Just Your Run-of-the-mill Week That Was

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I love these old car commercials.

The Week That Was

Busy week this week, as I talked about yesterday. By the way, my apologies to my fellow Battle of the Bands posters. I had every intention of getting to all of you, but I got interrupted and somehow it slipped my mind. I have a memory like a colander sometimes. Anyway, here’s the summary of last week.

Mary B. chose the theme this past week, which was “destinations.” There must be thousands of songs with destinations in the title, and I gave you eleven and you took it from there. I’ll be doing destinations on Fridays for the next few weeks, I think.


Helen Reddy was the featured artist this week. I have enough acts from the Seventies that will probably last me through the summer, if you were wondering. By the way, several of you mentioned they liked Tanya Tucker’s version of “Delta Dawn” better. Do you realize she was about 15 when she recorded it?

My one-liner this week was from the famous Mary Schmich column in the Chicago Tribune where she wrote the commencement speech she would deliver if she were asked to delivered one, which was turned into a song by Baz Luhrman. It was my annual day to remind everyone about sun safety, it also being the anniversary of the death of my stepfather Jack “Tex” Christian (Pat’s father), who died from melanoma on that date in 1992. As Mary Schmich said, wear sunscreen.

I was asked to tell ya’ll about the last concert I attended. For me, it was in 1992 when I happened to be in Toronto the same night as jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli was there giving a concert. My concert-going days came to a memorable conclusion.

I pointed out that The Friday Five is rapidly becoming The Friday Five Times Two, as I featured the ten songs my brother Kip came up with that Monday.


My most recent battle, “Battle ‘Big Blue Diamonds’: Van Morrison vs. Percy Sledge” was won rather decisively by Percy Sledge, 9-1. The next battle is on July 15, and this time I promise I’ll get to everyone that’s doing a battle.


The prompt was rain/rein/reign and I managed to get all three in to the post.

Nothing special is planned for this week. That doesn’t mean you won’t find a few extra posts in between all the usual stuff. You will, if I think of something.

And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you soon!

11 thoughts on “Just Your Run-of-the-mill Week That Was

  1. Percy Sledge got a deserving win in your match. Not that Van did a bad job, but Percy did it better.

    Hope I can make it to all the Battles on the 15th. I’ll be in the midst of traveling so it might be tough, but hopefully I can get to most of the Battles before I get on the road or maybe when I’m in the motel that night.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


  2. Love that commercial with the police guy talking which, nowadays, would be a snorefest:) Your blog shows that each of us could write every day…if we wanted to. I always find your blog interesting. Helen Reddy rocks


    1. This Saturday will be the third anniversary of me blogging every day. I might write something about it on July 4, which will be 1100 days straight. Or maybe not. Not sure how many posts that is; there are some days I might post two or three times a day. I should download the backup into my test system and see how many that is. I know I’m close to 2000 posts (I’m just a couple shy of 1800 right now). Glad you like it!


    1. They don’t make commercials like that anymore. Now you’d see about ten commercials in that big a slot. I just looked it up… she was 13 when that song came out. Wow.

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