This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Clairol, makers of the Air Brush Styling Dryer.
My guess is that Clairol sold them, but another company made them.
This has been a busy week, with lots of posting, especially early in the week. You might have noticed that I’m now scheduling most of my posts for 3 AM Eastern time, partly to get everything in, partly because I wanted to. I’m doing the month-long RocktoberFest, brought to you by Mary B over at Jingle Jangle Jungle as well as keeping all the rest of my postings on target. My guess is that post #3000 will be coming very soon. I’m writing this on Saturday afternoon, and the weather here has cooled considerably, thank heaven.
Anyway, without further ado, here’s the summary.
We did train songs last week, and I dug back into the archives to come up with “On The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe,” sung by the song’s author, Johnny Mercer.
Mary’s assignment for her last week as guest conductor on the M4 train was to choose songs from the year we turned six or started first grade. In my case, that would be 1962, and my playlist was built around the year-end Hot 100. It was rather eclectic.
Round 33 for me featured songs by Neil Diamond, Les Baxter and His Orchestra, and Maria Muldaur.
This week’s sharing included what I’d do in the event that I came upon a crime, bad names for products, and an explanation for why we get toothaches and cavities.
The songwriting team of Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox was the featured artist.
This week’s battle features two different songs named “Afterglow,” one by INXS and the other by Genesis. It’s a close match, so if you haven’t voted for your favorite, be sure and do so by Tuesday, when I tally the votes and pronounce a winner. Anyone can vote, and I encourage you to join us.
My one-liner came from Kait Nolan’s Instagram, which was an observation on adulthood.
I also noticed that an old post was getting lots of hits, and wondered aloud why it was happening. I’m assuming that it’s a spambot and have put a time limit of six months on commenting. Yes, I know, what if people drop by long after the post has been published and want to comment? Believe it or not, that hasn’t happened in the seven-plus years I’ve been doing this blog. I think it’s safe to assume that no one will.
The word “follow” put me on a discussion about leaders and followers and how I don’t consider myself a leader even though others do.
My Top 10 was the top ten in the Netherlands in May 1978.
My word using the fragment tast was taster, or rather, Taster’s, as in Taster’s Choice instant coffee, and it put me onto a discussion of instant coffee.
RocktoberFest started on Tuesday, and I’ll be posting a song every day of the month. Here they are for the first week:
- Duane Eddy, “Rebel Rouser”
- The Beatles, “Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand”
- Carl Perkins, “Matchbox”
- Chuck Berry, “Roll Over Beethoven”
- Little Richard, “Long Tall Sally”
We continue RocktoberFest this week. I’ll announce the winner of my latest Battle of the Bands, and feature another TV composer on Tuesday. I’m keeping my eyes peeled for a good one-liner for Wednesday, waiting on prompts for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and checking out the radio surveys on Pinterest for Friday. Busy, busy, busy…
- Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)
- Ally Bean
- Angels Whispers
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Dan Antion
- Deborah Drucker
- Jack Connelly
- Karen at Reprobate Typewriter
- Kim @ Storms and Stardust
- Laura Venturini
- Marie Moody
- Mary B
- Mary M
- Mike G
- Mike Spain
- Paula Light
- Richmond Road
- Sharon E. Cathcart
- Stacy Uncorked
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Stroke Survivor UK
- Victoria Stuart
- 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!