Around The Neighborhood

Here are a few things worth noting at some of the blogs I frequent:

At The Hits Just Keep On Comin’, jb notes the passing of Sammy Johns and parses the 1970s sensibilities of Johns’ No. 5 hit from 1975, “Chevy Van.”

The Dude at Any Major Dude With Half A Heart took a look earlier this week at the music industry notables who passed on in 2012. It seems like a longer list than is generally the case.

The topic last Saturday at Barely Awake In Frog Pajamas was solving the mystery of album release dates and learning what a January release meant for a performer or a band.

Over at Bloggerhythms, our pal Charlie takes a look at the best albums of 2012. Some of them I know, some I know well, and – respecting Charlie’s taste as I do – the rest I need to learn about very soon.

At AM, then FM, Jeff looks back: “They were older guys who liked hassling younger kids for no apparent reason. Bullies, I guess.” And then he brings us up to date.

And here? Well, last night was one of those nights: The cats woke me up at least five times, and my sleep stayed in the shallow end of the pool all night long, so cogent thought takes too much work this morning. I’ll be back tomorrow, most likely resuming the March of the Integers with “6.”

In the meantime, here’s the No. 100 record in the Billboard Hot 100 from this week in 1973, forty years ago. Millie Jackson’s “I Miss You Baby” would peak two weeks later at No. 95 (it likely deserved better). It would get to No. 22 on the R&B chart.

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One Response to “Around The Neighborhood”

  1. Thanks for the mention.

    I can certainly empathize with feline-related slumber interruptus. One of ours has developed the delightful habit of smacking the bed with her paw around 2 am each night.

    Of course, you likely know that it’s their world, we’re just living in it.

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