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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: 1983

It is 1983.


Karen Carpenter dies.  Compact discs go on sale in the US.  US Secretary of the Interior James Watt bans The Beach Boys in favor of Wayne Newton for the Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, D.C., claiming the Beach Boys "attract the wrong element."  (President Reagan, a Beach Boys fan, presents Watt with a plaster foot with a hole in it.)  Michael Jackson debuts the Moonwalk in a performance of Billie Jean on The Motown 25 Special, marking the 25th anniversary of Motown Records.  Michael Jackson becomes the first black artist to go into heavy rotation on MTV.  Bon Jovi, Run-D.M.C., Poison, and Megadeath form. 


Big Hits: Every Breath You Take (The Police), Africa (Toto), Billie Jean (Michael Jackson), Come On Eileen (Dexys Midnight Runners), Beat It (Michael Jackson), Let's Dance (David Bowie), Flashdance (What a Feeling) (Irene Cara), Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Eurythmics), Tell Her About It (Billy Joel), Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler), Islands in the Stream (Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton), All Night Long (All Night) (Lionel Richie), Say Say Say (Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson), She Works Hard for the Money (Donna Summer), Hungry Like the Wolf (Duran Duran), Little Red Corvette (Prince), Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye), (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Human League), The Safety Dance (Men Without Hats), 1999 (Prince), and Is there Something I Should Know? (Duran Duran).


Note: 1999 would have been an earworm, because it certainly is.  However, Prince does not allow his music on Youtube.  So I'm only picking 3 Earworm videos this week.