Rained most of the night. We've been having lots of rain this last week. Went to Twin Lakes, Wi., an ate at Burger King and got gas at $2,45!! That's the lowest we've seen it in awhile. Went to Donovan's Reef and to bricks & Ivy on the way home.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
And we had real heavy rain all night. The drainage basin behind the house was about half full. That's a lot of run-off water
Sorry to hear about the death of one of my favorite performers, Eddie Money. Bob Stroud did his Ten at Ten on Eddie Money Songs:
Baby Hold On
Think I'm In Love
Walk On Water
Gimme Some Water
I Wanna Go Back
Rock 'n Roll the Place
Two Tickets to Paradise
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Take Me Home Tonight
We're hearing about serious flooding on the Fox River and Chain of Lakes. We heard the Fox River is closed to boats and the Chain is all no wake.
I went to the Johnsburg-Richmond-Burton high schools football game. Johnsburg High School is one of my Cubs-Sox, Packer-Bears teams. I pull for Johnsburg unless they play Richmond-Burton, which is where the kids from our subdivision go as well as a real lot of out tax dollars. (I also pull for the Cubs unless they play the Sox and Packers unless they play Da Bears.)
The R-B Rockets blew the Johnsburg Skyhawks out 49-0.
I think most will agree with me that the NFL preseason is just a big waste of time. Hardly any regulars play. A big who cares.
However, now sadly, we are in the NCAA preseason when the Big Guys beat up on the Little Guys. That is, the Power Five Conferences play the Mid-Level teams and generally blow them out (as seen with Nebraska beating my Northern Illinois 44-8 last Saturday.
Taking a quick look at the Lines for some college football games this weekend:
Iowa State by 19 over Louisiana-Monroe
Ohio State by 40 over Miami of Ohio
Clemson by 41 over UNC-Charlotte
Indiana by 27 over UConn
Miami by 30 over Central Michigan
Virginia by 31 over Old Dominion
NC State by 20 over Ball State
These are ridiculous games, even though on rare occasion one of the Little Guys beats a Big Guy.
College football needs to do something about these impending blow outs.
Granted, the Little Guys get a huge payday for playing these games, but even then, COME ON!!
Since we are in the last week of summer, here's a look back at the Billboard all-time biggest hits of summer. This is based on tracking from Billboard's Hot 100 lists from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
I recognized all the songs except #2.
1. I'LL BE MISSING YOU-- Pff daddy, Faith Evans, 112 To the tune of "Every Breath You Take" #5. (1997)
2. THE BOY IS MINE-- Brandy & Monica (1998)
3. TOSSIN' AND TURNIN'-- Bobby Lewis (1961)
4. BLURRED LINES-- Robin Thicke, T.I., Pharrell (2013)
5. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE-- Police (1983)
6. WE BELONG TOGETHER-- Mariah Carey (2005)
7. I JUST WANT TO BE YOUR EVERYTHING-- Andy Gibb (1977) One of the Gibb Brothers.
8. WHEN DOVES CRY-- Prince (1984)
9. (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO FOR YOU-- Bryan Adams (1991)
10. ALONE AGAIN (NATURALLY)-- Gilbert O'Sullivan (1972) Talk about a downer song. This is about suicide. I had never really listened to the words until somebody at Donovan's pointed it out and played it on the jukebox.
Name That Tune (from the above songs): "Every Step You Take, I'll Be Watching You." Answer below. --RoadDog
This is the fourth and final installment of Bob Stroud's annual Root Salute to the Summer of 40 years earlier. This being 1979. I am not sure what he will do next year since his Rock and Roll Roots show, aired on Chicago's WDRV, 97.1 FM on Sundays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. features just music from the 1960s and 1970s. Next year, of course, is 1980.
Anyway, these are the songs on the radio and in your album collection on September 1, 1979:
HEART OF THE NIGHT-- Poco
HOLD ON-- Triumph
GIRL'S GOT RHYTHM-- AC/Dc
LOGICAL SONG-- Supertramp
FINS-- Jimmy Buffett
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY-- Van Halen
I NEED A LOVER-- John Cougar
ONE WAY OR ANOTHER-- Blondie
DAMNED IF I DO-- Alan Parsons Project
ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY-- Bad Company
HEY HEY, MY MY (INTO THE BLACK)-- Neil Young
CATCH ME NOW I'M FALLING-- Kinks
MY SHARONA-- Knack #1 song in Chicago and all over the radio.
Name That Tune (from the above songs): "I'm Gonna Getcha Getcha Getcha Getcha." Answer below. --RoadDog
Continued from today's Tattooed On Your Soul, Not So Forgotten and Cooter's History Thing blogs.
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Doctors still don't fully understand how pulmonary fibrosis works. It is relatively rare and causes are tough to track. In addition, the lung injuries that cause some cases can stem from a wide range of factors.
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How dumb is that Pepsi commercial with Nate and Kate as taste buds in your mouth? Way too much flirting and stupid dialogue. How much longer must we be subjected to it?
Plus, that weird little Prince-ish guy for Diet Dr. Pepper.
2. CALVIN & HOBBES-- I sure wish the creator Bill Watterson would bring it back. But, I go to Go Comics every day and see am old one. On August 6, 2019, we see Calvin talking to his tiger, Hobbes, and saying: "Dad might be a secret super hero but driving a car that isn't cool. I know, ours doesn't even have a cassette deck." Kind of dates the comic strip.
Today's kids wouldn't even know what a cassette deck is. Shoot, in Chevrolets, you can't even get a CD deck anymore. That will be a big problem when we buy our next Chevrolet. I have to have at least a CD player. Last year, we sold our '03 Malibu which had both a CD and a cassette player. Now that was a great sound system. Our '11 Malibu at least still has a CD player.
3. BUTTERFLIES & HUMMINGBIRDS-- Well, butterflies might be endangered now, but I sure have a lot out in the yard. As a matter of fact, I usually have several fly into me whenever I'm outside. I especially have a lot of monarch butterflies. I also have several hummingbirds (even though I don't feed them) that scare me badly every time I see see them. My first thought is, "Look at the size of that mosquito!!"
Just Some Stuff. --RoadDog
STATE OF THE JOKE: INDIANA-- What is the difference between Indiana sports fans and puppies? Answer: Eventually, the pups will grow up and stop whining.
The number behind the artist is how high it got on the Billboard Hot 100 national chart.
20. I'M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE-- Lou Christie #10 Had that falsetto thing going. Right, Frankie? His biggest hit was 1966's "Lightning Strikes" which went to #1.
19. DID YOU SEE HER EYES-- Illusion #32 This is what I call Classic Rock. rarely played on Chicago's Classic Rock station WDRV. Five guys from Long Island, New York. Their only Top 40 out of three Hot 100s.
18. YOU, I-- Rugbys #24 From Louisville, Kentucky. Using that fuzz box, wah-wah pedal and one groovy organ according to Music Mike. Also should be played on WDRV. Their only-ever Hot 100 song. So, that makes them a ....
17. WHAT KIND OF FOOL DO YOU THINK I AM-- Bill Deal & Rhondells #23 Well you know how I feel about Beach Music. And, I'm talking about East Coast Beach Music. Even if they are out of New York City.
16. I WANT YOU TO KNOW-- New Colony Six #65 This is WLS supporting our local bands. These guys were so good. Saw them many times.
Name That Tune (from the above songs): "I'll Try Every Trick In The Book With Every Step That You Take." Answer below. --RoadDog
The number behind the artist is how high the song got on Billboard's Hot 100 national chart.
25. A BOY NAMED SUE-- Johnny Cash #2 His biggest hit on the pop charts. "How do you do? Now you're gonna die." "Bill or George, Anything but Sue."
24. DADDY'S LITTLE MAN-- O.C. Smith #34 Kind of reminds you of "Little Green Apples." Born Ocie Lee Smith in Mansfield, Louisiana.
23. LITTLE WOMAN-- Bobby Sherman #3 A great pop song. Could be classified as Bubble Gum, but that's alright as I love my Bubble Gum Music. I'd forgotten about this song. Starred in TV's "Here Come the Brides."
22. THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS-- Marvin Gaye #7 An early "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"?
Born Marvin Pentz Gay. First hit with #34 "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" in 1962.
21. YOUR GOOD THING-- Lou Rawls #18 Whole name "Your Good Thing (Is About To End)." The Pride of Chicago. I'd also forgotten about this one.
Name That Tune (from the above songs): "My Daddy Left Home When I Was Three." Answer below. --RoadDog