The Last Week That Was Of Winter 2017

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The Week That Was

A big week coming, what with the A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal tomorrow and lots more blogging to do for the Challenge as well as the regular stuff I do out here. So, let’s get to it.

Songs and/or artists with “air” in the name was last Monday’s theme. I joined almost everyone else in sharing a song by Air Supply, but I came up with some unique choices as well. “The Air That I Breathe” by The Hollies was not one of them. I try to come up with songs that no one else thinks of, and I’d say I did a pretty good job.

The Reverend Al Green, formerly known as just Al Green, who had a few Top 10 hits on the Hot 100 (and many more on the Soul/R&B chart) in the early Seventies, was the featured artist this week. I have his Greatest Hits collection and it’s one of my favorite albums.


This week’s one-liner came from the A to Z Challenge blog. The theme reveal for this year’s Challenge is tomorrow, so be sure and check the blog for a list of this year’s participants.


I’ll announce the winner of my most-recent Battle of the Bands on Tuesday, so if you haven’t voted, stop on out there and have a listen and let your voice be heard. The song is “Air Mail Special” and the contestants are Caterina Valente and Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band.

Kat asked for seven reasons I would want to go to Ireland, which is a moot issue since I highly doubt I’ll ever make it there.

As Friday was the Feast of St. Patrick, I played Irish music. No surprise there.


Linda’s prompt was “man,” and as I woke up thinking of songs with “man” in the title, I shared five of them. Hey, I didn’t use The Friday Five to do it. I’m open to suggestions of other songs with “man” in the title, and will share your suggestions this Friday.

Tomorrow, I’ll be eulogizing Chuck Berry, who died yesterday at the ripe old age of 90, and will also reveal my theme for this year’s A to Z Challenge. As I mentioned above, I’ll reveal the name of the winner of Battle “Air Mail Special” on Tuesday and your “man” songs on Friday. Two for Tuesday will feature another artist from my high school days, I’ll have another pithy one-liner on Wednesday, and I’ll have to wait to see what Kat has planned for Thursday and Linda for Saturday. I’ll also continue plugging away at my entries for A to Z (I’m halfway done now) and visit as many of you who do a theme reveal tomorrow as I can.

One other thing: in last week’s survey about what to do with Daylight Saving Time, seven of you said get rid of it altogether, two said to go back to “last Sunday in April to last Sunday in October,” and there were votes for both moving the clocks ahead one hour permanently and moving them ahead a half-hour permanently. No one wanted to keep the current scheme. Thanks to everyone who voted!

That wraps up last week. Stay tuned!

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