BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “The Big Hurt” Results

My last battle was between Del Shannon, Scott Walker (formerly of The Walker Brothers), and Bruce Blackman (formerly of the band Starbuck). As it turned out, Scott Walker didn’t get any votes. The final tally:

Del Shannon – 2

  • Songshine
  • Dan

Scott Walker – 0

Bruce Blackman – 6

  • Mary B
  • Stephen
  • Max
  • Lynn
  • Birgit
  • Eugenia

Congratulations to Bruce Blackman, a pat on the back ro Del Shannon, and Scott Walker… what can I say? Better luck next time.

This battle really surprised me. I thought Del would win easily, while Bruce would be the forgotten man. Just goes to show you, you can never be too sure.

My next battle will be on Wednesday, February 1. See you then!

Song of the Day: Sade, “Your Love Is King”

Happy 64th to Helen Folasade Adu, who goes by the name Sade, also the name of her band. She’s a singer, songwriter, actress, producer, and at one time a model. She wrote “Your Love Is King” with Stuart Matthewman, and it was her lead single in the UK from their 1984 debut album Diamond Life, where it reached #6. In the US, it was their third single, released in June 1985. It reached #54 on the Hot 100, #35 on the Hot Black Singles chart, and #8 on the Adult Contemporary chart. This performance is from the 1985 Live Aid concert.

#JusJoJan: Gratitude

Carol Anne supplied today’s prompt: gratitude. We all owe a debt of gratitude to both Linda and Carol Anne.

I’ve had a busy day today, writing blog posts and reading all of yours, and I just wanted to say “thank you” to all you readers for making The Sound Of One Hand Typing a stop on your daily tour of blogs. I try to thank everyone who left a comment during the week, but I know many of you read but don’t comment or leave a like. You readers make this a fun thing to do, and trust me, I need fun things to do.

From 1968, Sam & Dave, “I Thank You.”

Answering Maggie’s Blogging Questions

Don’t know about the Bill Maher reference, but remember the Shell Answer Man?

Maggie has a bunch of questions on her blog that demand answers (well, okay, request answers nicely), specifically about blogging. I promise, no AI.

How many times per week do you post? Do you post multiple times a day? If so, how many? I generally write twenty (20) blog posts a week, That’s an average of 2.86 posts per day. Saturdays and Sundays I usually only post twice, so that averages to 3.2 posts on weekdays.

How many blogs do you follow? About 250.

Do you read all the blogs you follow every day? If not, how often do you read other blogs? I use Inoreader, which delivers whenever any of the blogs has a new post.

Do you seek out new blogs to follow?  If so, how do you find them? If I get a comment from someone I don’t know, I check out their blog and follow it if (a) it’s in a language I understand, (b) it sounds like someone I would like to follow. I also look at blogs of people who comment on other blogs.

Do you comment on the blogs you read? If not, why? Do you respond to all the comments left on your blog? On other blogs, I do if I have something to say (which could be a joke). On my blog, I try to respond to everyone. Depending on how harried I am, I usually succeed.

Do you ever close comments on a blog you post? If so, why? My blog is set to close comments after six months (182 days) for spam control. I was finding a lot of the spam comments were being made on older posts.

Do you ever unfollow someone? If so, why? I do if their blog annoys me. More often, I unfollow if Inoreader flags it as having problems.

What content inspires you to follow a blogger? Music, and if the person is really funny.

What content turns you off from following someone? I can’t really say, other than what I’ve already said.

How important is it to you that you add a photo to every post? I’ve heard from multiple sources that visual content (photos, graphics, animated GIF’s, videos etc.) catches people’s attention, so I almost always add something to every post. I create the graphics for many of my own features (e.g. Top Ten Tuesday, Five For Friday) using Text Art or Retype.

Leave me a link for one blogger (other than yourself) that you think I should check out. If I just get one, The Spectacled Bean is a good one.

MMMM: Time…

You’ve seen this before here…

So, having said that, today’s prompt is…

Time. Song lyrics or titles mentioning time, or calendars, or days of the week. Kudos to Alana for offering the first music prompt for the new year!

Three cheers for Alana!

I’ve built all kinds of playlists for “time” in the past, and didn’t feel like finding them and re-presenting them here. So I just went to YouTube and searched for “time” and took the first dozen songs I found. Some of these are old faves, some are totally new to me. Hope you like it…

  1. Culture Club, "Time (Clock Of The Heart)"
  2. Pink Floyd, "Time"
  3. Hans Zimmer, "Time" (from the movie Inception)
  4. David Bowie, "Time"
  5. Hootie & The Blowfish, "Time"
  6. The Alan Parsons Project, "Time"
  7. Climax Blues Band, "Running Out Of Time"
  8. Ringo Starr, Burton Cummings, Joe Walsh, and Todd Rungren, "No Time"
  9. calico, "It’s About Time"
  10. Dooley Wilson, "As Time Goes By"
  11. Lizzy Capri, "Time"
  12. The Chambers Brothers, "Time Has Come Today"

Here is the link to the playlist, in case the songs won’t play on the page.

That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for January 9, 2023.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by Cathy, Alana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.