Linda hosts One-Liner Wednesday edch week. Now a word from the American Dental Association.
French singer and songwriter Charles Trenet was born on this day in 1913. One of his most familiar songs is "La Mer," which Bobby Darin recorded in 1960 as "Beyond The Sea," which reached #6 on the Hot 100 that year. Here are Tatiana Eva-Marie and The Avalon Jazz Band. They’ve done a number of Trenet’s songs, which you can hear on YouTube.
WHK is the first radio station to broadcast in Ohio, starting as an exprerimental station in 1922, and is the 15th oldest station in the US. Except for a brief period in the early 2000’s, they’ve always used those call letters. Currently they broadcast a news-talk format ("The Answer") on 1420 AM and 102.5 FM. They were a Top 40 station from 1958 to 1967, when they changed formats under pressure from WIXY, which started broadcasting Top 40 in 1966. Here’s their Top Ten from May 15, 1961.
- The Paris Sisters, “Be My Boy”
- Al Caiola, “Bonanza”
- Eddie Harris, “Exodus”
- Neil Sedaka, “Little Devil”
- Marcy Joe, “Ronnie”
- The Fleetwoods, “Tragedy”
- The Frogmen, “Underwater”
- Andy Stewart, “A Scottish Soldier”
- Roy Orbison, “Running Scared”
- Ricky Nelson, “Travelin’ Man”
And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for May 17, 2022.
Singer Pervis Jackson of the Soul/R&B group The Spinners was born on this day in 1938. "I’ll Be Around" was the group’s first #1 single on the Soul chart, also reaching #3 in the Hot 100 in 1972. It was the B side to "How Could I Let You Get Away," which only reached #14 on the Soul chart and #77 on the Hot 100.
Melanie has the questions, I have the GIF’s…
Do you become discouraged by the annual “Blogging Ennui” phenomenon that comes around every year? You know, I’ve never heard of that, so I guess not.
If you were in a room filled with you and your doppelganger… Hey, I ain’t that big! …and 2 billion dollars, what would you do? Split it with him and swap lives (hey, why not? We’re doppelgangers, after all)… What do you think your doppelganger would do? Probably knock me out and take all the money.
A building is burning. You have time to either save a child trapped inside or a valuable painting which you would then sell, using the money to save 20 children from starvation. What would you do and why? Save the kid. He/She is a human being, the painting’s just a thing.
What’s your opinion of yams or sweet potatoes? They make great fries, and are good when mashed with cloves and cinnamon and baked with marshmallows on top.
Please feel free to share an image of something that makes you smile!