The Dog Days Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Rainier Beer. Rainier lets nature take its own sweet time!

I apologize to anyone coming out here looking for a Battle of the Bands last week. I couldn’t come up with one that matched the last two in quality, so I decided to wait until the 15th.

Nothing new here, really. I’m still housebound, and I’m getting dangerously close to not caring if I ever leave the house again. I suppose eventually I’ll emerge, but how eventually that’ll be is anyone’s guess. Still, I’m not complaining.

Here’s the summary for last week…

Only made one visit to Stalag 13 this week, to summarize the episode "Oil For The Lamps Of Hogan" (season 1, episode 14). I’ll push myself to get at least two out this week.

In honor of National Friendship Day, Alana wanted us to come up with songs about friends and friendship. I came up with ten, as is my habit. Freebie day this week, and you’ll have to wait to see what I come up with. In other words, when I know, so will you…

Melanie wanted to know where I’d rather be, what wastes the most time during my day, how I would describe my worst enemy, and what bird I wanted to be.

I presented songs 11-20 from the year end Hot 100 of 1974. Next week, 1975.

My one-liner this week was the refrain from the song "Wesley," which was the flip side of Ted Cassidy’s song "The Lurch."

This week, Mary B had us look for songs with bad grammar in the title, the name of a food in the title, and a spice in the title.

The prompt I chose was the one that asked for the word "final" to inspire my post. I thought of all the businesses that have closed that were once a big part of my life, and one in particular, Carson Pirie Scott & Co., a department store chain that did business in the Chicagoland area. I had worked at the store that was at Edens Plaza in Wilmette, Illinois, and I found a video of what it looked like during its Going Out Of Business sale in 2018, when Bon Ton Stores, the chain that owned it at the time, went out of business. It looks like the store building is still there, complete with the name on it, but it’s been closed for three years. It makes me wonder if anyone has managed to get inside and scavenge for things like copper wire. It seems like a terrible waste, and sadly so many retailers are now out of business, and with them shopping malls…

This Friday I looked at The Brass Ring, an instrumental pop band not unlike Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, whose main claim to fame was that they did the music for Benson & Hedges cigarette commercials. They were good, and yet no one seems to remember them.

This week’s prompt was "wee," and when I saw that I started to gigle, but I came up with the song "Wee, Wee Hours," and played that for one and all.

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