H is for Hundred

I have been working hard this month at my blog HSD writing about people who lived in 1921 in the A to Z Blogging challenge. As a supplement to that work here are 10 things that took place in 1921.

Thing 1: According to babynames.it In 1921 The most popular Boy’s name in the U.S. was John and the most popular girls name was Mary. In 2015 (The last available data at babynames.it) John was ranked26th and Mary was down to 124th

Thing 2: In 1921 Boeing which has been a furniture maker before it began to manufacture airplanes. In 1921 it discontiued furniture altogether.

Thing 3: In 1921 John A. Larson invented the first lie detector and it was originally called a polygraph.

Thing 4: On March 4th, 1921 congress approves the burial of an unidentified soldier who died in WW I. While not fully completed until 1932, Warren G. Harding dedicated the tomb to the unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day 2021.

Thing 5: April 2nd 1921 Albert Einstein spoke in New York on his theory of relativity. Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics but did not receive it until 1922.

Thing 6: May 30, 1921 Tommy Milton wins 9th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Thing 7: July 14, 1921 Nicola Sacco & Bartolomo Vanzetti were found guilty of the 1920 murder of F.A. Parmenter. They were executed 6 years later after many appeals.

Thing 8: July 18, 1921 Babe Ruth hits his 139th home run in Detorit’s Navin Field. This broke the home run record previously held by Roger Connor of 138. Ruth added 596 more dingers in his storied career. Ruth held the record at 714 until 47 years ago tonight when Hank Aaron surpassed him with #715.

In 1921 Babe Ruth broke the single season home run record for the third time in 3 years. He broke it again in 1927. Here is a chart showing who owned the record immediately prior to and after the Bambino.

PlayerYearHr
Ned Williamson188427
Babe Ruth191929
Babe Ruth192054
Babe Ruth192159
Babe Ruth192760
Roger Maris196161

Thing 9: August 3 , 1921 Eight members of the 1921 “Black Sox” were banned by Baseball Commissioner Kennesaw “Mountain” Landis from Major League Baseball for life.

Regardless of the verdict of juries, no player that throws a ball game; no player that undertakes or promises to throw a ball game; no player that sits in a conference with a bunch of crooked players and gamblers where the ways and means of throwing ball games are planned and discussed and does not promptly tell his club about it, will ever play professional baseball. Of course, I don’t know that any of these men will apply for reinstatement, but if they do, the above are at least a few of the rules that will be enforced. Just keep in mind that, regardless of the verdict of juries, baseball is competent to protect itself against crooks, both inside and outside the game.

Kennesaw “Mountain” Landis

Thing 10: October 13 1921 New York Giants defeat New York Yankees in last best 5 of 9 World Series.

That is what’s happening 100 years ago. To see more about 1921 click here for more A to Z challenge at HSD. . Click here to see more blogs participating in the 2021 challenge.

10 Songs

I like spotify. I only use it sporadically, but when I do, I go to town. I especially like creating playlists. I recently created a playlist entitled 40% Stonehill. Of the 25 songs I have on the playlist so far 10 have them are from Randy Stonehill. If you do the math that means 40% of the songs on the playlist are stonehill songs.

The other night I listened to 10 of the songs and am going to write a little bit about each one.

Photo by Anton Hooijdonk on Pexels.com

Song 1: In Jesus Name – Randy Stonehill from The Lazarus Heart (1994)

Thoughts: I love everything about the bridge in this song.

The Lyrics: Mercy is the miracle by which we stand. Mercy that comes pouring down from nail scarred hands. Mercy pouring out from nail scarred hands.

The Guest Artist: Stonehill employs Michael W Smith to sing the bridge and MWS nails it.

The Signature Move: The bridge hits it’s powerful climax with the requisite yeah yeahs that Smitty is known for.

Song 2. If I Stand – Rich Mullins from Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth (1988)

Thoughts:

This album contains the song Awesome God that propelled Mullins to the top of contemporary Christian music at the time. However, it is the lyrics from If I Stand where the album derives it’s title. Also this song is imbued with much more lyrical depth and sheer poetry than Awesome God. If I Stand is one of many fine songs on Winds O Stuff O (my nickname for the album) that along with Awesome God displays the passionate genius of Mullins.

Song 3: It’s Now – Randy Stonehill from Can’t Buy A Miracle (1988)

Thoughts: It had been quite a while since I had heard this song. Of all the Stonehill songs mentioned on these 10 songs it may be my least favorite. However, I do like this rocking anthem and was struck by how timely the lyrics are 1/3 of a century after it’s original release.

Think about 2020 and consider these lyrics:

The world is spinning faster,
It’s out of control, it’s out of control,
In the air is the smell of disaster,
No running away, it’s time to say who we’re gonna choose to make our master.

Song 4: I’m A Punk – Alan Sherman

Thoughts: I’m a Punk is a song from the 1971 cartoon adaptation of the Cat in The Hat. Even though my family grew up listening to the music of Alan Sherman, I didn’t realize until recently that Sherman had provided the voice for T Geisel’s titular cat, This song reminds me of a first person version of you’re a mean one Mr. Grinch,

Song 5:We Were All so Young – Randy Stonehill from Edge of the World 2002

This song about the beginning of the Jesus Music era features many of the pioneers of the Jesus Music era, which I guess is the point.

The Guest Artists: Larry Norman, Phil Keaggy, Annie Herring, Noel Paul Stookey Barry McGuire and Love Song.

Song 6 Deep Calling Deep – Margaret Becker from Grace 1995

I’m a big fan of Maggie B. Deep Calling Deep which opens her 1995 album Grace (The follow up to Soul and the end of her 1 word album phase) goes along way to explaining why. Soulful. wistful, haunting and rocking all in the same package. an

Song7: American Fast Food. Randy Stonehill Equator 1982

Have you ever had a moment that started as a dream come true and ended up a nightmare? Thia aong reminds me of one such time. A few years ago my family drove to Indinapolis to visit friends and watch Randy Stonehill in concert. It was an intimate gathering and Stonehill asked for a volunteer to belch during this song which is the high point of the song. I volunteered and totally biffed the belch. It took me a long time before I could appreciate this song again. Sorry Sir Stonehill. I’ll tty not to bring it up again(belching humor).

Song 8: The Pirates Who Don’t do Anything – Veggie Tales

I’m a big fan of Phil Vischer and all things Veggietales. I especially love silly songs with Larry. The song the Pirates who don’t do anything really has had a life of it’s own. I think it’s the only song to have recurring parts in veggiedom. They came back to host the silly song countdown and were featured prominently in both veggie tales movies. Usually my favorite silly song is whatever I’m listening to at the time, but, this is the one I listen to the most. I still haven’t been to Boston in the Fall.

Song 9: Finish Well – Randy Stonehill from Spirit Walk (2011)

The last Stonehill song of the 10 finishes well. Besides having a very similar melody as Randy’s Stop the World it is a good song, My favorite line is chase the fickle butterfly of cool.

Song 10 Wind and Wave Jacob’s Trouble from Door Into Summer (1989)

Jacob’s Trouble is my favorite band to play ping pong to and Wind and Wave is one of my favorite songs of theirs. Instead of talking about them I’ll just show a video of them performing it back in ’91.

I hope you enjoyed this special glimpse into my musical tastes. It is something I hope to do again.

10 Things I’d Like to See the Republican Party Do Now That the Election is Over.

My former pastor and fellow blogger Lindy Scott mentioned in a recent post, a list of upcoming posts that he would be addressing in his blog. One of those was about the future of the Republican Party. This reminded me that there are some specific areas that I would like to see the GOP address going forward now that the transition to a Biden Presidency has begun.

These issues are as follows …

Abortion

I’ve heard it said that Donald Trump has been the most pro-life president this country has ever had. I am not sure if this statement has any merit, but for my present purpose the veracity of the statement need not come into play.

Abortion, in my mind, is one of the most critical issues of my lifetime. I am against abortion but I must admit that those on the other side of the issue have been very effective labelling it as a reproductive rights issue rather than a pro-choice issue. The bottom line is it is a human rights issue and it should be addressed as one. I would like to see Republicans (and Democrats for that matter) stand up for all life particularly for those like the human fetus who cannot defend themselves.

During the past election season, I viewed commercial after commercial where Republicans (and some Democrats like Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski) were lambasted for their extreme views on abortion.

Click here to see one such ad against Lipinski.

Their “extreme” views were that abortion should be ended and that our tax dollars shouldn’t fund abortion. These views are not extreme and need to be talked about in the light of day.

I would like to see Republicans not only stand strong against abortion but also lead the discussion on how to solve this problem. Many people align themselves with the Republican party because of this issue. So far, I don’t believe they haven’t gotten very much return on their investment.

Racial Reconciliation

It is often said that perception is reality. I think I can argue effectively for or against that statement. That is probably from my debate background. For now, let’s just concede that it’s a true statement. Lets review some perceptions for a moment.

Donald Trump has often been perceived as a racist. The Republican Party, it has been argued, has become the Donald Trump party. So if both those perceptions are in fact, reality does it follow that the Republican Party is racist?

I fervently hope not. But this perception is very real to many and I am certain this perception precluded many people from voting for Republicans in general and Trump in particular when they may have been more inclined to vote for them if these perceptions didn’t exist.

Republicans need to show an immediate conciliatory approach to race relations in this country. Something I learned in my over 20 years in customer service is that its okay for me to apologize for something that isn’t my fault. Slavery wasn’t my fault. But I am sorry about it. It was a horrible practice to strip people from their homes and exploit, humiliate, and subjugate them. It is a shameful part of our history and it’s even more shameful that we are still so divided racially in this country. It is just as shameful that so many people are ignorant of or tone deaf to these inequalities.

Republicans need to be on the leading edge of promoting racial harmony. The first step would be found in embracing the problem, even if the problem is just a perception. Changing the perception of the party to accepting people of all races rather than being perceived as a party of racists would be an important step in the right direction.

COVID 19

President elect Biden credits his victory in some part to making Trump’s handling of Covid a major issue of the election. Republicans need to work with Biden and the Democrats as much as they can in stopping the spread of Covid. There is no logical reason why this should not be a bi-partisan slam dunk of an issue.

I think that Republicans do need to stand up and make sure that aborted fetal tissues are not used in potential co-vid vaccines. They need to be pro-actively seeking out scientific solutions that don’t endanger any vulnerable populations including the unborn.

Distancing from Donald Trump

Speaking of covid, the Republicans need to begin socially and politically distancing themselves from the soon to be erstwhile president. There needs to be an almost Costanzalike mantra in any Republican politician asking what Trump would do, and then doing the opposite.

An example of this would be, if you find yourself speaking at a press conference and you are asked by a reporter what you would tell the millions of Americans who are scared. You probably don’t want to go with “I’d tell them you’re a bad reporter.”

Click here to see the exchange I’m referring to.

Another thing I learned in customer service is that apologizing for someone else is nowhere near as effective as solving the person’s problem. Solving the problem by employing a different approach than the way it was originally mishandled is more effective than just an apology on its own. Republicans going forward by handling issues in a way not reminiscent of Trump will go a long way in making the party a more viable choice for others in the future.

Establish a Platform

The Republicans chose not to have a platfrom at the 2020 Trump infomercial convention. This was a mistake. Their alternative was even worse. In the document the RNC did provide they stated that

RESOLVED, That the Republican Party has and will continue to enthusiastically support the President’s America-first agenda;
RESOLVED, That the 2020 Republican National Convention will adjourn without adopting a new platform until the 2024 Republican National Convention;

Resolution Regarding The Republican Party Platform 2020

Some readers may have bristled when I said a few paragraphs ago that there was a perception that the Republican Party had become the Donald Trump Party. When a document designed to show your party’s guiding principles says your party’s mission is to enthusiastically support your President’s agenda, it’s hard not to get that perception.

Adherence to this document means now that President Trump is on his way out of office, the plan for next 4 years is to enthusiastically support the agenda of a former one term president who lost both the popular and electoral vote? As far as plans go, this is not a great one.

The party needs to redefine itself and represent that redefinition to the public.

Address Gun Violence

One of the hallmarks of a two-party system is that each party addresses issues in their own way. This is good and can be very effective. However, I believe that the gun issue is one that keeps many people from voting Republican or at least from feeling good about it. Guns may not kill people but they are part of the equation. Republicans need to realize that the gun lobby is never going to support Democrats. They can afford to pass laws that protect citizens better without infringing on their 2nd amendment rights. It’s hard to argue that women don’t have rights over their own bodies but everyone has rights to all manners of weapons. It’s easier to argue that both parties should limit their rights that could deny other people life.

Widen Base

The Republicans need to take steps in the next 4 years to widen their base. Again, I think a concilatory approach is what is needed here. I think the Republican party can be a party of inclusion by showing that they can meet the needs of their constituents. I think by making some of the changes I have listed here a priority in the future they can add to their base without losing their historic identity.

Reform Immigration Compassionately

There are few places where walking back Trump rhetoric and actions is more important than immigration. Immigration is an important issue in this country. It is not going to get solved in a tweet or a debate. It is one of those issues that I believe needs to be solved on a bi-partisan basis. The reason why I say this is because otherwise it will just change from election to election depending on which party is in power. If Republicans want to build a multi racial base, they can do so by helping Democrats solve immigration permanently.

Reestablish Sound Foreign Policy

I know very little about foreign policy. What I do know is that Donald Trump’s approach was far different than the historical Republican approach. I believe the foreign policies of Trump should be abandoned and the old approach brought back.

Appeal to Independents.

I don’t think most Americans are 100% red or 100% blue, I think we are red, white and blue. Republicans living in a post Trump society should go forward trying to craft their message in a way that independents and the undecided can relate with. They should listen to their constituencies and meet needs and embrace change.

Now, none of these 10 things talk about free market capitalism or small government or many of the other Republican fundamentals. Other peoples’ lists may look totally different than mine. In fact, some peoples’ items might be opposites of the ones on my list. But that’s okay, I think the most important aspect of this exercise was not the examination of the Republican Party but the examination of my values to see how the political parties line up to them. I also have a list of things I’d like to see the Democrats do in a Biden administration.

At the beginning of this post I mentioned how Lindy Scott ended his most recent post talking about other posts he is working on. I’d like to do the same.

Other subjects I would like to address in the future would be …

Sizing up the 16 other Republican Primary candidates in 2016 for a run in 2024.

Why Bipartisanship is so important in the early days of the Biden Presidency.

Why a Trump 2024 candidacy would be a step in the wrong direction.

Those are just the political ones, I also have several chili recipes I’d like to spill the beans about.

10 People I’d love to interview for a podcast.

I’ve been thinking of doing a podcast for some time now. You could say I’ve been building up to it for years. When I was in junior high my friend Roger Johnson and I used to make 8 track tapes (google it) like we were on a radio show. I moved from 8tracks to cassettes in high school (but always said I could quit at anytime) and send them to friends. In college I actually volunteered at a campus radio station as a disc jockey, I had to provide my own music so I was frequently carrying 200 records and 100 cassettes across campus after my shift ended at 1am. When I lived in Russia , I would record letters to my friends and send them home. Over the past 30 years I have hosted a “radio” show that emanates from my head and broadcasts in my car when I am driving by myself. I also have have a vlog, Dave Out Loud, that as has almost as many viewers as my radio program has listeners.

Over the past few weeks, as I have been more seriously considering a podcast, I have been thinking about the components of such things. I started to think about who I might want to interview in a podcast. I started writing down a list of people whom I’d love to interview. The list quickly evolved to well over 10 people, so I had to do a bit of whittling to get to the list below. If I ever do host a podcast I do want to make a quick disclaimer on this list. It is not necessarily the top 10 people I’d like to interview for a podcast. It is just a list of 10 of the many people I’d like to interview. The 10 I ended up choosing I share some type of commonality with, that I’d love to explore in an interview. Some of these people you have heard of others are people I’ve met along the road on the journey that is my life. In no particular order here they are …

10 people I’d love to interview for a podcast

Vladimir Lebedev

Just to clarify when I say Vladimir Lebedev. I do not mean the illustrator or the skier I mean the pastor, musician, translator, student, driver, interpreter, missionary friend of mine from Russia. Vladimir was one of the first people I met when I went to Russia in 1992 and is the person who coined the phrase ministry of bad ideas for me. He is a dear friend who has a wonderful love for and understanding of God’s word.

Allen Levi

I met Allen Levi in 1995 in Irmo, South Carolina where he was doing a concert at the church I was attending. I connect to Allen on many levels, we both write songs, blog, have a passion for missions and youth ministry. We both have lost brothers to illness. Allen stopped practicing law to go into full time music ministry. A few years ago he left music ministry for a while and served one term as a judge in family court. In 2004 my wife booked him to play a concert for my 40th birthday. It was the last time I saw him in person and I would love to catch up with him and talk about his eclectic yet Christ centered life.

Steve West

1/2 my list is composed of people I’ve never met. Steve West is probably the least well known person on that side of the list. I must be drawn to the blogger lawyer type as Steve West is both those things. When I first started reading his blog, out walking, I didn’t even know what a blog was, let alone that I was reading one. Reading his blog over the last 12 years I have discovered movies like Once, Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys, and house concerts. The thing I like most about Steve is that although he blogs infrequently that his posts are always thoughtful, insightful, challenging and worth waiting for.

Weird Al Yankovic

The commonality I share with Weird Al, is strangely not the weirdness. Although I am extremely weird. I consider myself a bit of a parodist myself. My parodies are on a much smaller scale then Mr. Y, I once wrote a variation of Hakuna Matata cal led Hakuna Renatta for a girl from our college and career group who was moving from Illinois to Florida. I believe her name was Renatta. I also wrote this one for my my 500th post at a differnet blog.

Amy Roller

One of the nice things about being married to your best friend is being able to book her as a guest on your podcast. I mean I love our conversations why not share them with an audience?

Sheryl Ryan

Sheryl is an OT from California, a breast cancer survivor (like my wife), a facebook friend who is both insightful, funny and compassionate. I’ve known Sheryl since we were teenagers and even though I haven’t seen her since 1990 she is still one of my favorite people.

Gordy Jorian

Gordy is one of 2 friends who has an imdb page. Gordy is another friend I have not seen for decades but spending time with Gordy is always time at the fun table.

Steve Martin

Steve and Gordy have both worked with Kermit the Frog (who would definitely be on this list if it wasn’t limited to people). Steve Martin has been my favorite comedian since I was in middle school. If it wasn’t for Steve Martin, I’d be my favorite comedian ( I wouldn’t be as funny as I am now, as I have learned so much about comedy from him even without the benefit of his Masterclass).

Carlton Fisk

Some of you may be surprised that I went 8 people without mentioning a White Sox player. If I made this list 6 months ago prior to his death, I may have included Ed Farmer on this list. Carlton Fisk is also deserving of a spot here, as he was my favorite non white-sox player in 1980 when he signed as a free agent for my team. He continued and concluded his HOF career on the south side.

Michael Card

Michael Card is one of my favorite singer songwriters. He also an excellent author and makes a mean bowl of chili. Actually I don’t know about the chili part but he does make a mean bowl of podcast.

Well those are 10 people I’d love to interview for a podcast. I guess the next step would be figuring out how to go about making a podcast.

A to Z 2019. A Reflection on 10 things about my Sherman Shuffle.

I’ve just recently come back from a blogging hiatus. After more than 26 posts in April, I decided I needed a bit of a break. Click here to see an index of my A to Z posts from 2019. The index didn’t write itself, So I was doing a little blog related work in my hiatus,

Thing 1: The A to Z challenge helped me remember things I love about blogging. My first foray into blogging was reading a blog called Outwalking by Steve West. When I first read it , I didn’t know what a blog was and it wasn’t until later when I started blogging in 2009 that I realized Out Walking was a blog. What I like most about blogging is discovery. The first post I remember reading on Steve’s blog was a review of the movie Once. That post helped me discover a movie , musicians, later a musical and even an island. (The Island existed, I just didn’t know about it until I went to see the musical).

Participating in the A to Z challenge this year did help me discover many new people, places and things. This was a little nostalgic for me, as one of my themes in a previous a to z challenge had been nouns. I think this year I really did enjoy reading other peoples blogs as much as if not more than I did preparing my own. And I loved preparing my own.

Thing 2: Posting about the Sherman Brothers non stop in the month of April helped me remember things I loved about growing up. To say that life is much different now than it was in the 1970’s goes without saying. It’s a good thing I’m typing it. Many of the Sherman compositions were songs I discovered and or adored growing up. Winnie The Pooh, Charlie Brown, Charlottes Web, these were common place for me. Remembering listening to theses songs on 8 track long before I knew who the Sherman Brothers were brought piles of memories back into the forefront of my mind. I’m not sure If I didn’t stumble upon Snoopy Come Home on Hulu in March, If I ever would have remembered singing The Best of Buddies as a bath time ritual and I certainly would have not known it’s actual title or the authors/composers of the piece.

Thing 3: Posting about The Sherman Brothers made me astoundingly aware of this legendary songwriting team.

I knew of the Sherman’s work prior to this year. I knew of their work on Mary Poppins and Winnie The Pooh. I had no idea of really how prolific they were. As previously mentioned, I didn’t know about their non Diseny work on Charlotte’s Web or Snoopy Come Home. There is so much of their work I was unfamiliar with.

I am interrupting this paragraph to say that in the last 15 minutes I have discovered that the Sherman Brother’s wrote You’re 16 (You’re beautiful and your mine) in 1960. When I googled the Sherman Brothers and hit what songs did the Sherman Brothers write sure enough they were credited with writing the song that would eventually become a number one hit for Ringo Starr in 1973. That means that the duo wrote music performed not only by the Beach Boys (The Monkey’s Uncle) but also by the Drummer of the Beatles. Pretty Amazing! There are propably still songs that I know of out there that I didn’t know the Sherman Brother’s association with.

Thing 4: I showed remarkable restraint on a common mistake.

All A to Z challenge announcements this year centered on this being the 10th anniversary of the Challenge. IT WAS NOT!

Consider this excerpt from teh A to Z website:

 It all began with my post from Saturday March 27, 2010 when I set forth a challenge to all bloggers for the month of April.   Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

 If the first A to Z challene began in 2010 this was it’s 9th anniversary. What it accuaratley was was the 10th annual a to z challenge, March 27 2020 will mark the 10th anniversary of the challenge and April ist will commence the 11th annual challenge.

For 26 entries I held my tongue, as I did not think that was the time to point it out. That being said, If the 11th anniversary is announced a year early next year I probably will mention it sooner than I did this year.

Thing 5: Less is always not easier.

My A yo Z challenge entries stuck pretty much to a basic format, which I tweaked a little from week to week. My posts would always include the name of the song, the movie or television program the song appeared in, the year it was made, a video of the song and the ltrics from the song. There was not a lot more content than that.

This did not necessarily mean it was less time consuming than writing a regular blog post that contained more copy. Linking videos and other materials to my posts is not my strong suit and actually more time consuming than just producing words. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was worth the extra work but doing this times 26 in a monthly period could be fatiguing sometimes.

This leads to Thing 6: Did I cheat?

I had a conversation with a school principal on a substitute teaching assignment today and she commented that I am a very proactive person. I had just said goodbye to her for the Summer even though I’m scheduled to be back at her school later this week. I told her I was saying goodbye just in case we missed each other that day. Thus, the comment on proactivity.

I tended to be very proactive with the A to Z challenge and wrote many of my posts a week in advance and then scheduled them to post at about 5:30 am the day they were due. This is where I began to wonder if I was cheating. If the purpose of the A to Z challenge is to actually write a blog post every day (except most Sundays) than I didn’t really do that. I produced a post for each letter of the alphabet, to be sure. However, writing 3 to 4 posts at a time when I had time was really the secret to my success.

Thing 7: Best comments came from a non A to Z Post

10 years ago on April 7, 2019. My youngest brother Keoth passed away. This was on a Sunday, so no A to Z post was needed. I wrote a brief post commemorating his passing, 2 participants from the A to Z challenge John Holton and J-Dubs both wrote encouraging comments that I really appreciated.”

Thing 8: A theme park within a theme. Park I

I did quite a bit of research on the Sherman Brothers for last month’s spectacular. Much of what I found blew me away. The Sherman’s wrote many songs for attractions at Disney World and Disney Land. They also wrote a song for the New York Worlds Fair in 1964 that has since become the most performed song in the world. It’s a small world, but that still is quite a distinction.

Thing 9: A Theme Park within a theme. Park II

One place I never expected to see the Sherman Brothers was in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Univierse). Yet Robert Sherman did write a song that to date has appeared 2 MCU films (Iron Man2 andCaptain America: First Avenger). The song is called Make Way for Tomorrow Today and sounds like it could also have been in the 1964 World’s Fair. I think this is on purpose as the Howard Stark character is in many ways like Walt Disney himself. The Shermans also wrote a similar tune for the World’s fair called There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.

Thing 10

Sherman on my mind.

Most every morning during the A to Z fun fest, I woke up singing a Sherman song. Not always the song I was posting that day. Just a random Sherman, some of them ones I hadn’t even been posting about. I guess this was one of the many wasy that April A to Z permeated through by being during the merry month of April.