The Thanksgiving Week 2019 Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is sponsored by Beech-Nut Chewing Tobacco.

Makes me think of Nellie Fox, with that big chaw of tobacco in his cheek… yeah, I know, gross, right?

I’m writing this on Saturday afternoon, about an hour or so after pretty heavy rain came through. Looks like the sun’s out, just in time to set. It was a fun week here, so let’s get to it, shall we?

For last week’s prompt, Jim conjugated the verb "do" and had us pick one form of it. I chose "do," and used "Do You Want To Know A Secret" by The Beatles as my song.

For freebie week, I chose to feature some harmonica players who weren’t blues or rock players (who I’ve featured a lot here) and who weren’t "Toots" Thielemans (who pretty much wrote the book on jazz harmonica playing and who really deserves a week to himself). I played some harmonica in my day, but these folks are just remarkable, and I think I barely scratched the surface. Look for more harmonica in the new year.

Since there was no Weekly Song Challenge this week, I answered the Share Your World questions, which included my opinion on why people can’t be totally objective, whether people and animals have souls, why one shouldn’t speak ill of the dead, and why I refused to describe the "ideal" President or other world leader.

British TV and movie composer John Barry was this week’s featured artist.

Shared a meme I found that basically said if you’re going to screw up, screw up big.

I described my latest purchase for my collection of Lien Chemical Company ephemera, a pocket diary from 1959 that they gave to their clients. I also explained why I’m collecting ephemera from a defunct restroom sanitation company.

I hadn’t shared an actual survey for some time and found one from Radio Veronica from 49 years ago, on which roughly 60% of the songs I wasn’t familiar with.

I shared the results of my latest battle, in which former Starbuck frontman Bruce Blackman scored a decisive victory over Christian rocker Phil Keaggy. Thanks to everyone who voted, and if you didn’t vote this time, how about voting next week, in the battle I’ll be posting next Sunday?

Linda gave us the prompt "ad/flyer," where we were to take an ad or flyer that we received in the mail or from elsewhere and talk about it. We throw out all the sale flyers we get, so I found an ad that a friend of mine posted to Instagram for Dressel’s Boston Cream Pie and talked a little bit about the baking business in Chicago.

Tomorrow’s theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is "in Honor of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, songs about toys (people or animal toys)!" I’ll have to think of some, and you can bet I’ll probably stretch the boundaries a little bit (or maybe a lot). The rest of the week will depend on the prompts I get, who I decide to feature on Tuesday (it’ll be a TV composer, just not sure which), what kind of funny stuff I come up with for Wednesday, and what historical radio station’s Top 10 I choose to feature. And of course, look for a song every day.

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And that’s a wrap on this edition of The Week That Was. Happy Thanksgiving, and I’ll see you in the funny papers!

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