Here’s Muhammad Ali for d-Con four/gone. Wipes out roaches in a whole room!
Things are settling back to normal now that Christmas and New Year’s are out of the way. Last Sunday was the Feast of the Epiphany, the traditional end of the Christmas season and the day that most people who had natural trees standing in their living room undecorated it and disposed of it, I hope in an environmentally-friendly way. Tomorrow is the Martin Luther King holiday in the US for some of you, so have a good day if you’re one of them.
You’ll notice I’m using a different format for the summary. Let me know how you like it.
|This was Jim’s first week as the substitute host for Song Lyric Sunday, and he chose the theme “doctor/health/medicine.” I chose the song “Goin’ Down Slow,” a blues standard written by St. Louis Jimmy Oden, as sung by Howlin’ Wolf. It seemed to go over well.|
|We celebrated Elvis Presley’s 84th birthday with songs from him and his contemporaries.|
|Richard Elliot was the featured artist.|
|In my latest battle, featuring the same song by the same band using two different names and arrangements, ended with New Hope (the later incarnation) beating The Kit Kats 6-3.|
|This week’s quote was from Albert Schweitzer. I said it was the story of my life because it included music and cats.|
|I chose the prompt about “7 things that bring me joy,” despite the fact that I usually have trouble with prompts like that. From the comments I received, I did all right.|
|We headed north of the border to look at CHUM’s Top 10 on January 11, 1957. They were doing country music at the time.|
|Our prompt was to allow a piece of art to inspire our writing. I wrote about my ex-manager and the piece of artwork I wanted to give him as I was leaving.|
|Here are my Just Jot It January entries for the days not already covered.
Freebie day tomorrow, and I haven’t quite figured out what to do just yet. We’ll have another Battle of the Bands this Tuesday, which I think you’ll like. All the regular features will be back, as well as a week of Just Jot It January. I chose the prompt for Thursday, by the way.
- Uncle Jack Connelly
- Mary B
- Ed Thierbach
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a “like”
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!