Cletus: what a sweet little guy!

Look at this sweet little guy. See what a little bit of love does…

 

And this little Dachshund puppy eating a banana is one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen. So precious! My dogs like bananas too. Do yours? They’d eat the skins if I’d let them.

 

Happy Weekend all!

Best Animal Compilation Video: 5 Shorts

This 4-minute compilation video from The Dodo includes five shorts that will absolutely warm your heart. Plus you’ll learn something too… What a great day!

Enjoy!

 

Videos detailed below.

Best Animal Videos Today include: Dogs Are So In Love With Their New Baby Brother; Cats Who Can’t Walk Still Love To Zoom Around; Baby Penguin Rescued From Storm Drain; Goats In Coats; What To Do If You Find A Baby Bird

Dogs Are So In Love With Their New Baby Brother
Keep up with these very special pals on Instagram, @frametheweim: http://thedo.do/frame

Cats Who Can’t Walk Still Love To Zoom Around
Follow these very special kitties on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Arkadiys-Adv… Instagram: http://thedo.do/perfectlyimperfect

Baby Penguin Rescued From Storm Drain

Goats In Coats
Special thanks to Farm Sanctuary for providing footage of some adorable goats. Visit http://www.farmsanctuary.org/ to learn more.

What To Do If You Find A Baby Bird
To help injured baby birds, you can support our friends at All Things Wild Rehabilitation (http://thedo.do/allthings), Wild at Heart Raptor (http://thedo.do/raptors), Wild Bird Care Centre (http://thedo.do/wbcc) and Wildsong Wildlife: http://thedo.do/wildsong.

Love animals? Watch more videos from The Dodo: https://www.thedodo.com/video/

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A Return to Battle of the Bands: Devil Woman by Cliff Richard

After a brief (well, maybe a bit more than brief) break from this bi-monthly music feature fondly known as Battle of the Bands, hosted by Stephen McCarthy of StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands, I am returning to spotlight one of my very favorite songs from the 70s.

Devil Woman is a 1976 hit single by Cliff Richard from his album I’m Nearly Famous.

In case you’re not familiar with Cliff Richard: Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, October 14, 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. Richard has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. He has total sales of over 21 million singles in the United Kingdom and is the third-top-selling artist in UK Singles Chart history, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

“Devil Woman” was written by Terry Britten and Christine Holmes (singer of the Family Dogg) and also recorded by Holmes under the name “Kristine”.

A No. 9 UK hit in June 1976, “Devil Woman” became Richard’s first single to reach the Top 20 in the US, reaching No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, which was Richard’s highest peaking single. “Devil Woman” is the third biggest-selling Cliff Richard single with over two million copies sold worldwide. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in the US and the CRIA in Canada.

The song is told from the point of a view of a man jinxed from an encounter with a stray cat with evil eyes, and his discovery that the psychic medium (a Gypsy woman) whose help he sought to break the curse was the one responsible for the curse in the first place.

The song is heavily guitar-driven, with soft-distortion lines doubling the melody in the chorus and long, high, sustained single notes providing atmosphere over the verses. A Rhodes electric piano, bass guitar, drums and percussion are the only other instruments.

Here’s is Cliff Richard’s hit. Give a listen and be sure to Crank It Up! It absolutely should be listened to at high volume…and you’ll surely see why it’s one of my favorites. Such a great song. (But don’t vote for this version; it’s only here for your enjoyment. Vote on the covers presented below).

 

Cover #1: RIOT

Riot is an American heavy metal band founded in New York City in 1975 by guitarist Mark Reale. Reaching a peak in popularity in the early 80s, the band has continued a long-running successful career.

Riot has toured with AC/DC, Molly Hatchet, Sammy Hagar, Kiss, Vandenberg, Black Sabbath and Rush among others.

Riot’s sound initially started out as straightforward heavy metal, but since their 1988 release Thundersteel their musical direction has been more along the lines of power metal.

In 2013, Riot V, a new iteration of the band, was launched by the surviving members, post the passing of founding member and band leader Mark Reale.

Their cover of Devil Woman appeared on Riot’s 1983 album Born in America:

 

Cover #2:  ALL ABOUT EVE

All About Eve was an English band known for their alternative and gothic rock style. The band’s name was taken from the 1950 film starring Bette Davis. The initial creative core consisted of Julianne Regan (vocals) and Tim Bricheno ( guitar) and Andy Cousin (bass guitar) with other members changing over the years. Their biggest commercial success was “Martha’s Harbour” (1988), although the band’s tenure ran between 1984 and 2004, and included four UK Top 50 albums. The band have been recognized for their “unique, folk-rock-influenced take” on the gothic rock style and Regan has been described as “certainly one of the more talented singers” of the scene in the late 1980s.

All About Eve did the Devil Woman cover as a B-side of their 12″ single Flowers in Our Hair in 1987.

 

TIME TO VOTE! Which version do you like better and why? When you’re done voting, please visit these other BOTB participants and check out their cool battles:

 

I’ll be back on the 21st with results for this battle. Thanks for participating!

Photographing pets: I feel your pain!

How adorable is this?

A true depiction of the phrase “herding cats”

 

Speaking of herding, check out this beaver herding cattle:

If you live with animal companions then you know they couldn’t care less about personal space. I have two Australian Shepherds (Ranger and Bear) staying with me now who follow me EVERYWHERE, even if it’s just across the room. And they absolutely insist on laying at my feet when I’m on the toilet. Really? I can’t even have 5 minutes?? Oh Lord! Anyway, here’s a cute Dodo video showing how invasive our precious babies can be into our personal space:

 

Ah, life is so much better with animals in it!

Have a great day everybody…