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By my reckoning, we’ve just begun the fifth month of lockdown. How are you holding out? It’s not that much different for me, except that I’m getting out of the house less than I had been, which wasn’t much. I lead such an exciting life… Here’s the summary for the week.
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: Stan Kenton (June Christy, vocal), “Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy”
- Monday: The Youngbloods, “Get Together”
- Tuesday: Tommy James, “Draggin’ The Line”
- Wednesday: The Stampeders, “Sweet City Woman”
- Thursday: Starland Vocal Band, “Afternoon Delight”
- Friday: Sanford-Townsend Band, “Smoke From A Distant Fire”
- Saturday: Steely Dan, “Hey Nineteen”
This week we were asked for songs about the moon, and I managed to find ten of them and not repeat the ones many of the other participants found.
I answered questions about places I don’t mind waiting, what’s in my refrigerator, what would be the one word I’d say if it was the only word I could say that day, and rather I’d be stuck in an elevator with three men with BO or three wet dogs.
We visited Radio Mi Amigo, one of the “pirate stations” afloat off the coast of Europe, and reviewed their survey from July 15, 1978.
This week’s quote was by Niels Bohr, who was clearly channeling his inner Yogi Berra.
In my recently-concluded Battle, which featured three different songs named “Gypsy Woman,” Muddy Waters beat The Impressions and Ricky Nelson.
I chose to build a post around the word “enough,” and talked about the expression “close enough for folk music,” a planned upgrade of my neighborhood’s Internet service, and how we’ve had enough talk about the you-know-what.
Toto was my example of yacht rock this week.
I talked about checks (or as they’re spelled in Canada, the UK and much of the rest of the world, “cheques,” which I pronounce “cheeks”) and what a hassle they were, and about a great Czech restaurant in the Chicago area.
Right now, all I can tell you is that all the regular features will be here and we’ll have our next Battle of the Bands on Saturday. Aside from that, I need to give it some thought. That’s what I usually do, anyway, but you knew that, didn’t you?
- AJ Blythe
- Alana Mautone
- Annalisa Crawford
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Dan Antion
- Ed Thierbach
- Frank Hubeny
- Joseph Elon Lillie
- Lakshmi Bhat
- Mary B
- Melanie B Cee
- Mister Bump UK
- Patrick C
- Paula Light
- Sharon E. Cathcart
- Anybody I missed
- Everyone who left a “like”
And that’s a wrap on this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!