It seems I created a bit of confusion here yesterday…
I posted my portmanteau word for the A to Z Challenge, “advertainment,” at 6:00 AM EDT yesterday. I then added a post for the Battle of the Bands (Battle “Moonlight in Vermont,” The Johnny Smith Quintet vs. Jo Stafford) and my usual Friday Five post, for which I chose the theme “songs whose titles start with the letter ‘A’,” in celebration of the start of A to Z. The problem was, I had led everyone who showed up after about 2:00 PM EDT that my theme for the Challenge was “five songs that have something to do with the letter of the day.”
My reaction? “Oh, fiddlesticks [or words to that effect]! I’ve managed to confuse everyone!”
Then I got to thinking: You know, everyone seems to enjoy the music posts; maybe I should start another blog and use it for my secondary theme… Problem is, that throws the whole simulcast idea out of sync, and that wouldn’t be nice to those of you who read and comment over there. So I thought I might just apologize for my faux pas, explain what happened and promise it would never ever happen again, and be done with it.
Then, I said, “hey, wait a second; why can’t I have two themes? You know, portmanteaus and songs?” I started to brush off the idea, thinkinhg I must be crazy, but something just told me, “No! It’s a great idea! Do both on the one blog.” Since Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt for today was “be,” it all worked out,at least for now.
So here we go, five songs with “be” in the title in some form. And, since several folks have trouble with the playlists, I’ll just run them in-stream, one after the other.
“Let It Be” – The Beatles: The single version. With Billy Preston on Hammond organ.
“Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” – The Tams
“Beginnings” – Chicago: The album version, with the Latin percussion at the end.
“Let It Be Me” – The Everly Brothers
“Be Bop A Lula” – Cliff Richard
from The Sound of One Hand Typing