Yes, this is a HERE'S TO YOU post, but first I have to let you know how Battle of the Bands turned out. The Corrs took a strong lead in the beginning and never lost it. Surprise! The Corrs won it with 14 votes. I am not sure I was clear about my feelings on the Tim McGraw version. I said it wasn't country, or not that country. What I meant was that it wasn't country enough for country radio. So, to a country music listener... not country. To others, it probably sounded country, but not overly country. Did that make more sense? Anyway, many of you liked his version and 8 of you voted for it. Ryan Adams took a beating in this battle... and several of you called him wimpy. Only 2 of you voted for him, but at least he wasn't completely frozen out.
As for me, I don't care that much for The Corrs version. It's okay. I really like the Tim McGraw and Ryan Adams versions of this song... and would be hard-pressed to choose. Fortunately, I don't have to... because voting for either one wouldn't change anything.
So, let's get on with all of that stuff for YOU!
you don't know what this HERE'S TO YOU stuff is about, let me explain.
This used to be a weekly event landing typically on Thursdays. When I
read your blogs or you say something in the comments that sparks my
imagination (or I hear something and I think of you), chances are good I
will click over to YouTube to find footage for you. In the old days you
wouldn't have to reach back in your memory bank farther than one week.
Now... all bets are off. It could be several weeks ago.
The best (or worst)
part is that I am not going to explain why I chose "whatever" footage
for each of you. If, you watch your footage and are scratching your head
at the end, well that means I didn't do a very good job. However, all
is not lost. You can email me at email@example.com
and ask me what I was thinking when I chose that particular piece of
footage off of YouTube and connected it to you. And then I will tell
you. Then I will start sending up prayers that I haven't offended the
crap out of whoever is on the receiving end of that email....lol.
Because, honestly, I will tell you right now... I admire all of you
enormously so I really hope that doesn't happen.
this is not an exclusive venture by any means. I hope that you will take
the time to watch ALL of the footage because I don't pick bad
footage:-) I also hope that you might check out the blog of the person I
dedicated the footage to because they are pretty darn awesome. If you
haven't figured this out yet... I pick the footage based on something
that you've written or something that I've gleaned from your
personality. Think on that for a while... If you are having trouble
watching the entire video (meaning it is being cut off on one side),
click on it a couple of times and it will take you straight over to
youtube. If you click on the four squares at the bottom corner of the
video, it will enlarge it to fill your screen. The escape key will bring
it back to normal size. The back arrow will bring you back to my page.
Now, let's get this PARTY STARTED!!!!
This one is for everyone:
This one is also for everyone:
This one is for all of you who called Ryan Adams wimpy (you know who you are!):
This one is for Stephanie Faris, Tween Author:
This one is for Stephen T. McCarthy at StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands:
These are for A Beer For The Shower (whose Monday's post you MUST READ):
Yep, there are more for A Beer For The Shower, but I know for some of you loading this page is a... pain. So, here are the links to the rest...
To watch this one CLICK HERE.
To watch this one CLICK HERE.
**Also, I dedicated something to Chrys Fey and Chris Fries last week on HERE'S TO YOU, but I don't think you saw it. So, if you're reading this, skip back to last week and watch your dedication!