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Haven’t had plain smoked sausage in a while…
Hope everyone in the US and Canada remembered to set their clocks back one hour, as we are now on standard time. A lot of the clocks in my house set themselves, since they’re hooked up to the Internet. But I still have a few that aren’t.
I think I mentioned that I was changing browsers from Firefox to Safari because I was having problems with the former. After several days of banging my toes against all the problems with the latter, I switched back. I change browsers pretty frequently.
Anyway, here’s the summary for the week.
The song I used for “hide/seek/lost/found” was Debbie Gibson’s “Lost In Your Eyes.” I was kind of shocked to find out that Debbie turns 50 next year. Guess I’ll always think of her as the fresh-faced teenager she was when she first appeared in record stores.
Our prompt was to write about either Halloween or autumn. Remembering the old cartoon “Injun Summer” that ran in the Chicago Tribune for many years, I decided to look for any song that was about Indian summer, and found ten songs with that exact title, so I figured “ten’s a playlist,” and shared them.
I shared songs by Ray Stevens, Chicago, and Jerry Wallace in answer to the prompts.
I shared my belief as to when an argument is over, preferred honest politicians over free booze, couldn’t think of any habits that would be considered childish, preferred a private garden over hobnobbing with the snobs, and shared my thoughts about using kids to collect money instead of getting treats on Halloween.
Vic Mizzy, who wrote the theme songs for the TV shows The Addams Family and Green Acres, among others, was the featured artist.
My one-liner was about reasons for leaving the house.
In answer to the question about what I would choose as a new career, I talked about the new field of Big Data, which seems to be quite the thing these days.
I shared the top ten songs from the Billboard year-end Hot 100 for 1960. I may share the next ten this week, because I like the songs better.
My current battle pits The Velvet Underground and The Beatles against each other in a battle of “What Goes On”s. You have until Friday to vote, so please do. I’ll tally the votes and tell you who won this Friday.
The prompt was “nuts,” and I kept the discussion above the belt, so to speak.
Rocktober rolled to a close this Thursday, and I’d like to thank Mary B once again for hosting it. Here are my last entries for that blog hop:
- The Buckinghams, “Kind Of A Drag”
- The Cryan Shames, “Could Be We’re In Love”
- The Shadows Of Knight, “Gloria”
- The Ides Of March, “Vehicle”
- Chicago, “Questions 67 & 68”
I had so much fun during Rocktober, and a couple of people asked if I was going to continue. I decided “why not?” and started a new feature here called Song of the Day. Here are my first two entries:
Tomorrow’s M4 celebrates the month of November. We’ll have a song first thing every day, I’ll be participating in all the regular blog hops and doing all my regular features, and you never know what else I come up with. Stay tuned!
- Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)
- Ally Bean
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Crushed Caramel
- Dan Antion
- Deborah Drucker
- Donna Hole
- Jack Connelly
- Jami Carder
- Joyce Lansky
- Kim @ Storms and Stardust
- Laura Venturini
- Lisa Coleman
- Marie Moody
- Mary B
- Mary M
- Melanie B Cee
- Mike G
- Patrick C
- Paula Light
- Stacy Uncorked
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Stroke Survivor UK
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a “like”
That’s a wrap for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!