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#BOTB: Bridge Over Troubled Water on #music

Hello, kittens & dawgs! As luck would have it BOTB falls on Monday twice this month, so I am able to do a two for one special. Music is what makes my heart beat, but then you already know this with two weekly posts dedicated to tunes. I’m happy to share my participation in the BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB) & Monday’s Music Moves Me (which I co-host) with you.

Far Away Series & Steven T. McCarthy are hosts of this little shindig. The BoTB basic rules are as follows: You listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best by leaving it in comments. There are two “Battles” per month ~ the 1st and 15th. Six days later (the 7th and 21st), I tally the votes (including my pick) and announce the winner.

Let the battle begin!

Bridge over Troubled Water charted in over 11 countries, topping the charts in 10 countries, including the US Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart. It was the best-selling album in 1970, ’71, and ’72 and at that time was the best-selling album of all time, a position it kept until the mid-80s.

Simon & Garfunkel


Since Simon & Garfunkel release many other artists have recorded or performed Bridge Over Troubled Water, like Elvis, John LegendWillie Nelson, Jackie Evancho, LeAnn Rimes, Roberta Flack, Jimmy London (reggae version), and Eva Cassidy to name a few. But, I wanted to pit other duos against the original. How will they fare? You decide as you listen.

Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora


Josh Groban & Brian McKnight


Sissel & Russell Watson


Okay, here’s what you do to vote. In my comments section, tell me which band you like the best and why. After you’re done, then why not see what other BOTB participants (see below) are sharing.

Far Away Series

STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’

Tossing It Out

Your Daily Dose


A Writer’s Life in Progress

Creative Outlet of Stratplayer

Mike’s Ramblings

The Sound of One Hand Typing


For all of you, regular Monday’s Music Moves Me dancers, we’re dancing freebie style. Let me say, on behalf of the lovely Dancing Queen,  Marie @XmasDolly  and her Solid Gold dancers ~ Callie @JAmericanSpice, Stacy @Stacy Uncorked, Becca @Everyday Life, & myself, we want to invite you to step on the dance floor and shake your bootie! List your music post address below and join the party (grab the 4M button from XmasDolly’s site).

NOTE: One featured blogger gets selected every other week from the participates of the linky party as the Spotlight Dancer. Don’t forget to link up!

Dance with me next week on Monday’s Music Moves Me and find out who won on #BOTB! Next stop… your place, what music moves you








Everyone agrees Mondays are capital TROUBLE. Mine was no different. The highlight of my troublesome Monday was briefly noted in my Tuesday morning randomizing where I ranted a bit about the glass in the top half of our storm door shattering for no clear reason scattering zillions of tiny pieces all over the place.

Do you know there are several songs called Trouble? Be prepared to get a sample of a few throughout today’s post.

Trouble is on the rise with the return of ants…giant ants a.k.a. Carpenter ants. At least, we think this is what they are. We didn’t ask for any id, but it’s a good assumption these are the itsy bitsy beasties which are trying their best to invade our house again.

There’s nothing cute or whimsical with Carpenter ants. They don’t come marching in for your fruit bowl or crumbs dashed on the floor. They eat the wood in your home.

A few years ago, we hired an extermination to rid us of these little pests. The job was effective. It was expensive. It wasn’t a sure cure-all and we knew this, but we were desperate.

Now, when trouble comes marching DH uses one of products he found at local Wal-Mart or Home Depot, which seem to do a fairly effective job of keeping ants out of the house, Bayer Advanced Home Pest Control Indoor and Outdoor Insect Killer. Recently, I found both on Amazon similar priced, here.



Boys and trouble are synonymous, right? Well, not always. My DS has his moments, but is a good kid. I got two voice mails about my DS. The voice on the other end belonged to a woman. She called to complain that my DS was harassing her and warned if he didn’t stop then she would call her local police. Experience told me something was really odd about all of this and  I did what any mother would do I confronted my DS. Our conversation went something like this:

Me: I got a call from Ms. Trouble (for obvious reasons, I won’t use her name), she said you’re harassing her and if you don’t stop then she’s going to call the police. Do you know this person? Is the daughter of one of your friends? How do you know her?

DS:  Yeah….she’s one of my Facebook gaming friends. But, Mom…there’s something not right about that woman.

Me: When did you call speak to her last?

DS: I tried calling her today. I saw her post, saying she was having trouble and I just wanted her to know I was here as a friend for her, if she wanted to talk. (Honestly, my DS is just this considered. He’s very compassionate.)

Me: Don’t call her anymore. In fact, remove her from your Facebook friends’ list. She said more in her message, like you would say she is trying to molest you.

DS: Yeah, it’s true! She has this thing for younger guys. I mean, I didn’t think she was what do you call ’em… a cougar. She is a grandmother!  She offered to come visit me this summer, which I thought was a little creepy. That’s when I figured out she liked ME! I tried making up excuses, like I’m going to be really busying hanging out with this friend, that friend,….Mom, her kids are older than me! I already de-friend and even blocked her on Facebook.

Me: Good, never ever call anyone else you meet online unless you know the person for a really, really long time. There are a lot of strange needy people out there. The trouble is, a lot of the goofballs are the ones you least expect.

Holy cow, what is the world coming to? The real trouble here is actually on the other shoe. I mean, after all my DS is a minor. This woman apparently has little to no sense. That’s the real trouble of this world, isn’t it?


Trouble reared its head when I learned about a goof on my part. Last month, I posted what I thought was our last payment on our Best Buy promotion (18 month – 0% same as cash financing). The trouble was I thought I only had to give the payoff balance, as the final payment for that promo offer.

We had three separate promos going with the same sort of deal 0% APR for 18 month. The trouble was I did not understand you had to payoff the balance plus include the minimum balance due at the time to not be penalized on the deferred interest.

That’s when I quickly found myself in trouble facing almost $500 in interest charges. Thankfully, customer service did a one-time courtesy reversal credit if I made the minimum payment. I pounced on that and soon my trouble melted away – just like that!

Let’s hope no more trouble falls on me before the week ends.  For more truly, tempting, and terribly terrific letter ‘T’ posts, visit Miss Jenny’s Alphabe-Thursday link up!


1. How do you deal with trouble – run away from it or chase it down?It all depends on the kind of trouble I’m facing. If it’s manageable, then I’d rather chase it down and get it under control. Otherwise, I’m all for running away from it until I can get a handle on it.

2. When was the last time you were in trouble? And for what?The question is, when am I not in trouble? There doesn’t seem to be day which passes that I don’t goof up somewhere along the line resulting in trouble for myself. The good news is, for the most part I don’t find myself in super-duper major trouble. I can’t recall when I found myself in that kind of jam.


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