Here’s John Williams to tell you about 150 Music Masterpieces.
This commercial ran for years, even after John Williams’s death.
I’ve spent a lot of time in The Great Indoors lately, and it’s really starting to get to me. I don’t think I’ve been out more than a dozen times since the end of March, and three of those times were for a dentist’s appointment, a doctor’s appointment, and my colonoscopy. And that’s all I have to say. Here’s the summary for the week.
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: Chicago, “Goodbye”
- Monday: The Chambers Brothers, “Time Has Come Today”
- Tuesday: Iron Butterfly, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”
- Wednesday: Chicago, “Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon”
- Thursday: Sugarloaf, “Green-Eyed Lady”
- Friday: Rare Earth, “Get Ready”
- Saturday: The Temptations, “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone”
Our theme this past Monday was “songs played at sporting events or about sports.” As you might expect, most of mine were about baseball, which will actually be starting in less than two weeks, believe it or not, for what will pass for a season.
This week, Melanie wanted to know what we considered to be the closest thing to real magic, the smelliest place we’ve ever been, compliments that are really insults, and what common thing we’ve never done.
In our first Top Ten Tuesday, we visited KFWB in Los Angeles and their top ten for July 9, 1960.
My one-liner this week was about what science fiction told us the world would be like in 2003 and how it actually ended up. Let’s just say the authors of sci-fi in the ’60’s would be a little disappointed.
We had three songs named “Heart And Soul” in this contest, and the one by Huey Lewis & The News reigned supreme.
I managed somehow to take the prompt “final” and talk about my days of delivering the Chicago Daily News around Rogers Park, including my first encounter with my future sister-in-law, though none of us knew it at the time.
My series on yacht rock continued with a look at Darryl Hall and John Oates and the #1 singles they issued during the yacht rock period (1975-1985).
We were given a somewhat unwieldy prompt (look at a picture, see what song it suggests, and write a post based on the song’s name or a line from it), and I chose to write about a piece of music that was used as the introduction of a late-night newscast, the title of which had been driving me crazy for as long as I can remember. Turns out it was a piece of “production music” (generic music that TV and radio stations would license and use whenever appropriate) originally from the Capitol “Hi-Q” collection now licensed by Carlin Productiom Music. No doubt there are other such masterpieces of the sort floating around, which fascinates me.
Songs of the day this week will be Hall & Oates’s non-#1 hits. Tomorrow is a freebie day, which I’ll use to introduce another band I found on YouTube for your musical enjoyment. I have to scour all the usual websites and choose a radio station survey for Tuesday and dig through my Evernote meme notebook for a one-liner for Wednesday. We’ll have another Battle of the Bands on Wednesday, and I’ll focus on another “yacht rock” artist on Friday. Need prompts from Melanie, Kat, and Linda to complete the rest of this week’s posts.
- Annalisa Crawford
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Ed Thierbach
- Felicia Denise
- Frank Hubeny
- Jack Connelly
- Jim (via Facebook)
- Lisa Coleman
- Mary B
- Melanie B Cee
- Patrick C
- Paula Light
- Stacy Uncorked
- Thom Hickey
- Thomas Anderson
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a “like”
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!