This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Harvey’s Bristol Cream sherry. It celebrates more than the occasion!
It’s Saturday afternoon, and it’s been raining and cold all day. As such, Mary went to church by herself this afternoon.
Catalina seems to be running on both the desktop and the laptop well. The only thing is that the Bluetooth disconnects itself more or less at will on the desktop, and I may need to rebuild one of the configuration files, normally a pretty simple process. Let’s hope it is, anyway. Anyway, it was a busy week, so let’s get on with the summary.
Jim’s prompt was “drifter/loner/vagabond,” which brought to mind the old Irish
drinking folk song “The Wild Rover.”
Songs about going on a journey were the order of the day.
We discussed why it’s so hard to tell the people you love that you love them, how we feel about decorating for the holidays, whether we donate to charities, and whether or not we’ve ever played with a Ouija board.
I’ll be announcing the winner of my most recent Battle of the Bands, between two songs named “Hey You” (one by Thin Lizzy, the other by Scorpions), this Tuesday. So far, it looks like a blowout, but vote anyway, if you haven’t already.
Elmer Bernstein was this week’s featured composer.
I grabbed a snarky saying from Instagram and made that my post.
Was asked to write a post inspired by the word “cry,” and I used it as the first three letters of cryptography (and of cryptocurrency) and wrote my post on that.
Found a 1969 survey from KHJ in Los Angeles, and shared its Top 10.
The prompt was “oh,” and I wrote about Sadaharu Oh, home run champion of the world, about how my name would be Jn if it weren’t for “oh,” and shared Pilot’s song “Magic” from 1975.
I’ve been participating in Mary B’s Rocktober Music Fest, which means I posted a song every day. They were
- Spanky & Our Gang, “Like To Get To Know You”
- Beau Brummels, “Laugh Laugh”
- John Fred & His Playboy Band, “Judy In Disguise”
- The Beach Boys, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
- Shocking Blue, “Venus”
- Vanity Fare, “Hitchin’ A Ride”
- Steam, “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”
Right now, it’s kind of up in the air. Tomorrow is a freebie day on M4, and I need to figure that out sometime today. All the regular features, most of which I need a prompt for, will be back, I’ll have the BotB results on Tuesday, and a song from the ’60’s every morning for Rocktober (all of which are done and waiting to be released).
- Ally Bean
- Arlee Bird
- Avia Tinder
- Crushed Caramel
- Dan Antion
- Debbie D.
- Deborah Drucker
- Marie Moody
- Mary B
- Melanie B Cee
- Naila Moon
- Sharon E. Cathcart
- Stacy Uncorked
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Stroke Survivor UK
- 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!