Monday, March 21, 2016

BOTB Results and A to Z Theme Reveal

Turns out that my battle between The Zombies vs. Sonny and Cher ran neck and neck all the way to the end. They were frequently tied as the whole thing progressed. It looked like one might pull ahead, and then the other would rack up the same amount of votes. Honestly, I couldn't be happier with how this turned out. I like a close competition. I also like the fact that my vote actually counts in this one. Usually, I'll log it, but it doesn't make any difference to the outcome. Not today, my friends. Not today.

Today, I'm in the position of changing the vote. And no, I'm not voting twice or logging a vote for my dead grandma to make the difference here.

That said, at the end (before my vote) this was how it all shook out:

The Zombies: 13
Sonny and Cher: 12

If I vote The Zombies, then it just gives them a decisive win, BUT if I vote Sonny and Cher, that makes it a TIE. I love the Sonny and Cher version of this song. It's the one I sang into my hairbrush dancing around my bedroom when I was nine years old. You just can't beat that sort of memory with any other version (though I think The Zombies are quite good). Plus, I really like the instrumentation on the Sonny and Cher version. So, I'm throwing my vote at Sonny and Cher making this one a TIE.

Everyone: thank you for voting. This was a lot of fun:)

In other news, I'm participating in the A to Z this year. If you'd asked me even a month ago if I was going to do this, I'd have said NO WAY, JOSE. It's not that I don't I enjoy reading other bloggers who participate (I do!), but I've done this twice and beat me all to hell and back both times. The first time I only pre-wrote my posts to the letter "M." Big mistake. Huge. The second time I wrote them all before April. That made a difference, but I was still wrung out by May. This time, I'm doing something different. Something I hope will leave me feeling alive at the end of it all.

I signed up under the Entertainment (ET) category. So, for one month this blog is going to be all music, all the time. I've planned a fun, interactive blogging experience for the month of April. If you read the Beer Boys blog, A Beer For The Shower, then you know they've altered their comments to accept YouTube videos and images. I really wanted my comments to accept YouTube videos for this A to Z, so I asked Bryan how he did it. He sent me detailed instructions (which look easy enough), so I should be all ready by April 1. No, my blog is not ready yet. But, have faith. It will be.

So, what exactly is going on here??? I've chosen key words for each letter of the month. You have to put on your thinking cap and come up with a song containing that word, leaving it in the comments. If you want to go full throttle, you can embed the YouTube video for the enjoyment of all. I'm anticipating that this will be something that music lovers look forward to throughout the month of April. I've enjoyed putting it all together (yep, the posts all written and pre-scheduled). So, be sure to come back and participate.

If you want to participate in the A to Z OR just see who is playing along this year, click HERE.


  1. Those beer guys sure are sweet! It must be all the hops.

    My hairbrush singing song was Dancing Queen by Abba. Such wonderful memories.

  2. Great plans for April, and all the best with that -and good that you got help too. Greetings!

  3. You know I've got this one! It's going to be fun!

  4. What a close battle! I love it and glad it was a tie:) This will be a fun A to Z and I hope I can do this

  5. This sounds interesting. Glad you're doing A to Z.

    And what a Battle that was! Good job pairing these two versions.

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

  6. Really surprised at the outcome of your BATTLE. Just goes to show what I know about BOTB. Absolutely nothing!

  7. Your theme sounds like fun! I'll definitely be back :)

  8. Oh, I'm gonna have so much fun with this. I'm glad I could be of help!

  9. How cool! I love this theme. I'm looking forward to checking it out.

    What a great BOTB. Don't you love it when your own vote gets to determine the fate of the artist you prefer? In this case, you saved SONNY & CHER from a loss. The only thing that could have been better is if your vote could have given them the win.

    This doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it's the ULTIMATE BOTB experience. At least to me it is.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

  11. A tie signifies a great battle. Congratulations! ☺ I love your A to Z theme as well and can't wait to see what you come up with. Enjoy the challenge!

  12. OOo a tie! Not bad for both of those versions! Love your theme! Sounds like it will be fun! I look forward to your posts and the challenge! ~Lori~

    Lori's A2Zs @ As the Fates Would Have It & Promptly Written

  13. Great battle! Looking foward to your A-Z posts!!! Best wishes with the challenge.

  14. That sounds really cool. I don't know if I would even know enough songs. I'm thinking about the A-Z but I think it would just drive me over the edge this year. Good luck!!!!

  15. Bryan is the best! Hands down! Just the kindest man! Your A-Z sounds like it's going to be a blast for you!! Enjoy it and good luck.

  16. Great battle and SUPER idea for the A-to-Z. Looking forward to it.

    That black and white dog makes me smile. ====>>>>

  17. Still working on the embed function...


  19. Such a fun way to do the A-Z challenge!! I'm happy to have come to visit today!! I'll get in at the beginning (I hope, I get so stinking busy, which is good... but it interferes w/my blog visiting. :) ). Waving hello while I'm here!

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You can now add YouTube videos in your comments by copy/pasting the link. AND/OR you can insert an image by surrounding the code with this: [im]code[/im]. In the case of images, make sure that your code is short and simple ending with something like .jpg. If you want to use a pic from someplace like Google Images, click on the image, then click on View Image. That is the code you want!

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