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First, to all you veterans out there: Thank you for your service, and have a happy Veterans Day.
It was a good week, albeit busy. Most of the “busy-ness” was courtesy of the blog, now that I’m doing so many posts in a week, plus I found a course on Udemy that’s an overview of Data Science, which you mioght remember was an area I was interested in, although I’m not sure I’ll take it further than the learning stage. But you never know.
Moving right along, here’s the summary for the week.
The song I used for the prompt “Around/Down/Sideways/Up” was “Don’t Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)” by The Serendipity Singers, which managed to reach #1 at WLS in Chicago in the midst of Beatlemania.
It was a freebie week and the first Monday in November, so I spelled out “NOVEMBER” in song titles.
Stu Phillips, who composed the theme songs for many of the Glen A. Larson productions, was the featured artist.
We discussed the meaning of “true love,” whether acts of kindness are motivated by something, the reason for the distinction between rich and poor, whether we love ourselves better in the real or virtual world, and whether or not I’m grateful.
I gave an example of sexting between married people.
It was the annual question about my favorite candies, and since I’ve responded to that one a couple of times already I chose instead to write about my favorite snack cakes, looking first at the Hostess snacks.
I stayed with the 1960 year-end Hot 100 and continued down the list with numbers 11 through 20.
In my most recent battle, The Velvet Underground’s “What Goes On” won decisively over The Beatles’ song of the same name.
We got the prompt “ght”, and I thought about how useless it is, because most of the time it can be replaced by “-ite,” e.g. “nite,” “brite,” “lite” instead of “night,” “bright,” and “light.” And, while I was on the subject of useless stuff, I talked about the letter C, which is pronounced S or K. I made a comment to Joey later that it’s needed for “ch,” although we could use X for that, because that’s also the Greek letter chi, which is also “ch.” And let’s not forget my usual tirade about the Gutenberg editor, which I found myself in by accident and couldn’t get out of without the help of a “happiness engineer” from WordPress. Honestly, the guy said they dropped it on us to make things easier…
This was the first full week of “Song of the Day.” My Song Lyric Sunday post served as my Sunday SotD, so here’s the rest of the week:
- Annette Funicello, “Pineapple Princess”
- The Ventures, “Walk Don’t Run”
- Jan & Dean, “Little Old Lady From Pasadena”
- The Troggs, “Love Is All Around”
- Tommy James & The Shondells, “Mony Mony”
- The Guess Who, “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature”
We got some good conversation going with this new feature. Let’s keep it going!
Laura had some pressing business this week, so I hope she’s back with the prompts for the Weekly Song Challenge. Tomorrow’s theme for M4 is “Native Americans,” and I think I have an interesting angle on it. All the regular features will be back, including a Battle of the Bands that was suggested by Mr. BotB himself, Stephen T. McCarthy, and who knows what else I’ll do. You’ll just have to come back and see…
- Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)
- Ally Bean
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Dan Antion
- Deborah Drucker
- Melanie B Cee
- Mike G
- Mike Spain
- Paula Light
- Sharon E. Cathcart
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Stroke Survivor UK
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a “like”
And that wraps up another edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!