I feel I need to apologize for my tardiness in announcing the Battle of the Bands winner for the February 15 battle. Time is getting away from me a lot here lately, and it seems all I want to do is sleep when I have a free minute!
Alas, I am here now to announce the winner! By overwhelming majority, Santana's cover of "Black Magic Woman" won the battle. Even though Fleetwood Mac did a great song in the original, Santana went above and beyond when putting his mark on the song. Some of you described it as "otherwordly" and "mesmerizing." I agree wholeheartedly. It takes me, and the song, to a whole other place. One of the things I find most enthralling about the song is the snake-rattle-y sound, actually in "Gypsy Queen" at the end "Black Magic Woman" - what a stroke of genius to add that instrumental to the end!
This week's theme over at Monday's Music Moves Me is "freebie." So here's Marilyn Manson with "Deep Six":
Have a great Monday! Feel free to head over to Dolly's for more #MusicMonday or STMcC's to learn more about Battle of the Bands. Have a great week!