Substitute Music Teacher #2

Hi, it’s me again, Fandango. Jim is still on vacation and I’m once again filling in for him. But don’t you worry, he’ll be back hosting Song Lyric Sunday again next week. Anyway, let’s get down to business.

Last week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme was One-Hit Wonders, where an artist or a group had a song that reached the top without any follow-up successes. That theme was suggested by Amy (aka E.M. Kingston). This week’s theme is songs that were turned down by recording artists that went on to become big hits, or what I like to call missed opportunities.

Jim suggests that you try to find a song that fits the theme and then write your post about that song. Share your music with others and post a video, post the song’s lyrics, try do some research, and let everyone know something about the song that you post. Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.

Once you’ve written you post, create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section. Try to take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two. Let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.

Jim encourages us to:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it. If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please include the name(s) of the songwriter(s), as it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can pull it into your post, so others can listen to the song.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

The upcoming Song Lyric Sunday challenges will be:

July 17, 2022 – Songs that hit the top of the charts
July 24, 2022 – Feature a song by a group or an artist that surprisingly never reached #1 on the charts – This idea was taken from UK #1s blog, The UK Number Ones Blog
July 31, 2022 – Illness, Injury, Scars suggested by Angie of King Ben’s Grandma
August 7, 2022 – Pets, Names, Memories suggested by Di of pensitivity101

The Old Lighthouse at the Edge of Town

I was at the resort town waiting for a text message from my husband letting me know when he’d be arriving. But I looked at my phone and saw that I was getting no cellular signal. I tried not to panic, and looked around for a place that might have a broadband connection.

I’m a rather shy, introverted woman, but when I saw the boutique on the east corner of the block, I decided to be brave and to go inside, explain my dilemma, and ask if I could use their WiFi connection.

The three woman in the small shop looked bewildered. One of the women, the oldest of the three, said that she and the other two women would have to go to the back of the store to have a conclave to discuss my request.

Suddenly I was alone in the front of the store while those three old biddies decided whether or not to give me access to their precious WiFi. Well I’ll show them. I grabbed a handful of items of clothing from the rack and ran out of the store. I ran to the end of the block with my booty, stopped, and checked my phone. There were two bars and I saw a text from my husband. “Where are you?” he texted.

“Just getting out of the sunshine at a local shop,” I texted back. “Meet you at the old lighthouse at the edge of town in a few.”

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (broadband), Word of the Day Challenge (boutique), The Daily Spur (east), My Vivid Blog (brave), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (conclave), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (shine). Photo credit:

Focus on Return

I really need to focus
I’ve wasted enough time already
I can’t procrastinate any longer
I need to get my ducks in a row
I need to finish my tax return

(Exactly 31 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “return” in exactly 31 words. And for Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge, where the word is “focus.”

SoCS — Make a Note

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has given us the phrase “make a note,” and instructed us to do with it what we will.

I’ve found that if I don’t make a note of something I thought of — whether it’s an item to add to the grocery list, an idea for a blog post, a reminder for something I need to do, an appointment, the name of a TV show someone recommended, etc. — within a few seconds of having thought of it, whatever it is, it will disappear from my mind, possibly forever.

I’ve also found that it’s been happening more of late than it used to and I have to admit that it might be due to growing older. My mind, these days, seems less like a steel trap and more like a sieve.

So I have taken to using the Notes app on my iPhone to jot down items to add to my grocery list as soon as they occur to me or when my wife tells me to pick up this, that, or the other on my next trip to the supermarket. I also make a note of shows or movies to watch on TV, and items on my Honey Do list.

I use the Reminders app for recurring things, like cleaning our coffee maker every other week or giving the monthly flea and tick treatment to our dog or changing the batteries in our smoke detectors.

Because if I don’t make a note of such things right away, I will fuhgeddaboudit.

FOWC with Fandango — Broadband


It’s July 9, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “broadband.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.