Friday, July 08, 2022

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Time for Livin' (1968)

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

1) This song is about taking "time for life." Do you have a busy, highly-scheduled Saturday planned? Or will you have an opportunity to just relax and enjoy? That'll be me, relaxing and enjoying!
2) Lead singer Larry Ramos begins by telling us he likes to kick off his shoes and go barefoot. How about you? Do you like to feel "the good earth under your feet?" No, I don't like to feel earth under my feet. I'll go barefoot indoors but never outside. Unless I'm poolside or on a sandy beach. But then that's not the "good earth" I'm feeling under my feet is it? (I'm giving this question way too much thought, aren't I?)
3) He sings that once he took off his watch, he found he had all the time in the world. Tell us about your watch. Very easy to read. White face, black numbers, black band. I love it. I hope to get a similar one with a different band on sale on Amazon Prime Days (July 12-13).

4) With lyrics that include words like "grooving" and "hang-ups," this song is very much a product of its time. Share some of the slang you used during your adolescent years. "Far out!" was quite popular when I was in high school. John Denver exclaimed it often during his TV interviews and we adopted it.

5) He sings that his attitude has been rearranged. What is something you have changed your mind about? Spinach. As a kid, I hated it. Now I enjoy it.
6) This week's group, The Association, was founded in Hawaii. Hawaii produces more pineapple than other state in the union. When did you most recently have pineapple? I don't eat it often but I buy it frequently. The local food pantry has canned pineapple on their wish list. It's featured in their "nutritious recipes for summer" handout.
7) In 1968, when this song was popular, Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis. Think about the last wedding you attended. Were you closer to the bride or to the groom, or were you equally close to both? The bride was my niece.
8) In 1968, when this song was popular, Laugh In was America's #1 TV show and it made a star of Goldie Hawn. Do you have a favorite Goldie Hawn movie? I'm not much of a Goldie Hawn fan. The one I've seen most is Foul Play. It's the first time I recall ever seeing Dudley Moore. I thought he was a riot.
Stanley, San Francisco's suave bachelor

9) Random question: Who is the most recent person you made smile, and what did you do? Friday morning, I complimented my art director on an email she wrote our boss. She usually lets me handle the words, so this was kind of a big deal for her.