The Officially Fall Week That Was (With BotB Results)

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Pepto-Bismol. Pepto-Bismol, until the bug stops bugging you!

I remember that they did commercials like this where the bug was played by a person.

It’s been one of those weeks. I’m still looking at alternatives for Evernote, which is just about everything I want but kind of expensive, and the more I find, the more I think I’ll just stay with what I have. My biggest concern is that Evernote might shut down and I’ll end up having to move everything anyway, but at this stage I think I’ll be happy with what I have. I will, however, keep OneNote as a backup, because I will need someplace for all the documents I’ve saved in the event Evernote vanishes.

After a few days’ respite from the heat, we’re looking at more 90° weather later this week, but it’s starting to get down into the 60’s at night, so fall is getting here. In honor of that occasion, here’s the summary for the week.

My most recent battle, between Kool & The Gang’s “Cherish” and The Association’s “Cherish,” turned out really well: no shutouts or landslides. Here are the results:

Kool & The Gang: 4

The Association: 6

Congratulations to The Association on their win, and to Kool & The Gang for being a worthy adversary. And, of course, thank you to all of you who voted. The next Battle of the Bands is October 1 (a week from Tuesday).

I used “Our House” by Madness in answer to the theme “Floor/House/Roof/Walls.”

Mary B, this month’s guest conductor, asked for songs by people who have appeared at the annual Farm Aid event. It was a little difficult since I’ve never given the event much thought, but I gleaned enough information from the Farm Aid website to put together a pretty fair list.

This week’s Song Challenge had a “numbers” theme. I featured songs by The Dave Clark 5, Ace, and The Presidents.

I started doing Share Your World a couple of weeks ago and was under the impression that the questions came out on Tuesday, so I was a bit surprised when I saw them on Monday. I made the decision to post my responses on Tuesdays going forward. Anyway, this week’s questions came from several participants, and there were more of them than usual.

I already had profiled Lalo Schifrin in an early Two for Tuesday, so this Tuesday’s post was an encore presentation. Most of you weren’t readers when I published the original, so it gave me a chance to get more mileage out of the post.

Found a funny one-liner on Lamebook that was posted to Instagram regarding free chips and salsa at Mexican restaurants, so I shared that.

I used the prompt (write a post based on the word “final”) to climb up on my soapbox and urge everyone to stay at the theater until all the credits on the movie you just saw have run. The people in those credits worked at least as hard as the actors and in most cases even harder. One of my cousins used to work for a caterer that made food for movie sets, and they used to get a credit along with the key grip, the Foley operator, the animal trainer, and all the other jobs that make movies seem like such a simple thing.

I had done the Hot 100 the week before, so this week I shared the top ten from the Cash Box Top 100 for April 19, 1969.

The prompt “wrap/rap” gave me a chance to talk about one of my favorite foods, the gyros sandwich. If you’ve never had one, I hope you were encouraged to try one the next time you’re at a place that serves them. They are really good.

I’ll be doing pretty much the same thing as I do every week, and who knows, I might get involved in yet another blog hop. They’re kind of like pistachios….

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And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

9 thoughts on “The Officially Fall Week That Was (With BotB Results)

  1. John,

    I had no clue how your battle would play out. You used two great ‘Cherish’ songs but it’s easy to see how The Association won the showdown. Thanks for sharing the results, my friend.


    1. The great thing was, I didn’t know how it was going to turn out, either. The Association got the first three votes and I thought “oh no, here we go again,” then Kool & the Gang picked up the next couple and made a horse race out of it. They’re both really good songs and that made it easy for me and difficult for everyone else.


  2. I’m glad it was a close outcome because I really like both songs. Good to know that the great music of The Association still holds up well for a lot of folks.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


  3. Glad The Association won. I’m sorry to have missed some of your posts
    But typical of me right now. I just fell asleep writing this so this took me 20 min. To write. My finger was on the iPad the whole time..hahaa.


  4. Very unimpressive but I did see the Association in concert… or a version of them in the 80s. I always liked Never My Love


    1. Most bands from the ’60’s and ’70’s are composed of maybe one of the original members and a bunch of new guys. The current Guess Who have one original member (he might be an early replacement), BS&T is now completely replacements, and there are three original members of Chicago in the touring band.

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      1. Yea I can imagine there are hardly any left in many of those bands. In the 80s I may have seen one or two of the Association.
        Lynyrd Skynyrd only has one.


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