This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by new Winston super-king size cigarettes. It’s not how long you make it, it’s how you make it long!
In all, a quiet week, boring, even. Which, I’ve decided, is exactly how I like it. I’ve been listening to a lot of music, for which I have more than a few sources (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, TuneIn Radio, for starters). I’ve been exploring different forms. Right now, I’m exploring Chill music, on top of everything else.
Anyway, time for the week in review…
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: We Five, “You Were On My Mind”
- Monday: Judy Garland, “The Man That Got Away”
- Tuesday: Bill Doggett, “Honky Tonk”
- Wednesday: Buddy Defranco & Terry Gibbs Band, “Airmail Special”
- Thursday: Pee Wee King, “Slow Poke”
- Friday: Lee Marvin, “Wand’rin’ Star”
- Saturday: Nancy Wilson, “How Glad I Am”
Arlee came up with a great idea, to match three former child stars against each other, so I decided to do the same, the difference being his started their musical careers after their TV careers, while mine started their singing careers while they were still on TV. Mine appears to be a runaway, a shutout, in fact, but in the event you haven’t voted for one of my selections and would like to, you have until midnight.
The theme this past week was to choose songs about leaders and leadership, and I drew a complete blank on the subject, so I pulled together ten songs that I thought might nail it. Apparently, I did better than I thought.
I was asked about whether I ask enough questions, a time when I should have spoken up and didn’t, the last time I felt lucky, and how I define a boulder. I spent the most time with the second question, and could have made the answer much longer because it was a rather involved story. Maybe I’ll do that one day.
We visited the "boot heel" of Missouri and visited KGMO in Cape Girardeau, a place that I’ve actually been and not on business, and went over their Top Ten for February 16, 1976.
Shared a remark someone made about an encounter that a couple of Scottish people had. The title translates to "Scotland Forever," so yes, it was a good story.
Mary wanted a song with a spice in the title, a song with a tree in the title, and a song with a unit of measure in the title. I came up with a couple of strange ones. It’s a lot of fun, incidentally, so if you like music, if you like challenges, and you like blog hops, why not join us?
The target of my ire this month was the self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet," Reddit. I about went crazy looking for where my saved articles go, because I save them on my phone so I can then jump onto the desktop and reply to them. Apparently, in their design of the new Reddit, they don’t actually have a way to get there, and it was taken off the "old" Reddit. And the thing was, the help documentation doesn’t appear to have been updated. Bad, Reddit! Go stand in the corner!
The prompt was to talk about the last item I purchased, which in my case was a CD copy of The Previn Scene by Andrê Previn, an album that he recorded in 1961 and that my parents had. It’s the kind of music you sit around with a martini and a cigarette and listen to on your hi-fi.
My subject was Steve Lukather, who in addition to being Toto’s guitarist has worked with a number of acts, most recently Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band.
The prompt was "nerve," and I recounted a time a year or so ago when I had gotten a nerve stuck under a muscle and it hurt like heck. I actually had trouble lying down to go to sleep, and had to work up the nerve to lie down and let it hurt, because I wasn’t about to sleep sitting up.
Thursday is George Harrison’s birthday, so I have a short playlist for the Song of the Day. Tomorrow’s MMMM is a freebie, and I have no idea what to do for it. All the regular feature will be here, so join me all week for laughs, fun, and whatever.
- AJ Blythe
- Alana Mautone
- Ally Bean
- Arlee Bird
- Cage Dunn
- Cathy Kennedy
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Don Ostertag
- Jack Connelly
- Lady A
- Lakshmi Bhat
- Lisa Coleman
- Mary B
- Melanie B Cee
- Mike G
- Mister Bump UK
- Paula Light
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Susan St.Pierre
- Anyone 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!