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TIN Beach Boys (might be my first for a non-all-Beach Boys-related week)

I must protest the lack of 'B' in this week's band names. [wink]
Cindy Hood

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The 26th battle week for "I PROTEST is closed.

Here are the preliminary stats for the week, pending Darren's approval:

Eve of Destruction/Barry McGuire:  Gold -10, Silver - 7, Bronze - 2, Tin/Pewter - 2 = 67 pts.

Strange Fruit/Billie Holiday:  Gold - 7, Silver - 6, Bronze - 5, Tin/Pewter - 3 = 59 pts.

Get Up, Stand Up/Bob Marley:  Gold - 4, Silver - 5, Bronze - 9, Tin/Pewter - 3 = 52 pts.

Student Demonstration Time/Beach Boys:  Gold - 0, Silver - 3, Bronze - 5, Tin/Pewter - 13 = 32 pts.

We had 21 voters and totals come to 210 overall points.

A great big thanks to all of you who participated in this contest!  I didn't think that the Beach Boys song would 'Make It Big' (like one of their song titles), but it ended up being a very devastating week for our beloved band.  Barry McGuire's took the gold by a wide margin.  Darren will probably be happy that Billie Holiday came in at 2nd place for Strange Fruit.  The top two were both quite powerful songs of protest.  I have listened to most of the links all of you provided and as you can see, this is just the tip of the iceberg as protest songs go and there were so many great ones that I had to make a choice on.  It was very difficult indeed.


Note:  When I chose the Billie Holiday song for racism protest, I had in mind about the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement and their protests on police brutality and injustices against black people.  The massacre of all those police officers in Dallas, Texas brought about my thoughts (one thought leads to another and so on) that this month is the 47th anniversary of the Tate/LaBianco murders in L.A. by the Manson 'family'.  I wonder if Charles Manson, who is still serving a life sentence in San Quentin prison for these murders, has access to tv or internet news and knows what is going on with all the riots about racism.  If he has, I can imagine a rant from him like this:  'I told 'em so!  They thought I was insane, but here it is - HELTER SKELTER!'  

Looking back at August 1969 and the murders of all those people, those involved in the murders, wrote in blood, "Pigs" and "HELTER SKELTER" on the walls of both crime scenes.  Charlie claimed to have been inspired by the Beatles' White Album, particularly 'Piggies' and 'Helter Skelter' tracks.  He explained that the murders were supposed to look racially motivated by the black people to start a race war of blacks against whites.  Having been on the bottom for so long, it was "Blackie's turn to be on top", he said.  Somebody was definitely looking out for Dennis Wilson that he got away from them when he did.  

Now, I'm going to scoot over to week 27 and see what's in store with Bonnie's week on The Wilson's.  

"They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God".
Darren J. Ray

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I approve, Cindy!

Yep, those scores are in the book. 

Well done. 

They were the first entries for Barry McGuire and Billie Holiday. 

It was the second entry for Bob Marley & the Wailers. 

'Three Little Birds' won a Gold last season in Week 11 (Graciegirl) and finished 8th in the Preliminary Final. 

'Get Up, Stand Up' is a chance for the Bronze Play-Off. (DAN's last-minute votes may have gotten it over the line.)

If it makes it and wins, the two songs that beat it this time will come back into play in the Preliminary Final.  

It was the second time for 'Student Demonstration Time'. 

It won a Bronze in Week 11 of Season V (Tom Tobben). 

It's proving to be the least popular of the five of the songs on Surf's Up selected so far. 

The record: 

Long Promised Road (a Gold in Week 25 of Season II, 2nd in Preliminary Final, 9th in Gold Play-Off - Roy Roger Bridge), 
'Til I Die (a Gold in Week 27 of Season I - Lisa Graham), 
Surf's Up (a Gold in Week 8 of Season II, 2nd - Season Silver - in Gold Play-Off, 6th in the Ultimate Battle - Cynthia D. Hood), 
A Day in the Life of a Tree (a Silver in Week 10 of Season III - Tom Tobben), 
Student Demonstration Time (a Bronze in Week 11 of Season V - Tom Tobben), 
Student Demonstration Time (a Tin in Week 26 of Season VII - Cindy Hood)

A live cover of 'Surf's Up' by Paul Steel with Scott Bennett, Nelson Bragg & Probyn Gregory also won a Gold in Week 32 of Season III (paul g adsett).
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