Monday, February 1, 2016

THE LOST AND FOUND BATTLE OF THE BANDS QUESTION OF THE MONTH

Update: I apologize for confusing you by including the Battle of the Bands in my title. I don't have a BOTB because I don't have two artists performing the same song. Instead, I chose two songs about love lost and found to go with today's larger theme. I'm not counting BOTB votes. 


Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

I'm sorry I've been away so long. I'm trying to recover from an illness, but I want to participate in three bloghops scheduled for Feb. 1. 2016. Our big topic is love lost and found.





I'll keep this post simple for you and for me by simply offering two video selections.

We begin with Joni Mitchell:





We finish with Joan Baez:



Because these three bloghops have so many participants, I don't expect you to vote in my BOTB. I hope you have time to enjoy the music. I'll visit as many of you as I can.

My major goal is to recover and return to regular blogging.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

55 comments:

  1. Get better--that's the most important thing!!

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  2. Glad you made it out of the sickbed to post for the events. Now get back to wellness.

    These are both good performances by artists that I respect in many ways for their talents even though I wouldn't count them among my favorites--but I own several recordings by both.

    I have to vote for Baez singing a song that I think is exquisitely lovely, "Diamonds and Rust". I cannot vote against that song.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. It's a beautiful song, but because I don't have a true BoTB, I'm not counting votes.

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  3. great songs and glad you're out there, again!

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  4. Nice to meet you. Love both Joni and Joan and the songs.

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  5. Hi,
    I sincerely hope you recover soon.
    As for the music thanks. My vote is for Joni Mitchell and Help Me. Great song and I loved it. Still do.
    Shalom,
    Patricia

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    1. Thank you, but I'm not counting votes this time.

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  6. Cool songs. Can't believe I wasn't familar with the Joan Baez song. Hope you get better soon.

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    1. It's one of Baez's most successful songs.

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  7. Never much of a Joni Mitchell fan but I've seen Joan Baez in concert several times and I'm a big fan.

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    1. I'd love to see Joan Baez in concert. I don't think Joni Mitchell can perform now.

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  8. I like Joan Baez, seems like an eternity since I've heard one of her songs. Hope you are on the mend and feeling spunky again soon!

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    1. Willy Dunne Wooters was here over the weekend. I had to be spunky. Now I'm worn out again.

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  9. Janie, I love these! And I'm so sorry you're sick... Hope you feel better soon :)
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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  10. Both songs bring back memories of a time. Glad I don't have to vote--LOL!
    Get well, Janie! :)

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    1. Thank you! Oh, how I loved listening to Diamonds and Rust on the radio.

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  11. Two great songs by two of the best female artists. Well done. I'm feelin' the love from them. I wish you continued healing, rest, and a healthy future.

    Mary at Play off the Page

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  12. Janie, I hope you feel better real soon. I know what a bummer that is to be ill. I remember Joni Mitchell's song quite well, but I don't recall that one by Joan Baez, though. If I'm to vote on one of these then I'd have to with Help Me. I hope you can get back to your regular blogging routine soon!

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    1. Diamonds and Rust is one of Baez's most famous songs. It's about her love for Bob Dylan, when they were young. He called to ask her to tour with him again, which she did. Diamonds and Rust is the result of that phone call.

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  13. # 2 all the way.

    Hey, you need some healing cheese tossed your way? Incoming!

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    1. Sharp cheddar, please. Spreadable. It's still real cheese if it's spreadable, right?

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  14. Love Joni Mitchell's music. She certainly gets my vote.
    Hoping you are on the mend. Get better soon!

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  15. Health is number one! I love the post title - how creative! Your battle is perhaps the toughest I've visited. Hard, hard choice.

    MY vote is for Joan Baez, today.

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    1. I'm sorry you made the hard choice because I'm not counting votes.

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  16. I love Joni Mitchell's song Help Me! Such a great song that is so relatable to women like me who tend to gravitate toward bad boys... :)
    I hope you're feeling better and better each day! Get lots of rest.
    XOXO

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  17. You've not been feeling well for a little bit now. I do hope you're doing ok!!

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  18. OK, I'm confused here, well, more confused than normal anyway. Not sure how this all applies to BOTB, although both songs fit well with Lost and Found Love.

    I guess because in BOTB we vote for which song or interpretation we like better, that's what I'll do. I'm not fond of either of these women, but I do like the song Diamonds and Rust better, so give Joan my vote, begrudgingly, Yeah, sometimes I'm like that.

    I hope you feel better.

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    1. I'm sorry I confused you. I didn't have a true BOTB. I mentioned in the post that I didn't expect votes. It wasn't a true BOTB-- merely an attempt to stick with the major theme.

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  19. Hi human, Janie,

    Indeed, my human friend, blog hops and blog fests, or whatever they're called this week, are fine, however, please look after yourself and may you soon feel better.

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

    Penny xx

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    1. I send you kisses Penny, and so do Penelope and Franklin. The two of them like to kiss my fingers at the same time.

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  20. Get better soon!
    Joni Mitchell gets my vote, but I enjoyed both renditions!

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  21. Feel better soon.
    I'm more familiar with the first song, but the second one was sad and soulful.
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Heather

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  22. Perfect songs. I'm glad I don't have to vote because I love them both.

    Get well, dear Janie-poo! The sooner the better.

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  23. Thank you for the offerings of two beautiful voices.
    I hope you feel much better, Janie.
    We love you.

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  24. Sorry you're not feeling well and hope you feel better soon. If we're voting, I have to vote for Joni Mitchell because when I clicked on Joan Baez a horrifying political ad played and now I have to figure out what about my internet habits lead YouTube to think I'd want to see/hear anything about that political candidate.

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  25. Hi Janie - hope you are feeling better and will recover properly. I love the Joan Baez one .. my vote! Cheers and take care - Hilary

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  26. I hope you keep resting and resting which can be infuriating. Now is the time to catch up on all the reading and film watching. Sending you get well thoughts. I know the Joni Mitchell song well but not the Joan Baez one and I really liked the style of it and how well she sang it so Joan Baez gets my vote

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  27. Janie, I've been struggling in the health & wellness arena, too. Not Fun. I sure do hope you feel better soon!

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  28. I've been such a lazy blogger, I didn't even realize you will ill. I hope you're feeling better soon.

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  29. Good musical choices! Most important thing is for you to get well, though. I mean it! Get well soon, kiddo.

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  30. I'm glad I don't have t vote but I love a Joni penned song anyday

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