Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Mighty Clouds of Joy (1974)

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

1) This song celebrates serenity. Are you feeling peaceful this morning? No. I'm off to a dentist appointment and I really, really hope it goes well. I'm not a dentalphobe, but I can't afford even a filling right now.

2) The lyrics include allusions to sun and clouds. How does the world look where you are? Is it sunny or cloudy? The sun isn't up yet, but the weatherman predicts sunny skies.

3) This week's featured artist, BJ Thomas, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame for another hit record that uses weather as a metaphor, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head." Make up a Hall of Fame that you believe you should be inducted into. (For example, Crazy Sam has inducted herself into The Meme Mistress Hall of Fame for her service to Saturday 9.) I believe I qualify as a Hall of Fame Cub Fan.

4) When Crazy Sam hears this song, she always sings along ... loud. Is there a song you simply cannot resist singing along with? So many! How about this one? "He walks away, the sun goes down. He takes the day but I'm grown ..."

5) BJ Thomas has performed this song at The Grand Ole Opry. The Opry has been broadcast on the radio every week since 1925, nearly 95 years ago! Of course, back in the 1920s, radio was the only broadcast media. Today we have other choices. Is listening to the radio part of your daily routine? I sing along with my shower radio every morning.

6) Though their dress code is lenient, country music fans who attend the Opry for a live show are warned: "Just remember, there's one rule we take very seriously here at the Grand Ole Opry -- you must wear something." Easter Sunday is a day many of us dress up. What will you be wearing today? But today is Easter Saturday, so I'm just wearing jeans/tshirt. I'll wear a nicer blouse to church tomorrow.

7) Easter is recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring? Baseball!

8) Lilies are popular at Easter. Do you have a favorite flower? Carnations. They come in so many colors and smell so good.

9) Which would rather find in your Easter basket: yellow marshmallow chicks (aka Peeps) or a plastic egg filled with pennies? Pennies. Lots of pennies. I will put them toward a nice, chocolate bunny.


  1. My nephew bought my brother tickets to the Red Sox home opener

  2. I thought of you the other day when I walked into a resident's room and the scent of a giant bouquet of carnations hit me. They were gorgeous, a variety of colors. I think they were triggering the poor woman's allergies, though.

    Happy Easter!

  3. The dentist.. ugh... I dread going! Have a great Easter weekend!

  4. Oh the dentist! No, I don't mind it either as long as everything is looking good! Hope it goes well for you. Singing in the shower. That sounds like a good idea! Happy Easter to you! Thanks for the fun questions! I had forgotten about the B. J. Thomas song and I always liked him.

  5. I love our resolution to get that chocolate bunny.. I just caved in for the Peeps, dag gone it!!

  6. I *am* a dentalphobe and I shudder at the mere thought of going! Ugh!

  7. I wish I'd thought of carnations! Because my birthday falls on St. Patrick's Day, my dad always bought me a green carnation corsage. 37 years it's been now, they stopped coming. :(

  8. YES!! Putting the pennies toward a chocolate bunny is a great idea!
    We had a great time at the Cardinals game! We won. Then we quickly got out of St. Louis because the Blues playoff game was getting ready to start. I watched it on the way home. We are 3 1/2 hours from St. Louis. Loved your answers and have a wonderful Easter!

  9. A penny saved is a penny earned, although it takes a good many pennies to purchase anything with these days. Hope your dental appointment went well with no issues.

  10. Ah Cubs... Enjoy the season! My bro will be out there a lot this summer... :)


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