Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday 9: Sweet City Woman

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Sweet City Woman (1971)

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

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

1) The lyrics tell us the singer is on his way to catch a train and he really wants to be on time. When is the last time you were late for something?
The question you should ask me is when were you were not late.
It is a family thing, I think that it is a backlash by my bother and me because my father used to be so punctual, we used to be the first ones in church and we always sat up front. I think it had something to do to the fact that he used to be a Lt.Col. in WW II.

2) He sings he's on his way to meet a woman known for her macaroons. What's your favorite cookie?
Girl Scouts S'mores but what I usually do is donate them to the military.

3) His girlfriend's face is so pretty she lights up the city night. How many lights are in the room you're in? How many are switched on?
Two and both of them are off.

4) This is the rare top 40 tune that prominently features a banjo. Sam has always been crazy about the sound of a banjo. What sound makes you smile? (It doesn't have to be a musical instrument. Think bacon sizzling, church bells, etc.)
A guitar, what I hate are bagpipes.

5) 47 years after their record was a hit, The Stampeders still tour every summer, playing festivals across the US and their native Canada. Do you enjoy live music under the stars? Or would you prefer to be seated in a theater?
The last concert I went to was a house party of about 20 people.

6) In 1971, when this song was popular on the radio, detective shows were popular on TV. Mannix, Ironside and Cannon were all in the Top 20. Who is your favorite TV detective?
Murder She Wrote

7) Also in 1971, the Post Office Department was disbanded as a Cabinet department and became The United States Postal Service. When did you last go to the post office? Were you mailing something? Buying stamps? Picking up a package? Renewing your passport? 
Last week, I check the company’s mail box

8) Race car legend Jeff Gordon was born in 1971. Do you watch NASCAR?
Nope I much rather watch SCCA road races

9) Random question -- Do you have a vaccination scar? If so, where is it?
Yes, on the outside of my left arm and yes I have my flu shot.

This week I am up in Provincetown MA or as it is known locally P'town for Fantasia Fair so it might be a bit before I approve your comments.


  1. That's so nice of you to donate your cookies to the troops!

    1. Being a diabetic it kills three birds at once... helps the Girl Scouts, helps the troops, and keeps my blood sugar in check

  2. My dad was super punctual, too. I end up running late a lot these days, but I don't think it's rejection of my dad's ways...more that after 34 years my husband's lateness has rubbed off on me.
    Thanks for sending your cookies to the troops!

  3. I will have to try to girl scout S'mores cookies! I usually stick to my Thin Mints, but I am open to change! Hahahaha That is awesome you send cookies to the troops! What a blessing to them! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!

  4. I remember Murder She Wrote! I loved it. Have a great weekend.

  5. I buy extra cookies for the troops, too.

    I had to look up SCCA--but that looks like more fun than NASCAR.

  6. I never watched Murder She Wrote when it was on, but I think I would like it now as I have aged. I must remember to look for it in reruns.

  7. Yes, sounds like the stressing-being-on-time thing probably had it's origin in the Lt.Col. experience. lol
    I love sports cars. And stock cars and the races. I don't know why we stopped... time maybe? Except sometimes when they are on, we do watch them. We also sometimes watch drag races on Netflix. We are old race car nuts.
    And, good. You got your flu shot. Yay!