The Mid-September Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is sponsored by Hasbro, makers of Lite-Brite.

My former company had this idea of creating a GUI frontend to all of our mainframe products. Many of us resorted to calling it “Lite-Brite.” It didn’t go over that well.

It’s been a very hot week here, but it rained heavily on Friday night and it’s seemed cooler and less humid since then. Mary thinks we might have started into fall for real. Let’s hope so. Plenty to talk about, including a brand new blog hop, so let’s get started, shall we?

First, I kind of let this slip and posted it yesterday, but there’s a new Battle of the Bands this week, featuring songs named “Cherish” by Kool & The Gang and The Association. Why not give them a listen and vote in this battle? Voting will be open until next Sunday.

The prompt “Bird/Fly/Sky/Wing” made me think of The Trashmens’ 1963 hit, “Surfin’ Bird.”

Playing “Surfin’ Bird” put me in a mood for more surf tunes, so I chose ten of them at random, or rather, I helped Spotify choose ten at random, because Spotify seems unclear on the concept of “surf” music.

Round 30 of Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge featured songs by Dorothy Dandridge, Gipsy Kings, and Olivia Newton-John (be still my heart).

Edwin Astley, who composed the theme songs for The Saint and Danger Man, was the featured artist.

As if I don’t participate in enough blog hops already, I decided to throw my hat into another ring and do “Share Your World,” hosted by Melanie. One of these days I should do my own… Anyway, the questions and answers are there.

I used another funny saying I found on Lamebook (via Instagram) about forgetting.

The prompt I chose was to write a post inspired by the word “supply.” I talked a little bit about my years training and consulting on an Inventory Management package.

I found the Hot 100 for August 22, 1964 and shared the Top 10. I figured that I talk about the Hot 100 enough…

The prompt was to write about the first blue object I saw. Luckily, I was wearing a blue shirt. I also remembered I had a couple of “blue” playlist floating out there, so I linked to them, for your listening pleasure.

Tomorrow for M4 we’ll be featuring music by participants in Farm Aid. Fortunately Mary B told us where to find the participants in Farm Aid, because I’ve never seen it or followed it. I know Willie Nelson organized the first one, and that’s about it. I’ll have another TV composer on Tuesday, another survey on Friday, and all the blog hops will keep me busy. All of which adds up to an action-packed and fun-filled week, so be there or be square!

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And that’s a wrap on this week’s edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

15 thoughts on “The Mid-September Week That Was

  1. and watched a few more commercials from the video – wow – the heath bar used to be my fav candy bar in middle school – and laughing at the 7-up one


  2. so how do you get the video to start and stop with your lite bright ad?
    just curious –
    and just saw one of those a couple weeks ago –

    and had a couple while growing up

    and looks like you have been busy this week – and the share your world (used to be Cees challenge) is one I love to read from bloggers because it is usually succinct and intimate in a fun (not too heavy0 way
    have a good week J


    1. Check out and start where it says “embed with a shortcode.” There are a bunch of examples there. The thing to remember is that the start and end times have to be specified in seconds. So if the section you want starts at 16:56 and ends at 17:26, you have to say “start=1016&end=1046.” I still use the old wp-admin editor and play a few HTML tricks to center the video and set the width to 600; I’m not sure how Gutenberg does it (and I’d just as soon not have to)… maybe it’s time for another instructional video…

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  3. Those Farm Aids have been really good. I’m not the kind of person who wants to meet famous people…actors or musicians but Willie Nelson I would love to meet.

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