And no, I don't mean the yummy, intoxicating beverage kind, though there could be some of that by the time it's over!
Today is the day (fingers crossed) to get stuff done in the house. I have the day off, and there is much to be done if the temperatures cooperate. Meaning, it's cold here and our central is iffy and our electrical outlets in the main room (kitchen/living/dining) of the house are too iffy to plug in room heaters. So if it's not at least 60 degrees in the main part of the house, I'm very likely only going to come out of my cozy bedroom to work out. Or maybe I will do that in the bedroom as well. I don't deal well with cold weather. But I do hope to get a start on my spring cleaning, as I am working toward listing my home in the spring. But more on that later.
Today is also the 15th, and that means it's time for a new Battle of the Bands!
Battle of the Bands takes place on the 1st and the 15th of each month, pitting two recordings of the same song against one another. Readers are asked to listen to both versions (or at least enough of each to get a feel for the songs' sounds) and vote on their favorite in the comments. Of course, telling me why you voted for your choice is encouraged (but not required). Then, on the 7th and 21st, I will place my own vote and declare a winner. Follow the link above for the complete rules and a list of the other participants!
Here is "Spirit in the Sky", originally written and performed by Norman Greenbaum. And therefore, for my post purposes, not part of the battle:
The first version I ever heard of this song, believe it or not, was the version featured on the Maid to Order soundtrack performed by
really weird English psychedelic rock band Doctor and the Medics:
Next up? A cover from Country/Southern Rock band The Kentucky Headhunters:
Well? Give it a whirl - did you like either of these covers? Let me know in the comments!