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I want to wish all my Jewish friends a blessed Rosh Hashanah, which I understand starts tomorrow at sundown.
It’s been a typically busy week here. We caught some of the backlash from Ida, mostly rain and a few tornado watches, but nothing too treacherous. It’s cooled down a little from August, with daytime highs at or below 86° (30° C) and nighttime lows dipping into the 60’s (20° C). Autumn seems to have arrived.
I mentioned yesterday that I’m sticking my Battle of the Bands posts to the top of my blog so it’s easy to find them without having to dig. Dan asked if I could maybe put something in the side bar, so I did, right at the top.
Let’s look at the summary…
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: Jeannie C. Riley, “Harper Valley PTA”
- Monday: Kitty Wells, “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”
- Tuesday: Richard Harris, “Camelot, Camelot”
- Wednesday: “The Munsters Theme”
- Thursday: Laurindo Almeida with the Modern Jazz Quartet, “One Note Samba”
- Friday: Freddie King, “Hideaway”
- Saturday: Mitzi Gaynor, “Too Darn Hot”
We celebrated the end of summer and back-to-school with songs about both. Freebie week ahead!
We answered questions about whether human beings have to improve themselves and will doing so make them happy, whether ’tis easier to love or be loved (just seemed a bit poetic), whether memories can fully be erased, whether a good death is possible, and the internal contents of a baseball.
We did the #11-20 from 1978. This week, 1979.
Shared a viral tweet about the state of American politics that seemed particularly apt. Managed not to get political at all in the process.
Mary wanted songs that included (a) a flower; (b) a coin; and (c) an occupation in the title.
I’ll announce the winner of this week’s Battle of the Bands this Wednesday. We know who it’ll be, Toots Thielemans; the question is whether people prefer the harmonica or guitar version of his song "Bluesette".
The prompt was one of those "write a post in exactly x lines" types, with x=9 this time. My post was about how I had managed to go the entire summer without setting foot outside.
The prompt was a very cute picture of a dog wearing a piece of bread like a mask, and I wrote about bread, specifically the kind of bread you buy in the grocery store (or, if you prefer, the supermarket).
I featured the music of Booker T & The MG’s.
Our prompt was "pin," so I discussed the Medieval question of how many angels can dance on the head of one. Having a discussion about a question like that when there are far more important questions to answer (to with, "What would you do for a Klondike bar?") is the definition of waste of time. Kind of like this commercial for Airtran Airways (now part of Southwest Airlines).
- AJ Blythe
- Alana Mautone
- Annalisa Crawford
- Arlee Bird
- Bernard Greenberg
- Bluebird of Bitterness
- Cathy Kennedy
- Change Therapy
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Debbie D.
- Deborah Drucker
- Don Ostertag
- Ed Thierbach
- Ella Craig
- Jack Connelly
- Mary B
- Melanie B Cee
- Michael B. Fishman
- Mike G
- Mister Bump UK
- Paula Light
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Stine Writing
- Anyone I missed
- Everyone who left a "like"
And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was…