Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday 9: Mighty Clouds of Joy

Sam’s  Saturday 9: Mighty Clouds of Joy (1974)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
I am heading up to the Cape today and then on to Maine for Easter at my brother’s and sister-in-law’s condo for Easter so there might be a gap between postings.

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

1) This song celebrates serenity. Are you feeling peaceful this morning?
Nope, I am not looking forward to driving in the rain for 3 hours but I need to bring some stuff up to the cottage.

2) The lyrics include allusions to sun and clouds. How does the world look where you are? Is it sunny or cloudy?

3) This week's featured artist, BJ Thomas, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame for another hit record that uses weather as a metaphor, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head." Make up a Hall of Fame that you believe you should be inducted into. (For example, Crazy Sam has inducted herself into The Meme Mistress Hall of Fame for her service to Saturday 9.)
The Introvert Hall of Fame for who sit in silence.But the only problem with that is no one would want to go there because they don't want to leave their houses.

4) When Crazy Sam hears this song, she always sings along ... loud. Is there a song you simply cannot resist singing along with?
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

5) BJ Thomas has performed this song at The Grand Ole Opry. The Opry has been broadcast on the radio every week since 1925, nearly 95 years ago! Of course, back in the 1920s, radio was the only broadcast media. Today we have other choices. Is listening to the radio part of your daily routine?
Satellite radio

6) Though their dress code is lenient, country music fans who attend the Opry for a live show are warned: "Just remember, there's one rule we take very seriously here at the Grand Ole Opry -- you must wear something." Easter Sunday is a day many of us dress up. What will you be wearing today?
A skirt and black top.

7) Easter is recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring?
Cleaning the gutters at the cottage… NOT!

8) Lilies are popular at Easter. Do you have a favorite flower?
Naw, I am waiting for the lilacs under my bedroom window to come out and fill the house with their fragrance.

9) Which would rather find in your Easter basket: yellow marshmallow chicks (aka Peeps) or a plastic egg filled with pennies?
If truth be told… neither one
The local bank used to have a change machine but now I have to use the one in the grocery store that takes a 10 percent cut.


  1. I take my pennies to CVS and a Coinstar machine. I get 100% back when I take it as an Amazon voucher. And let's face, there's always something you can use from Amazon!

  2. I hate that machine at the grocery store, but I guess it's better than sitting and counting and rolling the change as we did in "the old days." A 3-hour drive in the rain? That's no fun at all. Safe traveling to you and have a happy Easter.

  3. I am ready for the lilacs to bloom too! Have a great Easter weekend!

  4. I love your Anti-Hall of Fame! I would love to go/not go to it.

  5. You have been blogging just one month less than I have...I started on Geocities too. Now I have my own domain, but also post to Blogger.

  6. I love singing along with just about any Queen song. I will join you in that introvert Hall of fame and we will sing Queen songs together. hee, hee!!!! Loved your answers and have a wonderful Easter!