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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"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!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Barry Goldberg Screams 4 Vengeance!


 Hi... I'm Barry Goldberg. 


 You probably know me better as 

 the famous rapper Big Tasty. 

 Don't you remember?  Shady Del Knight aka 
 The Real Slim Shady, featured me and my hit 
 video "Ferris Wheel" right here on SDMM! 


 To help refresh your memory about my many talents, 
 please watch my short 22 minute resume tape: 

(Editor's note: 22 minutes? I don't think so!
Even the most loyal of blog friends will need to
bail out of Barry's video after 15 or 20 seconds.)




 Now that you've watched all 22 minutes of my goody reel. 
 I think we can all agree - Big Tasty is the next big thang. 
 I'm headed for rap super stardom - #1 with a bullet. 


 But Wait, there's more! Rap isn't my only forte. 
 Heavy metal's cool, too, and my Twisted Sister 
 tribute band is the baddest in the land. Seeing 
 as how I'm a metal monster, it should come as 
 no surprise that Shady asked me to sub for him 
 today and announce the winner of this week's 
 Battle of the Banned. 


 In this battle, voters were asked to choose 
 between two covers of hard rock anthems. 
 Both covers were performed by the same 
 artist, Jean-Christophe Duvivier, known to 
 YouTube fans as Scream4vengeance. In the 
 first video, Jean-Christophe and his band 
 covered "Nobody's Fool," originally waxed 
 by my homeboys, Cinderella, the glam rock 
 band from Philadelphia.  In the second vid, 
 J-C and his men performed "Live Wire" by 
 AC/DC, those rough and rowdy rockers 
 from Australia. Voters picked the 
 better of the two covers. 

 Slim Shady wrote me a note 
 that reads as follows: 


I love it when a tribute artist or band performs a convincing cover, and Jean-Christophe Duvivier and his band Scream4vengeance deliver the goods in both of these performances. The guys crush it on AC/DC's "Live Wire" but, when I experienced their version of "Nobody's Fool," I laughed, I cried,
I threw up in my mouth a little. AC/DC and Cinderella are two of my favorite bands. In 2013 they and other hard rock and heavy metal faves competed for Band of the Year in my First Annual Shady Awards. I'm a sucker for glam bands and Cinderella came out on top in that competition. On his YouTube channel, Jean-Christophe does a fine job of imitating the grandiose style of Ronnie James Dio. In this BOTB, Jean-Christophe gave "Nobody's Fool" a similar treatment, summoning all his passion and fire and executing a killer Keifer kover. It was a very tough decision but "Nobody's Fool," one of my favorite 80s power ballads, won my vote by a hair... one very long hair.

Back to you, Barry.



 Okay, it's time to find out 
 how the vote went down. 
 Let's check the stats and 
 see which cover rules. 




 "NOBODY'S FOOL" 15 
 Scream4vengeance 

 "LIVE WIRE" 12 
   Scream4vengeance   

 "PENCIL NECK GEEK" 1 
 Freddie Blassie 
 (write-in vote)   

 Congratulations to the winning team, 
 all you peeps who voted for "Nobody's Fool." 
 "Live Wire" staged an impressive late week rally 
 but "Nobody's Fool" held on to win by 3 votes. 
 Now this is Barry Goldberg, the new, improved, 
 undisputed king of all media, saying ciao for now. 


 I'll be ABC-ing you every Wednesday night this fall 
 on The Goldbergs, starring me and some other people 
 (my family). Take care, and remember... no matter 
 what your smother tells you, just keep on rockin'! 

83 comments:

  1. Dearest Shady, I just love how you present your posts! So animated and fun! Thank you so much for sharing the results, my dear friend. I hope your week will be one filled with wonders. :)

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    1. Hi, dear Linda! Thank you very much for being the early bird today and for the kind words on my presentation. It's always a pleasure to know that I entertain you. Have a wonderful week ahead, dear friend Linda!

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  2. I didn't vote with the majority this time but I enjoyed both performances by this artist and I am happy for your sake that the final score was so close.

    Great contest!

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    1. Hi, dear Kathryn! Thanks for coming to check the final score as presented by your favorite and mine, Barry Goldberg.

      Yessum, it turned out to be a close race. "Live Wire" got a head start out of the gate but "Nobody's Fool" collected a bunch of votes and pulled into the lead. "Wire" gained a second wind and mounted a furious charge in the stretch, but it was not enough to overtake "Fool." "Nobody's Fool" crossed the finish line the winner by three lengths. Thanks for voting, Kathryn. I'm glad you enjoyed J-C.

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  3. Like the write-in vote. My husband recently told me that I was his write-in candidate for president last time around. Scary.

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    1. I'm behind you a thousand percent, dear Susie! You have inspired me to spearhead a grass roots "Susie 2016" campaign. I want to see you in the oval office!

      Thanks for playing BOTB with me, dear friend. My next Banned Battle, Heavy Halloween Pt, 2, is coming up one week from today. Have a great week, Susie!

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  4. That's such a great show. I've watched all the episodes wo I'm sure I've seen all twenty-two minutes of Barry.
    I voted for Live Wire but just as happy Nobody's Fool won. Both were excellent covers.

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  5. "Well, I like hairy chests, but I'm not about to boff a six-foot weasel!"

    Sorry, Laurie was watching CSI when I was reading this.

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    1. Hi, Chris! Thanks for staying on topic, good buddy! (LOL) Who uttered that interesting line, Catherine Willows or Grissom? :)

      Thanks for playing another exciting round of BOTB with me. Your horse won the race even though you were reluctant to bet on him.

      Have a good one, Chris!

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    2. It was Catherine. Gil woulda done it in a minute!

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    3. I remember that episode, Chris. It was about the Plushies and Furries Convention, right? Now I can't get a particular image out of my head - the image of Granny Clampett in a possum costume! :)

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  6. Hope Barry stays home from now on. I'd rather hear from the Real Slim Shady.

    My pick didn't win. I guess the majority of voters were wrong.

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

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    1. Hi, Lee! Thanks for coming over to the Battle of the Banned after party, good buddy. I'm sorry you are experiencing the agony of defeat today while the majority is enjoying the thrill of victory. To me it's a win-win outcome because I enjoyed both performances almost equally.

      Thanks again for joining the fun, Lee, and have a great week!

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  7. Okay I missed the voting deadline but the song I would have picked won. (Of course it did.) No really it did.

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    1. Hi, Mike! I believe you, really I do! :)

      I hope you make it over here for the next BOTB. It's coming up Monday, one week from today, and it'll be another exciting installment of "Heavy Halloween." See you then, good buddy!

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  8. Am I one of the first to comment this time? WOW! I guess miracles do happen from time to time.
    Glad I won, but where is the Write In Vote from that anonymous person who commented right after me during the battle?

    PS - I love the Goldbergs. That is to say, I love the Goldbergs when I get around to watching them. Gaaahhhh, wish I had more time for TV, this is a classic for sure.

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    1. Hi, Jeffrey! Thanks for hustling over so soon, good buddy. You were almost the early bird. To answer your question, I changed your bogus anonymous write-in vote to "Pencil Neck Geek." :)

      I'm glad you enjoyed yourself today, Jeffrey, and also happy to know that you watch The Goldbergs. If you don't have enough time to watch TV then MAKE time. Ask yourself this simple question, "Which is more important... vegging out in front of the TV all day or having a life?" :)

      Thanks again for your visit and vote, good buddy Jeffrey. I have another battle coming next Monday and hope to see you then!

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    2. PS - Pencil Neck Geek, one of my favourite "Doctor Demento" songs.

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    3. Right you are, Jeffrey. FYI - I looked it up, and "Pencil Neck Geek" made Rolling Stone's list of the 10 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century. It's ranked higher than "Yesterday" by the Beatles! :)

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  9. I won!! Honestly though I loved both versions so I would have been happy either way on this battle.
    I have never seen the Goldbergs. I always think I would like it when I see the previews but never get around to watching it.
    Have a great week!!

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    1. Hi, dear Holli! Thanks for coming back to find out which song won the battle. Yessum, Team Fool won by a Slim Shady margin and I agree both performances were very good.

      I think you'd like the Goldbergs because it's set in the 80s, one of your favorite decades. It is loaded with 80s references, music, slang and clothing and hair styles.

      Thank you again for joining me for this week's battle, dear friend Holli. My next BOTB is next Monday and I hope you'll stop by and vote again. Until then have a great week!

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  10. Hi Barry!

    I really enjoy your show , love your "Smother", she is hilarious! One of my favorite parts of the show is at the end. They show the VHS tapes of the real Goldbergs. It always pertains to the show and how they got the idea for the episode!

    As for you Shady , we matched again!!! This is becoming a common occurrence for us lately!!!! Great results post, really enjoyed it AND Barry!

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    1. Hi, dear Toni! Thanks for returning to view the result of the vote. Voter turnout was heavy and the race ended up nice and close which is the goal of every BOTB host.

      I wonder what's gonna happen when the real Adam Goldberg runs out of those homemade tapes that he uses at the conclusion of every episode. Will the series come to a screeching halt? I hope he has plenty of them left because Mrs. Shady and I are enjoying The Goldbergs. I'm happy to know that you watch and like the show, too.

      Yessum, you and I are putting together a winning streak by matching BOTB votes. How long can we keep it up? Vote in my next BOTB next Monday and we shall see!

      Thank you again for coming, dear friend Toni, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  11. Well, this is embarrassing. I've never heard of the Goldbergs.
    However I enjoyed your infectious enthusiasm just the same and was excited to learn "Nobody's Fool" scored the win!
    Thanks for always making my day brighter!

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    1. Hi, dear Diedre! Thanks for swinging over to see me today. It's always a pleasure to make your day brighter, dear friend.

      The Goldbergs is an ABC family sitcom that is now in its third season and doing quite well in the ratings. If you have fond memories of the 80s decade then I urge you to give the series a try.

      Yessum, "Nobody's Fool" garnered more votes and won this week's BOTB competition. Thank you once again for your participation. My next battle begins a week from today on Monday the 26th and takes us through Halloween.

      Thanks again for coming, dear friend Diedre, and have a terrific week!

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  12. Oh My Goodness !
    This either is very funny or super wierd, not sure which.
    Barry Barry Barry.
    Looking foward to your next post. I am sure I will pick the losing band again. I am on a roll here.
    Thank You again for all your kind words about Watson.
    Your sweet Toto is playing with him some where up in the clouds.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Hi, dear Gayle! Thank you very much for dropping by again and viewing the final tally in the Battle of the Banned. May I assume that you don't know what to make of Barry because you aren't familiar with his hit TV series The Goldbergs? It's a family friendly sitcom on ABC. If you are into 80s nostalgia I urge you to give it a try.

      I'm sorry your song lost. dear Gayle, but it was a close race thanks to a flurry of late votes for "Live Wire."

      I love dogs and feel an ache inside any time I read about a friend or even a stranger who has lost one. I wish that I would have known Watson. I would have spent hours petting and talking to him. Thank you for the kind suggestion that Watson and Toto are romping together on Rainbow Bridge.

      Thank you again for coming and have a fine week, dear friend Gayle!

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    2. I really only watch a few TV shows and I don't think I have ever seen this one.
      It sounds like a hoot.
      I will have to look it up.

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    3. I hope you do, dear Gayle. It's good clean fun.

      God bless!

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  13. I missed your latest round of BOTB. However I'm delighted, if a bit surprised, to learn that you like Cinderella and bands of that nature! Believe it or not, Cinderella was the opening act for my very first concert, Poison (who happens to be my favorite band of all time). Anyway, hope all is well with you, Shady! Have a wonderful week :)

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    1. Hi, dear Ashton! Thanks for coming by, dear friend. Your comment surprises me. You don't seem like a glam metal hair band kind of person. Then again, I suppose I don't either. :)

      Yessum, Poison and Cinderella, both Pennsylvania bands, toured together and in 1986 both came to the studio of the TV station where I worked and were interviewed by our VJ an the tape played back in segments on his late night weekend "Headbanger's Ball" show. The bands played at a major venue here in the greater Tampa Bay area. Good times and many memories!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your own memories with me, dear friend Ashton. I'll see you over at your place soon!

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    1. Hi, dear Sandra! Thanks for popping in! Yessum, "Nobody's Fool" held on to the lead most of the week and prevailed in the end by a narrow margin.

      I'm glad you got a chuckle from my special guest blogger, dear friend Sandra, and thank you once again for coming!

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    2. Always a pleasure, Shady. You throw a great dance party:)

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    3. I am merely carrying on the tradition that was started in the mid 20th century at the original Shady Dell by John and Helen Ettline, but thank you, dear friend Sandra! :)

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    4. It's a great tradition:)
      Hope you're having a great day, friend Shady.

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    5. I have a great day whenever you pay a friendly visit, dear Sandra. Thank you very much!

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  15. Ah I thought he looked familiar. :) Fun stuff, as always.

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    1. Hi, dear Hilary! Thank you for joining the fun today, dear friend! I'm happy to know you recognize Barry Goldberg of television's family of the 80s, The Goldbergs. Mrs. Shady and I watch the show every week and I encourage all my friends to tune in.

      Thank you again for your visit and comment, dear friend Hilary, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  16. Again, you're nobody's fool and our fav live wire Shady style! Fun as always!

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    1. Hi, dear YaYa! Thanks for joining the party. I know you voted for "Live Wire" but many other people agreed with you. There's no doubt about it, Jean C turned in a terrific performance on that AC/DC cover. A contest decided by only three votes is a great result and I am pleased.

      Thank you again for visiting and playing along, even when the music doesn't suit your taste. I invite you back here next Monday when I will present another Heavy H-ween battle. Until then, have a safe and happy week ahead, dear friend YaYa!

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  17. Hahaha other people I think would just say HERE ARE THE VOTE RESULTS OKAY BYE
    But you had me groovin and movin to Big Tasty's lil rap there, hey I thought that was pretty good!
    Due to certain friendships with some cool kids, this kind of music will always hold a place in my heart, mostly because it reminds me of them. And again, I'm not disappoint that Live Wire didn't win, because it's just so hard to choose!
    C u nxt week, Shdy!!!

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    1. Hi, dear Abigail! Thanks for coming over to find out which song won the BOTB competition. Looks like the tune you favored lost by a slim 3 vote margin but it's all good because everybody agrees that both of Jean-C's performances are great. I'm so happy you appreciate the way I chose to present the data, sugar coating it as I did with a little Barry Goldberg style humor. I'm delighted to put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step whenever possible, dear friend Abigail. Thanks again for coming and I hope to see you back here for my next battle which begins next Monday, the 26th. Have a wonderful week, kiddo!

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  18. Please. I beg of you. No more Barry. I don't feel well now. Must crawl to bed.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hi, dear Janie Junebug! I'm sorry you aren't feeling well after experiencing the power and the glory of Barry Goldberg. Please don't kill the messenger, dear friend. Barry was merely reporting the final score and the cold hard fact that "Live Wire," Janie Junebug's Pick To Click, fell short of the number of votes required to win the banned battle. I know you are disappointed but there is always next time.

      Thank you for your visit and comment, dear friend Janie. Please rest and take good care of yourself. I hope to see you again soon.

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    2. It's true. I'm disappointed, and it's not Barry's fault. Everyone should follow my lead and vote for my choice.

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    3. Okay. I'll post a "do-over" and we can all vote again. How's that? :)

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    4. You actually got Johnson v. Goldberg past me on the first go round of reading comments. It took me a while to remember Barry Goldwater.

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    5. I got the idea for that comment from Saucy Siciliana (scroll down a few) who also apparently got Barry Goldberg confused with Barry Goldwater. :)

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  19. I made it through only 2 minutes and 13 seconds of Barry. Sorry. I tried.

    It was a close one for the battle.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Shady!

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    1. Hi, dear Sherry! Thank you for coming, dear friend! If you made it through 2 minutes and 13 seconds of Barry before bailing out, you lasted longer than most people including me! :)

      Thanks for participating in last week's BOTB. The next battle is in the pipeline for Monday and I hope you'll come by and make your vote count. Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!

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    2. It wasn't easy listening to Barry. ;-)

      Enjoy your weekend, and thank you for your nice comments about my recital clip!

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    3. Any time, dear friend. You have many talents and I am happy to acknowledge them. :) Have a wonderful weekend, Sherry!

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  20. Barry naturally rhymes with derriere-y. Coincidence? I think not.

    Darling buddy, I am sorry to be late to the game but as you can see, I didn't update my blog yet, either! Ha ha ha...it's been one of those continuously distracted by life periods over the last 48 hours.

    But this is to let you know that one ONE blog I took time to visit was YOURS. Even over my own!

    Love, Cherdo

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    1. That's very sweet of you, dear Cherdo, and I am honored. I'm very sorry you have been slammed weeks on end ever since the accident. I hope Gonzo is continuing to improve day by day and that he stays in good spirits.

      Thank you again for making time to check the BOTB voting results, dear friend Cherdo. Take good care of yourself and your son and be thankful for blessings great and small. God bless!

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  21. Barry's hits. I had to watch. I like that show because it's one of the few without sex or violence--LOL! (Well, Barry wishes it had sex...if he could be involved in any way--ROFL!)

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    1. Hi, dear Rita! Hi, Kitty Kat Karma! Thank you both for making the long journey down here from Fargo!

      Did you watch that entire 22 minute Best of Barry reel? If so, then you are an industrial strength friend and fan. You also seem to be one of the few readers who actually watches The Goldbergs.

      I am very happy to know that Barry and I gave you a giggle or two today, dear friend Rita. Thanks for voting in my latest BOTB. I invite you to join me again this coming Monday for my next contest. Thanks again, dear Rita, and God bless!

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  22. What can I say, the name Barry Goldberg rings no bells in my head why is that well either I have no idea who he is or my brain has melted due to the heat

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    1. Hi, dear Jo-Anne! How's everything down under today? Barry Goldberg is one of the characters on the U.S. television sitcom The Goldbergs. I didn't expect you to know about it but you can get the gist from watching some of Barry's highlight tape. He's an insecure teenager who overcompensates by boasting, posing and pretending.

      I hope you enjoyed the post, dear friend Jo-Anne, and I wish you a happy Wednesday!

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  23. Hi Shady! Like most people, I liked both covers. I thought they were great. I looked up, The Goldbergs, and I'm going to tell my husband about it. Maybe we can catch up with the previous years on Netflix or something. He is always looking for a good comedy. See you later!

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    1. Hi, dear Belle! Thank you for joining the fun as Barry Goldberg brings us the BOTB voting results. This time around there was heavy voter turnout and it was a close race to the finish line.

      The Goldbergs is like The Wonder Years only set in the 80s instead of the 60s. Like Wonder Years, it has a narrator, the main character, Adam, as an adult who tells us his coming of age stories. I think you and Dan would enjoy the series.

      Thank you again for visiting, voting and commenting, dear friend Belle, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  24. I lived in New York in the 60s and 70s but I have to say I don't remember this Barry Goldberg. I think there was a Goldberg running for President though.

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    1. Hi, SS! My goodness, I remember you and your daughter and haven't seen either of you here in years, my friend. Welcome back to Shady Dell Music & Memories! I remember you telling me that you lived in New York decades ago. Barry Goldwater was the Republican candidate for president in 1964. Is that who you were thinking of?

      I am very pleased by your visit, SS, and I hope you will consider coming back again soon. I'd love to see you and your daughter here on SDMM. Have a wonderful day!

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  25. Oh my...even the name Barry sounds very ..well like Barry. Of course not Barry White but Barry blah. Now I must check to see which One I voted for.:)

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    1. oh yes-I was Miss Confused last time...well that has not changed:)

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    2. Hi, dear Birgit! Thank you for returning to the scene of the grime to check the final score. You seem to come down with a case of amnesia every time you're here! :) As you recall, after a little confusion, we determined that you voted for "Nobody's Fool." Your vote matched mine and "Fool" won the battle.

      Thank you very much for visiting and voting, dear friend BB, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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    3. You might have started out as Miss Confused, but you transformed into Miss Congeniality and I appreciated your friendly comment!

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  26. YAY! Nobody's Fool won!! That's how I voted. He just did a superb job with that one. I'm actually surprised the vote was as close but he was stellar on Live Wire too so I shouldn't be so surprised. Didn't know you had annual awards Shady. I'll have to keep my eye open for those!
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Hi, Michele! Thanks for coming over to find out which song won the battle. Turns out it was "our song" - "Nobody's Fool." That means you and I matched votes in your battle and in mine this cycle.

      I actually haven't presented any more Shady Awards since that four-part series a couple of years ago. These Banned Battles have taken their place.

      Thank you again for swinging over to join the fun today, Michele. Enjoy the rest of your week. I invite you to return and vote in my next battle which begins this coming Monday. Until then, take care, dear friend!

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  27. A white, Jewish rapper? Sure to be a big hit! Even better than Ice T LOL (U.S.Asty?? Oy vey!)

    I was on the losing end this time, but nice to see it was a close battle. Jean-Christophe did a good job with both songs.

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    1. Hi, dear Debbie the Doglady! Welcome and thanks for coming.

      Yessum, Barry Goldberg is Shirley destined to become, not only the next great rap star, but a rock star, basketball star, karate master, motivational guru... the list goes on and on. He Shirley is a Barry of all trades. :)

      Thanks for participating in my BOTB, Debbie. More metallic rock is coming up in my next Heavy Halloween battle on Monday and I hope to see you then. Have a great weekend, dear friend!

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  28. Hey Sahdy, what are the dates of your Battle of the Banned? I know they're different but don't have them memorized. Let me know when to look for the next one. Thanks and have a great weekend!
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Hi, dear Michele! My "partner in grime," Alex J. Cavanaugh and I have no set dates for our Battles of the Banned. What happens is that I notify him when I have a battle scheduled and he syncs up with my blog and publishes a battle of his own on the same day. Alex and I will publish our next Battle of the Banned this coming Monday, October 26.

      Please allow me to explain what I'm doing. With The Shady Dell and its founders, John and Helen Ettline, as the primary focus of this blog, I choose to remember and honor them throughout the calendar year on their birth and death dates. I also honor Margaret Schneider, "The Oldest Living Dell Rat," every year on her birthday. She is now age 103. I also run special theme posts for Valentine's Day, April Fool's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day and the SDMM blogiversary. I need to work my Banned Battles in around all those important Shady Dell related dates. Alex and I also schedule our Battles of the Banned on dates other than the 1st and 15th of the month in order to avoid the appearance of competing with the other group, Battle of the Bands, to which we no longer belong. Therefore our battles are sporadic and there are no set dates for them. I sprinkle them in throughout the year at places on the schedule where they do not conflict with other important dates.

      Thank you very much for your interest in SDMM, dear friend Michele. I hope to see you here this coming Monday for my next battle. Take care and have a great weekend yourself, dearie!

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  29. Thanks for explaining your posting calendar Shady! It all makes sense now. I'll look forward to Monday's Battle of the Banned! I have a nerve-wracking day on Monday: My Luca is going in to have his teeth cleaned and every time one of my dogs go in for a dental I'm a nervous wreck. I lost my sweet Bella when she was having a dental: she had a heart attack and died on the table: I think she was given too much anesthesia. Greyhounds are very sensitive to anesthesia so I think they didn't know what they were doing. Obviously I don't go to that vet anymore. The one I have now I trust implicitly but it's still very scary. so I'll need a distraction on Monday. I'll look forward to coming over here.
    Hope you have a fun weekend!
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. I didn't know that about Greyhounds, Michele. I'm terribly sorry to learn that you lost your Bella during a routine dental procedure. I pray all goes well for Luca on Monday.

      I forgot to mention that I always let my BOTB posts run 6 or 7 days, so you have all week long to visit and vote. Also, if you ever feel like staging a battle between two different songs by the same artist, two songs by different artists or even presenting a battle involving three different artists as I once did, feel free to let me know and you can link up and join our Battle of the Banned simulcast which offers fewer rules and flexible scheduling.

      Once again I thank you for your kind comments, dear friend Michele. Have a great weekend!

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    2. Oh, thanks Shady. Your prayers are definitely appreciated! Thanks for the offer to be a part of the Banned! I'll keep that in mind...
      Have a rockin' Friday!

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    3. You too, dearie. I'll be thinking about you and Luca. Bless you both!

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  30. Thanks for the laughs, Shady! I love how you present your posts - they always put a smile to my face. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jessica Marie! May I assume that you watch The Goldbergs, the hit TV sitcom set in your area, suburban Philadelphia, in the 1980s?

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  31. Hope your weekend has been wondrous, Shady dear.

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  32. Thanks, Sandra! Believe it or not, I got to see some colorful fall leaves in my travels around Florida over the weekend. I hope your weekend was a dandy one, too, dear friend!

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