Votes are due by 8 pm EST on Wednesday, April 6th: The semi-finals for both Division E and Divison F feature 1 seed vs. 5 seed and 2 seed vs. 3 seed match-ups. And that’s about where the commonality ends. Division E is all over the psychadelic place, whereas Division F would feel right at home on dueling riverboats on the Cumberland in spitting distance of the Grand Ole’ Opry. I can’t make a single prediction on these, and my money’s only on one bet- after an incredible run, Johnny Cash will most definitely suffer his first loss of the Living The Dream Music Tournament today to his first formidable competitor to date. Himself.
Division E Semi-Finals
#1 Beat It (Michael Jackson) vs. #5 Here Comes The Sun (Beatles)
#2 Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin) vs. #3 Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Division F Semi-Finals
#1 The Weight (The Band) vs. #5 Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
#2 Hurt (Johnny Cash) vs. #3 Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Bonus track: Since it’s Johnny Cash day, I’m including the last original song he wrote and recorded before he passed away at the end of the playlist. You can’t vote on it, but you can sorta shiver at what was going through the Man in Black’s mind in his last year of life. Oof.