Saturday, September 19, 2015

Saturday 9: Time for Me to Fly

Saturday 9: Time for Me to Fly (1978)

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

1) How often have you flown so far this year?
A. Zero times. I don't expect I will ever get on a plane again.

2) Think back to your last flight. Was it pleasant, stressful, or just uneventful?

A. My last flight was in 1993. I didn't have to worry about being shaken down by the TSA or taking my shoes off, the weight of my toothpaste, or much of anything else. It was uneventful.

3) According to the Airports Council International, the world’s busiest airport is Atlanta's Hartsfield. Have you ever been to Atlanta?

A. Just a stop on the way to Orlando during said 1993 trip.

4) This week’s featured band, REO Speedwagon, took their name from a truck. Have you ever driven a truck?

A. I have driven tractors, Jeeps, trucks, and other assorted equipment. That is not to say I did it well, but I have done it.

5) REO Speedwagon got their start in Champaign, Illinois, which is home to the U of I campus and, consequently, many bars. One of the most popular is the Blind Pig on Walnut Street. Give us the name of the bar, club or restaurant where you met up with friends in your younger days.

A. The high school football field. And the underage kids, including myself, bought beer and wine coolers at Watsky's Mill Grocery Store. The eateries were the Cavalier (named after the football team), Dairy Queen, and Pizza Hut. We were very rural back then.

6) Recently, lead singer Kevin Cronin appeared on an infomercial, hawking TimeLife’s two CD set of Ultimate Rock Ballads. Have you ever purchased anything from TV?

A. Not that I recall.  I've never really thought I needed a Chia Pet or anything made by Ronco.

7) This song is from the CD, You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can’t Tunafish. Is there a can of tuna in your kitchen right now?

A. Nope. After I developed a shellfish allergy, I stopped buying fish at all. So no tuna.

8) You Can Tuna Piano, but You Can’t Tunafish is available on eBay on vinyl, CD, cassette and 8 track. Did you have an 8 track player?

A. Of course. I am old. I had an 8-track player and a cassette player. Every Sunday I listened to Casey Kasem's American Top 40 on the radio and recorded the top 10 songs.

9) In 1978, when this song was popular, the first Susan B. Anthony Dollar was minted. How much do you have in coins in your wallet right now?

A. 41 cents.

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  1. I had fun with a standard Chia Pet in my office, purchased for me by a friend who got herself a Chia Abraham Lincoln. Perhaps they aren't on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, but my friends and I are easily amused. She picked them on the spur of the moment at Walgreen's.

  2. I can remember the frustration of the DJ talking through the intro to good songs when I was trying to record them .

  3. I think the only things I bought were things like Time/Life music collections.

  4. I love it when the Today show has women test the As Seen on TV stuff

  5. yes, there are so many restrictions now to take a flight, down to toothpaste and bottled water! it's sad it's like that. :( i had bought a jar of strawberry guava jelly for my mom but wasn't allowed to take it in my carryon! and since i had no checked baggage, i had to give it up. i thought gee i wonder if these tsa agents get to take home all these stuff they confiscated! i offered them to taste the jelly to see that it's just jelly and nothing poisonous but they just took my jar away. :(

  6. Another Casey Kasem's Top Forty fans. Greetings! Also, I really doubt I'll ever fly again, either. It's just too stressful.

  7. Atlanta was always out 1/2 point to Florida so we would stop around there for something.

  8. Love this song. I haven't flown in more than a decade, and yes -- there is a can of tuna in my cupboard.


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