November 7, 2020
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 to answer the
questions, however, and here is today's questions!
Saturday 9: For All We Know (1971)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it
1) This song is about newlyweds
looking ahead to a happy life together. What are you looking forward to today?
Joe Biden hitting 270 electoral college votes.
2) They look forward to getting to know one another better. Tell us about
someone who knows you well. Is it the person who has known you the longest?
My friend Char probably knows me the best...and has probably known me the
longest. We met at the Newman Center at UC Berkeley (where I got to know
the Pinata people,
and met Walt). Through doing crazy stuff together (like baking and
throwing pumpkin pies), working together at nursery school, telephone calls,
mail when she lived in Alaska, text messages, and Facebook, she probably knows
me better than most people, even Walt.
3) The song lyrics are credited to "Robb Wilson" and "Arthur James," but
those aren't their real names. Robb Royer and Jimmy Griffin were founding
members of the 70s soft-rock group Bread. Are you familiar with that band? If
so, do you have a favorite Bread song? (Find their greatest hits
Never heard of the band Bread.
4) Richard Carpenter discovered this song on his afternoon off when he and
sister Karen were on tour. He took a few hours to unwind at the movies, heard
this song in the film Lovers and Other Strangers, and decided it would
make a perfect Carpenters record. How do you like to unwind?
Watching TV. I've started watching more on Netflix these days. I
recommend any of the movies based on Harlan Coben books.
5) Karen Carpenter drank unsweetened iced tea, every day, all year long. Do
you prefer your tea hot or cold?
I'm not a big tea drinker, and don't mind it hot or cold, but my preference is
probably cold, with lots of ice. (I drink it unsweetened too)
6) Elvis was a fan of Karen's and, according to the recollection of singer
Petula Clark, hit on her when she and Clark visited him backstage in Vegas. Pet
recalled Karen was very innocent and said, "I felt responsible for her so I got
her out of there." Tell us about a time when you looked out for a friend.
It was many years ago. My friend was in a bad marriage and had started an
affair which made her very happy. Having watched how many years she had
been miserable, I was very happy for her and did a lot of things to help her
with her affair. In the long run, that was a mistake, but for awhile it
seemed like the right thing to do.
7) President Richard Nixon was a Carpenters fan, too, and invited the duo to
perform at the White House at an official dinner for West German Chancellor
Willy Brandt. If you could hear anyone perform live in an intimate setting, like
a dinner party, who would you choose?
8) Today Richard collects classic automobiles. He has a 1964 Ford
Thunderbird, like the one Beach Boys sang about in the song "Fun, Fun, Fun." Can
you think of another song that mentions a car?
"Greased Lightning" from Grease
9) Random question: Do you tend to feel more content at the beginning of the
day, or at the end?
I dunno. Neither? Both? Snuggled under a couple of blankets, with a
comfortable pillow and either snoozing off or waking up makes me feel pretty