The D-Day Week That Was

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Until the mid-1980’s Coors couldn’t be purchased east of the Mississippi River. This gave it some sort of a mystique among the kids I had gone to high school with, none of whom were old enough to drink, anyway. Back in the late ’70’s, Stroh’s, which couldn’t be purchased west of the Mississippi, started running commercials of people sneaking cans of Stroh’s aboard flights headed west. When a brewer in Milwaukee was asked what the difference was between his beer and Coors, he said "We don’t have bears p*ssing in our water." Pardon my French…

Look for an announcement in the next couple of days about a new project I’ll be starting pretty soon. This one has nothing to do with music, by the way…

I’ve been sleeping really well, which makes me wonder what’s going on. It’s sad to think that I’m worrying when things are going right, isn’t it?

Anyway, here’s the summary for the week.

Freebie day, and also Memorial Day, so I did an acrostic, spelling out "Memorial Day" using the first letter of each song name.

Melanie wanted to know what activity calms us down, the most spontaneous thing we’ve done recently (as if), the colors of "heart" medals we’d give out and for what, and the bravest thing we’ve ever done. I also expressed gratitude for the service members who left and were killed in action, and for the ones who left and we don’t know where they are because they’re either missing in action or being held as prisoners of war.

I continued with my project of looking at the #11-20 songs on the year end Hot 100 with 1964. As expected, British Invasion acts dominated, but there were a couple of surprises.

My latest Battle of the Bands (the first one I’ve done in a while) pits three versions of the song "Moscow Nights" (or "Midnight In Moscow") against each other. If you haven’t already voted, why not stop by sometime between now and tomorrow at midnight to vote in this battle? You don’t need to have any specialized knowledge or participate as someone holding a BotB, just have an ear and opinion.

I saw something on Lamebook recently that really had me in stitches, and shared it with everyone. There was just something about it that appealed to my inner ten-year-old…

Mary tasked us with finding a TV theme, a song from a movie, and a song from a Broadway musical. Granted, my musical was an off-Broadway show, but still, a wonderful song. The other two? Easy-peasy.

Christine’s prompt was a picture of a monkey with a bushy white mustache, and since I also have a bushy white mustache, I wondered if we had been separated at birth.

This week, Kat gave us five prompts and gave us the option of doing all of them, so that’s what I did. It was a lot of fun.

I shared the Top 5 instrumentals from the 1970’s, four of which were disco songs.

Linda’s prompt was "yarn," a subject about which I know a lot because Mary uses a lot of the stuff and because I’ve seen the sort of mayhem that can happen when one of the cats gets hold of one of her projects and pulls it apart. I talked about Sherman, a dear departed cat who was particularly destructive.

Tomorrow’s MMMM topic is songs like Frankie Valli’s "Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You" for Marie’s birthday. We’ll look at the "next ten" songs from 1965 on Tuesday, and at instrumentals that have human voices in them on Friday. Nearly everything else will be a response to a prompt, but as I mentioned above, I have a new project in mind that will give me a chance to do some writing… Stay tuned for that…

7 thoughts on “The D-Day Week That Was

  1. Talking of D Day.

    We took a boat over Lake Geneva
    It was raining all night long
    We were lucky and we saw no enemy
    And came from Switzerland, poor refugees
    Far from the guns of war
    We said goodbye to it all
    They brought us in to a nurse’s station
    Half a mile behind the lines
    Oh Lord, how my heart was breaking
    To see the children, and the walking wounded
    Hoping for a ticket home
    To say goodbye to it all
    I woke up on a cold blue morning
    I see her there, standing right beside me
    Long years since I left her at the borderline
    And how she found me I’ll never know
    We decided there and then
    To say goodbye to it all (to it all)
    Say goodbye to it all
    Say goodbye to it all…
    Took a train from Paris to the ocean
    Found a small hotel by the coast
    As we walked along the beaches of Normandy
    We came to Juno, Omaha and Gold
    And whispered a prayer for the boys
    Who said goodbye to it all
    Now we’ve got our own place by the water
    And I have a job in the old hotel
    She is ready and she’s hoping for a daughter
    Well I don’t mind, we’ve made our choice
    We’ve got all the time in the world
    We said goodbye to it all
    We said goodbye to it all
    Say goodbye to it all
    Say goodbye to it all
    Say goodbye to it all
    Say goodbye to it all
    Say goodbye to it all
    Say goodbye
    Say goodbye


  2. Coors was a very popular beer where I went to college (Missouri), and I don’t drink beer much but I enjoy Coors. I am looking forward to your announcement.


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