The Self-Isolated Week That Was (including Battle of the Bands results!)

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Nimble: Real bread, but only 40 calories a slice!

We used to have Hollywood bread here, which was the same idea: half the calories at twice the price. And all they did was slice it thinner…

Did anything exciting happen this week, fellow citizens of WordPressland? I don’t want to talk about it, either. The original WordPress editor, which you can access at (your blog-url)/wp-admin/post-new.php, is still an option, and it’s close enough to the Classic editor (which I never used, by the way) that you should be able to use it and give them a chance to work the bugs out of the block editor.

I’ve been inside way too much. Small potatoes like this are suddenly three times the size that they should be. I should probably move along with things. Here’s the summary for the week.

I should have announced the results of my recently-concluded Battle of the Bands yesterday. If you recall, we had three songs named “On The Beach”, played by Neil Young, The raspberries, and Chris Rea for your listening enjoyment. After tallying the votes, we ended up with a tie between The Raspberries and Chris Rea with 4 votes each, with Neil Young receiving the other 2 votes. So, congratulations to The Raspberries and Chris Rea, and a pat on the back for Neil Young. The next battle will be on Tuesday, September 1. so join us then.

Family songs, particularly songs about brothers and sisters, were the order of the day. I hope that Stacy’s sister had a good birthay.

We had four Harry Potter questions and four non-Harry Potter questions, and I answered them all. I hope everyone enjoyed the picture of my invisible Clydesdale, Whinny. She’s a pretty girl.

We visited KDWB in Minneapolis, Minnesota and checked out their Top Ten from 1969. Interesting that their #1 song was from a local band. I miss the days when stations gave their local acts a chance to be popular.

This week’s one liner, again from Lamebook, asked why olives aren’t named in a way to reveal their Hellenic heritage.

Kat wanted to know if I had watched Saturday morning cartoons on TV as a kid. I answered with an enthusiastic “you betcha!” and talked about all the cartoon shows that were on TV on the weekends and during the weekwhen I was in grammar school and continuing on through high school, college, and all the way up to 1990, when the FCC changed the rules and Ted Turner bought Hanna-Barbera and moved all the good cartoons to Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

Supertramp was the featured artist. Whether they can be considered Yacht Rock is open to some debate, but it worked for me.

Our prompt this week was “brush,” so I enumerated the kinds of brushes I could think of in the requisite five minutes and ended the whole thing with an Ipana toothpaste commercial from the ’50’s.

Same old stuff, brand new week. Looking forward to seeing what I come up with? Stay tuned!

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And that’s a wrap on another edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

10 thoughts on “The Self-Isolated Week That Was (including Battle of the Bands results!)

  1. John,

    Thanks for sharing your mid-month BoTB results that ended in a tie and the summary of this week’s past activity on your site. Man, you stay busy in Blogosphere! Have a blessed day, my friend!


  2. I missed the Barry White post. I will go try to find it (your link above did not work). I enjoyed your week very much, John!


  3. I’ve been staying in a lot too–partly because it’s been so hot. I dread getting my next electric bill since I usually don’t run the A/C like I’ve done this past week.

    You had an even spread of votes and it wasn’t enough for any real decisive victory. I can see we Nell’s depressive song came out behind, but it was an old sentimental favorite for me. My own Battle outcome was not what I expected.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. It’s been cooler and rainier than usual here. I think it’s the effect of the tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico. And if that isn’t enough, there’s another approaching that looks like it may cross paths with the first one. We’re about 300 miles east of where the action is, so to speak, but those storms affect the weather here, because the Gulf has a big effect.

      Had I had more voters, I might have gotten a more conclusive result. Maybe I can put a timer on my site…


      1. Sorry, why is it called Hollywood Bread?

        We have this guy here in the UK recently who’s set himself up as a tv celebrity bread making guru but his name is Paul Hollywood. How unfortunate if he ever tried his luck in the states.


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