Mom, it’s time for the quiz again and I’m ready to make my announcements!
Let’s hope someone cares this time.
Mom, I think everyone will be interested to hear that 30 years ago this month, an album to coincide with the 1988 Summer Olympics was released featuring a song by the Bee Gees.
Trust me, no one cares!
…a song that most people probably have never heard. It’s a great song and should’ve been a hit!
If you say so. This better be good, Shana!
Also, real quick, “King of the Hill” returns to Comedy Central, and a 2020 revival of “the Rugrats” is scheduled for Nickelodeon. “A baby’s gotta do what a baby’s gotta do!” (Tommy Pickles) In this case, I’ll be a 28 year old baby watching “The Rugrats”.
Now for the most important announcement of all. Last month I saw James Taylor and The Eagles at the Phillies stadium.
For the 500th time!
My cousin Jon’s friend Andy went with me, and here we are:
Also, not that I’m counting, but it was my fifth time seeing James Taylor
I know, I know!
and my second time seeing the Eagles.
Don’t remind me!
The show was great! Glenn Frey’s son Deacon is now in the group and he seemed to get a lot of applause.
The Eagles played good songs: “I Can’t Tell You Why”, “How Long”, “Desperado”, “Seven Bridges Road”, etc. There was also a song with a horn section called “Funk 49” by the James Gang (I think that was Joe Walsh’s thing, who by the way apparently has a guitar like my Mom’s.)
Anyway, they did two encores (25 songs in all, whereas James did 17.)
Not that you’re counting!
The first encore obviously was “Hotel California” (Robin Murphy’s favorite song– is he reading this?)
I don’t think so!
The second was “Rocky Mountain Way” (a Joe Walsh song) and “Desperado” (which I love). I also love “One of These Nights” and “Witchy Woman”, which at an Eagles concert is sort of a given.
But anyway back to James Taylor.
I loved his set too and he was funny like he always is. It turns out he went on at 7pm on the dot and the lines to get in were so crazy…
Yes, I saw them, it was insane, and so hot out! I hope you had water.
It was impossible to be seated on time! We could hear him doing “Country Road” while waiting in 90 degree heat to get in.
Traffic was tied up for miles!
Hey, this is what opening acts are for! Hello!!!!
But Shana, in case you didn’t know, James Taylor is NOT an opening act!
Anyway, I was really impressed with his set. Of course, it was the usual songs like “Fire and Rain”, “Steamroller”, etc but he also played “Walking Man” from 1974 and I couldn’t believe it!
That’s a song I don’t think I’ve heard him play before. He really should pull out the rare, forgotten songs more often. He also played “Handyman”, “Shed a Little Light”, “Shower the People” (with Arnold’s amazing solo of course).
I really think people go to see Arnold! And P.S., I don’t understand why he has only one solo! Can’t you do something about that????
Mom, you might want to start the quiz. Do we even have a quiz this month?
Yes, but if you sneeze you might miss it!
Is that a clue, is it about sneezing?
There may have been sneezing, but, actually, Shana, this is the shortest quiz on record! I doubt that it’s more than 2 sentences long!
Well, let me see it!
Tell me if you can figure out the answer. Here we go with… drum roll please…
The Facekom Quiz!!!!!
Elaine, my five-month-old son, “Fernando’s”, cold was getting better, but, today it became worse again! Maybe because he was exposed to a cold draft last evening. We tried the sauna but it did not help. Right now his nose is congested. But sometimes clear water discharge comes out. What should I give him?
You’re right, that was the shortest quiz on record! I don’t know how you solved it!
Well, do you know what the remedy is?
Um…don’t tell me, don’t tell me… Tell me!
I’ll tell you and everyone else next month in the quiz answer. Write to me and tell me what you think it is:
Bye, see you in…OMG!
You forgot again, didn’t you!
Here it is, The Happenings, “See You In September”!
___________________Bye-bye, so long, farewell_____________
Oh! Sorry, this just in! As we go to press, I’m just finding out that the world’s greatest and most famous soul singer, Aretha Franklin, died at age 76. With 20 #1 hit records–which is really a stunning statistic when you think about it– and 50 records in the top-40, her loss is obviously felt the world over. Tributes have come in from Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, James Taylor, Barack Obama and others too numerous to mention. Aretha’s picture and notice of her death made the front page of every major newspaper including the New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Her death was the lead story on every evening newscast.
A fitting tribute to “Lady Soul” will appear in the September Quiz. Til then, here is her biggest hit, her first #1 record, her signature song from 1967, “Respect”.
(R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me…)
Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
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