This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Hardee’s.
First, tomorrow is my brother Pat’s birthday, so everyone wish him a happy birthday!
I’ve done something to my shoulder that really hurts. I might have suggested it might be a torn rotator cuff, but I thought I had gotten over that. Shows what I know. Anyway, if I seem a touch more terse than usual, that might be the reason. Here’s the summary for the week.
Last week’s Battle of the bands was between the punk rock band Rancid and the hard rock/boogie rock/heavy metal band Vardis, both of whom had songs named “Let’s Go.” I thought that by choosing two bands that were similar and that weren’t especially well-known, I might get a contest. Well, I didn’t: Vardis shut out Rancid 9-0. I think I tried too hard.
Last week’s prompt was “Cowboy/Gun/Hat/Horse/Western,” and my choice of songs was “I’m An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande),” sung by the lovely Maryann Price of Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks.
Mary B, the guest conductor for September, said “let’s spell out ‘Labor Day’ in song titles!” I added the number 19 to indicate which Labor Day we were talking about and the extra U that our friends from Canada use to spell “labour.”
Songs by Loverboy, Chad & Jeremy, and Average White Band were featured.
I kicked off my new series, “Television Composers,” with Earle Hagen.
This week’s one-liner came from Moses Harry Horwitz, better known as Moe Howard of The Three Stooges.
I riffed on “fall” as it applies to the season and not as in the activity.
The October 18, 1963 survey from radio station KGB in San Diego was featured.
The prompt was “way, weigh, whey” and I had thoughts on all three.
Nothing out of the ordinary. Freebie day tomorrow, another TV composer on Tuesday, a one-liner on Wednesday, a radio survey on Friday, and responses to prompts on Thursday (Kat) and Saturday (Linda). I hope my shoulder rehabilitates itself.
- Ally Bean
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Dan Antion
- Debbie D.
- Deborah Drucker
- Lisa Coleman
- Marie Moody
- Mary B
- Mary M
- Mike Spain
- Stacy Uncorked
- Stephen T. McCarthy
And that’s all she wrote for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!