23 October 2021
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 to answer the questions, however, and here are today's questions!
Saturday 9: Bang! (2020)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it
1) This song is about a young man who is living on his own and
doing adult things, like getting his own apartment, eating better and doing his
own taxes, but he doesn't yet feel grown up. Do you remember when you felt like
a grown up?
The first time I was sick, and stayed in bed, with nobody to feel my forehead,
take my temperature, smooth my sheets, pin a bag for tissues to the side of the
bed or bring me orange juice -- or do anything for me.
2) He mentions not being sure of his login password. Is this something you
struggle with? Or are you able to zip into your accounts?
I have so many passwords. I have them all written down in a coded word
perfect file. Mainly there are only about four, but with different
versions -- capital letters, punctuation, etc.
3) Both the video and CD cover show the band playing games of chance. What's
the last game that you played?
We played a board game with the grandkids a couple of years ago. Nothing
4) This week's featured band, AJR, is named for the three brothers who make
up the trio -- Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. Until recently, all three brothers lived
at home and wrote songs together in the Met family living room. Do you have
siblings? If so, what's something you enjoy doing together?
I had a sister 4-1/2 years younger than I. We were never close and she was
murdered in 1971, at age 24.
5) The oldest Met brother, Adam, now lives with his girlfriend in an
apartment near Columbia University, where he is a PhD candidate. During the
school year, he only works on his music on weekends. Next summer, in 2022, he
should be done with his studies and plans on touring the country with the band.
Some tour dates are already scheduled. If possible, do you like to make plans
far in advance? Or do you prefer spontaneity?
It depends on what the event is. If it's a big vacation trip, I like to
make at least some plans in advance, but I also love spontaneity. COVID
kind of robbed us of spontaneity.
6) Jack and Ryan also attend Columbia and share an apartment with their dog.
They like to unwind on Fridays, after a week of classes, with a game of air
hockey, followed by sushi or sashimi at their favorite Japanese restaurant. What
did you do on Friday night?
Same thing I do on all other nights--watch Jeopardy and then whatever
else is on that night.
7) In 2020, the year this song was popular, the most streamed TV show was The
Office. The show went off the air in 2013, but during the pandemic and
quarantine, it found a new audience. What series have you binged on recently?
Defending Jacob on Apple plus. Great show and I binged the last 3
episodes (of 8) in one night until 1:30 in the morning because I needed to know
how it was going to end
8) According to Amazon, the best-selling novel of 2020 was Where the Crawdads
Sing. Is there a novel you'd like to recommend to Sat 9ers?
I haven't read many novels in the last couple of years, but "Dear Edward" by Ann
Napolitano was very good. I'm waiting anxiously for Book #9 in the
"Outlander" series to be released next month.
9) Random question: Your local drug store has self-check out. You confess to
your best friend that you absent-mindedly missed scanning an item, walked out of
the store with it, set off security and were caught unintentionally shoplifting.
The store manager believed you so there were no repercussions, but you were
mortified nevertheless. Would you expect your best friend to share your
embarrassing story with his/her spouse?
Well, it depends on the embarrassing story. This particular story, I
wouldn't mind being shared with a spouse. In fact, I would expect it to
be. But I can think of other stories that I would expect a friend to keep