BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Hello Stranger” Results

The results of my latest battle can be summed up in six words:

Same exact battle, same exact results.

Yeah. I managed to run the exact same battle I had run back in July 2016, having lost track of my battles. And you gave me the same exact results, no one noticing that we’d done this one already. Mike Spain and I were just talking about this: he said he was having trouble keeping track of his battles and was therefore making a list, and I said I thought it was a good idea. I should have sat down right then and made a list of mine, because it would have saved me the embarrassment of having to own up to this rather major gaffe. (The only thing that keeps me from being too embarrassed about it is that no one else noticed it, either.)

I now have a list of all my Battles, icluding winners and runners-up. It’s a Google Docs sheet that I’ve embedded into the page, so I can update it in Docs and have it show up on the page automagically. Maybe I should do the same with my Two for Tuesdays as well.

In any event, congratulation to Yvonne, a pat on the back to The Capitols, and let’s just put this whole mess behind us. Next battle will be next Saturday, December 15, and I’ll be sure it doesn’t duplicate any previous battles.

8 thoughts on “BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Hello Stranger” Results

  1. Gee, I hope my votes were consistent. If I favored one song over the other, and then later favored the other one and disfavored the first favored, what would that say about my musical tastes (i.e., my mind)? (And what does it say about my mind when I use the word “favored” 4 times in one sentence?)

    JOHN, maybe you and Mike should contact Mary Burris about gaining access to her BOTB spreadsheet. She has already expressed a willingness to share it with anyone who asks, and she has a record of every single Battle that has ever been done by EVERYONE. This includes the songs AND the artists used (and in most cases, the voting results of those Battles). I have referred to Mary’s record several times and found it to be EXTREMELY helpful in deciding whether or not to use a certain song and a particular artist’s rendition of it.

    ~ D-FensDogG @ STMcC Presents ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’


    1. Man, I woke up this morning and my ears were burning. Now I know why! So, I’ve taken some initiative and followed the BOTB Master can now be found on my page in the tabs/drop downs, etc. You may need to right click to open in a new tab so you don’t lose your place, but it is there in all it’s wondrous glory for the world to see.


  2. That’s funny. And oddly enough I voted differently in each Battle. I think it comes down to a matter of mood sometimes. Often I think my votes would differ depending on time of day as well. As we keep going with these BOTB posts, it might be a good idea to keep track of what has already been used. Then on the other hand it might not matter all that much.

    I was looking at all the participants we had back then. The roster sure has dwindled since then.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. Ha!-Ha! LEE, this time, you and I both voted the OPPOSITE of how we did the last time. I think we both must be suffering from multiple personalities. (And let’s hope it’s that. Because, otherwise, it appears that in the last two years, somehow, I became you and you became me. Where’s Rod Serling when ya need him?!)

      ~ D-FensDogG @ STMcC Presents ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’


  3. I save everything in a Word doc. Only way I can keep up and eliminate duplication. Since, I write for other bloggers, it’s imperative I know what went where and when.


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