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Saturday 9: As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By- George Sanders - YouTube

Hey, hey, lovely ladies and gents, how ye be?

I'm all right, it's been a rough week for me on my memory, but can't complain too much otherwise. I have my family to lean on, and they are always helpful. I'm so thankful for them.

Let's get into this week's questionnaire! Link up here!


Saturday 9: As Time Goes By (1958)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song begins with, "You must remember this." Do you often write things down to help you remember?
Oh gosh, yes. Everything. Absolutely everything.
2) The lyrics tell us that moonlight and love songs are never out of date. Tell us about something else that seems timeless.Aldo Tura - Italian Mid-Century Bar Cart in Dark Red Goatskin and Brass by  Aldo Tura 1970s
Ha, well, (this seems silly, but) I've been searching for the perfect bar cart for my husband's office, and all the best ones seem to be in the style of the 195os (or actually from then). The design was so clean and flawless!
3) Originally written in 1931, "As Time Goes By" is best known as the love theme from the 1942 film, Casablanca. According to the American Film Institute, there's only one song from a movie soundtrack that's more expressly identified with the film: "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz. What song reminds you of your favorite movie?
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Well, "Hopelessly Devoted to You" Reminds me of Grease, of course, but so does every song on that soundtrack. Maybe I'm hopelessly devoted to Grease?
4) This version is from The George Sanders Touch, an LP recorded by an Oscar-winning character actor. There is scant evidence that it sold well. Tell us about something you thought was a good idea at the time, but looking back, would have done differently.
I'm completely blanking on this one, but yes, there are MANY such things. Why can't I recall a single one right now?
5) This album was really something of a consolation prize for George. He worked with a vocal coach, hoping to win the romantic lead in the film version of South Pacific, but alas, the role went to a younger man. He had fun making this record instead. Have you recently taken lemons and made lemonade? 
Sure, I always think, if I have to be in a wheelchair, at least it's a lot less taxing - and I get to park closer to the entrance!
6) He usually played suave but unsympathetic characters. That's why he gave his autobiography the self-aware title, Memoirs of a Professional Cad. What would you call your life story?
As it stands now, it would be called "64 Last Wishes".
7) The night he won his Oscar, George Sanders accepted the statuette, bowed deeply and then, safely behind the curtain and away from cameras, surprised onlookers by crying. Have you ever cried tears of joy?
Oh yeah, a handful of times. But the one who really has a lot in her young lifetime is my 20-year-old daughter, Chloë.
8) George Sanders wed perennial talk show guest and occasional actress Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1949. Sixteen years after their divorce, he married Zsa Zsa's less famous but also glamorous sister, Magda. After a month, George and Magda thought better of it and had the union annulled. Sam thinks this is one of the oddest romantic tales she's ever stumbled upon while researching Saturday 9. Have you ever known anyone who divorced one sibling and then married another? (Hallmark movies don't count.)
I... don't think so??

9) Random question: You're in a line of 25 people at the post office. How many of those other 24 are more patient at waiting than you are?
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A good 22! I HATE just waiting around, as if my life isn't running out. I know others are all in the same boat, I know! I kvetch for them, too! lol
On that note, I've got to get to bed. I'm tired! Take care, y'all.

Saturday 9: Dancing In The Moonlight

45 Years Later, King Harvest's Ultra Dreamy "Dancing In The Moonlight"  Still Makes Us Smile - I Love Classic Rock

Good Saturday morning, everyone! I hope you feel cheery - or, I hope you feel how you want to feel.

It's been three weeks since my last post. I've been mostly in bed again, after having been able to venture out into my office for a while. Also, our "baby" turned 17, which means there's only one more year of childhood left in this family. Shh, don't make me cry. And our son Jack had to have an emergency appendectomy a week ago. His stomach was really hurting, and - the biggest clue that going to the ER was the right thing to do - he was crying. Very unusual for him at 19 years old. So he's missed a full week of school and working at his job.

It's always something!

Let's get into it. Linkage is here.


Saturday 9: Dancing in the Moonlight (1972)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) The lyrics tell us the moon is big and bright. Do you often take the time to watch the sun set or look at the moon?
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Every chance I get, to both. Only thing is, my aches and pains get worse with full and new moons, so we're not always BFFs.
2) The lead singer of King Harvest, Dave "Doc" Robinson, tells us that everyone feels "warm and right." How would you describe your mood as you answer these 9 questions?
I haven't slept at all, so I would say I'm neutral with a propensity to pop angry if I get too frustrated, out of exhaustion.
3) He sings that his friends don't bark or bite. What about you? Is your bark worse than your bite?
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I think I would have to have that independently evaluated. Apparently, though both bark and bite can be a bit... sharp.
4) He believes you be unhappy when you dance. Do you agree?
I'm not sure if it's just me, but I don't quite understand the question. (Have I said I'm exhausted?) I'll try to come back to this later.
5) King Harvest was not the only name the band used. They once performed as E. Rodney Jones and the Prairie Dogs. If you ever played in a band, tell us what it was called. If you haven't, make up a band name.
Oh gosh. I'm forever saying, "That would be a good name for my next band!" about various silly-sounding things someone has said. But I can't remember a single one now, so I'm just going to make one up on the spot:
The Serpent and the Bad Knees
6) Even though this was a major hit, King Harvest's record label, Perception, went bankrupt in 1974. This decade has been hard on many businesses -- especially restaurants -- and many closed their doors due to COVID. Tell us about a shop or restaurant that closed recently, and that you miss.
Well, being new to Maryland, and often bedridden, I don't even know what's closed recently. It often makes me sad to see whichever/whatever business have  to fold. But a shop that I miss? There was this awesome thrift shop, ReStyle, in Boise. When we lived in Idaho, we'd go every so often for a HUGE hall that I could then get two or three stacked discounts of. Very cool merch, too.
7) This very upbeat song came from pain. While vacationing in St. Croix, songwriter Sherman Kelly was the victim of vicious gang attack and was left for dead. He wrote this song during his long recuperation and it helped him envision joy. Is there a song that reliably lifts your mood? (Yes, you can say this song. Mr. Kelly is right, it IS joyful!)
Wow. that's AWFUL...! An uplifting song (or two) from  me is "Crazy," by Gnarls Barkley. And Mambo No. 5," by Lou Vega. Plenty of others too, of course.
8) In 1972, when this song topped the charts, Wrangler jeans were America's best-selling blue jeans. Do you often wear denim?
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Hardly ever. Except for my custom jean jacket, which a very talented friend of mine embroidered for me.

9) Random question: Which of these is completely, 100% UNTRUE of you: Greedy, lazy, or jealous?

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I would have to say jealousy. I mean, I'm sure there's a fair bit in my composition, but being greedy and lazy are essential parts of my make-up.


All righty, I've got to go take a nap. A good weekend to all!


Saturday 9: Fooled Around And Fell In Love

Fooled Around and Fell in Love – Elvin Bishop – 1976 | seventies music

Hello, everyone. Well, it's April 2nd, 2022. Am I the only one in shock that we can be writing that date as today's date? C'mon, let me see those hands up.

The last few weeks have been eventful. Our son turned 19, so it's time to turn the planning to our youngest who will turn 17 very soon as well as a trip to Philadelphia with our 20-year-old immediately after that.

Oh, and I was diagnosed with undeniable, severe lupus.

So let's get into it! Make sure you tag in with Crazy Sam and the gang here if you're playing along this weekend!


Saturday 9: Fooled Around and Fell in Love (1976)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

{Chosen because Friday was April Fool's Day.}

1) As an April Fool's prank, Taco Bell once announced they had purchased The Liberty Bell and renamed it The Taco Liberty Bell. Describe your perfect taco.
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My favorite taco is probably going to be a vegan burrito from Moe's ("Welcome to Moe's!"). I love all the beans, the avocado, the tofu, the corn, and so on. So good. Never in my life have I enjoyed a taco. That prank is pretty hilarious, though.

2) In 1989, a British policeman investigated a flying saucer that had landed in a field in Surrey. When a figure in a space suit emerged, the policeman ran away. Turns out it was a hot air balloon, designed by billionaire Richard Branson to look like a UFO as an April Fool's prank/publicity stunt. Have you ever seen a UFO?
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I haven't. I mean, maybe I have, but I haven't ever thought I had.
3) This week's song is about a man who collected girls' phone numbers in a little book. When he and she broke up, he'd tear out her page. Do you keep an pen-and-paper address book? Or do you use your cellphone to hold street addresses as well as phone numbers?
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I do both. Mostly phone at this point but if I see a form in my planner for that stuff, I can't just ignore it!

4) This was the biggest hit blues guitarist Elvin Bishop ever had, but that's not him singing it. While he's proud of his composing and guitar prowess, Bishop felt his voice was too gravelly for this song. Do you like your singing voice?
Maybe I once liked my singing voice, but I've had too many cases of strep, too many cases of pneumonia, etc. that have destroyed my vocal cords and ruined my voice. It is what it is, I guess. But Chloë!!! (Here letting me photograph her for a review) She can SAAAAANG. I love it when she sings; it's not just good - it's great. I think there's really, truly, talent there.

5) A brainy kid, Elvin Bishop won a full scholarship to the University of Chicago, where he majored in physics. Obviously, though, as a blues guitarist he doesn't lean on that physics degree very often. What's something you learned in school that you seldom used again?
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aUnfortunately, yeah, of course. But the saddest one for me is calculus. I loved calculus, absolutely loved it. And now I have forgotten all I learned in high school and college. 

6) Elvin was born in Iowa, grew up in Oklahoma, went to college in Illinois, recorded in Georgia and now lives in California. How many different states have you called home?
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Let's see... I was born in New York, temporarily lived in South Carolina with my dad after graduation, then lived in Florida for college, the part of grad school I attended, early marriage... we were restationed on Guam (it counts) before being returned to Virginia. After ten years in VA, we lived in FL again before heading to Idaho (worst decision ever). And now we live in Maryland. So...7? Did I count right? Lol
7) In 1976, the Summer Olympics were held in Montreal. When did you most recently visit our neighbor to the north?
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Oh gosh. Not since I was a kid, and then that was several times.
8) Nadia Comaneci was the star of the 76 Olympics, scoring a perfect 10 in gymnastics. What have you enjoyed lately that you would rate "a perfect 10?"
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I learned some things about my son's great progress at school the other day, which I can't share, but it was jump-up-and-down exciting. I'll tell you that.

9) Random question: Do you ever talk to your TV?
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YES!! All. the. time. If it weren't 0900, I would be doing it right now. I've been watching a lot of different Netflix shows at once (watch, get bored, flip, watch, get bored, flip).
All right now, ladies and gents. I have some strawberries and grapes to put away. What are y'all having to break the fast?
Regardless, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Sam, I tip my hat.