This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Dr Pepper. Be a Pepper!
Had a relatively uneventful week here at this end. One thing I did do, which you’ll start seeing on Tuesday, is put together all of my posts (all 31 of them) for this year’s Rocktober MusicFest, brought to you by Mary B over at Jingle Jangle Jungle and this station. The bulk of my entries will be songs from the ’60’s with a couple from the ’50’s, and unlike most of my music posts, I’ll just be sharing the song with little or no commentary. Anyway, I don’t have much more to add, so here’s the summary for the week.
My song, in fitting with the clothing theme, was Bing Crosby’s “Who Threw The Overalls in Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder?”
We had a freebie this week, so I shared ten more-or-less offical state songs, typically songs that weren’t written specifically for the state.
This week’s songs were provided by Sly & The Family Stone, The Beatles, and The Edgar Wnter Group.
I shared a story about my uttering a Yiddish expression of frustration during a particularly tense class, expressed my belief that the only person that should be censoring anything you say is you (and that it’s a much better idea than most people give it credit for), I shared a couple of commandments I’d write for the world today, and explained what I use instead of Google.
Hoyt Curtin, who was the composer for many of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons, was the featured artist.
Had an audio one-liner (okay, more like three or four) by David Brinkley from 1962, predicting the imminent demise of rock & roll. He was off by about 50 years.
I expressed my lack of enthusiasm for the new TV season.
Shared a survey I found on Pinterest from 1963 for WGH in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Dan provided this week’s prompt(s), ent/net/ten, in Linda’s place while she was in Kingston, Ontario attending a convention. I had fun with it, talking about combinatorics, public TV in the US, Sesame Street, and otorhinolaryngologists.
As mentioned earlier, Rocktoberfest starts on Tuesday, and I’ll be posting a song a day through the end of the month. Tomorrow’s M4 asks for songs from when I was six, which was 1962 in my case. We’ll have a Battle of the Bands on Tuesday, provided I get my act together and can put one together. All your faves will be back this week, too.
- Ally Bean
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Ed Thierbach
- Laura Venturini
- Marie Moody
- Mary M
- Naked White Guy
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a “like”
And that’s a wrap on this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!