Monday, December 7, 2015

BOTB SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT: I DIDN'T EXPECT THIS OUTCOME

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

You're probably as surprised as I am over my December 1, 2015, Battle of the Bands, with Joan Jett and the surviving members of Nirvana v. Patti Smith.

Here's the vote count (including mine):

Joan Jett   15
Patti Smith15

If the version for which you voted didn't win, perhaps you can find some happiness in the tie, which means that both renditions won. I know I'm happy. 

I realize some of you find no meaning in the lyrics. Using the analytical skills I learned as an English major, I found that I was able to interpret at least part of the song. Perhaps we'll discuss that another day.

For now, Nirvana--including Kurt Cobain--please sing us out.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

36 comments:

  1. Whoa! Is this a first? Well, I appreciated both versions so no disappointment here.

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    1. It's a first for me, but I haven't participated very long.

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  2. I may have to go on You tube and check out the lyrics written down. I am not very good in understanding English poetry when it is not written down. Some of the American songs are easy for me to understand if I hear them again and again. I have heard my kids listen to this one and Nirvana is an Indian word so I always wondered about what they sang.

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    1. I have the lyrics on my blog in my post from Friday last week.

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  3. I'm kind of surprised by this outcome, but with BOTB anything can happen.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  4. I remember sitting in my dad's fav chair eating doritos and drinking Pepsi watching this video. I thought I was so cool. Now I know the truth, you don't become cool until later in life. LOL

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    1. I'm so fucking cool I don't dare leave the house.

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  5. I don't recall a tie before. Interesting.

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    1. I created the tie, but I voted the way I always intended.

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  6. For me, it's the song that comes to mind when I walk into my classroom and my students are a bit, shall we say, overripe. Winter time is merciful along those lines.

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    1. When I worked in the nursing home, a lot of the assistants were bothered by the odors. I told them to wear some cologne on their wrists and smell the cologne when the other odors overpowered them. I also suggested keeping a small bottle of cologne in a scrub pocket and squirting a little in the air, as long as it didn't land on the patient. I kept a small bottle of Johnson's baby powder in my pocket. It helped when patients were soaked with urine. It allowed me to dry them enough so I could turn them, and it had a pleasant odor.

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  7. A tie???? I didn't see that one coming at all. Wow.

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    1. I'm pretty cool so you should always expect the unexpected with me.

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  8. I would like to hear your interpretation of the lyrics.

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    1. That probably won't happen for a while because I want to write about it in a separate post.

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  9. I love Nirvana so bad! Looking forward to your interpretation of the lyrics of my favorite song:)

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    1. I visited your Web site. Shame on you. I would never write essays for students. They need to do their own work.

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    2. Of course, I do agree with you! However, there are a lot of working moms, foreign students, and others who need help. In most cases, we conduct a research for them, and they use this information for assignments. We strive to provide them with a good content, just like you provide your readers with great posts!:)

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    3. No excuses. What you do is wrong. I won't publish more comments from you.

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  10. A tie was unexpected. I thought Joan and Nirvana would run away with it! Oh well, you never know. ☺ Sorry you didn't get a chance to check out my battle this time around. I'll be taking some time off and want to wish you and your family a lovely holiday season, Janie.

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    1. I thought it would be close because Patti Smith is way cool. The dogs say Merry Christmas to Debbie the Dog Lady.

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  11. I don't think ties happen very often!

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  12. What a great surprise! A tie (smile). I'll simply add, that I voted for the winner, here. Ha!

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  13. A tie! That's a darn good battle Janie! I love Patti Smith so glad she got as many votes as Joan Jett did.

    michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Patti Smith is a great writer, too. Her memoir, Just Kids, won the National Book Award a few years ago. She has another memoir out now.

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  14. That is an excellent battle and I did not see that coming.A tie breaker!

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    1. I created the tie because I voted for Patti, but I intended to vote for her all along.

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  15. Is it just me or does Weird Al look and sound odd in this video? It was confusing. To be honest, I thought I knew the song, but then I realized I forgot the next verse. Well, I guess it pays to rehearse. So, what are the words, anyway?
    Oh, never-mind.

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