Saturday, June 03, 2017

Saturday 9: Lazy Bones

Saturday 9: Lazy Bones (1975)

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

1) This song is about a guy who'd rather nap than do his chores. Are there things you should be doing right now, instead of hanging around the blogosphere, answering these questions?

A. Of course. I live in a house on a farm and there is always something that needs to be done - laundry to fold, drawers to clean, floors to sweep. But all work and no play makes CountryDew a dull girl.

2) This song mentions a lazy afternoon of fishing. When did you last go fishing?

A. About 20 years ago.

3) The lyrics catch our hero sleeping in both the sun and the shade. Do you have a nice, shady place to nap on your front lawn? Or would we catch you lying in the sun?

A. You wouldn't catch me doing either. I'm allergic to everything out there. But the front yard is sunny and you're welcome to come and get a tan if you like.

4) This week's featured artist, Leon Redbone, is a difficult man to nail down. Over the years he's claimed to be born in Ontario, and Philadelphia, and even Cyprus. Tell us about a time you got caught in a fib.

A. There was that time I chopped down a cherry tree and said, "I cannot tell a lie, I did it." No. Wait. That was George Washington.

5) Mr. Redbone has said that taking himself too seriously would be "the gentle kiss of death." What's something that you always take seriously and just can't joke about?

A. Life.

6) He has retired from public life, and that includes his Facebook page, which is no longer available. What did you last post to your Facebook page?

A. A story from Reuters about the bombing in Kabul.

7) Leon always wore dark glasses when he performed. Do your sunglasses have gray, green, brown or rose colored lenses?

A. They are kind of purple, actually. So I suppose close to rose.

8) Recently Dick Van Dyke performed this song at a charity benefit, aided by his a capella quartet, The Vantastix. Last year, at age 90, he campaigned for Bernie Sanders. So Mr. Van Dyke is certainly not a "lazy bones." Who's the most active, energetic person in your life?

A. My husband. He never sits down.

9) Random question: You're at dinner with friends and someone begins a very long joke with, "Stop me if you've heard this before." You have heard it, many times before. Do you stop him? Or do you just sit through it again?

A. I probably would sit through it again, unless I thought everyone else had heard it as well.


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  1. Your post seems very serious today. I hope you're okay. :) Your farm sounds nice, although I would never lie out there and get a tan. Too fair and freckly and prone to burning in seconds!

    1. Serious? I wasn't going for serious, but all is well. Thanks.

  2. Living on the farm while dealing with allergies must complicate your springs and summers.

    1. Actually it complicates the entire year - I'm allergic to molds and compost and all sorts of stuff.

  3. Hmm...Smellyann thinks your post was very serious today and here I was thinking you sounded pretty upbeat today and was going to comment on that.
    Wow, it's got to be tough living on the farm and dealing with allergies.
    Purple sunglasses? I don't think I've ever seen any. Bet you are stylin' in them!

  4. Our grass pollen is super high right now. I am dreading going outside between that and the sun being so bright.

  5. I don't think I've seen purple sunglasses, either. Must be pretty!

  6. Growing up there were farms on three sides of us and now they are all housing developments... sad.

    1. That has happened around here, too. Loss of farmland is always sad.


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