A little thematic music.
I’m meandering toward 100 posts here — it won’t be too much longer — so I decided to run a little experiment.
I decided to break down the number of posts on this blog for each of the 15 years we’re covering (1961-75) to see which years have been most represented, and which ones could stand to put in a few more appearances.
(1972 has done rather well for itself lately.)
For starters, I discovered that more than one-quarter of my posts — 27, to be specific — actually fall into the “other” category. That is, they weren’t linked to a calendar entry between 1961 and 1975. This includes everything from my Memorial Day 2011 tribute to my Genesee Beer tribute.
Whether that’s a tribute to flexibility and imagination or a sign of mission creep is up to you, the reader, to decide.
I was pleased to find that every year of the main period has at least two entries. I honestly thought there might be one or two years I’d never hit at all.
I sort of expected that the earliest years wouldn’t be that well represented; the JFK era is a cultural period I have trouble getting my arms around. I also sort of expected a bias toward the Seventies, which I have a little more of a handle on.
I am surprised that 1968-69 aren’t better represented; I might have to pay more attention to that.
Here’s the breakdown for the main target years, for what it’s worth: