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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
High School Yearbook Photo

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Skye's the Limit and Jessica's Da Bomb! "And This Week's BOTB Winner is..."


Hi... I'm Skye.


You know me as one of the stars of the popular
This is my second turn as Shady's guest host.
Shady has asked me to be a presenter at this
week's Battle of the Bands award ceremony.
What does Agents of S.H.A.D.Y. have to do
with BOTB, you ask? Absolutely nothing!
The real reason why Shady invited me back
is because he likes to look at me. Turns out
I am not the only one haunting Shady's
dreams.  It's a three-way tie between
me and two other Asian beauties...
actress Chloe Bennet, seen below...

ACTRESS CHLOE BENNET

...and Chinese pop singer Chloe Wang, seen below.

POP SINGER CHLOE WANG

Before I announce the winner of this week's
Battle of the Bands, I will read a message
written by Shady Del Knight on the
back of a 5th Avenue wrapper.
The message reads:

Thanks, Skye, and thanks for subbing for me today. This week's BOTB match-up pitted two outstanding recordings against each other, Ramona King's "Run Johnny Run" which sounds a little like "When You Walk in the Room," and the Spandells' "The Boy Next Door" which copies the melody of "Foolish Little Girl" by the Shirelles. I had a very tough time deciding which of these smasheroos should get my vote. I got goose bumps listening to the glorious harmony produced by those Dimension Dolls, The Spandells. On the Ramona King record I appreciated the dynamic Spectorian Wall-of-Sound production. I also tend to favor up tempo numbers like Ramona's. Perhaps it all boils down to those famous words supposedly uttered way back when on American Bandstand, "It's got a good beat and you can dance to it." That's why, in the final analysis, I decided to vote for the Ramona King platter.

Okay, let's check the big board!

 "RUN JOHNNY RUN" - RAMONA KING 10 

 "THE BOY NEXT DOOR" - SPANDELLS 16 

 "BLACK LASSIE" - CHEECH & CHONG 1 
 (write-in vote) 


DISSECTING THE RESULTS

This was my second BOTB and the second time that
I was surprised by the outcome. Going into this week's
battle, I was worried that "Run Johnny Run" might
run away with a lopsided victory. Instead, it was
Johnny's archrival, "The Boy Next Door,"
who won by a comfortable margin.

WHOSE EARS MATCH SHADY'S?

After completing two BOTB contests I was curious
to determine which friends continued to vote the
same way I did. Turns out there are five friends
whose votes have matched mine: Mike Spain,
Rita, Dolorah, John Holton and Anne O'Leary.
How long can the six of us keep matching
each other? It will be fun to find out.

PROGRAM NOTE

Due to family obligations involving a long car trip,
I will not be publishing a BOTB post on June 1.
However, I fully intend to visit your blog,
listen to your band battle and comment
a.s.a.p. after I return.  I will be getting
a late start so please understand if I
can't show up at your site until
June 2 or later.  I'll be back
with another BOTB post
on June 15.  Thanks!

Skye, back to you!

Congratulations to The Spandells and
their recording "The Boy Next Door,"
the winners of this week's
Battle of the Bands!


Thanks for voting and be sure
to return for Shady's next BOTB.
And remember.....

Skye's the limit!


Wait a minute!
Hold on to your horses there, sister!


I don't understand what all the fuss is about.
You might be rich and famous and have
good looks and good hair, but I got
news for you. There's a new girl
in town, fresh off the boat
and she's got something you don't.


WORK ETHIC!
And I challenge you to stretch a dollar
as far as I can!


 BOTH GREAT SERIES ARE 

 RENEWED FOR THE FALL! 


If you haven't been following them,
Shady says you should be. This summer
why not do some serious binge-
watching and catch up?

ALL SEASONS NOW STREAMING ON HULU!

 MARVEL'S 


 AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 


 AND 


 FRESH OFF THE BOAT! 

Both shows get my vote

and deserve yours!