choice and let me know in the comments. Additionally, let me know why you feel the way you do. Voting ends on the 8th when I'll cast my own vote and announce the winner in a separate posting.

Additional Questions:
Are you lazy sometimes?
Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah?
Yaddda Yadda Yadda?
Ask me a question today. I'm lazy and can't think of any more.

Did you enjoy this Battle of the Bands feature? Come back on 15th October when I'll have a new battle. Also, be sure to check out my friends below who have banded together to offer up their own musical battles.

FAR AWAY SERIES
STMcC PRESENTS 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS'
TOSSING IT OUT
WOMEN: WE SHALL OVERCOME
YOUR DAILY DOSE
BOOK LOVER
MIKE'S RAMBLINGS
CURIOUS AS A CATHY
DCRELIEF - BATTLE OF THE BANDS
THE DOGLADY'S DEN
CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE
ANGELS BARK
NOVEL BREWS
QUIET LAUGHTER
HOLLI'S HOOTS AND HOLLERS
JINGLE JANGLE JUNGLE
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND TYPING

Are you currently in the BOTB and don't see your name in the list above? Let me know in comments and I'll include it.

54 comments:

  1. I'm often lazy and lately I've fallen into some real lazy periods.

    Jake and Kimmi do a very capable cover, but it is a bit too true in its coverishness and a bit too cutesy for me.

    This is not my favorite Bruno Mars tune, but that's where my vote goes in this pairing.

    Now let me go back to bed and be lazy.

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


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    1. Today is Annual Lazy day. It's not on the actual books because the person who was supposed to record it, didn't feel like doing it.

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  2. I vote for Bruno Mars. I love his voice and he's so crazy talented.
    And to answer your question, YES SIR I feel lazy many times. Often its not that I'm lazy, I just have so much to do that I cant seem to do any.

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    1. I certainly understand that. Whenever you have the most to do, just thinking about it tires me out and I tend to do nothing.

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  3. You are one lazy dude, Jeffrey! :)

    When I listened to version #1 by Kimmi & Jake, the sweetness made my teeth ache. I was hoping #2 was a version of the song by Meshuggah, but it wasn't. I admit that I am old and my ears are not fine tuned to today's pop sound. Maybe that's why the Bruno Mars version seemed like more of the same. In the end Kimmie is the tie-breaker because she is cute (and Smiles) and she has a pleasing voice. I tend to favor female vocalists in these contests (think Diana Krall). Therefore, my vote goes to Kimmi & Jake!

    If you're not too lazy and still want to vote in my BOTB, be advised that the polls close Sunday night. Get out of bed, get over to SDMM and make your vote count! Thanks, good buddy Jeffrey!

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    1. I hope being lazy does not get me "banned". Like you, I tend to vote for a female vocalist over a male vocalist. Does that mean we will vote the same? We shall see.
      And no worries, i was about to head over there this morning, but you beat me to my page first. See? I'm lazy this week.

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    2. Our votes did not match in Arlee's battle today! :(

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    3. Yea, that happens I guess. Almost as annoying as when an anonymous person votes for a song thats not even eligible to be voted for. I hate when that happens too.

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  4. My first thought was this: It's gonna be Impossible to beat Bruno Mars with his own song. My next thought: a good many of your voters don't listen to "current" music, so they won't know it. ha! I'm curious to see how this one turns out.

    I've liked The Lazy Song for a long time. Today is my first time seeing the video (Bruno Mars). I really could've done without that. I know men like to stick their hands in their pants, but I don't wanna see them do it! Plus, after he dropped trou he didn't rebutton his pants. Or maybe they were never buttoned all along. Either way, I couldn't stop thinking about it the rest of the video. I absolutely couldn't pull my pants up and walk around with them unbuttoned.

    I read the other votes about the Smiles/Broido video being too cute. Makes me wonder if BOTH of these versions would've been better served with NO video?... food for thought...

    Getting back to the battle... I think Kimmi Smiles and Jake Broido did a pretty good job with this one. The cuteness of the video didn't bother me. They really didn't deviate from the original, though, with the exception of being male/female voices. I suppose the REAL issue --for me-- is that they didn't do this better than Bruno Mars, which is what they needed to do to win this one.

    So, chalk one for Bruno Mars.

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    1. To be honest, I'd rather broadcast without the videos. But then I'm putting in extra work to look for those type of "videos" that only have the audio. Then that's extra work, and my joke is lost. About being lazy, I mean.

      I don't get why people don't like "cute" videos. or "saccharin" sweet songs. We have enough brooding music to go around.

      Vote noted.

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  5. Hahaha! We all need some down time. ☺ I can't say this song is something I would listen to if given a choice, but it does fit your mood.
    Kimmi's voice makes me grimace, so please give my vote to Bruno Mars.
    Have a restful day!

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    1. Grimace? Would you like fries with that shake?
      (I certainly hope some get that reference/joke).

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    2. Thanks for the assist on the comments Shady. ;) :D

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    3. LMAO! You know it, Shady! ☺
      Jeffrey, I had to Google the Grimace reference. I don't think those commercials ever aired in Canada. For others who don't know:
      "Grimace is a character featured in McDonaldland commercials. He is a large, purple anthropomorphic being of indeterminate species with short arms and legs. He is known for his slow-witted demeanor. His most common expression is the word "duh" before every sentence."
      DUH! ;)

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    4. Don't forget his fondness for McDonald's Shakes. Especially Shamrock Shakes.

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  6. Hi Jeffrey - I'd go with Kimmi and Jake .. seems like I'm in the minority ...

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Don't worry about being in the minority. These battles tend to go back and forth. I've seen contestants start out strong, only to lose the battle.

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  7. I'm not a fan of this song, not really. Both sound really similar to me, just too upbeat for me taste, but I guess I'll give my vote to Kimmi and Jake, if just not to vote for Bruno Mars haha

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  8. Lol! You cracked me up with your lazy post! I feel lazy most of the time. :)
    This is a tough one Jeffrey. I like Bruno Mars a lot, but I think I like the blend of the male/female vocals with Kimmi and Jake. I liked both videos too. But I'm going to give my vote to Kimmi & Jake. I liked their sound and, not sure why I feel this way, but their version was more relatable.
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Glad someone picked up on the post joke.
      I seem to be doing this a lot. Posting a battle where I'm unsure who I am going to vote for.
      I don't normally like to pit the originator of the song against a cover, but I did feel Kimmi and Co. would get enough votes. And as I mentioned a few times in other comments already, I was too lazy to really dig for a variety of covers.

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  9. She has an amazing voice, but how can you beat Bruno Mars? Although the gorillas have always been a little disturbing.

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    1. Have you ever seen the Gorilla playing Phil Collins? Now THAT was a cool commercial.
      Another vote for Bruno Mars.

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  10. I vote for Bruno. I love this song, it goes through my head every morning! lol

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    1. So this must have been a delight today. You get twice the fun.
      Vote counted.

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  11. I am so tired, and I want to be lazy. Then I hear Kimmi's voice. Suddenly I want to get up to dance. I vote for the first contenders.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Glad I was able to make someone dance today.

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  12. How fun! Your lazy day beats my hard workin' day, hands down, ha ha. I've got to give my one precious vote to BRUNO MARS!

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    1. Bruno Mars thanks you for your vote. Don't forget to take a little time from your busy day to rest a bit.

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  13. Ha, ha, ha! Great BATTLE...and yes I'm too lazy to do much of anything....give my vote to Bruno. Anyone who appears with monkeys in their video gets my vote. Most fun BATTLE of the day.

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      Thanks for the vote.

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  14. Well, that first version was just so damned sweet that I immediately made an appointment with the dentist. That little girlie voice and the sweet boys who accompanied her was just way too much for me.

    The second version was a little better. A little... not a lot. This song is simply too sweet for my tastes. Waylon Jennings could maybe sing it like a man and get away with its silliness. And James Earl Jones could probably recite the lyrics and that wouldn't be too awful.

    Anyway, a vote for BRUNO MARS, even though he hardly lives up to that name, "Bruno". Bruno is a 6'5" manly man who works as a mob bodyguard, and Mars is gonna be in trouble when Bruno finds out that Mars stole his name!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Incidentally, Bruno happens to be the nick-name of Bruce Willis. One of these days I'm going to pit one of his songs against another singer. That should be interesting.
      Yippie Kie-yay

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    2. Ha!-Ha! I used to own his album 'THE RETURN OF BRUNO', and great minds thinking alike, I actually have him on my Potential BOTB list. Not sure I'd ever get around to that though. Now, if you could find a song that both he and Bruno Mars did, you could have a special BOTB edition of "The Brunos".

      I did use Cybill Shepherd in a BOTB once against a classic Doo-Wop group and "Maddie Hayes" won that Battle.

      Hey, there's another idea... if you could find a song that both Willis and Shepherd have recorded, you could do a Dave Vs. Maddie BOTB. Ha! The possibilities are endless with BOTB. I have a couple of unique themed ones lined up for not-too-far-down-the-road.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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    3. I actually recently picked up the Return of Bruno because I used to have it on cassette. It was a nostalgia thing for me.
      I used to love Moonlighting but for the life of me I don't think I could recall a single plot. One of these days I'll have to look that show up on Amazon or Youtube.
      As for unique themes, I have a few cooking. We'll see if any see the light of day.

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  15. Jeffrey, The Lazy Song is a fun tune. The first contender does okay ~ nothing wrong with their cover, but nothing great about it, either. But, I love Bruno doing this song, so give my vote to dah man! :D Fun battle!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. Even when I'm lazy, I like to entertain.

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  16. The first version gave me the shakes...because I had too much sugar:) I vote for Bruno Mars because he had a bit of fun in his sound. I decided not to watch the videos and just listen so it is based on his style of singing this song.

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    1. I find it funny when I hear people talk about how certain pop songs are too sweet. I must be a sweet person, because they don't seem to bother me. Not that they are my favourite songs either.

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  17. OH Jeffrey! The Lazy Song and yet, now I feel energized. Help! Call me simple but I love plaid shirts! That said, log my vote for Bruno and 'the plaid monkeys'.

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    1. Bruno's plaid monkeys thank you for your vote.

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  18. Hahahahaha... BoTB this time seems to have hit on pretty much my top 5 Most Hated Songs of All Time :D The only thing I dislike more than the actual song here is Mr. Bruno himself... So, by default, a vote for über sweetness Kimmi (couldn't she at least spell it with a Y?).
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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    1. Oddly enough, I actually like the spelling of Kimmi's name.
      Sorry for the poor song choice this week, hope you like my next battle.

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  19. I'll have to remember those Chimps for the next time I don't feel like an actual post, lol. Watching them was loads of fun.

    but, I did prefer the harmonizing of Kimmi and Jake. Sweet they may be, but it worked for me.

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  20. Kimmi and Jake get my vote. I like the female/male duet version. I know videos aren't really to be taken into consideration but the Chimps with their hands in their pants may have scarred me for life! Nice battle I look forward to the results!

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    1. I really should have warned everyone to not watch the videos. But by now, everyone should already know that I guess. Perhaps the chimps were looking for poo to throw. Now there's that image in your head too.

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  21. Anxiously awaiting the results of this battle! Both versions were so good I bet it was a close one...
    And btw, I'm feeling lazy AGAIN today... Maybe it's because of the rain, or maybe it's just because I'm lazy! :)
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Just posted, would have been posted earlier today but I was lazy last night and didn't work on it.

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