An “April Showers Bring May Flowers” Week That Was

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The Week That Was

Another busy A to Z Challenge week. I will get to everyoe’s blog, I promise. Maybe not in April, but during the Road Trip. Meanwhile, here’s the summary for the week.


First, in last week’s Battle of the Bands, which pitted Trini Lopez against Madness in a battle over who did a better version of “Shame and Scandal in the Family”…

Trini Lopez: 2
Madness: 5

Voting was light, which I attribute to the A to Z Challenge and the fact it was a Sunday. Maybe I need to add a reminder about halfway through the week. Stephen pointed out that after Trini got the first two votes, Madness got the rest.

Another Freebie week gave me an opportunity to introduce fingerstyle guitarist Maneli Jamal, another of the many musicians who are bypassing the traditional route and bringing their music directly to listeners via Spotify and YouTube. That’s the way I’m finding all my music these days.

Bobby Rydell was this week’s featured artist.

Saw a quote from Konrad Adenauer in one of Deborah Weber’s A to Z Challenge posts and decided to use it for my one-liner. Thanks again, Deborah!

Another of my “woulda, coulda, shoulda” posts while exploring what I would choose as a new career.

I chose ten songs with some kind of alcoholic beverages in the title. Most good songs about booze don’t actually have the name of the beverage in the title, e.g. “One For The Road” or “Little Brown Jug,” so I may need to loosen my standards a little on what I choose from your suggestions. Yeah, like I don’t usually do that.

The prompt was “spoke,” and I took a different fork in the road (gee, what a surprise) and talked about bespoke (i.e. made to order) software and how my old company got into the custom software business after watching lots of third-party consultants make big bucks customizing it for us.

And of course, the A to Z Challenge words:

  • Novelize
  • Obituary
  • Payphone
  • I had two Q’s: Quiz Show, which should have been released on Thursday, but because I didn’t look at a calendar when I scheduled it, came out on Wednesdy (apologies to anyone confused by my faux pas); and Quandary, which described pretty accurately what my error caused for me.
  • Rebuttal
  • (Ed) Sullivan

Tomorrow’s theme for M4 is songs about the Earth for Earth Day, is today and which I will likely find a way to circumvent because that’s just the kind of guy I am. I have another singer from Philly for Two for Tuesday, a one-liner for Wednesay, and your “booze” songs for Friday. Have to wait to find out the prompts for Thursday and Saturday.

Thanks to Dan, Laura, Birgit, Bill, Ally, Janet, Barbara, Kip, Jeanne, Uncle Jack Connelly, Stephen, Eugenia, Mark, Arlee, Joey, Tara, Martha, Jacqui, Hilary, Trisha, AJ, Hester, “Supernatural Snark”, Sharon, Deborah, Trudy, Alana, Jen, Marie, “Weekends In Maine”, J-Dub, JoAnna, Diedre, Emily, Natasha, Iain, David Webb, Mary (Mrs. John) Holton, Kalpanaa, Nilanjana, Cathy, Scarlett, “Slfinnell”, “Darswords”, Kim, Cathy Keisha, Mike, Mary B, anyone I might have missed, and everyone who left a “like.”

And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

6 thoughts on “An “April Showers Bring May Flowers” Week That Was

  1. Hello my friend, I have to put your link somewhere where I can find it a lot quicker… so I’m looking for it and then POOF! DUH! My music buddy… now I know where to get it with a snap of a finger. So, how’s your weekend going my friend? I’ll tell you your 50’s commercials was when I was growing up mainly because I was born in 1950 and your others too. The baby boom you have 46′ to 64′ (hmmm just 46 turned around hmmm), anyway I was growing up then too I was only 14 in 64’… and my big brother was born in 44’… so I guess that was our era… I love talking about the old days… in fact, my oldest son was just over (he moved & we’re storing a few things for him like his bass & amp & a few other things. He’s such a good boy and I’m so proud of him… handsome bugger too!!! ~hehehe~ Love him too pieces! He loves his music too & loves to sing. We were looking at old pictures. So all in all a great Sunday… glad you’re in on it! ~hehehe~ Hope you had a good time too! Catch ya later my friend! Great post… love the commercials. I love your line up for this week… I’LL BE BACK… BOOZE FOR FRIDAY??? GEEZ, POUR ME ONE! hahahaha


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