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Monday, January 1, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

I love Christmas music, but if I can be perfectly honest, by the end of December I would pretty much rather listen to anything else. I would rather listen to babies screaming for an hour than hear 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' or 'Frosty the Snowman' one more, blessed time.

So, let's purge the carols from our minds with a little fresh music trivia.

Welcome to 2018!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said."

HINT: (1909-2005), Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Sarah Josepha Hale's 1830 poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was inspired by a little girl named Mary Tyler. Her pet lamb used to follow her to school.

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Australian soldiers used "We're Off to See the Wizard" as a marching song during World War II.

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The song "You're A Grand Old Flag" was originally called "You're A Grand Old Rag."

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"Battle Hymn of the Republic" was written by Julia Ward Howe. She sold the rights for five dollars.

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"The Alphabet Song," "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," and "Baa Baa Black Sheep" are all sung to the same music: a 1765 French song titled "Ah! Vous dirais-je, Maman."

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"Dixie," the anthem of the South, was written by a Yankee: Dan Emmett of Ohio. Emmett also wrote "Polly Wolly Doodle."




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

Wheresoever I may be,
Every man must follow me;
He must go where I may lead,
Though it be to change his creed.
Though I vary in my size,
I am still beneath your eyes;
and though you may go astray,
I must ever lead the way.
Every creature in the land,
Has me close at his command,
For I lead to things unseen,
By my properties so keen.

What am I?

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said."

ANSWER: Peter F. Drucker.

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