The Columbus Day Week That Was

Here are Jed Clampett (Buddy Ebsen) and Milburn Drysdale (Raymond Bailey) for Winston cigarettes. Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should!

We’re feeling some of the effects of Delta this evening. Lots of rain and the threat of tornadoes. The weather radio hasn’t gone off, which has me concerned; guess the signals aren’t quite being picked up. I’ll look into that later. I have the FEMA app and about half a dozen other weather-related apps on my phone, so it isn’t as though I’m not getting the weather updates, and the Emergency Alert System has been going off with its "timely updates," so the weather radio is the least of my concerns.

It’s been a relatively quiet week here at Chez Holton, which is the way I like it. So, here’s the summary…

Another freebie week, and I couldn’t come up with a theme, so I just grabbed ten songs at random and came up with a pretty good playlist, If I say so myself.

This week’s questions dealt with the last time I tried something new, the most sensible thing anyone ever said, how old I’d be if I didn’t know how old I was, and whether I had ever seen a real live dead body.

Visited WAIT radio in Chicago, which I remember as a "beautiful music" station but was a Top 40 station in the ’50’s, and shared their Top Ten from 1956.

Shared some very apropos humor about this year, which as far as I’m concerned can’t end fast enough.

In my most recent Battle of the Bands, John Denver won by a wide margin. That’s all that needs to be said.

You might have noticed that there wasn’t a Writer’s Workshop post this week. Kat had some technical difficulties and we didn’t get the prompts. I might do two this coming week if I feel up to it.

Former Beatle and Traveling Wilbury George Harrison was the featured artist in my "one guy, multiple acts" series. I think it’s good that so many of us think of him as our favotite Beatle.

This week’s prompt was "medium," giving me a chance to talk a little (very little, really) about Marshall McLuhan’s 1964 book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, where he talks about his philosophy of media, that rather than studying the content on a specific medium, we should be studying the medium itself, because, as he says in a famous epigram, "the medium is the message." JoAnna chose a similar topic, which I was happy to see. As God is my witness, I’ll get through that book and McLuhan’s next, The Medium Is The Massage, one of these days.

It’ll be pretty much business as usual around here this coming week. Tomorrow’s theme on Monday’s Music Moves Me is music from a country other than the US, and I have a great idea. I haven’t gotten much behind the planning stages for the rest of the week. You’ll just have to tune in…

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And that wraps up this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

6 thoughts on “The Columbus Day Week That Was

  1. Yep, our weather was ugly yesterday and last night. I followed it on my computer until I went to sleep. Now, we’re under a flood watch due to all of the rain. We live on the second floor and our premise is on an incline so we’re not concerned about flooding. Hubby went to the grocery store a couple of days ago so we can just hang out safely at home. It seems our city, 22 miles out of Atlanta, is spared a lot of the inclement weather.

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