The First June 2018 Week That Was

Here are Pat Boone and Dinah Shore for the ’59 Chevys, due out October 16!

Dinah looks like she has a 19″ waist, doesn’t she? We had a ’59 Biscayne, complete with the tailfins.

The Week That Was

Did some cleaning in my office yesterday, and things are still all out of place. I took the day off from the blog and commenting, so I really have a lot of catching up to do. I’m still backed up from April, believe it or not. So, let’s review the week and I might see you sometime today.

Monday was Memorial Day, as well as a freebie day on M4. I reviewed the songs that were #1 on WLS during the ’60’s. It was also my last day as your guest conductor for the month; tomorrow, Alana takes over, and she has some goodies planned for June, so stay tuned. And the invitation stands: if you want to join us for our Monday Boogiefest, check out the rules on Xmas Dolly’s website.

Johnny Tillotson, who had a big hit with “Poetry In Motion” and is still going strong at 80, was the featured artist.

This week’s one-liner was a quote from Chicago-based architect and city planner Daniel Burnham, who was one of the chief architects of the White City, one of the primary attractions of the 1893 Columbian Exposition, and author of the Burnham Plan for Chicago, one of the first attempts at urban planning on a grand scale. My apologies to anyone who was unable to watch the video because of YouTube’s restrictions. I have no knowledge of when that will happen, and even less of an understanding why it happens; guess it’s all a part of life on the Internet.

Kat’s challenge was to write about a college memory. I wrote about my first experience with the class enrollment process that Northwestern used circa 1974, back when we had to collect computer cards to build our class schedule. This was back when we used to walk to school barefoot, uphill both ways, in the snow, backwards. Now the task is relatively painless.

We stayed in Australia for this week’s chart, from radio station 2WS in Sydney as of June 3, 1979. In many ways not much different fromn what was happening here music-wise around the same time. Richmond Road suggested I look at 2JJ, the chief pop station for Sydney in the ’70’s, who played more music from Australian artists, so I’m off to find some.

Linda’s prompt of “your favorite word” left many of us nonplussed, including apparently Linda herself. I referenced the Monty Python sketch about “woody” and “tinny” words and shared a couple of pictures of the rainstorm on Friday afternoon that happened while I was writing the piece at Starbucks.

No surprises expected as I continue to work my way out of my comment backlog and try to clean my office.

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

7 thoughts on “The First June 2018 Week That Was

  1. When someone talks about guest conductor, music and Alana, I think of this – different name spelling, but great song:


  2. I am no longer backed up on my reading, but I also had to make some decisions about what to read. I hate to miss some of it, so I stick to that stuff!
    It was a good week!


  3. I’ve caught up on some of my reading and decided I must eliminate some of it (not you). I’ve got things to do, people to see, and places to go – just sayin.


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