This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Lustre Creme shampoo. It creams in body!
At least if I make any typos or spell something wrong, I can blame it on the beginning of Daylight Saving Time at 2 AM (which became 3 AM) this morning. There’s either a national or state drive to eliminate DST. I get it, people like having the extra hour of sunlight, but they also like not feeling like a zombie for a week while their circadian rhythms catch up with the clock. I’d be happy if we went back to the old schedule, last Sunday in April to last Sunday in October. It’d still be a pain, but I think the adjustment would be easier.
Hopefully we’ll get out to Costco this week so I can get some new glasses. We tried getting out this week, but it was not to be. Things have beeen kind of bananas there, anyway, what with Covid-19 and all the associated panic buying. I’m having a little trouble seeing with the old glasses… anyway, here’s this week’s summary.
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: Chicago, "Listen"
- Monday: Donald Fagen, "New Frontier"
- Tuesday: Christopher Cross, "Best That You Can Do (Arthur’s Theme)"
- Wednesday: B. J. Thomas, "I Just Can’t Help Believin’"
- Thursday: Barry Manilow, "Meditation"
- Friday: Leonid & Friends, "Make Me Smile"
- Saturday: King Harvest, "Dancing In The Moonlight"
As you just saw, The Association really trounced Kool & The Gang and Madonna in songs named "Cherish." A late vote added one to The Association’s total. Just thought you’d like to know.
This week’s challenge was to find songs with names in the title. I came up with ten songs that I don’t think anyone else did, which makes me happy.
Until I can think of a new theme, I’ll be featuring artists that I featured back at the beginning of the blog. Tuesday’s featured artist was Django Reinhardt in a Two for Tuesday from 2013.
We had light-hearted questions this week: can we bake a cake, what can instantly make our day better, did we eat crusts on our sandwiches, and what our families would be surprised to hear about us.
Chose a one-liner that talked about life before time-shifting.
I talked about the whole coronavirus thing, including are we prepared (yes) and is it being overhyped (also yes). I think the danger lies at the extremes: when people don’t care enough, and when people care too much. The basic rules of hygiene (wash your hands, clean your counters and devices, stay away from sick people, stay home if you’re sick etc.) will make it less likely that you get sick, and they’re rules you should follow whether or not there’s a virus going around.
We visited KGB in beautiful San Diego, California and shared their Top 10 from the first week in march 1969.
The word was "figure," giving me a chance to talk about figure skating and about a book I read (part of) many years ago.
Tomorrow on M⁴ I’ll continue with the theme we did last week, and I’ll share some more songs that others didn’t share. Tuesday will be another encore performance by an artist I discussed years ago, and we’ll do another survey on Friday. I’m waiting on prompts from Melanie, Kat and Linda for the rest of the week, and of course we’ll have a daily song.
- Arlee Bird
- Athena and Marie
- Beverly Nickerson
- Cathy Kennedy
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Ed Thierbach
- Felicia Denise
- Jack Connelly
- Joyce Lansky
- Mary B
- Melanie B Cee
- Paula Light
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Stroke Survivor UK
- Thom Hickey
- Violet Lentz
- Anyone I missed
- Eveyone who left a "like"
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!