Saturday, September 24, 2022

Saturday 9: This Night Won't Last Forever

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This song begins with, "Everybody likes a celebration." Do you have any birthdays or anniversaries coming up on your calendar?

A. My aunt's birthday is Sunday. My great nephew's is next week. My husband and I celebrate our 39th anniversary in November. 
2) The lyrics tell us Michael Johnson is stuck at a party while his heart is breaking. He finds it awkward and painful to pretend there's nothing wrong. Are adept at "putting a good face on it?" Or is it easy for others to tell how you're feeling?

A. If someone knows me well, I have a hard time hiding how I feel. My husband says it shows in my eyes.

3) Michael feels like this is going to be a long night. Is there a part of your day when time tends to drag? Or when it flies?

A. The afternoons tend to drag for me. My energy lags then and the day seems to go on a long time.
4) As bad as he feels right now, he's still hopeful about tomorrow. What are you looking forward to for Sunday?

A. Nothing, really. We have no plans.
5) When he was 13, Michael taught himself to play the guitar. He went on to take formal lessons and mastered classical guitar. What's something you would like learn more about/do better?

A. I would like to be a better guitar player. 
6) For a time, he performed with a trio known as Denver, Boise & Johnson. The Denver was John. Do you have a favorite John Denver song?

A. Either Annie's Song or Take Me Home, Country Roads.
7) He retired to Minneapolis to be near his adult daughter. But he never stopped performing entirely. For years he delighted loyal local fans with an annual holiday concert on December 26 at Orchestra Hall. Is there a performer you've seen in concert more than once?

A. Not that I can think of. I mean, I've seen Fleetwood Mac and The Eagle in concert on TV many times, but not live.
8) In 1979, when this song was popular, the cable channel ESPN launched. What's the last sporting event that you watched?

A. A bit of a NASCAR race.

9) Random question: Do you play Wordle?

A. I do. I currently have a 90+ win streak going; I hold my breath when it starts feeling like I might not get the next one. 

I encourage you to visit the posts of other participants in Saturday 9 and leave a comment. Because there are no rules, it is your choice. Saturday 9 players hate rules. We love memes, however.  


  1. When Wordle became popular it was how my students and I started class every day--we'd see who could solve it without needing hints.

  2. #6 I also said Take Me Home, Country Roads
    #8 When we had a cottage in New Hampshire we could always tell when it was bike week at Laconia.

  3. Josh is more like you on #2. He doesn't understand how I can put on a happy face when I am not happy. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  4. I don't play Wordle but a 90+ streak seems pretty impressive.

  5. I have heard of Wordle, but I don't want to get started in another game. Word with Friends is enough for me.


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