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Dad loved Pepsi. Mom said he’d drink half a bottle at bedtime, leave the bottle on the nightstand, then drink the other half when he got up.
I upgraded my desktop to MacOS Catalina yesterday. Very strange upgrade: everything went dead, or appeared to, for five hours, but when it came back to life I was upgraded. I’ll do the laptop next. It’s a rainy day here, and I don’t know if we’ll get out, but that doesn’t matter as far as this is concerned. Here’s the summary.
The prompt was “truck/bus/lorry,” and I went with Kathy Mattea’s “Eighteen Wheels and A Dozen Roses.”
Since cooler days had arrived in Atlanta, I did a musical acrostic, spelling “COOLER DAYS” in song titles.
Week 34 featured songs by Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin, The Beatles, and Hot Tuna.
I discussed my feelings toward social media, having my picture taken, the toys I’ve kept around from my earlier days, and decorating for the holidays.
Danny Elfman (The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives) was the featured artist.
My latest Battle of the Bands, between INXS and Genesis, ended in a tie.
Also, my song of the day for Rocktober was by the Dave Clark 5, who were very popular then seemed to vanish. I found a video that explained why.
Mary wanted me to tell the story about Dad and the results of a rather spicy Italian dinner, complete with lots of wine, he ate.
I talked about earning the key for my major in college (which is no longer offered).
I visited KLEO in Wichita, Kansas and counted down their Top 10 from August 6, 1973.
Continuing with my coffee theme (I had talked about instant coffee the week before), since the prompt was “ground,” I talked about ground coffee.
This week’s songs for Rocktober:
- The Everly Brothers, “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
- Roy Orbison, “Ooby Dooby”
- The Dave Clark 5, “You Got What It Takes”
- The Ventures, “Hawaii Five-O”
- Dion, “Runaround Sue”
- The Mamas & The Papas, “California Dreamin’”
- The Association, “Windy”
Tomorrow’s M4 theme is “songs about taking a journey.” We’ll have another Battle of the Bands on Tuesday, and all the regular features return, as well as the next week of Rocktober.
- Alice C. Nagle
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Debbie D.
- Deborah Drucker
- Ed Thierbach
- Jack Connelly
- Kim @ Storms and Stardust
- Laura Venturini
- Marie Moody
- Mary B
- Melanie B Cee
- Paula Light
- Sharon E. Cathcart
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Stroke Survivor UK
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a “like”
And that about wraps it up for this edition of The Week That Was. Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers, Happy Columbus Day to my American readers, and I’ll see you in the funny papers!