Calling Ideas for May 15, 2012
L. Frank Baum's BirthdayBaum wrote The Wizard of Oz (and a bunch of other Oz books).
A good day to break out "Over the Rainbow". I also found a disco medley of songs from the movie on an album with some other disco medleys that might be fun, so I ordered it from Amazon: The Best of Meco.
A&M Records released Close to You by the CarpentersA&M Records released Close to You, the Carpenters second album. The title song became the first of six consecutive million sellers by Karen & Richard and led to a Best New Artist Grammy for the duo
Shakedown has a singing call version of Close To You (available as an MP3 only).
Relive Your Past By Listening to the First Music You Ever Bought, No Matter What It Was!, No Excuses Now DayHow about doing the first singing call that you ever performed in public? Or the first square dance music you ever bought?
English discover and name Cape CodBartholomew Gosnold, an English explorer, visited the Cape in 1602 and named it for the abundant fish found in surrounding waters.
Good day for using the singing call "Old Cape Cod". The song was originally done by Patti Page, and redone by Bette Midler (and probably many others).
First machine gun patentedThe Puckle gun was a British flintlock machinegun invented by James Puckle in 1718. It took a nine-round revolving block, was mounted on a tripod and was designed to be portable and especially to prevent an enemy boarding a ship. An unusual feature was that it fired square bullets.
Good day to workshop Crossfire.