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#BOTB showdown Ain’t No Sunshine

Far Away Series is the brain child behind today’s little meme I happily am apart of and with a little help from STMcCP  (details on site) together they put together a bi-monthly hop that we know as the….



Let the competition begin. Your pick may decide who wins the show!

Summer is quickly ending, but it doesn’t mean there ain’t no sunshine. Now, that’s a good song title!

In 1971 Bill Withers wrote and recorded #3 R&B hit Ain’t No Sunshine (not included in the battle) and since its release covered at least 131 times. That’s pretty impressive, but even more impressive is the 100+ million YouTube views Withers song received.

I listened to a number of covers for this song and I don’t have a reason why I chose the dueling bands, except to say the music moved me! 😉

The first contender is a band from the UK. I never heard of them until I stumbled across their names on SecondHandSongs.com. This band combines American soul and British folk music giving them a signature flavor all their own. Allow me to introduce to you,  Reel & Soul Associates!


Have you heard of the Reel & Soul Association?

The next artist also hails from merry ole England and doesn’t need any introduction. This band has produced music since the 70s. Let’s give it up for Sting!


Did Sting sting RSA or did Reel & Soul Association buzz you away? Okay, my humor (I know what humor?!) stinks…so, bite me already or laugh at my poor attempt, but whatever you do, don’t forget to vote in comments!

Who gets your vote and why? Will it be Reel & Soul or Sting?

Wait, the fun isn’t over till the fat lady sings! I invite you to check out these more amazing battles taking place now!

•Fae @ Far Away Series   •Stephen @STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’   •Lee @Tossing It Out   •Robin @ Your Daily Dose   •Donna @Book Lover   •Mike’s Ramblings    •John @ The Sound of One Hand Typing    •Dixie @ dcrelief ~ Battle of the Bands (on break due to health reasons GET WELL SOON!!)   •Alex J. Cavanaugh  •Kim @ The Belle Rocks   •Tom @ Shady Dell Music and Memories   •Debbie @The Doglady’s Den   •Cherdo @Cherdo on the Flipside   •Michele @ Angels Barks    •Mary @ JingleJangleJungle   •Janie @ Women: We Shall Overcome    •Jeffrey @ J.A. Scott    •Madilyn @ NovelBrews    •Holli @ Holli’s Hoots and Hollers   •Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

Thanks for joining in on the fun. I’ll have the results next week this time, so mark your calendar and stop by to see if your pick gets named. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off and saying have a bandtastic day!


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3-for-1 Saturday Special: Songsuasion/Sillies & s-ART-urday #Westlife

Originally signed by Simon Cowell, the Irish boy band ~ Westlife sold more than 50 million records worldwide, but never found a stronghold in the USA until 2000 with their single hit, Swear It Again (Westlife 1999 album track 1). This band isn’t new-to-me, but isn’t all that familiar to me, either. While Googling songs about “queens”, this song popped up by them.


Queen of my Hearts, written by John McLaughlin, Wayne Hector, and Steve Robson became the band’s 9th UK number #1 single, staying at the top of the chart for one week.  If you like this song, then I invite you to listen to their entire album Westlife 1999 this morning on Saturday Songsuasion while you take a peek at my #s-ART-urday contribution.


IMG_0938 moon embrace

#s-ART-urday project #5 This photo-art creation comprises two of my personal images ~ the moon and mountain landscape. I adjusted contrast and added a touch of grain texture. The poetry verse is something I composed to go with my artwork. The owl face image, I borrowed from Google and opted to use as an overly. To finish things off, I added a basic black frame and my copyright. My photo editor of choice is PhotoShop Elements.

I’ll share this little silly with ya…


image borrowed

Ok, that’s a wrap for this week. I appreciate you including me in your weekend. Feel free to invite your friends to stop by to enjoy the artwork, listen to the music, or to have a few giggles. It’s a great feeling to share! Have a songsational Saturday!

Catch me on Monday’s Music Moves Me if you wanna boogie!gil-elvgren-pin-up-girls-gallery-17-61