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Checkup went well on Friday. I got the second Pneumococcal Pneumonia shot, which made me sleep very well on Friday night. He’s recommending I get the new and improved shingles vaccine, which is stronger than the one I got. I’m likely to do that.
Things are getting back to normal (whatever that is) after a month of being too tired to write. I think it was the A to Z Challenge that did me in. I think I might have bitten off more than I could chew. Expect next year’s to be very simple…
So here’s the summary…
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes),” “Gimme Dat Ding”
- Monday: Roseanne Cash, “I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party”
- Tuesday: Dionne Warwick, “I Say A Little Prayer”
- Wednesday: Peggy Lee, “Fever”
- Thursday: Ramsey Lewis Trio, “The In Crowd”
- Friday: Jerry Douglas and Tommy Emmanuel, “Choctaw Hayride”
- Saturday: Bob Hope, “Buttons & Bows”
I came up with the idea that we should all choose songs from the Eurovision Song Contest, in honor of its 65th anniversary. My approach was to choose ten years and ten places at random and play those songs. It turned out well, introducing some people to music they woudn’t normally hear.
Questions were what we’re so proud of in the past year, whether we still go splashing through puddles, whether we feel free, and what life skills weren’t taught that we felt were important.
Featured the songs that finished 11th through 20th on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 in 1963.
One of my favorite jokes from the late Irish comedian Dave Allen regarding leprechauns.
Haven’t done this in a few weeks, found songs with "room," a gem, and that used harmony, and presented them for your listening pleasure.
Christine posted a picture of an animal that I thought was either a dog or a cat (turns out it was a fennec fox; thank you, Sharon!). Anyway, it reminded me of our dearly departed Milton, who was a Devon Rex and was both the sweetest boy and a little stinker. So I wrote about him.
The object was to write about a TV series we’re watching lately that we "love," so I wrote about The Addams Family, which MeTV just started playing on weeknights.
I shared the top 5 instrumental songs from the 1960’s, according to the Top 100 website.
The prompt was "collect," which made me think of calling collect, so I wrote about that.
Freebie day tomorrow on Monday’s Music Moves Me, for which I have an idea. Tuesday we’ll do the #11-20 songs from 1964, and I’ll have a Battle of the Bands. We’ll do the Top 5 instrumentals from the ’70’s on Friday. And, I’ll see what the prompts are from all my prompt buddies.
- AJ Blythe
- Alana Mautone
- Ally Bean
- Angels Whisper
- Annalisa Crawford
- Arlee Bird
- Cathy Kennedy
- Dan Antion
- Don Ostertag
- Frank Hubeny
- Gail M Baugniet
- James Wolf
- Mary B
- Melanie B Cee
- Mike G
- Mister Bump UK
- Nickolas Rorris
- Paula Light
- Sharon E. Cathcart
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Stine Writing
- The Hinoeuma
- Weird and Wonderful
- Anybody I missed
- Everyone who left a "like"
And that does it for this edition of The Week That Was. Happy Memorial Day!