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Saturday Single No. 646

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

We stopped at the St. Cloud farmers market this morning, hoping to connect with the woman from Browerville from whom we buy cucumbers every summer. Alas, she was not there today. Nor were there many other vendors; it’s still early – especially given the wet, cool spring – for much produce to be available.

So we and a friend wandered through the rest of the market, and we bought some green onions, though I’m not certain what plans the Texas Gal has for them. I considered a lamb chop before deciding against it. And then the three of us had a late breakfast/early lunch.

A stop at the grocery store followed, and we came home already tired and ready to sneak in a nap. So I’m making this brief.

Here’s a loose and loopy Saturday song: “Big Time Saturday Night” by the Goose Creek Symphony. It’s from 1970, and it’s today’s Saturday Single.

‘Oh, Lord, Won’t You Buy Me . . .’

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

I’m planning on digging into the chart from this week in 1972, but that’s not going to happen this morning, at least not entirely. I have some obligations that are going to keep me tied up today, so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow for most of my digging.

But here’s an appetizer: The Goose Creek Symphony with its cover of Janis Joplin’s “Merdeces Benz.” Thirty-nine years ago this week, it was in its fourth week in the Billboard Hot 100 and was sitting at No. 80. It would peak at No. 64. The Symphony put out four records with a mixture of country, folk and rock during the 1970s and then picked up again during the 1990s. The group’s most recent album of new material was 2008’s Goin’ Home.

See you tomorrow!