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Well, this was an eventful week. It started with a lot of folks upset that a website in India was reprinting blog posts without
the express written consent of Major League Baseball their permission. Even though I wasn’t one of them (and I’m a little hurt that I wasn’t), I offered a suggestion on what could be done about it. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed, and it turned out that it was just programmer error and the owner of the offending site took his design back to the drawing board, and peace once again settled upon the (blogging) world.
You might like to know that, after weeks of neglecting it, I have rebuilt the Two for Tuesday Index. I’m not sure that anyone is actually using it, but it’s there. I used the same technique I use to build the “thank you” list at the end of my Week that Was posts, which one of these days I should document for those of you who get into technical stuff like databases. Incidentally, I have been using Markdown wherever possible to write my blog posts. It does a lot of the work of formatting posts without having to write any HTML or punch any of the buttons at the top of the window to boldface and italicize, to build ordered (with numbers) and unordered (with bullets) lists, to simplify building links (although it doesn’t allow you to say that you want to open the link in a new page), and to do a couple of other things that I haven’t discovered yet. WordPress allows you to write posts directly in Markdown, whereas Blogger doesn’t support it, although you can run Markdown through the script and have it format the HTML for you.
Anyway, here’s this week’s summary.
Last week’s theme was “songs from TV shows,” and I chose “There Is A Time,” which Maggie Peterson sang as Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show, and “A Swingin’ Safari” by Bert Kaempfert, the original theme song for the 1962 version of The Match Game.
I am this month’s Guest Conductor for M4 and chose “songs about dogs” as my first theme.
Songs by The Smothers Brothers, Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops, and from the movie Lady and The Tramp were featured.
Guitarist Norman Brown was this week’s featured artist.
My choice of one-liners sparked a lively discussion about how much everyone hates it when things get reorganized at the grocery store.
I shared ten of the almost 2300 (not 3000 as I said earlier) Instagram accounts I follow. The way I’m going, I might get to 3000.
By a 2-to-1 margin, Boz Scaggs’s “Harbor Lights” beat out Bruce Hornsby’s. Another battle comes this Thursday.
We reviewed the Top 10 for radio station KHJ in Los Angeles from 1971.
The prompt “where” led me into the world of cigarettes, specifically Pall Malls, which bore the legend “wherever particular people congregate” on its packs.
Tomorrow is a freebie day for M4, and I’m leaning toward doing another YouTube Roulette post. I’ll have another smooth jazz artist on Tuesday and another Battle of the Bands on Thursday. Apart from that, pretty much the same stuff.
- Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)
- Ally Bean
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Keisha
- Cathy Kennedy
- Dan Antion
- Eli Pacheco
- Jack Connelly
- John W. Howell
- Lakshmi Bhat
- Laura Venturini
- M. K. Waller
- Mary B
- Mike Spain
- Paula Light
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!