Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday 9: Don't Stop

Saturday 9: Don't Stop (1977)

. . . because Country Dew (that's me!) recommended Fleetwood Mac

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

1) Since we're not supposed to stop thinking about tomorrow, let's talk about it: What are your plans for Sunday?

A. It'll be just another Pleasant Valley Sunday here in status symbol land.

2) Fleetwood Mac was formed 50 years ago in London. Fifty years is considered a "golden anniversary." Do you wear more silver or gold?

A. I have always worn silver. My wedding ring is white gold. My watch is a mix of silver and gold. Lately, I have been wearing more gold than silver. It's a phase.

3) This song is from Rumours, which has sold 40 million copies. Is it in your collection?

A. Yes, it is, on an LP for which I have no player. I have The Dance, which was their reunion album, on a CD and on the computer. In some ways, it is a better album.

4) It was written by keyboardist and vocalist Christine McVie. She was born Christine Perfect, a name that earned her a fair share of teasing when she was a school girl. Do you recall being teased in school? What about?

A. I was always teased about being smart. I was the kid who ended up with papers that had grades of 110 on them so the rest of the class could get a curve on their work. Some of the kids called me computer head. I used to cry about it but I could never pretend I was not as smart as I was.

5) Before Fleetwood Mac, McVie was in a band called Chicken Shack. If you were to order out for a chicken dinner, which restaurant would you turn to?

A. I would go to our local supermarket and buy a roasted chicken. The only restaurant we have locally that sells chicken is Bojangles and I really don't like their food.

6) Before McVie could pay all her bills with her music, she supported herself as a window dresser for a London department store. Do you enjoy walking along, just window shopping? Or do you consider "looking with no intention to buy" a waste of time?

A. I go in, buy what I want, and get out. Sometimes if I am out of ideas for someone for a gift I will browse. The only place I really like to look is in a book store.

7) When she found herself making big money, one of the first things Christine bought was a pair of matching Mercedes for herself and then-husband, John McVie. If you were handed a check for $1 million, what's the first thing you would do with the money?

A. Pay off bills, bank the rest until I could decide what I might want to do with it.

8) The other girl in Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, founded the Soldier's Angel Foundation. She believes in the healing power of music, and so she's proud to provide wounded soldiers with iPods already loaded with music. When you listen to music from your phone, MP3 player or iPod, do you use ear buds or headphones?

A. I don't use either. I listen to my music out of the stereo speakers with the sound filling the room.

9) Random question: Let's pretend your high school reunion is coming up. Which classmate are you more curious about: the one who was your first date, or the one who was too cool to give you the time of day?

A. My first date, I suppose. There were a lot of people who thought they were too cool to give me the time of day, and frankly I don't give a rat's ass about any of them now.


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  1. I agree with you on #9. I know there are people who are seriously into reunions and keeping up on FB with classmates -- my oldest friend is one of them. But like you, I don't give a rat's ass.

  2. Sweet song choice, so thanks for that to start the day!
    #1...I saw what you did there.
    #8...Filling the room. Yes!! I used to be a crank it to 11 kind of listener, but as I get older I find that 7 or 8 will do it, too. LOL
    #9...Total agreement. I don't give any part of a rat about a lot of the people I went to school with.

  3. Hmm... I think that it is time for a roasted chicken. Sh... don't tell anyone but I buy a roasted chicken for the skin.

  4. I love your music choice, and your answer to question #9! Although I don't think I'd want to meet up with my first date now. Seems like that happened about a hundred years ago. I'm not sure he's even still alive!

    Happy Saturday, and have a lovely week!

  5. It seems as if the days of hanging out at the mall are long gone. I try to avoid my mall since a store opened up there that sells guns. Sounds like a good idea right? Sell guns at a mall. And yes, there has been an uptick in shootings etc at that mall.

  6. There are no shops to window shop around here, so it's always a fun time when I get an opportunity.

    I love your #1!!

  7. Diana, you're awesome: me too.
    But anyway, Dew, I'm with you on that last answer. I don't really crave seeing anyone that I'm not already Facebook friends with. The rest of the crew from my class--meh.

    Apparently this meme is full of nerds. Who knew??

  8. I'm with you on the book store!

  9. Book Stores are eminently browse-able. I wish that they had more comfy chairs in them. I'm not a fan of re-unions at all. So many of my friends got drafted.
    I also like to listen to music through speakers. Oh! There is a digitizing turntable for about a 100 bucks that will run through your computer, with a feature that works like a pop and click reducer, to digitize LPs.


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