Battle of the Bands

December Songs #BOTB Showdown Results

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This is from our annual Dillsboro, North Carolina outing to see the beautiful luminaries and decorations from Dec. 9th. It’s a real magical treat to experience and this young gal was playing her violin lively. I don’t know how she did it with the temps being in the low 30s. My fingers were freezing off!

In last week’s BoTB, I used two December songs in my battle.  Tchaikovsky’s “December” VS Pandolfi’s “Once Upon a December”.

Tchaikovsky’s song transported me to a Christmas long ago on the dancefloor with women in long flowing dresses and men in formal attire waltzing in a beautifully decorated room whereas Pandolfi’s surreal arrangement felt soothing to the soul and I dare say if I allowed myself to listen to this mewsic at bedtime then it would lull me peacefully to sleep.

How did these two songs go head-to-head?  Like me, most preferred the soft, romantic piece of Contender # 2 nearly making this showdown a shutout with 9 to 2 victory.

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To see how the other showdowns went, I invite you to visit the official manager of BoTB, Stephen for the update list of players.

I’m taking a break in Blogosphere with limited activity for the holidays but plan to resume things after the first of the new year.  My scheduled posts are set and I hope you’ll come join me tomorrow for latest Friday Sillies for a few Christmas Giggles. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with another Pandolfi song for your enjoyment.

 

Have a songtastic day and a very Merry Christmas!

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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.

9 Comments

  • Debbie D.

    That’s a lovely holiday scene in your photo there, Cathy. 🙂 I picked the winner, along with most of the others. Loved the bonus video! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    I’m unplugging for the next week and a half and will likely miss your scheduled posts. Catch up with you next year! P.S. You should add your @twittername to the “TweetThis” plugin (I’ve been adding it manually). Just go to the plugin’s settings and enter @ETNHome as the default Twitter handle. Cheers! 🙂

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Debbie, I took your suggestion to add my Twitter handle in the “TweetThis” plugin. I appreciate you pointing this out to me. Enjoy your time away from Blogosphere. If I had any sense then I would not have set posts while I’m on hiatus but I did. Next time I take a blog break then I won’t do this as it defeats the purpose of breaking away. Anywho, have a good Christmas and I’ll see you in the New Year!

      • Debbie D.

        Now you’ll get the proper recognition for those tweets, plus you’ll be able to see who tweeted your posts. It’s a handy little tool. 🙂 This time of year, I like to unplug and just enjoy the season, offline. Hubby will be home for the week and he’s not into computers at all. Wouldn’t be fair. We’ll be busy with the doggie house guests, anyway. Hope you get a good turnout for your posts regardless. Lots of people are off work, so they may have more time. Cheers!

  • Thomas Anderson

    Hi, Cathy!

    I’m back to being your midnight buddy, at least for one night. 🙂 I am pleasantly surprised to learn that your ears and the ears of most other voters matched mine in your latest battle. I especially love listening to the piano at this time of year and it was a real treat to play your bonus video with Pandolfi tickling the ivories and bringing us the melodies of two more Christmas favorites.

    Thank you very much for a heaping helping of hospitality and great holiday mewsic, dear friend Cathy!

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Tom, Pandolfi owed this showdown. So, it comes as no surprise that you were also on the winning side but generally our ear is tuned to the same mewsic frequency. I like listening to piano arrangements for Christmas, too. You might like this The Beegie Adair Trio. I have their Jazz Piano Christmas album and I thought I had shared it on my site but I couldn’t find it, so here it is for you to enjoy!

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