Saturday, March 07, 2015

Saturday 9: Here I Go Again

Saturday 9: Here I Go Again (1982)

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

I can't believe this song came out in 1982. Now I feel really old.

1) This song originally appeared on Whitesnake's Saints and Sinners album. Are you feeling more saintly or sinful this morning?

A. Is there a middle option? I suppose I would have to lean toward the good side because I had enough sense to cancel my appointments for the day because of the snow we had yesterday (Thursday as I write this on Friday). The roads are treacherous. Plus I was quick with the camera this morning and took some shots of the moon setting over the mountain that I thought I'd never, ever be able to capture, which pleased me.

2) Whitesnake was formed by Brit David Coverdale, who now lives in Lake Tahoe, NV. Have you ever wanted to relocate to another country?

A. Sometimes I feel a draw toward Ireland or Scotland, the land of my ancestors. But I've never seriously considered moving. I've never made any of those "if so and so is elected I will leave" promises like some people do. There is more to a nation than its leaders, after all, and more to life than politics.

3) In the song, Coverdale says he "was born to walk alone." Do you enjoy time on your own? Or do you quickly get bored or lonely?

A. I spend a great deal of time alone. I occasionally get lonely but I am seldom bored. And if I get lonely (and the roads are clear of snow), then I go to the market because I almost always will see a familiar face.

4) During the band's 1980s heyday, Coverdale was known for his skintight leather pants. Do you own leather pants or slacks?

A. I have a leather jacket hanging in the closet. No pants, though. You wouldn't want me to see me in leather pants.

5) What about snakeskin?

A. Um. No.

6) It's estimated that 20,000 people die of snake bite every year. Approximately 1,000 suffer fatal spider bites. Less than 50 are killed each year by sharks. Considering sharks, spiders and snakes, which do you find scariest?

A. Snakes. I didn't realize that many people died of snake bites annually. That's a lot. We have venomous snakes in Virginia - copperheads, rattlesnakes, and cottonmouths. There are some mountainous areas around here where you don't dare walk in the summer.

7) In 1982, when this song was popular, the world lost Princess Grace of Monaco. Before she became a royal, she was film star Grace Kelly. Have you ever seen a Grace Kelly movie?

A. I probably have but nothing comes to mind.

8) Speaking of movies, the top-grossing film of 1982 was ET: The Extra Terrestrial. Have you seen it?

A. Yes, but it has been a very long time.

9) Random question: How many timepieces will you have to reset when we spring ahead this weekend?

A. Oh my. Eleven. I have a lot of clocks.


  1. We have lots of clocks and watches too...great questions and answers. I agree with Ireland/ day...--have a great weekend. Blessings

  2. I am not a fan of snakes, I saw a little garden snake by the side of my house one time and screamed like a little baby. I'm not good with critters LOL

  3. I sense that our politics are similar, and so I understand your frustrations.

  4. One fall I was walking on the mountain, where I was going to step on the trial something slithered away and it was a copperhead!

  5. Stunning photos!

    You do have a lot of clocks!

  6. My husband had some story about trying to take a picture of the moon late last night. I think he failed. It is a hard thing to do! :)

  7. Congrats on getting decent moon shots. It ain't easy, as you say. And no, politics is not all there is in life. The movers, shakers, and other hanger's on would like us to be like a big herd, though, and with nose rings like cattle. We have many clocks, too. One of them is about five hours off so we'll change it's little batteries.

  8. I love clocks and wish that I had more. We had a grandfather cuckoo when I was growing up, and I loved the gong-gong-gong every hour. Miss that. I loved your answer to #2; so true!

  9. You should definitely watch Rear Window with Jimmy Stewart or To Catch A Thief with Cary Grant!

  10. Have never owned anything leather other than footwear, and nothing snakeskin, though I did have a snakeskin patterned dress. Numbers 7 and 8 -- I have seen both ET and a couple Grace Kelly films.


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