Now that 2014 is behind me, I'm ready to get started on new ideas, new projects (um....and continue finishing old ones), and new goals. At one point last year I was considering whether to start over, or just drive the brand I've already put a lot of time and effort into. Obviously I Have chosen to continue with the This Belle Rocks brand this year, and try to steer that in a few different directions, all of which I am equally passionate about. Another goal for the blog? To try to post something, no matter how big, small, or frivolous, as long as it is relevant to my interests, every day. And hopefully, that will eventually attract others with similar interests. But I will never connect with others if I don't put something out there to begin with, right?
And on that note, here I am posting on a day where I normally scratch my head and wonder what I could possibly post about. But not just any post - this is my first Battle of the Bands of 2015, and I am SO excited!
To start 2015's "battles," I've chosen to feature one of my all-time favorite songs (and therefore not part of the battle): The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy For The Devil".
First up, Cuban percussionist Horacio Hernandez's version featuring Ruben Blades. I love the jazzy, percussion-heavy world beat.
Then there is the version from Alternative legends Jane's Addiction, which was used in the last episode of Seaason 5 of Sons of Anarchy.
Please listen to both covers (or enough to get a "feel" for the song), then vote for your favorite. I will come back on the 7th and 21st to cast my own vote and declare a winner.
And again, Happy New Year!