Hello friends. I meant to post the results from Battle of the Bands along with whatever my Thoughts Of The Day happened to be yesterday, but instead of thoughts I had a migraine. A relentless one. I didn't even turn my computer on yesterday. I went to bed at 7pm and had difficulty getting up for church at 8:30 this morning. That is just Crazy.
Anyone who monitored the comments from Battle of the Bands is keenly aware that Dire Straits won this one easily. Dire Straits garnered 21 votes while The Indigo Girls only took 6 votes from you. Since this was not a big Dire Straits song, the first time I heard it was on an Indigo Girls record. As is so often the case, I had NO IDEA it was a cover until I heard Edwin McCain's version. That caused me to investigate. That said, I was predisposed to prefer The Indigo Girls version (familiarity might breed contempt, but I have found with these battles that it also breeds fondness). After hearing Dire Straits, I still liked The Indigo Girls version better. Some of you thought it was angry and I get that. Their take on the song was passionate (How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals?) and they sing the lyrics with all of that bottled-up emotion that spills out when you feel like someone said "they'd love you til they died" and then say, "Ah, yeah, Romeo I used to have a scene with him." That smarts more than a little bit. (Adding my vote to the total only brings The Indigo Girls up to 7 votes. Still a huge win for Dire Straits.) Edwin McCain recorded it on his album as a love song. Very different from both of these versions and it is probably my favorite (though YouTube doesn't have a good version of it... period). So, if ever I come across a good version I might very well bring this one back against Dire Straits (your choice) and see who you choose.
Now that we have that business done, I have a question for you. My mom asked me this morning about the difference between high and low maintenance people. What makes a person high maintenance? What makes a person low maintenance? I reminded her of of the clip from When Harry Met Sally, which is where I think this idea sprouted from, but has it exceeded its origins?
If you didn't see When Harry Met Sally...
What do the terms High Maintenance and Low Maintenance mean to you ?