Pronouns: The Musical – Act 11: Them

The Story

Welcome to Pronouns: The Musical.

Some may ask, “Pronouns?”, but we at A Frank Angle say, “Why not pronouns!”

A subset of nouns, pronouns serve as a substitute for nouns and noun phrases. These bits of linguistics and grammar are versatile and can almost refer to anything.

Although pronouns can be personal, objective, possessive, indefinite, relative, intensive, demonstrative, interrogative, reflexive, and reciprocal, this musical extravaganza focuses on selected pronouns.

Program

Act 1: I
Act 2: You
Act 3: Me
Act 4: He
Act 5: Him
Act 6: She
Act 7: Her
Act 8: We
Act 9: Us
Act 10: They

Act 11: Them

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. (Maya Angelou, poet)

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet)

There is an amazing power getting to know your inner self and learning how to use it and not fight with the world. If you know what makes you happy, your personality, interests and capabilities, just use them, and everything else flows beautifully. (Juhi Chawla, actress)

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. (William Arthur Ward, writer)

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. (Richard Bach, novelist)

No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. (Alana Stewart, actor)

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. (Albert Einstein, physicist)

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. (Mother Teresa, humanitarian)

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. (Mitch Hedberg, comedian)

Guidelines

Songs must have Them in the title

Cautions

  • No duplicates songs regardless of artists
  • Foreign language equivalents unacceptable

Production Note

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Announcement

Welcome to the latest musical by aFa Productions – Pronouns: The Musical.

To some of us, them is similar to they because both are opposites of us. They and them are both pronouns. They and them are both third-person in reference – but they is a subject pronoun while them is an object pronoun. That’s enough grammar, so let’s get to the music.

He was recognized as a skilled drummer who played with many greats. Although he went on to have some solo recordings, those of us who remember the claymation California Raisins commercials probably didn’t know he was the lead vocalist. Because I loved this song during my youth, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use this song to introduce Act 11. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear some loud cheers for Them Changes by the great Buddy Miles.

Bonus video: Eric Clapton & Stevie Winwood in their tribute to Buddy Miles

The last act: Act 12: – It (next Saturday) – PS: It includes it’s but not its

On Them Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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I’ll admit it – when I started blogging, I wasn’t sure what I was doing and certainly didn’t know the most efficient way to get readers. I wasn’t marketing anything or trying to make money – and I certainly wasn’t trying to become a blogging giant.

Somewhere along the way I must have believed that more was better – more posts, more readers, more comments, more stats, more likes, more followers – after all, more means more and I probably feared losing readers.

After almost seven years of blogging, I’ve learned many things, such as blogging is about

  • Relationships between the host and the readers
  • Quality, not quantity
  • Celebrating stats as milestones
  • The writing process

Replying to comments and reciprocating have always been important to me during my entire journey. Between writing, replying, and life, not being able to visit your blogs as much as possible bothers me … it bothers me a lot.

I’ve been thinking about this for some time, and the solution is finally obvious – don’t post as often! (Gotcha … and some of you thought I was quitting.) Sometime in the near future I will transition to a new posting schedule with hopes that it gives me more time to visit others.

The following posts and topics have been fun and easy to do, but because they are also frivolous, their time to retire has arrived.

  • Monday Morning Entertainment
  • On Satire Bits (mid-week satire with the Combo Challenge)
  • Daily and weekly list of celebrations (a time-consuming task)

Friday’s Opinion in the Shorts, my longest running series, stays. Outside of the celebrations, the format remains the same while also serving as a place for announcements as upcoming musical acts.

For now, Saturday’s Explore series and the occasional cartoon post remain because I believe readers enjoy a short look on the weekend about a person, place, or thing or a trip to a cartoon past.

Tuesdays and Thursdays have been my main futures for the week. Along with the musicals, these posts have been the feature articles of my magazine format … the ones with depth, information, and fodder … the ones involving the research and thought process that I enjoy … the ones where I share a personal experience … the ones that have always been the core of this blog.

Maybe these changes are just my way of saying that I’m finally content with my little corner of the world. There’s no need to post as often and no longer wonder about if frequent posts have been burdening readers.

No … I wouldn’t say I have a case of the Blogging Blues … but getting hit by the reality stick can be reflective. There will be a transition, after all, the two terminated series need a send off. With hopes of a  greater presence outside of my little corner of the world, thanks everyone for faithfulness and understanding.

On a Flashback for Monday

Those of us living in the eastern half of the US are having a big WOW moment regarding the ongoing streak of unseasonable weather. This is crazy – absolutely crazy – but we’ll take it!

We had a good weekend. Many thanks for all the birthday greetings for my wife – something she appreciated. We went for a nice dinner Friday night, plus hit the ballroom scene Friday and Saturday night, plus dinner with her parents on Sunday. How was your weekend?

(12:15 am addition): Woo hoo! UC Bearcats win on to the Sweet 16 with three other teams from this state!!! Toss in a few other teams from the region, it’s a happenin’ here!

This Monday Morning Entertainment feature uses a time machine to transport us all back to the late 1960s. Les, a visitor here and author of Best Bathroom Books, actually inspired this post. I’m sure he’s scratching his head at this mere thought, but knowing that he is a drummer sparked this song to go off in my head. Enjoy this tune and the trip back in time that it offers. Oh – and I still have this tune on a vinyl LP.

Have a great week.