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I don’t think I knew anyone who had one of these. Come to think of it, I’m not sure that anyone knows anyone who had one.
I’m a little late this afternoon (you know, Mass and all), so this was delayed. Sorry about that.
It was a good week. Mary’s had a bad cough, but she feels good today and we both had a good night’s sleep, so that’s something in our favor. It’s warming up here, but the temperature has been a little lower than normal this past week, odd for the Dog Days of Summer. Anyway, here’s this week’s summary…
Last week’s theme was all about weddings, so my choice of songs was The Brooklyn Bridge’s classic “Worst That Could Happen.” A couple of you mentioned you had never heard it before, so I’m happy to have introduced you to it. It’s a great song sung by one of the great singers of our time, Johnny Maestro.
I announced the winner of my latest Battle of the Bands: by a final score of 8-3-3-0-0, ELO’s “Evil Woman” beat four other contenders who did a song called “Evil Woman.” Then, in the regularly-scheduled program, the theme was “our favorite American Idol or The Voice performers,” which put me at a disadvantage because I don’t watch those shows. However, I found some videos of the British version of Little Big Shots, hosted by the very funny Dawn French, and turned up a gem: a 16-year-old girl who calls herself Sapphire, who has a fantastic voice. You can hear her on YouTube and Spotify, so do yourself a favor and go listen to her.
I featured songs by The Monkees, the late great Al Jarreau, and guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr.
Saxophonist Euge Groove was this week’s featured artist.
I shared a text message I received from my erstwhile dentist, who told me they had shut down the facility close by and were sending everyone to a couple of distant locations. Long story short, I’m looking for a new dentist. Many of you commented that you felt as I did, that handling the situation by text was not an especially good way to do it, and that a phone call or preferably a letter would have been.
We were challenged to name the most humid place we’ve been. Mine was Houston, with Singapore taking the international title. Many of you shared your most humid place, and I agree with all of them.
We visited Grand Rapids, Michigan (one of my favorite destinations) and radio station WGRD to look at their survey from July 28, 1967. Their Top 10 was actually a Top 14 to match with the stations frequency (1410 kHz) and their #1 was a two-sided hit by The Monkees, so we had 15 songs instead of 10. At least none of them was a disco song.
The prompt was “clean/dirty,” which reminded me of a post I did for Just Jot It January 2018 about commercials during game shows, so I rattled on about that post and concluded I should have been an ad man.
Haven’t given the coming week a whole lot of thought, so it’ll be a surprise, probably a lot like last week. Stay tuned.
- Alana Mautone
- Ally Bean
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Keisha
- Cathy Kennedy
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Jack Connelly
- Jen E @ mommablogsalot
- Laura Venturini
- Michele Jones
- Mike G
- Mike Spain
- Paula Light
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a “like”
That wraps up this edition of The Week That Was. Have a good week, and I’ll see you in the funny papers!