Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday 9: Mighty Clouds

Saturday 9: Mighty Clouds of Joy (1974)

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

1) This song celebrates serenity. Are you feeling peaceful this morning?

A. I am many things, but I don't think "peaceful" is ever really one of them.

2) The lyrics include allusions to sun and clouds. How does the world look where you are? Is it sunny or cloudy?

A. As I am writing this we have been under tornado warnings all day, and one touched down in a nearby county, sending my husband's fire department out for search and rescue duty. We had at least 5 inches of rain, so there has also been flooding.

3) This week's featured artist, BJ Thomas, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame for another hit record that uses weather as a metaphor, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head." Make up a Hall of Fame that you believe you should be inducted into. (For example, Crazy Sam has inducted herself into The Meme Mistress Hall of Fame for her service to Saturday 9.)

A. I shall be inducted into the Introvert's Hall of Fame.

4) When Crazy Sam hears this song, she always sings along . . . loud. Is there a song you simply cannot resist singing along with?

A. Bohemian Rhapsody, American Pie, Band on the Run, Dancing Queen

5) BJ Thomas has performed this song at The Grand Ole Opry. The Opry has been broadcast on the radio every week since 1925, nearly 95 years ago! Of course, back in the 1920s, radio was the only broadcast media. Today we have other choices. Is listening to the radio part of your daily routine?

A. I listen to music through Alexa, mostly, and tend to listen to songs from the 1970s and 1980s, although I also favor music by Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge.

6) Though their dress code is lenient, country music fans who attend the Opry for a live show are warned: "Just remember, there's one rule we take very seriously here at the Grand Ole Opry -- you must wear something." Easter Sunday is a day many of us dress up. What will you be wearing today?

A. Probably sweats and a t-shirt. I don't have plans.

7) Easter is recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring?

A. Getting over the allergic part of it, for one thing. Also, I am having a wedding reception/baby shower for my nephew and his new wife. They eloped back in January and I thought they should have a party. I am looking forward to that and I am looking forward to the birth of my great niece.

8) Lilies are popular at Easter. Do you have a favorite flower?

A. I like irises. Mine have just started blooming, although they may be drowned from today's weather.

9) Which would rather find in your Easter basket: yellow marshmallow chicks (aka Peeps) or a plastic egg filled with pennies?

A. How about a plastic egg with a big check for $1 million in it? No? Then I'll take the pennies. I don't like Peeps.

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7 comments:

  1. So far we have no Peep lovers.

    Congrats on the wedding/baby joy!

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  2. The storm has moved east and now we are under flash flood warnings but lucky no tornado warnings.

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  3. We've had the rain...still getting it, in fact. I should haul my arse off the sofa and go look outside because it's currently very sunny but also pouring down rain. There should be a rainbow out there somewhere. Glad to hear you came through the storms okay. So nice of you to have the party for the "kids." I'm sure they appreciate it and you. Sign me up for the egg with the big check, too! Ha! Have a blessed and happy Easter!

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  4. Goodness we had a very light bit of rain in comparison... and the wind was minimal as well.. So sorry to hear of the deluge and tornadic scare you guys had.. I kept my eye on the weather reports, though!

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  5. We're having rain and flooding here in Northern Maine--but no tornadoes! I hope your husband and his crew are safe!

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  6. I've never understood the popularity of Peeps either.

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  7. I do not like Peeps either....so gross.
    I hate bad weather like you are having. I hope that passes soon and the sun comes out. It was sunny and 70's today and will be 80's tomorrow. Tornadoes are the worst. Loved your answers and have a wonderful Easter!

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