Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: I Won't Last a Day without You (1972)

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

1) This song makes reference to rainbows. Have you seen one lately? I don't think I've seen one in forever. Which is too bad, because they make me happy when I spot them.

2) When Sam heard this song, it occurred to her that she wouldn't last a day without a game of online Yahtzee. What little commonplace pleasure reliably brightens your day? Singing with the shower radio as I lather up in the morning. Today it was, "I suppose I should collect my books and head on back to school. Or steal my daddy's cue and make a living out of playing pool ..." Yes, that's "Maggie May."
3) Richard Carpenter was emphatic that his group's name was "Carpenters," NO "the." Whenever he hears the group referred to as "The Carpenters," it gets on his nerves. What little commonplace annoyance reliably sets you off? Those selfish seat hogs who act as though their bags deserve a seat when their fellow human beings don't.
Did you pay a fare for your bags?
4) Karen Carpenter said she drank iced tea all day long. What beverage do you think you'll have with your next meal? Coke.
5) "I Won't Last a Day without You" was written by Oscar-winning composer Paul Williams. He also tried his hand at acting, most notably appearing with Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit. Back in the 1970s, the three movies in the Smokey series were very popular. Have you seen any of them? Yes. And, God help me, the first one can still make me laugh.
6) This song was recorded in 1973 by Diana Ross. Now in her 70s, Miss Ross is still going strong with a busy calendar of appearances in 2017. What's your favorite Diana Ross song? I think this is my favorite question this week. I wonder how many people will choose Supremes and how many will go with her solo work. Here's my favorite. If you're not a fan, you might not know it. But I can't resist singing along.  "Ooooh, yeah!"

7) In 1972, the year this song was popular, the United States and the United Kingdom joined forces and launched the Copernicus satellite. Today it's remembered for the discovery of long-period pulsars. Crazy Sam got bored writing this question. Do you enjoy reading about science? Not in the slightest.

8) Before Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz was American's premier Olympic swimmer. In 1972 he won seven Gold Medals. After making millions in endorsements and TV appearances, he settled into a career as a realtor in Los Angeles. Are you contemplating a change in residence any time soon? If you move, will you be consulting a realtor? No. I've decided to put my efforts into making my home more liveable, not more sellable.   

9) Random question: Which of these is completely, 100% UNTRUE of you -- boring, lazy or stupid? I'm sure I can be boring. I know I'm lazy. But I'm not stupid.



  1. Your photo reminds me of when we were in Venice riding one of the water boats. It was standing room only and myself and another old guy, both of us leaning on canes, stood right in front of a young woman with her 5 or 6 year old son, taking the seats clearly marked for older people or people with disabilities.

  2. Our 6-months-of-snow-winter is just melting, so I've not seen a rainbow in quite awhile.

  3. I knew you weren't stupid, for sure. I think making your home more livable is an excellent goal. If only I can convince my husband of that before I have a breakdown and threaten to move without him because we need new windows so the pollen will stay outside instead of in... achoo!

  4. Your answer for #8 is great!!

    Funny how none of us is copping to "stupid." :-)

  5. I'm with you, in that you are also planning to stay put and make the habitat more livable. In California, moving is just one big headache;this is because of the tax bill, and a smaller home would cost so much more than the one we are in - a 1050 sq/ft three bedroom ranch with a big add on in the back. No science? But just be sure to read new findings about artificial sweeteners. It's dreadful.

  6. I'm Coke Zero till about noon then I have to go caffeine free.