Saturday, February 04, 2017

Saturday 9: Some Guys Have All the Luck

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Some Guys Have All the Luck (1984)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

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

1) Do you consider yourself lucky?
Nope, I don’t believe in luck.

2) When did you last risk money in a game of chance (lottery, raffle ticket, slot machine, etc.)? How did you do?
It was maybe ten years ago, I lost. I figure it is entertainment and if I win it is icing on the cake.

3)  There's a major football game this weekend. Will you be watching? Do you have any money riding on the outcome?  
Nope and nope.

4) The composer of this song, Jeff Fortgang, is an interesting guy who's had two disparate careers: first pop musician, then Yale-educated clinical psychologist. It's possible that many of the patients who see him for help with anxiety or depression have no idea that he wrote this song. What's something your coworkers (or, if you're not working, casual friends) would be surprised to know about you?
Well, I already told most of the stuff about myself and they were surprised that I have a degree in electronics.

5) Similarly, fans are often surprised to learn that this week's featured artist, Rod Stewart, is a history buff who loves reading about WWII. Is there a period of time or historic event that has captured your interest?
I am a big fan of Outlander, I would love to go back to the mid-1700s and I’m a big fan of SiFi and I would love to travel to the future to see how badly we goofed.

6) Rod met his current wife as the result of a dare. Penny Lancaster, then in her 20s, spotted the decades-older celebrity in a bar and only approached him because her friends bet her she didn't have the guts to talk to him. Are you, like Penny, vulnerable to peer pressure? Can your friends talk you into doing things you might not otherwise do?
I am very shy and an introverted so it would be very hard to talk me into something like talking to a stranger.

7) Rod vividly recalls being 11 years old and going to see  Little Richard perform in a film comedy called The Girl Can't Help It. When you were a kid, did you enjoy going to the movies? What do you recall seeing?
I remember going to see Goldfinger when I was little

8) The lyrics tell of when Rod's car overheats and he calls a friend, who doesn't come through. Tell us about a time recently when you were there and helped a buddy out.
A friend has OCD, PTSD, and a whole host of other disorders and I am there if he needs someone to talk to or help out. I figure it will take time off for good behavior in purgatory.

9) The lyrics mention that "some guys do nothing but complain." Who do you know who is like that? Do you have a friend, relative or coworker who just always seems to find fault?
See my answer for question 8.


CountryDew said...

I would like to travel forward in time a bit, too, and see how we fare. I suspect it won't be pretty. Definitely not Star Trek world. More like Mad Max, from the looks of it.

I am Harriet said...

I am feeling for that person with OCD and PTSD. They probably feed into one another.

Kwizgiver said...

I need to read the Outlander books--I love love love the TV show!

The Gal Herself said...

Giving someone your ear can be such a gift.

Zippi Kit said...

That is very kind of you to help your friend like that.
But, There is a good clean joke about Engineers in Hell. But you aren't going there. This place is probably hell. ;o)

Outlander books are fabulous.

Stacy said...

Your friend is lucky to have you. Everyone should have a friend willing to listen to anything.

Bev Sykes said...

I love Outlander too, but I don't think I"d like to visit. I don't think I could handle the smells and the hard work! Also, no internet. :)

Bev Sykes said...

P.S. I would like to travel forward about 20-30 years and read how historians have recorded this period of our history.