Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday 9: Listen, People

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Listen, People (1966)

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

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

1) Basically Herman is telling us that we each both break hearts and have our hearts broken during our lifetime. Do you agree? 
Yup, I had my heart broken a couple of times.

2) He implores us to take his advice. Have you more recently given or received advice?
I do it all the time, people come to me for advice and I try my best to help them but sometimes it is not possible.

3) Herman's real name is Peter Noone. He was popular with girls because of his bright, toothy smile. How's your oral health? When are you due to go to the dentist?
December is my 6 month appointment.

4) Peter/Herman got married on his 21st birthday. That's one way to make sure you don't forget your anniversary. Do you have a good memory for anniversaries and birthdays?
I will be entering my eighth Ops... I meant my seventh decade next month.

5) Between 1965 and 1971, the Hermits worked very hard. They appeared on all the major TV shows of the day, recorded albums, made a movie and then criss-crossed the United States and the United Kingdom, performing live. After those six years, Peter decided he'd had enough and left the group. Have you ever felt burned out and ready for a change?
Yes, but thankfully they closed the factory before I hit rock bottom.
But I am starting to feel that way again.

6) In 1966, when this song was popular, the miniskirt took the fashion world by storm. What's the most recent piece of clothing you added to your wardrobe? 
A skirt and blouse.

7) In 1966, TVs were expensive pieces of furniture. A set with a 16" screen and a wood console sold for $250, which is $1,950 in today's dollars. Tell us about your TV. How big is it? Where did you buy it? 
They are an old 18” analog TV and the one that I got when my aunt died, it is an 36”
Plus I have LED projector that I use to watch movies, it is around 10’ (I use it when I do training and they don’t have a projector).

8) David Schwimmer, aka Ross on Friends, was born in 1966. Who was your favorite Friend?
I refuse to answer because it will create disharmony between my friends.

9) Random question -- Describe your dream car.
I think it is the car I am driving now, the only thing more that I wish I got was blind spot warning.
Oh… you probably want to know what I drive; a Toyota Prius Prime. It is a plug-in and right now I have 800 miles on this tankful and that includes a 200 mile trip home from the Cape on Interstates. My MPG is 114,

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 on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!

The Monkees demand equal time!

I’m having a party at my house today and I will be cleaning & getting ready for the party so I will probably not be able to approve your comments and comment on your blog today.


  1. #5 -- I know EXACTLY how you feel!

    And maybe we should just have it out once and for all: who is dreamier, Herman of the Hermits or Davy of the Monkees?

  2. The Monkees demand equal time. I love that. Ha. Were you saying you are nearly 80 years old?!? Because I have always pictured you in your 50s.

  3. Ops.. the seventh decade. That is what you get for doing the meme at 5 AM

  4. Toyota is such a good make of car! I have one myself. I love your answers! Have a nice weekend!

  5. Amazing mileage! Holy moly!

  6. 800 miles on one tank full? That is crazy!!

  7. I loved your Friends answer. It was a good route to take.