Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you! In awe of the results! Where we're going, we don't need roads.
My October 1, 2015, Battle of the Bands countered Miley Cyrus against The White Stripes on Dolly Parton's song Jolene. I thought Miley would win easily, even though she's so annoying. I felt that way because I realize Jack White, although he is one of the loves of my life, is a little strange.
The score is much closer than I thought it would be. Miley wins, but not by much. It's
Miley Cyrus 13
The White Stripes 11
Because we all prefer to hear Dolly Parton on Jolene, I promised she would sing for you today. But first, we need a little background information.
Dolly Parton tells us: "One night, I was on stage, and there was this beautiful little girl — she was probably 8 years old at the time," Parton says. "And she had this beautiful red hair, this beautiful skin, these beautiful green eyes, and she was looking up at me, holding, you know, for an autograph. I said, 'Well, you're the prettiest little thing I ever saw. So what is your name?' And she said, 'Jolene.' And I said, 'Jolene. Jolene. Jolene. Jolene.' I said, 'That is pretty. That sounds like a song. I'm going to write a song about that.'" Parton says that she got the story for her song from another redhead in her life at the time — a bank teller who was giving Parton's new husband a little more interest than he had coming. (SOURCE)
Infinities of love,