The “Back To School” Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Skittles. Some for me and some for you!

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Not a good week physically: I won’t go into the details, because I did all that this week. My good arm is still giving me issues, but at least the leg part is straightened out. It’s Labo(u)r Day weekend here in North America, so things are nice and quiet here. Mary and I are celebrating by having a “staycation” weekend, where we go out for coffee a couple of times and don’t do any serious cooking. I know some of you are dashing around getting the young’uns ready for school (the kids here went back a month ago), so I hope you get at least some rest the next couple of days. Anyway, here’s the summary for the week.

Last week’s prompt was “dream/lullaby/sleep,” and my choice of songs was “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon and War, one of my favorites from 1970. That was an especially good year for music.

A freebie week gave me a chance to do some more random selections, for which I used Spotify to make the choices. Came up with some interesting ones.

This week’s musical choices featured songs by Andy Williams, George Thorogood, and Elvis.

The last entry in the “Smooth Jazz” series was the late Ronny Jordan. This week, we start a new series, “Television Composers,” the composers of some of the more memorable theme songs and incidental music for television.

I chose another line from one of my favorite websites, Apartment Therapy. The site is worth a look, because it’s not just about apartments.

Ended up being a litany of some of my woes, including the death of my wired headphones and all the physical issues, and a few words about Tic Tacs. In other words, I was all over the place as usual.

I celebrated Labor Day by sharing the Top 10 from WLS for Labor Day Weekend 1961. Most of us don’t remember many of the songs from that period. The early ’60’s were a sort of limbo between the Rock & Roll Era and the British Invasion. That might be the series after TV composers on Two For Tuesday.

The secret woid this week was “couch”, so I shared a few phrases that use it. The commercial was about Gaines Burgers, which I don’t think they sell anymore but were a favorite of Kuala the Dog from Hell.

First, if you hadn’t noticed, I started a new Battle of the Bands today. All you need to participate is a love of music and a knowledge of what you do and don’t like. Mary B takes over from me as guest conductor on M4 and her theme for tomorrow is “Musical Acrostics,” this time to spell out “Labor Day” in song titles. We start the “TV Composers” series on Two for Tuesday, and we’ll have another one-liner on Wednesday, another prompt from Kat on Thursday, another survey on Friday and another prompt from Linda on Saturday. Join us!

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And that’s a wrap on The Week That Was for this week. Enjoy a safe and restful Labo(u)r Day (or whatever tomorrow is where you are), and I’ll see you in the funny papers!

13 thoughts on “The “Back To School” Week That Was

  1. Oh no, I’m sorry you have been feeling so,poorly. I hope you start feeling better soon. I have been poorly with something new and I am a bit concerned since I can’t drive due to being so dizzy. I. Going for an ultrasound this coming week so wel shall see what will happen. It sounds like you have a good wee’ musically which is always nice to lis5en to.


  2. John,

    I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been dealing with some physical issues. That’s a bummer. Thanks for sharing the highlights of your week, now I need to find your BoTB to cast my vote. Happy Labor Day!

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