Today’s TV Thursday Hit was featured in the pilot for the TV show Bones. TNT ran this very first episode about two weeks ago and Howie Day’s “Collide” was featured in the last 15 minutes of the show. It has also been featured in several other shows such as Scrubs and Grey’s Anatomy. “Collide” is Day’s only certified gold single and it charted in the US at #20 on the Hot 100.
Howie Day is from Brewer, Maine – which is about 40 miles from where my grandmother was born. Incidentally, her maiden name was also Day. I often wondered if we were related as the Days of southern Maine tended to come from one colonial family. I know my ancestors go back to 18th century Maine. So there is a possibility that there is a distant relationship.
RBTG’s 500th Post RetrospectLike I had reported with the 100th, 200th, 300th and 400th posts, I took a look backward on how we are doing visitor wise. I began this blog on September 26, 2009, but did not start monitoring the visits until October 16, 2009. Currently, we have 18 declared followers of the blog; however, there are many more who have followed without declaring themselves as followers. The statistics are listed below:
|Number of Pages Viewed||30,179|
|People Visiting 200+ Times||611|
|People Visiting 101-200 Times||247|
|People Visiting 51-100 Times||217|
|People Visiting 26-50 Times||121|
|Number of Visitor Countries Represented||120|
|Percentage of Visitors Referred from Search Engines||53.12%|
|Percentage of Visitors Referred from Other Sites||35.95%|
|Percentage of Visitors via Direct Access||10.93%|
The Top Ten ChartsAs one would find in music trade magazines, I have prepared some Top Ten Charts for "Reading between the Grooves."
The Top Ten Visitor CountriesSince the 400th post on November 9, 2010, the number of visitor countries increased from 104 to 120. The same countries made the Top 10 since the 200th anniversary; however, Brazil and Italy switched slots since the 400th.
Since picking up 16 new countries, we are shy 3 from having all of South America – we are missing the Guianas – French Guiana, Surinam, and Guyana. Central America is represented by every country with the exception of Nicaragua and Panama. The biggest hole in the Americas is the Caribbean. Europe is nearly covered with the exception of Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Moldova, and Montenegro. Africa remains the continent (excluding Antarctica) that has most countries that have not visited Reading Between the Grooves.
The Top Ten Pages via Direct AccessWhile most people (2,093) have visited the home page for “Reading Between the Grooves,” others enter distinct pages through page specific links and via search engine returns. No new pages joined the list and the only significant change was Fairport Convention’s “Matty Groves” move from 7 to 4. This particular chart is slow moving as it is cumulative – newer features on this site will have to be really popular to catch up to the total direct accesses of these ten songs.
The Top Days by Total VisitsThis chart represents the days that encountered the most visits and the content that was featured on those particular days. Only three were on the list at the 400th post – ”Buffalo Springfield Again,” Elliot Murphy’s “Wild Horses,” and “The Prescription is More Cowbell.” Yesterday’s decision to include “Something in the Air” was a wise choice as it placed second on the top total visits chart.
|1||SAT||2 FEB 2011||Mason Proffit: Eugene Pratt||188|
|2||WED||23 FEB 2011||Thunderclap Newman “Something In The Air”||171|
|3||SAT||27 SEP 2010||”Buffalo Springfield Again”||162|
|4||MON||08 NOV 2010||Elliot Murphy “Wild Horses”||160|
|5||TUE||15 FEB 2011||Baskery “On a Day Like This”||154|
|6||SUN||13 FEB 2011||The Kelly Family “Brother, Brother”||151|
|7||FRI||11 FEB 2011||The Beatles “I Saw Her Standing There”||145|
|8||WED||14 APR 2010||Episode 200 “The Prescription is ‘More Cowbell’”||143|
|9||SAT||8 JAN 2011||Little River Band “Home On A Monday”||140|
|10||TUE||11 JAN 2011||Fludd “Cousin Mary”||139|
The Top Days by New VisitorsThis chart represents the days that encountered the most visits by first time visitors and the content that was featured on those particular days. All but one of these posts came within the last 100 posts. The only one remaining from the previous list is Kansas’ “Dust In The Wind” which moved from the number 1 slot to the number 10 slot. Three of the top ten came from the previous two weeks including the number 1 song which is by Laurie Lee C. – a virtual unknown, but a fantastic instrumentalist and vocalist in her own right. By the way her song was found completely by accident – ah, serendipity.
|Rank||Day||Date||Associated Content||New Visitors|
|1||SUN||20 FEB 2011||Laurie Lee C. “Amazing Grace / You Gotta Move”||90|
|2||SAT||8 JAN 2011||Little River Band “Home On A Monday”||89|
|3||SAT||2 FEB 2011||Mason Proffit: Eugene Pratt||88|
|4||SUN||13 FEB 2011||The Kelly Family “Brother, Brother”||86|
|5||TUE||11 JAN 2011||Fludd “Cousin Mary”||85|
|6||SUN||2 JAN 2011||Joan Baez “God is God”||84|
|7||SAT||15 JAN 2011||Emerson, Lake, & Palmer “Lucky Man”||83|
|8||SUN||16 JAN 2011||Mylon LeFevre “You're Still On His Mind”||81|
|9||THU||07 OCT 2010||Kansas “Dust in the Wind”||79|
|10||MON||21 FEB 2011||Greg Hawkes “Eleanor Rigby”||79|
As always, I want to take this time to thank all of you for your support of this site and the encouragement to keep going forward. Thanks again for Reading between the Grooves.