Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Battle of the Bands Results - That's Entertainment

Usually, I hate when battles are clearly one sided. This battle was another one-sided battle. But for once, I don't mind. You are probably wondering why I don't mind so much. Well, I'll tell you. But first the results of the first round.
Morrissey came out fighting right away. It looked like he was going to run away with it at first, but in the end, the competitor received a vote.
Morrissey votes: Alex, FAE, Debbie & Shady
Michael Anthony Austin votes: Janet
Morrissey leads 4-1

So why is it I'm not that broken hearted about a landslide of a battle? Could it be my friends favourite artist won and I'm happy for her? Again, I'll answer that in a second, but first the second round results.
As expected, a complete run-away.
Morrissey votes: Mary, Crystal, Spacer Guy, Stephen & holli.
Morrissey leads 9-1

You didn't really expect me to reveal the answer to those above questions in this paragraph, did you? OF course not. Because to be honest, it's possible my friends favourite artist lost and I'm happy because, like last post, I'm being facetious and annoying. But am I really that crass?
Third round was more of a battle. Now that's the way, uh huh, uh huh, I like it.
Morrissey votes: Chrys, Cathy & Robin
Michael Anthony Austin votes: G.B.Miller & Stephanie Faris
Morrissey leads 12-3

Yes, I know. I keep so many things secret. It must be infuriating for even you, the reader. So where was I? Oh yea, the final round and results. As you might have figured, this round was another victory for Morrissey. Which means, of course...
Morrissey votes: Michele, Birgit, Cherdo, mike & Kim
Michael Anthony Austin votes: Arlee

Winner's Circle
With a final score of 17-4
Congratulations to Morrissey

Were you able to guess which artist was my friends favourites? If you said it was Morrissey, you win an additional half point this round. See? I was being nice this time.
Now enjoy the winning song, hand selected by my friend Kimberly.

Top Comments

Shady Del Knight - I found Michael Anthony Austin's vocals irritating while those of Morrissey were easier on my ears. The Morrissey version was more melodic and I appreciated the echo FX and harmony.

Janet Miles - Count me in for Michael Anthony Austin, I felt it was more true to the original. The Morrissey one was going to put me to sleep.

diedre Knight - Yep, it's Morrissey for me! He managed to make the sounds (lyrics) of screaming sirens and screeching tires much less alarming.

Spacer Guy - I think Morrissey' has a chorus or something backing his vocals up which is why his musical flow sounds better than Austin.

holli - Morrissey - definitely Morrissey!!! I love him and always have. I love the 80's!!

G. B. Miller - I never got into Morrissey when I old enough to listen to his stuff to begin with (weird UK new wave/emo never appealed to me) and the other gentleman I've never heard of. Having said that, anyone who can turn a song into a very good acoustic version always gets the nod in my book, so by default, the gentleman opposing Morrissey the militant vegan gets my vote.

Stephanie Faris - I'm going to go with Michael Anthony Austin. His voice just draws you in and the song is more upbeat, even though I've never heard of him before. I always go with the more upbeat version of a song!

Kim Trucksess - Morrissey's version of most cover songs aren't as good as his original songs, so I was ready to be unbiased despite being a fan. But alas, I'm voting for the Moz. The other version by Michael Anthony Austin wasn't too bad, actually, because I didn't mind the high vocals. (Morrissey's vocals can be just as high and even include some yodeling on that didn't bother me too much.

Please note: My next battle will held December 15th.
Once again, thanks to everyone who stopped by and placed a vote.
See you next battle.
Who will you vote for?
What song will I choose?
Which artists will battle it out?
Stay tuned.

Don't forget to visit the other participants in the Battle of the Band to see who won their battles.

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.


  1. Hi, Jeffrey!

    It feels good to have my vote count and be on the winning side for a change. :) I enjoyed the bonus track "My Love Life." Thanks for another entertaining battle, good buddy, and have yourself a merry little Christmas... oops... Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks once again for stopping by. Sorry my visit have been so sporadic of lately, my latest r.a.n.t. pretty much addresses this problem.
      PS - Win or lose, your votes always count.

  2. FYI - this song/video is not my favorite, (and is practically starved for lyrics in comparison with his other songs, which are more like lyrical manifestos, lol), but I chose it because Morrissey and the boys are driving around Phoenix (my hometown) in this it's more personal to me since I've passed all those buildings and driven down all those streets many times. =)

    1. Sounds like a good reason to select the song. Now, just let me know when Morrissey makes a similar video in Milwaukee. One of these days you need to get someone good at video editing to make a video of you standing at some of those locations, and then superimpose Morrissey driving by.

  3. That was a fun battle Jeffrey, even though it was fairly one-sided. I like the winning song too.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope you have a spectacular day!

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. For once, I didn't mind the one-sided battle as I put the battle together for my friend. I hope she appreciates nearly everyone agrees with her. Glad you like the winning song.

  4. Glad he won! It is always a fun battle no matter what the outcome

    1. True, the real fun is the battle, not whether we win or lose.

  5. That was some blowout! Glad to be on the winning side and also happy for your friend. Hope you're having a great Thanksgiving weekend, Jeffrey.

    1. I'm not happy with blowouts. But they happen.
      Yes, I did enjoy my nice day off.
      Mostly I sat around and did nothing all day.

  6. I didn't vote- but I am a Morrissey fan, so he would have gotten my vote. :)

    1. Your vote would have ensured 82% of the votes went to Morrissey. Which is pretty close to a record. I don't recall if I have had a complete blowout yet. I should keep notes.

  7. It's always fun to root for the underdog, I guess!

    1. Nothing wrong with rooting for the underdog. Trust me, I'm a Milwaukee Brewers fan. I know the pain.

  8. Well, I got that wrong. I was thinking that I had voted for Morrissey, but I went back and forth a number of times on this one since both versions had merit. I guess it's good that I voted for the other guy to make your lopsided results look a little bit better.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. I appreciate the other guy received a few more votes. As I mentioned before, I don't think I've ever had an artist walk away with an egg before, and it's nice to know that didn't happen this time either.

  9. It was totally the production value. The two performances were good, but the recording quality was so different for them that it would be hard for the untrained ear to discern why one was so much better than the other. (Says the woman who used to do studio singing & even some mixing.)

    1. Sometimes the audio and/or video quality is not what we are hoping for in the videos we present. But I totally understand where you are coming from. I am always trying to find the best quality sound/video but unfortunately, it doesn't always work out that way and we have to go with whatever works.