June 24, 2017

Saturday 9: Listen to the Music

Good morning, peeps!  I'm over here in PA just trying to dry out from yesterday. Too much rain yesterday...lots of flooding...and still a lot of water pooling today. The backyard is one big mud hole.  The sun isn't making much of a showing so far.  I'm hoping that will change.  I need to put the cushions from the deck out in the sun to (hopefully) dry out because the kiddos that didn't make it home for Father's Day are coming tomorrow.  Plus, it would be awesome if the previously mentioned mud hole backyard dried up before the grandkids have at it.  Lots to do inside today, as well.  (I've been a slug all week.)  That said, let's do the Saturday 9! (Cause there's nothing sluggish about that.)


Saturday 9: Listen to the Music (1972)
Because Zippi requested it.

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


1) The lyrics say, "What the people need is a way to make them smile." What song lifts your spirits and makes you smile every time you hear it?

Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves.  Happiest song ever.



2) Lead vocalist/composer Tom Johnston reports that he's made a lot in royalties because so many radio stations use this as a jingle. Tell us a jingle that sticks in your head.

Geez...there are a lot that I still know the words to even years later.  Thanks to jingles I grew up wanting to "be a Pepper," "stuck on Band-Aid...cause Band-Aid stuck on me," wanting it my way at Burger King, and knowing exactly what's inside a Big Mac (2 all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun!).

However, this is probably the one you'll still catch me singing today.



3) The Doobie Brothers got their start in San Jose, California. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, thanks to all the tech companies that have headquarters there. Let's talk about the device you're on right now: are all your applications up to date?  

They should be.  Everything is either scheduled to update automatically or tell me when it's time.  My phone is a different story.  It is constantly updating and I HATE it!  Every time it updates something else changes and it un-synced my email a few updates ago and I haven't been able to access it from my phone since.  I guess I'm getting old.  Sometimes change just for the sake of change really ticks me off.

4) When they were still a local band, the Doobie Brothers had a strong following among bikers. Are you attracted to biker culture?

Not particularly, but I have lots of friends and family that ride.  If you're meaning more like Hell's Angels or Pagans kind of bikers, I think they're probably like pirates....maybe sort of romantic characters from far away, but kinda smelly and gross up close.

5) This week's song is from Toulouse Street, which is considered their "breakthrough" album. Tell us about a moment in your own life that you consider a "breakthrough."

Potty training?  Okay, seriously....probably when I became a Christian.  That's definitely a game changing moment.

6) In 1987, the Doobie Brothers did a benefit performance for Vietnam Veterans at the Hollywood Bowl. Next to the Beatles, it was the fastest-selling ticket in Hollywood Bowl history. Which group do you listen to more often -- the Doobies or the Beatles?

Probably the Beatles just because their music is so imbedded in our culture and is the background music for so many things.  If I'm choosing one to listen to it would be the Doobies.

7) In 1972, when this song was popular, Wranglers were America's best-selling jeans. Are you brand-loyal to one jeans manufacturer?

Nah, just give me a pair that fits, is comfortable, and that I don't need to take out a loan to pay for.

8) Grocery stores saw seafood prices fluctuate wildly in 1972 because of a series of confrontations between the United Kingdom and Iceland regarding fishing rights in the North Atlantic. (Iceland won.) What was the most recent seafood dish that you enjoyed?

We grilled shrimp along with the ribs on Father's Day.  They were pretty darn good!

9) Random question: Which of these "top ten" lists would you prefer to be on -- the sexiest, the smartest or the richest?

Long-term I'd want to be one of the smartest people so I could invent something or solve some problem and make boatloads of money.  For the short-term, make me one of the richest right off the bat....for just long enough to pay off all our debt and fix up the house.



Well, that's it for this week's Saturday 9.  Don't forget to head over to the site and visit Sam, our hostess with the mostest, to join in the fun and find links to the other players.

Me?  I'm going to get at those earlier mentioned chores...at least until this afternoon.  It's air show day here and we live under the approach path for the airport (maybe a mile or two from the airport as the crow flies).  It's like having a front row seat for the Blue Angels. I could see the pilots in them when they were practicing the other day.  I didn't wave at them, though....no distractions, please, when they are flying that close to the ground!

15 comments:

  1. I just heard "Walking on Sunshine" on the radio this morning! What are the odds?

    May I recommend Gloria Vanderbilt jeans? You described why I'm so loyal -- they fit, they're comfortable, and they're often on sale. I get them at Carson's here, but that same store might be called Bergner's or Younker's in your neck of the woods.

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    1. We don't have any of those stores around here, but I'm not sure GV has jeans to fit my behind. I loved them back in the 80s, though, if that counts.

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  2. My mother use to make me bologna sandwiches every day in elementary school. They were not the best sandwiches ever... bless her heart :)

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    1. Yeah, they aren't the best, but I admit that every once in a while I have to have one.

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  3. we both chose Oscar Meyer. Wonder who their jingle writer was.

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    1. You made me curious so I went digging. Robert Trentlage wrote the wiener song, but I couldn't find an answer to who wrote the bologna song.

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  4. I think you received the rain that missed us completely. We were preparing for total floods and had sprinkles. Walking on Sunshine is a great song.

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    1. Well....glad we could spare you the soaking.

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  5. Change for the sake of change? Exactly!!! (grrr)

    I'm probably weird, but don't recall ever owning a pair of comfortable jeans. Long ago I gave up chasing designer brands. Heck. My waist's 11" smaller than my hips, so finding something that fits is almost impossible.

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    1. Oh my! I bet that is a challenge. I miss Fashion Bug stores. They had a line of clothes where you could choose them to fit your body type...straight as a board, slightly curvy, and very curvy.

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  6. I love grilled shrimp marinade in spicy pineapple marinade.

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    1. That's pretty close to what I did. Pineapple, but maybe not too spicy since I have a couple of people to deal with who don't like spice.

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  7. I like men's levis because of the short rise. Men's fit me best. Your biker answer was spot on!

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