This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Alpine cigarettes. Here’s Richard Carlson.
It was a pretty quiet week here. We got a lot of rain toward the end of the week, which, depending on how much you like it (I like it a lot), was either great or lousy. Winter, at least as it is here in Atlanta, arrived on December 1, right on schedule.
Not much else is going on, at least not that’s worth writing about, so here’s the summary.
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: The Manhattan Transfer, “Birdland”
- Monday: Frank Ifield, "I Remember You”
- Tuesday: The Doors, "Light My Fire"
- Wednesday: Toninho Horta, “Mountain Flight”
- Thursday: Andy Williams, “Days Of Wine And Roses”
- Friday: Eddie Heywood, “Canadian Sunset”
- Saturday: J. J. Cale, “Call Me The Breeze”
Monday was the last "freebie" of the year, so I did an acrostic that spelled out "END OF THE YEAR" in song titles.
Answered questions about what bad thing would I do if it wouldn’t upset anyone, whether it’s OK for men to wear pink, whether I can curl my tongue, and in what room is a fireplace best suited.
We visited Keno in Las Vegas, Nevada, and listened to its Top Ten in December 1978.
We have a Battle of the Bands going on right now, between two different songs named "Anyway You Want It," one by the Dave Clark 5 and the other by Journey. (There’s a third, by Chicago, that I didn’t put in.) If you haven’t already voted, or if you’ve never voted and would like to, make sure to do it before Tuesday, when I announce the winner. It’s a very close contest right now, so every vote counts.
My one-liner was a perspective on making mistakes from an EOD (explosive object disposal) technician. It’s something I think we can all learn from.
The quote suggested something about seasons of friendship to me: how certain friends are with you for a season, then the two of you part, often to never see each othr again. It was deep…
The prompt I used was one where I choose a line from a song and base my post on it. I chose "Christmastime Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas and wrote about the lousy year we’ve had and how I had hopes for the rest of the year and for 2021. Hopefully, without masks and social distancing…
My artist for "One Guy, Multiple Acts" was Paul McCartney.
The prompt was "list," which reminded me that the A to Z Challenge is coming up in just over 100 days (because, you know, word lists and all), and I listed what my themes have been over the nine years that I’ve done the challenge. I’ve had one suggestion so far, which I’m giving serious thought to. But, who knows, I might change my mind a few times between now and then…
Tomorrow is the start of my third annual "Xmas Music Xtravaganza," since the theme for December is "Christmas Music." For Top Ten Tuesday, I’ve been picking a state and a radio station there that has sufficient survey history and featuring them. I’ve been out west a few times so far. Most of the rest of the week I’m dependent on prompts provided by others, so we’ll see what we have the rest of the week. Be sure and stay tuned.
- AJ Blythe
- Arlee Bird
- Dan Antion
- Don Ostertag
- Frank Hubeny
- Lady A
- Mary B
- Melanie B Cee
- Mike S
- Mister Bump UK
- Paula Light
- Sharon E. Cathcart
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a "like"
And that wraps up this edition of The Week That Was.