Recently my beloved friends Cherdo of Cherdo on the Flipside and Shady Del Knight of Shady Dell Music & Memories became affiliated with a bloghop called The Battle of the Bands.
I don't know if the concept for this bloghop originated with Stephen McCarthy, but since he can be found at STMcC Presents 'Battle of the Bands," I requested information. He added me to the list of participants and provided this simple format:
The whole thing is really quite simple: You select two different versions of the same song (versions you feel might give each other some competition in the voting) and you post them on the 1st and the 15th of each month.
On the 7th and 21st of each month, you add your own personal vote to the mix, total up all the votes and announce the winner on your blog.
Beyond that, just try to have fun with it and let your readers/voters have fun with it.
I definitely want to have fun with this hop, so my first song choice is Bohemian Rhapsody.
You think I'm going to play Queen, don't you? Fooled ya already.
I begin with Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) from Wayne's World, along with some of their buddies. However, they are backed by Queen. According to the Internet Movie Database:
Myers had originally developed the Wayne character as a solo character while performing with Second City. The character of Garth was added for Saturday Night Live (1975). At the time, Carvey was arguably the bigger star.
The movie Wayne's World was released in 1992, and became quite a success:
Party on, Wayne and Garth!
My second version of Bohemian Rhapsody is by none other than the Muppets:
My favorite Muppets, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker, appear in the video.
Jim Henson created the Muppets in 1955, starting with Kermit the frog. In 1969, some of the Muppets became characters on Sesame Street. They zoomed to popularity.They had their own television show, and made several movies. I understand they will have another series on ABC in the fall. I don't watch many series, but I won't miss the Muppets. The rights to most of them have been purchased by Disney.
Disney began gradually reintroducing the [Muppets] franchise to the mainstream in 2008. As a method of regaining a wider audience, Disney began to produce and air their own comedy shorts on YouTube. After the "Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody" was posted on the Muppet Studios' YouTube Channel, it ultimately gained 25 million views and took home two Webby Awards. Videos are being posted on the site regularly.
I hope now that you'll vote in the comments section under this blog post. Do you prefer Wayne and Garth (with Queen), or the Muppets?
On June 7th I'll count your votes, cast my own vote, and announce the winner.
Infinities of love,
P.S. I have two blog posts today because I'm participating in two bloghops.