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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

Earworms: 1979

It's 1979.


Disco is king: acts as disparate as Blondie, Barbra Streisand, and Kiss have hits in the genre.  Disco also sucks: Chicago's Comiskey Park features Disco Demolition Night on the night of a doubleheader between the White Sox and the Detroit Tigers, which ends in exploding disco records, a packed house rushing the field, center field being set on fire, and the forfeiture of the second game due to a riot.  Black Sabbath fires Ozzy Osbourne.  Elton John tours the Soviet Union.  The Sony Walkman is introduced, in Japan.  The Sugarhill Gang releases the first broadside of rap, "Rapper's Delight."  11 fans are crushed to death at a Who concert in Cincinnati.  Bananarama form. 


Big hits:  My Sharona (The Knack), Too Much Heaven (The Bee Gees), Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? (Rod Stewart), I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor), Tragedy (The Bee Gees), What a Fool Believes (The Doobie Brothers), Heart of Glass (Blondie), Reunited (Peaches & Herb), Hot Stuff (Donna Summer), Ring My Bell (Anita Ward), Bad Girls (Donna Summer), Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson), Heartache Tonight (The Eagles), No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer), Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (Rupert Holmes), After the Love Has Gone (Earth Wind & Fire), Bad Case of Loving You (Robert Palmer), Big Shot (Billy Joel), Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen), The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniels Band), Dim All the Lights (Donna Summer), Don't Bring Me Down (ELO), The Gambler (Kenny Rogers), Goodbye Stranger (Supertramp), I Want You To Want Me (Cheap Trick), In the Navy (The Village People), The Logical Song (Supertramp), The Long Run (The Eagles), Take the Long Way Home (Supertramp), and We Are Family (Sister Sledge).