On tax deadline day, no less! Not much (superficially, at least) makes people feel more ragey and battle-worn than that annual rush to get taxes done. Hopefully, you've already done yours by now! If not, best of luck to you. But I doubt you're out perusing blogs if that task is still in the works. I may be a master procrastinator (HEY! I rhymed! Sort of.) about many, many things. Just about everything. But not taxes. Taxes and FAFSA paperwork are two things not even I will put off till later.
So yeah. It's time for another Battle. What is Battle of the Bands? I am so glad you asked. Every month on the 1st and 15th, I will put two covers of a song up on the blog for you to listen to (or listen to enough of to get a "feel" for the song). I will also ask that you cast a vote for your favorite version, or least disliked as some of them have gone. Six days later, on the 7th and 21st, I will come back to cast my own vote and declare a winner.
I was MIA for the last battle due to a raging case of not having enough time to sit still, so I am really excited to be back! This week I am pitting a collaboration between rockers Foo Fighters with (mostly) country artist Zac Brown against legendary alternative rockers Cake. Both have absolutely fantastic covers of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs". But don't take my word for it; have a listen for yourself:
Well, what do you think? Who did it better? Be sure to let me know in the comments and if you feel like it, tell me why you voted the way you did. I love both versions, but I have a very clear favorite. I can't wait to see how everyone else votes!
Want to participate in the next Battle of the Bands? Then head to the link above and let Stephen T. know! He can hook you up!
Be sure to come back tomorrow for Thrift Score Thursday - the one I've been relentlessly pimping out all week long. I will reveal the rest of that super-zoomed black sneak peek photo so you can actually see what it is! And of course, I'll be blogging all about it. Oh, I do hope you'll come back for that!