Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday 9: Don't You Care?

Crazy Sam's Saturday 9: Don't You Care? (1967)

Every Saturday I take time off from written on serious topics to have some fun…

 If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.

 1) What's something that seems to fascinate everyone else, but you just don't care about?
Sports. I just can’t get worked up a sports team. I know people that you would think they were owners of the team or the head coach.

2) The lyrics refer to "the times we cried and laughed." Which did you do more recently, cry or laugh?
Cry, I was watching The Danish Girl and I cried at the end of it.

3) In the song, our hero seems surprised that his girlfriend doesn't believe him. Are you more believing and trusting, or suspicious and skeptical?
I am very trusting, that is why I would make a lousy babysitter. I would believe whatever the kids would tell me.

4) This song is just over two minutes long, which seems short for a song but awful long when Sam is waiting for her chicken soup to heat in the microwave. What's the last thing you heated in a microwave?

5) This week's band, The Buckinghams, were one of the first acts to perform at Chicago's premiere summer festival, The Taste of Chicago.* Let's think ahead: Have you made any plans for Summer 2016?
Yeah, go up to the cottage.

6) In 1967, when this song was popular, Rolling Stone magazine published its first issue. What magazines do you subscribe to? Do they arrive in the mail, or do you read them online?
I don’t subscribe to any magazines.

7) Country star/American Idol judge Keith Urban was born in 1967. Are you watching the final season of American Idol?
Nope, I never have watched it. Reality TV shows are another thing I don’t care about.

8) In 1967, the average cost of a movie ticket was $1.25. By 2015, it had risen $8.60. What's the last movie you saw in a theater? 
The Danish Girl and it was only $5, the nice thing about getting old senior matinee prices.

9) Random question: Sam's taking everyone out to dinner and she's buying. Would you prefer the steak or the lobster?
Anyone who has followed my blog knows my answer to this question… Lobster!

*Though back in 1970, it was called ChicagoFest.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us next week for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!


  1. I'm not sure American Idol is a reality TV show, at least not in the sense of Real Housewives or The Kardashians. It's more about music.

    One lobster, coming right up!

  2. I'd like to see the Danish Girl, but I suspect it won't make it to my local theaters--it's not a kiddy/slasher movie. :-(

  3. I've heard the Danish Girl is outstanding!

  4. It's when they watch sports featuring teams that don't even matter to them, instead of getting stuff done, that drives me crazy. Blogher is a conference for bloggers to go to.
    They put on a good event. I take my daughter with me and we make a vacation out of it.

  5. I'm not into sports, either, although I do tend to watch the Winter Olympics when they come on. I like the ice skating.

  6. Ok- Let's get it straight. ChicagoFest was the music festival at Navy Pier. Started by Mayor Michael Bilandic in 1978 and ran until 1987. The Buckinghams frequently played here. After a disastrous last year where it was moved to the Solders Field parking lot Mayor Harold Washington sank it for a variety of reasons.

    Taste of Chicago is a Market place for local restaurants to sell sample size portions of their top products. Started in 1980 on upper Michigan Boul., north of the River, by Mayor Jayne M.Byrne, it moved to State Street Mall for a few years and then to it's current home, Couumbus Dr. in Grant Park. early each July.

    ChicagoFest and Taste of Chicago are two distinctly separate events.

  7. Dear Anonymous: Your facts are right, but your conclusions are wrong. The food is definitely the centerpiece of the Taste (hence the name). But when ChicagoFest was disbanded, Taste of Chicago took over as a major venue for outdoor musical acts. Every night of the fest features internationally known talent in the Petrillo Music Shell. There's also a Bud Light Stage. To categorize The Taste as merely "a market for local restaurants" is to dismiss the drawing power of Weezer, Erykah Badu and all the other that performed there last summer, and that people paid up to $50 to see.

    And it's Soldier Field, not Soldier's Field for Soldier Field.

    Sorry, Diana. Didn't mean to hijack your post. But I mean, really! I've been seeing big-name bands at "this market for local restaurants" since the Go Gos played there in 1984.

  8. You got me thinking. I should have answered football. People can get nuts about it... I don't watch it at all.