May 1, 2014
THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA . . . has always been one of my favorite childhood songs. I like the rhythm, and the somewhat dark lyrics, and the concept that it is just fun to sing and dance along to. Dare I say that listening to it just makes me happy in a childishly carefree way.
I know, so not me . .
My pick for this week's Battle of the Bands is sort of a family experiment. Participate or not with a kid/young family member. Some of my viewers have no kids, but perhaps have consistent interaction with nieces/nephews/grandkids/school aged children. Of course, I'm always eager to hear about the inner child in any adult; so pick your preference and share your experience in the comments. Personally, I'll be dragging my 9, 6, and 3 year old grandchildren into this debate, and my 15 year old son just to add controversy.
Since this is all about children, and fun, and family, I'm not going into a dissertation of the origins of these dueling bands, or reciting the history of song composition or acquisition. I just want you to watch both videos in their entirety, and perhaps invite a child/children to share in your blogging experience. I'm presenting a simple choice, this style or that.
Lonzo and Oscar
As you can see, there are two very different styles of presentation for this song. In the voting comments, I'll count 3 points to those who solicited the opinions of children under 12, 2 points for those who consulted with their own inner child, and 1 point for adults who just had fun watching the videos and casting a vote.
Battle of the Bands posts on the first and fifteenth of each month. Far Away Eyes initiated the blogfest, but Stephen McCarthy (Ferret Faced Facist) hosts the linky list of participants. Return here on Wednesday May 7 for voter results and my monthly IWSG post.
May 1, 2014