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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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!