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I’ll be posting today’s Battle of the Bands a little later.
Pretty much an unproductive week this week, at least in comparison with other weeks. I’m having a difficult time getting the lead out lately. Don’t worry, I’ll get over it. Meanwhile, here’s this week’s summary…
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: Jackie Brenston & His Delta Rhythm Cats, "Rocket 88"
- Monday: Julie Andrews, “Le Jazz Hot”
- Tuesday: Keenan Wynn and James Whitmore, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”
- Wednesday: Frankie Yankovic, “Who Stole The Kishka?”
- Thursday: Charlie Christian with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, “Solo Flight”
- Friday: Buddy Guy, “Damn Right, I Got The Blues”
- Saturday: Kenny Burrell, “Midnight Blue”
Only managed to get one show synopsis out, for Episode 13. I should be a little more productive this week.
For Freebie Week, I introduced another young Russian virtuoso, this time 13-year-old saxophonist Sofya Tyurina. Tomorrow, Alana takes over as guest conductor, and we’ll do songs about friends or friendship.
Melanie asked us if we believed in second chances, whether we saw the glass as half-empty or half-full, whether we’d rather someone be honest, even if it hurts our feelings, and when I felt my greatest adrenaline rush.
Songs 11 thru 20 in the 1973 year end Hot 100 were featured, This week, 1974, the year I graduated high school.
I shared a one-liner from Simon Holland about the Olympics. I have a couple of possibilities for this week.
Mary wanted a song with a beverage in the title, a song with a fruit in the title, and a song with a flower in the title. All of which were pretty easy to come up with, meaning this week is going to be more difficult.
I used the prompt that asked fort a 13-line (13-sentence) blog post. I wrote about the amount of time I’ve been spending at home and the way my dreams have been compensaing for it, by bringing me back 50 years. It’s been kind of fun, really…
I came up with five TV-related songs, some of which were music from commercials, and at least one theme song.
We were to start with the last picture we took, which for me was a few months ago, a picture of myself rolling my tongue. Several of you responded that you couldn’t do it, which is no reason to feel badly: it’s a genetic thing.
- AJ Blythe
- Bluebird of Bitterness
- Cathy Kennedy
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Dan Kenney
- Don Ostertag
- Ed Thierbach
- Frank Hubeny
- Mary B
- Mary M
- Melanie B Cee
- Mister Bump UK
- Paula Light
- Sanity’s Overrated
- Sharon E. Cathcart
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Anyone I missed
- Everybody who left a "like"
That’s a wrap on this week’s edition of The Week That Was…