Friday, August 15, 2014

Mine Would Be You

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Saturday 9: Mine Would Be You

(recommended by Kathy W)


If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.

1) The lyrics mention his respect for "90 proof and Marlboro Red." What was your most recent drink? When was your last cigarette?

2)  They also reference "singing like crazy fools." What's the last song you sang?

3) Blake Shelton won a Grammy for his performance of this song. Crazy Sam won the award for "most improved bowler" when she was in third grade, and it's now in a closet somewhere. Do you have any trophies? If so, where are they?

4) Blake is currently on tour. The merchandise sold at concerts brings in big money for the artist. Do you have any tour memorabilia (like a poster or t-shirt)?

5) In addition to The Voice, Shelton is on TV a lot with his Pizza Hut commercials. What chain restaurant is nearest your home? Do you eat there?


6) Shelton has a million-seller CD called Cheers! It's Christmas! What's the first Christmas carol to pop into your head this hot summer Saturday?

7) Shelton and Miranda Lambert were married in front of 550 guests. Do you enjoy weddings?

8) The wedding took place on a big Texas ranch. Have you spent much time on a farm or a ranch?

9) In 2013 he helped organize a relief benefit concert for victims of the Oklahoma tornados. Tell us about a charity you support.



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Friday, August 8, 2014

Super Duper Love

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If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.

1) The lyrics say, "I'm as proud as a girl can be." Tell us about something you're proud of.

2) This song is from her first CD, The Soul Sessions. She's told interviewers that the first CD she ever owned was by Aretha Franklin: Greatest Hits. So while we're talking firsts, do you remember your first CD (or tape or record)?

3) Last year, two men were convicted of plotting to kill Joss Stone. Even though she had (fortunately!) never even met the men, she still had to testify during their trial. Have you ever had to speak to a judge?

4) Joss is frequently in the British press because of her friendship with Princes William and Harry. Who among your friends leads the most exciting life?
 

5) Because of dyslexia, Joss had trouble in school and dropped out when she was 16. What's the last grade you completed?

6) She provided the voice of the villainness for the James Bond video game, Blood Stone. Do you have a Playstation or Xbox?

7) Sam is especially crazy this morning because she can't find her phone. What's the last thing you misplaced?

8) After composing this Saturday 9, Sam is off to Lowe's to pick up some heavy duty indoor/outdoor trash bags. Will you be in any stores this weekend?

9) Do you consider yourself more book smart, or street smart?



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Friday, August 1, 2014

My Life

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If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.


1) This song begins with the story of a man who moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a comic. What comedian always makes you laugh?

2) The lyrics say, "You don't need to worry about me 'cause I'm alright." Tell us about a time when you had to reassure your family or friends.

3) This song was the original theme of the Tom Hanks sitcom Bosom Buddies. Tom Hanks is a direct descendant of Nancy Hanks, Abraham Lincoln's mother. Is there anyone noteworthy, celebrated or infamous in your family tree?

4) Before going solo, Billy Joel was in bands called The Echoes, The Emeralds, The Hassles and Attila. What do you think would be a good name for a band?
 

5) Billy Joel wrote one of his most famous songs, "Just the Way You Are," for his first wife, Elizabeth. Even though they divorced more than 30 years ago, fans still demand he perform the song in concert. Do you go out of your way to listen to songs that remind you of a long-ago lost love? Or do you avoid them?

6) In 2008 Billy Joel had to return a $3,000,000 advance for his memoirs because he didn't finish them. Have you ever read a celebrity tell-all?

7) Billy Joel was in a motorcycle accident and did irreparable damage to his left thumb. Are you comfortable on a motorcycle?

8) In addition to riding cycles, Billy enjoys sailing in Oyster Bay. Do your summer plans include time on a boat?

9) Billy Joel is a popular college commencement speaker. If you were asked advice from the Class of 2014, what would you say?



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Friday, July 25, 2014

Summerfling

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If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.


1) This song refers to the summer breezes and winds of mid-July. Now that July is almost over, how would you describe this month's weather where you are?

2) The lyrics mention the "perfect plans." Do you have plans for today? Or will you just let this summer Saturday unfold?

3) This week's artist, k. d. lang, attended Red Deer Community College in Alberta. Red Deer's school colors are green, black and silver. What were your school colors?

4) She had a bit part in the 2006 murder mystery The Black Dahlia. Do you enjoy murder mysteries?
 

5) Ms. lang is a vegetarian. What's the last beef, chicken, pork or fish you ate?

6) In 2000, when this song was released, California suffered a series of blackouts. Has your power gone out this summer?

7) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire also came out in 2000. Did you read it?

8) Which would you rather have on your hot dog: sauerkraut, ketchup/mustard/relish or chili?

9) If you had your choice, which would you prefer: new shoes or a new wallet?




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Friday, July 18, 2014

Ring of Fire

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Saturday 9: Ring of Fire
(because country music was recommended by Colletta's Kitchen's Sink)


If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.


1) Recorded by Johnny Cash, "Ring of Fire" was written by his wife, June Carter. Johnny's daughter Roseanne says it's about "the transformative power of their love." What's your favorite love song?

2) Though more than 50 years old, this song is still popular today. Country Music Television named it one of the best and most requested of all time. Are you a country music fan?

3) This recording features mariachi horns, inspired by Mexican folk music. Have you ever been to Mexico? 

4) Cash's birth certificate said, "J. R. Cash," and "J.R." is what his parents always called him. When he enlisted in the Air Force, Uncle Sam refused to let him simply go by initials, so he chose the name "John." If you could choose a different name for yourself, what would it be?
 

5) Cash and his first wife, Vivian, had their first date at a roller skating rink. Tell us about one of your first dates.

6) Cash died in September, 2003, four months after he lost his second wife, and love of his life, June. The cause of death given was complications from diabetes, but his children believe he died of a broken heart. Do you think that's possible? 

7) Cash was known as "The Man in Black." What color do you wear most often?

8) There's a Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. What's the last museum you visited?

9) A stretch of Tennessee Highway 31E is known as "Johnny Cash Parkway." What street in your town is named for a famous person?




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Friday, July 11, 2014

Already Gone

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Saturday 9: Already Gone

(recommended by Diana)


If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.


1) Eagles lead singer Glenn Frey proclaims that he's "feeling strong." How would you describe yourself this fine Saturday?

2) The song begins with a rumor: "I heard some people talking just the other other day ..." Have you heard anything juicy/interesting lately? Please share!

3) When "Already Gone" was popular, the news was dominated by Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal. What do you consider today's top news story?

4) In the 1970s, Eagles Glenn Frey and Don Henley were at the center of a social circle of very creative people, including singer Linda Ronstadt, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne and actor-comedian Steve Martin. How do you express your creativity?
 

5) Even though they broke up in 1980, the Eagles are currently on a reunion tour, and after knowing each other more than 40 years, Frey and Henley still consider each other friends. What quality to do you value most in a friendship?

6) Are there any mirrors in the room you're in right now?

7) What's the last beverage you drank with ice?

8) Whole, skim, 2%, half-and-half, almond or soy ... what kind of milk is in your refrigerator right now?

9) Sam likes to mix sliced almonds into her salad. What do you think makes a good salad?






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Friday, July 4, 2014

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy




Saturday 9: I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

1) This week's song was performed by James Cagney in the famous movie of the same name. Do you plan on going to the movies this holiday weekend? 

2) Though known for his larger-than-life screen presence, Cagney was only 5'5". How tall are you?

3) During the Revolutionary War, General Washington celebrated the 4th of July by giving his troops a double ration of rum. Will you imbibe any spirits this holiday weekend?

4) American history was one of Crazy Sam's best subjects in school. In which class did you earn your best grades?

5) The Fourth of July means we're in the middle of summer. Are you careful about applying sunscreen?

6) Mosquito bites can be a major summer annoyance. Are you scratching any itches right now?

7) Emergency rooms report an increase in wrist injuries in summer, with people falling off bikes and skateboards and jamming their wrists catching hard-hit softballs. Have you ever had a sports-related injury?

8) New York is home to Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest every year on the 4th. Will hot dogs be consumed in your household this weekend?

9) Atlanta hosts a 10K Peachtree Road Race every 4th of July. Are you a runner?



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Friday, June 27, 2014

I Feel the Earth Move

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If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.


1) This song is from the album Tapestry, one of the all-time best-sellers (more than 25,000,000 copies sold worldwide). Is it in your collection? 

2) It's about that glorious passion you feel when you first fall for someone. How many times have you been in love?

3) San Francisco radio stations briefly removed "I Feel the Earth Move" from their playlists after the 1989 earthquake. Have you ever been in an earthquake and literally felt "the earth move under your feet?"
 

4) Carole King is the first and only woman to win the Gershwin Prize for songwriting from the Library of Congress. Here's your chance to brag a little -- tell us about an accolade you have received.

5) Carole wrote "You've Got a Friend," which was a mega hit for her good pal, James Taylor. King and Taylor have known one another for more than 40 years, but have never been romantically involved. Do you have any platonic friends of the opposite sex?

6) Like more than 80% of the population, Carole is right handed. Are you right handed, left handed (10%) or that most rare of all, ambidextrous (less than 10%)?

7) One of Carole King's earliest hits was Little Eva's "The Loco-Motion." Little Eva was the teenager King hired to care for her young children. Tell us about a sitter who cared for you when you were little.

8) Beautiful is the title of the Broadway play about Carole King's life. If we were producing your lifestory, what would you want us to call it?

9) Carole wrote "Pleasant Valley Sunday," the Monkees' song about conspicuous consumption. When Crazy Sam looks at her crowded shelf of hair products (paraben-free conditioner, keratin-restoring conditioner, hair masque, hot oil conditioner …), she realizes she's guilty of it herself. Have you bought anything recently that you later decided was a waste of money?



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Friday, June 20, 2014

Little Red Corvette

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Saturday 9: LIttle Red Corvette
(recommended by Smellyann) 

No link this week. Prince apparently is very strict about copyright infringement.

1) The subject of this song is frankly sexual. Do you blush easily?

2) Prince is his real name (Prince Rogers, to be exact). Growing up, his relatives called him "Skipper." Do you have any nicknames within your family?

3) Prince says he's "obsessed" with Mozart and reads whatever he can find about the composer. What's the last book you read?

4) Between Prince and The Beach Boys, the Corvette is a much sung-about car. Tell us about your vehicle.


5) In the 1980s, when Prince was popular, MTV could turn a song into a hit. In 2014, how do you hear new music?

6) In 1982, when "Little Red Corvette" ruled the airwaves, Braniff Airways shocked the travel industry and threw passengers into chaos by declaring bankruptcy. When did you last fly? Did your trip go smoothly?

7) 1982 is also the year Disney opened Epcot. Have you ever been to a Disney park?

8) 1982 is the year Cheers premiered. The sitcom was set in a bar where "everybody knows your name." Tell us about your favorite local bar or restaurant.

9) The 1980s were considered a highpoint in professional tennis, with Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe dominating the sport. Do you play tennis?




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Friday, June 13, 2014

Oh! My Papa

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If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.


1) Eddie Fisher starred in a popular 1950s TV show, which was sponsored by Coca Cola. Do you have a favorite soft drink?

2) He was notorious for leaving his famous first wife for his very famous second wife. Can you name either of the women involved in this Hollywood scandal?

3) His oldest daughter, Carrie Fisher, is best known as Princess Leia from Star Wars. Are you a sci-fi fan?

4) Since Sam's father is particular about his footwear and likes "a good pair of Cole Haan loafers," her Father's Day present to him is a DSW gift card. If we were to give you a gift card to any store or restaurant, which would you choose?

5) Sam's father hates it when she swears. When is the last time your cursed?

6) Sam's father is a voracious reader. So much so that the local librarian knows him on sight and by name. How often do you visit your neighborhood library?
 7) "A good used car is a better investment than a new car." That's what Sam's dad tells her when she's in the market for wheels. Share some other words of financial wisdom with us.

8) Every car her father has ever owned had a pro-union bumper sticker. Do you have any bumper stickers on your vehicle?  

9) To celebrate Father's Day, Sam is giving away her father's favorite candy: LifeSavers. Would you prefer a roll of Wild Cherry, Butter Rum, Winter Green or Peppermint?





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Friday, June 6, 2014

Walk This Way

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If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.


1) This song is about a young man who takes advantage of his "big chance at a high school dance." Share a memory from your high school years.

2) Lead singer Steven Tyler is the son of a working mother (mom Susan was a secretary). Did your mother work outside the home?

3) Onstage, Tyler takes colorful scarves from around his neck and drapes them over the microphone. Do you accessorize your outfits with scarves and belts? Or do you prefer to keep things simple?

4) Tyler confessed to having a massive crush on Jennifer Lopez, his fellow judge on American Idol. Do you think a coworker has ever had a crush on you?

5) Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry says seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 inspired him to go into music. How did you end up in your chosen profession?

6) Perry's hobby, breeding horses, is very lucrative. What are your hobbies? 

7) Aerosmith performed before their biggest-ever TV audience when they played the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001. Are you a football fan? If so, do you prefer college football or the NFL? What teams do you root for?

 8) Now that we're into summer, the days are longer. When is the last time you watched the sun set? 

9) What time did you go to sleep last night? 






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Friday, May 30, 2014

The Flintstones Theme

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"Meet the Flintstones" (The Flintstones Theme) 
(Recommended by Harriet)


Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.
 
1) The song promises that, "When you're with the Flintstones, you'll have a yabba-dabba-doo time." So clearly Wilma was one accomplished hostess. What about you? Do you enjoy having company?

2) Since lyrics say, "Let's ride with the family down the street/courtesy of Fred's two feet," we're assuming the pedal-powered Flintstone car didn't require much gas. Are you loyal to a particular brand of gas? Or do you fill up with whatever is nearby, or least expensive?


3) Clearly a sharp-dressed man in stone-age Bedrock wore a long tunic and no pants. What are you wearing right now, as you answer these questions?

4) Pebbles Flintstone grew up with Dino the Dinosaur and Baby Puss the Saber-Tooth Cat. Did you have any pets as you were growing up?

5) Mr. Slate is Fred's blustery boss at quarry, and he frequently threatens to fire Fred. Have you ever had a bad-tempered boss?


6) It's estimated that during The Flintstones original run (1960-1966), it was viewed by as many adults as kids. Now that you're a grown up, do you still watch cartoons?

7) In 1961, The Flintstones was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award as Outstanding Comedy Series. Do you watch awards shows?

8) There are at least two Flintstones-themed amusement parks currently in operation. Do you enjoy scary rides?

9) Flintstones Vitamins are still on store shelves. Do you take a vitamin each morning?



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Friday, May 23, 2014

The Star Spangled Banner

Memorial Day was introduced to honor the men and women who died while serving the in the United States Armed Forces. We want to make sure that message is not forgotten this weekend.


The Star Spangled Banner

1) Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.)

2) Memorial Day also kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food? 


3) Let's celebrate the Memorial Day holiday with ice cream. What's your favorite flavor?

4) This marks the weekend when Americans step up their outdoor activity and do things they may not have been able to do during the winter months. For example, when is the last time you rode a bike?

5) Or went hiking? 

6) Or rode a horse?

7) Or toasted a marshmallow? 

8) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or window fan on? 

9) Crazy Sam needs your help: What song or a performer would you like to see featured in a Saturday 9 this summer?




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Friday, May 16, 2014

Vacation

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Vacation (1982)

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

1) Do you know how to water ski?

2) Do you have 2014 vacation plans?

3) Do you have a passport?

4) If you took a 7-night cruise, could you completely unplug -- no phone calls, no texts, no internet?

5) Do you own a travel alarm clock?

6) Though the Go-Gos broke up in 1985, they frequently reunite for live performances. What's the last concert you attended?

7) Their first hit was "Our Lips Are Sealed."  Can you be trusted with a secret?


8) In 1982, when this song was popular, the comedy Tootsie was in theaters. What movie makes you laugh?
 
9) Sam is chewing on a Tums as she composes these questions. What's the last over-the-counter medication that you took? 
 



Thursday, May 8, 2014

Your Mama Don't Dance


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!




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


1) This song is about how the older generation often doesn't understand what the younger generation is up to. Do you keep up with trends?
 
2) This song was in the top 10 in 1972, which is also the year HBO was introduced. Do you have any premium cable channels?

 
3) Mother Winters taught Sam how to kill the lingering food smells in her microwave (take a bowl of water, add a few drops of vanilla extract, and heat it in the microwave). Do you have any useful household hints to pass along?

 
4) The French word for "mother" is "mère." What other French words do you know?

 
5) Flowers and plants are popular on Mother's Day. How is your yard or garden? Is it green and/or blooming?


6) Mother's Day is a big holiday for card shops. So are birthdays, weddings, and St. Patrick's Day. Hallmark sells greetings for everything from "Congratulations on Your New Job" to "Happy Retirement." Who received the most recent card you bought?
 
7) Have you put away your winter clothes yet? 

 
8) Mother Winters used to scold Sam for leaving her dirty dishes in the sink. Sam admits it: as a grown up, she's still a bit of a slob. Do lean toward "neat" or "messy?"

  
9) To celebrate Mother's Day, Sam is giving away candy bars. Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate with almonds?