The Presidents’ Day Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is sponsored by Lucky Strike filter cigarettes. L.S./M.F.T.: Lucky Strike means flavor tip!

I won’t go into my usual spiel about there having been three St. Valentines and the Catholic Church, unable to determine which one today celebrates (and whether or not that one actually existed) reassigned the day to Sts. Cyril & Methodius. You may all breathe a sigh of relief.

Tomorrow is Presidents’ Day, so if you work for the government, have a good day. Ditto if your company recognizes it as a company holiday. Just remember, no mail tomorrow. Anybody hitting the white sales? Do they even have white sales anymore?

Let’s get into the summary for the week.

Mary J. Blige easily defeated Jody Whatley in a battle of songs named "Real Love." That was the last battle (for now) of songs that have the same name but are different songs. Tomorrow… well, I don’t know…

Freebie last week, so I featured fingerstyle guitarist Kent Nishimura, who celebrates his 18th birthday March 1. The kid is spectacular. He has scheduled a concert for March 6 at 6 PM Japanese Standard Time, which is 4 AM Eastern Standard Time if you want to get up for it.

Questions about romance in anticipation of today were featured. Mary and I aren’t planning any sort of a celebration, just the same old same old. It’ll probably rain most of the day, so we won’t be missing anything.

We visited KWPC radio in Muscatine, Iowa and looked at their survey from February 11, 1955. There wasn’t a whole lot of rock & roll in the Top Ten because, well, it hadn’t officially become a thing, but you could hear that things were changing.

Our prompt was a picture of two dogs, which said "pets" to me, and I shared some stories about being a cat owner.

I shared some directions for taking the stress off and getting some personal time. Some of the suggestions were good, others a little over-the-top. I do not recommend burning down your house or vanishing without a trace.

I shared the required three songs, which included an acoustic song, a song from a movie, and a song about cheating.

One of the prompts for this week was about a celebrity crush (I assumed) when I was a teenager. I had already done a similar prompt a few years earlier, but as I thought about it, I realized that I could probably include Betty and Veronica from the Archie comics in there. So, that was my topic.

Mick Taylor, who played with The Rolling Stones from 1969 through 1974 and has done plenty besides that, was my featured artist.

Our prompts were "above" and "below," which sounded like a subject for Sesame Street, and in fact they do it more frequently than I even imagined. Thn I talked about my flying days, where I would watch what was going on below me when I was up in the air.

Don’t forget this Wednesday is our next Go Stand In The Corner day. We had a lot of fun with the first one, so I hope to see everyone there again. Tomorrow on MMMM, we’ll be doing songs on leadership for Presidents’ Day. I’ll have a survey on Tuesday; if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll notice that I’ve chosen a path for the radio stations I choose, so you’ll probably be able to figure out where the station is from. A pithy one-liner is in store for Wednesday, and I’ll need to figure out someone who has been with a lot of acts for Friday. The rest of the week is up to the people who come up with the prompts, so we’ll see what happens there. It should be an action-packed and fun-filled week, so be sure to tune us in!

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