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I can’t believe that this Thursday is Thanksgiving already. Maybe because there’s no snow. Not here, anyway.
I’m getting back in touch with my fiction side, as I think I mentioned, and actually having fun with it. My buddy Blake is turning ino a real boy. I have several projects of his, and I write on one until I get stuck, then I flip over to the other one. I’m also learning more about Scrivener and am forcing myself to ue it. This week I learned that you can zoom in on the page and make it a who’lot easier to read, something my almost 66-year-old eyes can appreciate.
Mary bought the elements for this year’s Thanksgiving feast. A 5-pound turkey breast was over $17. I think we should have gone with ribs.
Here’s the summary for last week.
- (Song Lyric) Sunday: Sammy Davis Jr., “The Birth Of The Blues”
- Monday: Mantovani, “Amapola”
- Tuesday: Hubert Sumlin, “Sometimes I’m Right”
- Wednesday: Gordon Lightfoot, “Carefree Highway”
- Thusday: Fred Astaire, “One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)"
- Friday: Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers, “I’ll Never Smile Again”
- Saturday: Dr. John, “Right Place, Wrong Time”
You have until tomorrow at noon to cast a vote in my latest Battle of the Bands. The song is Charles Trenet’s "Ménilmontant" and the contestants are Avalon Jazz Band and Ludovic Beier and radical Gipsy.
I did a musical medley (or potpourri) of songs from the ’70’s and ’80’s.
Melanie whipped out the heavy questions this week: what humanity’s goal should be, whether we’re hesitant to share our opinions, how we feel society has changed in our lifetimes, and whether we’d keep a friend who speaks to us like we do to ourselves.
We covered the #11-20 hits of 1989. My aim is to go up through 1995, which if I’ve counted right will be the last Tuesday of 2021.
I shared a line from Herbert Spencer that I felt expressed my philosophy of life to a T.
The prompt was the word "dream," and my post was about a Brahma bull named King and a horse named Dream who lived together at a nearby veterinarian’s office and the time King accidentally gored Dream with a horn and was absolutely beside himself because the horse was his best buddy in the entire world.
Shelley Krupa from Quaint Revival asked if I had ever done a feature on legendary Big Band jazz drummer Gene Krupa. I have now.
The prompt was "gray, white, and black," so I dug out a similar post from a previous #socs and expanded on it, talking about the attempts made primarily by Ted Turner to colorize classic movies that were filmed in black & white. The consensus was it was a dumb idea. Dumb, dumb, dumb…
- AJ Blythe
- Alana Mautone
- Annalisa Crawford
- Arlee Bird
- Bernard Greenberg
- Cathy Kennedy
- Christine Bolton
- Dan Antion
- Don Ostertag
- Jack Connelly
- Lakshmi Bhat
- Melanie B Cee
- Mike G
- Paula Light
- Stephen T. McCarthy
- Stine Writing
- Anybody I missed
- Everyone who left a "like"
And that does it for this edition of The Week That Was.