Today is the 1st and Battle of the Bands. I'm still on vacation, but will now have limited Internet time. I promise to do my best to visit all of your battles. I'll be back to "normal" on the 12th. Well, as normal as it ever gets around here!
Once again, my Soundtrack story has run right into Battle of the Bands in what I consider a marvelous and spectacular way. The story and song go together and are actually chronologically correct!
So, if you'll recall J1 returned my junior year. Well, after a couple of weeks it was obvious we were headed toward the big Something. As in a relationship something versus a friend something. And then J1 hit the "break pedal" hard.
He sits me down for a serious conversation (that I think is going one place and it turns out it's going in the opposite place), so I was blindsided. He says to me that we can't move into that boyfriend-girlfriend space because... wait for it... "Kissing you would be like kissing my sister."
Yep. Those exact words. (For the record, I look NOTHING like his sister. In case you thought that this was a variation on Stephen T. McCarthy's story, which is a fantastic story, and you can read it HERE.)
This was devastating. I think he left immediately after his grand pronouncement. I started crying. My friends broke out the alcohol, at which point we all started drinking. I was drinking and crying. Worse, I can never be friends with Southern Comfort after this horrible evening. Southern Comfort was anything but comforting.
So, what song goes with this awful story? Drink You Away.
Drink You Away was originally recorded by Justin Timberlake on his album The 20/20 Experience. Timberlake is one of the writers. However, the song was never released. David Fanning recorded the song and it reached 58 on the country charts. Let's take a listen and then vote for your favorite.
First up, Justin Timberlake:
Next up, David Fanning:
DON'T THEY MAKE A MEDICINE FOR HEARTBREAK????
We've got so many new Battle of the Bands players that I'm having difficulty keeping up. (We post a new battle on the 1st and 15th of each month.) For those who've been following this feature/blog for a while now, can you believe that once upon a time -- for a long time-- there were only five of us??? Well, now the list grows each battle. So, if your name is not on here and you're participating, please leave me a message in the comments. Thanks for your patience!
Also, please vote for the version of this song you prefer. If you want to get into the Ins and Outs of why you like one better than the other... I LOVE long comments!
For more Battle of the Bands fun, check out the other BOTB bloggers to vote on their battles:
- Far Away Series
- Stephen T. McCarthy's Battle of the Bands Blog
- Tossing it Out
- DiscConnected (temporarily disconnected from BoTB)
- This Belle Rocks
- Mike's Ramblings
- Curious as a Cathy
- Book Lover
- The Sound of One Hand Typing
- dcrelief ~ Battle of the Bands
- Cherdo on the Flipside
- Angels Bark
- THE DOGLADY'S DEN
- Jingle Jangle Jungle
- WOMEN: We Shall Overcome
- J.A. Scott