Friday, June 21, 2024

Saturday 9

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

1) In this song, Hank Williams sings that his fishing pole is broke and the creek is full of sand. OK, so he can't spend his Saturday fishing. What are your Saturday plans? Getting my hair cut, watching baseball, trying to keep cool.

2) He regrets how shabby his shoes are. Do you shop for shoes online, or do you prefer going to the store and trying them on? I prefer trying them on in the store.

3) This was the last Hank Williams song to be released during his lifetime. Though he was only 29 when he died, he left an enduring mark on American music and is considered one of country music's greatest singer/songwriters. Who is your favorite country music performer? Do you know Mary Chapin Carpenter? I love this old song of hers.

4) Elvis was a big fan and his favorite Hank Williams song was "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." What's your favorite Elvis song? It changes with my mood. Right now, it's this one.

5) Johnny Cash was a big Hank Williams fan, too. He performed Hank's gospel song, "I Saw the Light" often in concert and during his guest starring role in a 1974 episode of Columbo. Did you watch Columbo, or do you stream it or catch it in reruns? I recently discovered Columbo and I love it. I catch it weekends on the Cozi TV channel.

6) Hank was a prolific songwriter, composing songs on his guitar and then printing the lyrics by hand on notepaper. He never learned to read music. Can you read music? Nope.

7) When he was a teen, Hank sang and played his guitar on the sidewalk in front of a local radio station, making a little money and hoping to be discovered. His plan worked and he was occasionally invited in to play with the radio station's house band. Were you a hard-working teen? No. I was fabulously lazy as a teen, a trait I've carried with me into adulthood.

8) Hank suffered from a congenital spinal condition and began self-medicating with alcohol during his teen years. He was warned against this early on by country superstar Ray Acuff, but Hank was unable to deal with the pain without liquor. Can you recall wise advise you wish you'd taken, but didn't? When I was in my 20s I was involved with a handsome, charming man who treated me terribly. My closest friends told me to break it off, but their criticism made me defend him and convinced me I loved him even more. I wasted a decade. I should have listened. I don't regret loving him -- how can you regret love? -- but I regret my wrong-headed tenacity.

9) Random question: What's your favorite Mexican food? I'm told it's not really Mexican food but I don't care. Every now and again I love a Taco Bell soft shell taco.

I don't care what you say! I love it.





  1. As long as you like your taco, it counts for you. I prefer corn tortillas with my meat and flour tortillas for bean burritos. I make my own hard shelled tacos. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I get the combo at Taco Bell that is a chicken quesadilla and I get it with a soft taco. It comes with a hard taco. I enjoy that every now and then. Josh will not eat Taco Bell, so we have it rarely.
    Josh loves Cozi Tv and funny enough, when I was pregnant with him, I watched tv land for a while. I watched it every night. That was like a craving for me. I only craved water and ice with him as far as food.
    Kentucky Rain is a great song. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend. ♥

  3. I think Mary Chapin Carpenter is part of the line up of free concerts at LL Bean in Freeport this summer. Of course, for me that entails a 4+ hour drive each way and a hotel, so it's not so free after all.

  4. I’ll stop at Taco Bell occasionally too. It’s better fast food than a lot of other places I’ve been to

  5. I've always liked that Passionate Kisses song. Never really thought of it as a country song, though. I guess if they cross over to the pop charts I consider them pop, and that one did cross over.

  6. Yes, Taco Bell really hits the spot from time to time. I like their Mexican Pizzas too! I hope you are having a good weekend!

  7. Anonymous5:27 PM

    I used to love Taco Bell and the last time I ate there, a couple of years ago, it just didn't taste as good. We are fortunate to have several Mexican restaurants in Davis (also my son cooks a lot of Mexican food since that's what his wife likes best)

  8. That "anonymous" comment was from me.

  9. I'd forgotten all about Mary Chapin Carpenter! I really liked her music back in the day. I think I'll be pulling up her songs for the next few days.


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