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8 June 2019

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: I'm Moving On (1965)

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

1) In this song, Chyvonne Scott sings that she's sick of her lover's "conniving." Tell us about a time you felt deceived. (It doesn't have to involve romance.)

The only thing that comes to mind is when we had two foreign students, one from Brasil, one from Chile.  I didn't realize the two of them were doing drugs the whole time they were living with us.  I was very naive.

2) She realizes it's time to move on to another love. What's your favorite love song? Is it about a relationship that's running smoothly? Or is it like "I'm Moving On," about an unhappy love affair?

"Bella Note" from Lady and the Tramp may not be a favorite song, but I was thinking about that scene tonight and decided that would be a good one to answer this question.  Obviously it's about a relationship that is just getting started.

3) Though Chyvonne Scott enjoyed only limited success as a recording artist, she was very popular in New York clubs. When did you most recently listen to music performed live?

A couple of weeks ago when we went to a production of Aladdin, with full orchestra.

4) In 2017, this song appeared on a Samsung commercial that poked fun at rival iPhone. Is your cell phone an Apple or Android? How did you choose your phone?

Apple.  I think this is the 3rd Apple I've had.  Walt has an Android.  I didn't necessarily "choose" the Apple...just took what I was used to.

5) Chyvonne is an unusual name. In 1965, when this song was first released, the most popular baby names in the US were Michael and Lisa. Do you have any Michaels or Lisas in your life?

Well, there's Michael Sugar, one of the Last Session group who became a good friend over the years.  Lisa Yamauchi was a nurse practitioner in the ob/gyn clinic where I worked.  Haven't seen her in several years, though.

6) Also in 1965, Winston Churchill died. In researching this week's Sat. 9, Sam discovered a Churchill quote that's new to her: "I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." Share something interesting that you recently learned.

For yesterday's journal, I researched the history of the donut.  That may not be exciting, but I found it interesting. The donut is an offshoot of the Dutch "oliekoek" which were round balls of dough, fried and covered with a sugary substance. The Dutch brought donuts to this country with them so that by  the start of the 19th century, this country had donuts.

7) In 1965, one of the most successful movies ever made, The Sound of Music, was released. Have you ever seen it?

Oh good lord.  Isn't that a requirement?  I've seen the movie several times, seen the stage show several times, reviewed it several times and, in fact, if it weren't for a long-ago production of The Sound of Music, our kids might never have gotten into show biz.

8) Lava lamps were already popular in England and Brussels, but in 1965 they were introduced in the US. Do you think lava lamps are cool?

I think they are very cool.  Hypnotic.  I don't have one, but I always zone out when watching one.

9) Random question -- You have to buy something very personal that you find embarrassing. Would you rather pay cash for it, so your identity would be unknown but you'd have to face the cashier? Or order it online, where you could avoid looking anyone in the eye, but you have to share your name and address?

Hands down--order on line!

 

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Just a small part of the set for a very funny show we saw tonight,
The Forever Question
 

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