The Almost-October Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Falstaff. There’s light-hearted living in light-hearted Falstaff beer!

A beautiful day in the neighborhood this Sunday. We’ve so far had a fantastic fall, except for the rain a couple of weeks ago. Dark Sky is predicting no rain and hardly any clouds and seasonable temperatures. Maybe I’ll get out this week. Maybe not.

A good blogging week behind me. Let’s take a closer look.

I introduced a couple of new artists: The Snake Charmer, a bagpiper from India, and Alyona Vargasova, a guitarist from Russia. Maybe introducing new musicians is a feature that I can work into my freebie days on Mondays. What do you think of that?

The questions this past week were provided by Evil Squirrel and his mad menagerie of characters: whether we’d be the straight man or funny man in a comedy duo; what inaminate object we’d like to be reincarnated as; how we mark our territory; and what topic we’d like if we had to answer ten questions for $1 million bucks. Plus, Melanie wanted to know whether voting is a privilege or a duty in democratic societies.

I never got around to answering Melanie’s later question, which was "Would you rather have a huge head of hair or be completely bald?" I have rather long hair, anyway, so I’d have to say "huge head of hair." I have no desire to cut any or all of it off.

The march through the ’80’s continued with 1981.

In a close battle, Hall & Oates beat Mike Oldfield and Maggie Reilly, 7-5. Thanks again to everyone who voted. I appreciate the turnout!

I posted some important information for those of us who have reached middle age. Many of you probably knew it already, but in case you didn’t, now you do.

Mary wanted a song with "angel" in the title, a song with a dog in the title, and a song with "stand" in the title, and that’s what I gave her.

I’m moving slowly, but I’m moving: wrote a synopsis for "The Great Impersonator" (Season 1, Episode 21), where Schultz poses as Klink to get three of the POW’s away from the Gestapo.

Our prompt was a picture of a deer, and I talked about how removal of natural areas has resulted in deer in the yard.

I combined a prompt from Kat (write a post based on the word "miss") with a prompt from Fandango (whether I’d choose heating and air conditioning or Internet if I had to). I had to say I’d choose heating and air conditioning, unless I lived in Hawai’i.

Talked about production music, music that can be used for any project that requires it, and about Alan Hawkshaw, who wrote a lot of production music for the KPM music library. Since nearly all (if not all) library music is instrumental, I’ll be discussing some of the creators of it moving forward.

Linda’s prompts were "near" and "far," which gave me some trouble until I realized it was Stream of Consciousness day and I could let my mind wander where it wanted. So I let it.

9 thoughts on “The Almost-October Week That Was

  1. Thanks John for the mention and the great answer to that last little question from our favorite squirrel! 🙂 I’m envious of your hair, although I SWEAR I have two X chromosomes (making me female), I’ve lost a LOT/most of my hair! 😦 Didn’t do anything to it, but I must have offended it somehow because it’s been leaving for at least three years.

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  2. Oh, I missed the Two Ronnies post (just went back to read it). I love the Two Ronnies. I used to watch it all the time when I was growing up. Also watched Open All Hours and Porridge. My favourite of the pair was Ronnie Barker.

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    1. I remember watching one of the later episodes of “The Saint” and Barker was in it as a cop watching Simon templar. He and Ronnie Corbett were great together, and they couldn’t have been more different…

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