Showing posts from May 18, 2014

Worst Songs Ever--Weenie Songs

If I listen to anything in the car, it's an oldies station, and I have to admit that many of the songs of my era are--well, they're bad. Bad music, bad lyrics, bad sound, bad idea. I thought it might be interesting to ask readers of this blog to mention songs that are so bad they wish they never had to hear them again. Saturday Category: Weenie Songs (I stole this from another author who stole it from Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs .) These are songs that are so overly sugary emotional that they make you want to vomit. One of my least favorites: "You Light Up My Life," which, in addition to being schmaltzy, has the line "It can't be wrong when it feels so right." Really? Bet that's what every cheater in the world tells himself. I'll give different categories each day for the next week or so, so let us hear from you!

Friday Quiz: Pants

1. "___, You Made the Pants Too Long!" Milton Berle, Barbra Streisand 2. "Forever in ___  ____" Neil Diamond 3. "The Pants ___" preschoolers' book/song 4. "Leather _____" by Sam Bush et al 5. "From _____ to ___ ____ Jeans" by Brenda Lee Answers: 1. Sam 2. Blue Jeans 3. Song 4. Britches 5. Levis/Calvin Klein

Thursday Quiz: Thinkin' about Summer!

1. Nat King Cole: "Those ___, ___, ___ Days of Summer" (Give yourself a star if you get them in order!) 2. Chad & Jeremy "A Summer ___" 3. Percy Faith Orchestra "Theme from a Summer___" 4. The Lovin' Spoonful "Summer __ __ __" 5. "Summertime ___" Eddie Cochran 1. Lazy, crazy, hazy 2. Song 3. Place  4. in the City   5. Blues  

Body Parts & Five Mystery Suggestions

The quiz, "Body Parts" is at the bottom of the page. You might have to scroll. With the new blog, which combines two older ones, we're expanding the Five Mystery E-books/week a little. These are books someone on my team read and enjoyed. No helping out friends in the publishing business. Just honest appraisal of our favorite sub-genres, from moderately cozy to moderately hard-boiled. South of Hell   by P.J. Parrish (part of the Louis Kincaid series)    Parrish is actually sisters. They began their Louis Kincaid series in Florida, but Louis spends a lot of time in    Michigan lately. Hell, Michigan, in this entry. Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson (part of the Walt Longmire series)    If you've seen Longmire on TV, great, but you need to read Johnson's prose to fall under the spell of this       series. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King (part of the Sherlock Holmes & Mary series)    The first of the series, in which M