Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday 9: Fist City

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Fist City (1968)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is about a wife warning another woman off her man. Who received the last warning, of any type, that you issued?
I can't remember anyone that I gave a warning to since I retired, when I was the boss I gave a lot of them.

2) Loretta sings that when her husband picks up trash, he puts it in a garbage can. She's being metaphorical, but we will be literal: If you spot litter on the sidewalk, do you pick it up or just walk on?
It depends upon how icky it is and if there is something to throw it away in.

3) She taught herself to play guitar. If you could learn something new in 2017, what would it be?
Opera. Just kidding! I’m learning how to use a new video editing program, I learned how to install Ubuntu and now the program OpenShot.

4) She broke her shoulder in a fall and surgery was required to repair it. When were you last in a hospital? Were you a patient or a visitor?
Neither, I was a teacher. I did a workshop for the staff.

5) In the 1970s, Loretta Lynn was the first country singer to appear on the cover of Newsweek. Who is your favorite country singer?
Willie Nelson

6) Rowan and Martin's Laugh In premiered in 1968, when this song was popular. What's the last TV show you watched? Did you watch it live, did you stream it, or catch it on DVR/Tivo?
Um… I don’t have a DVR. I watched 20/20 on Conversion Therapy, I am working with a group to ban it here in Connecticut.

7) In 1968, Jacqueline Kennedy shocked the world by marrying Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis. What's the last thing you heard that surprised you?
Well I don’t follow what’s happening in Hollywood, so I don’t know who’s marrying, who’s expecting, and who’s getting a divorce. Nothing in Washington DC surprises me now. I guess what happened to a friend might qualify.

8) 1968's top-rated car was the Chevy Corvette. Could your car benefit from a trip to the car wash this morning?
Naw, it rained all day yesterday so Mother Nature took care of that.

9) Random question: You're staying in a hotel and find you can faintly hear the couple in the next room. Would you ignore their voices, or try to hear them better?
It is not the voices that bother me.


  1. #3 -- There are so many programs I should download and learn! Shame on me for not thinking of software. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. They were talking about that conversion therapy thing on the news last night. What is with people???

    I wish they had conversion therapy for eating too much chocolate...sometimes.. :)

  3. That conversion therapy stuff is scary nonsense.

  4. I'm with you...I can't imagine what Hollywood or Washington would have to come up with to surprise me these days. It's probably better if I don't know.

  5. I hope you have success getting that crapola banned!

    About nothing in D.C. surprising you. Too Right! I've seen what the NYC and LA cops do, and this seems like it's headed that way.

  6. Conversion therapy is not healthy for anyone. What is wrong with these people? Sometime I feel like I live in 1616. Sheesh. Good for you for all of your efforts. I admire you a great deal for your activism.