Saturday, November 09, 2019

Saturday 9: Heart to Heart

Sam’s Saturday 9: Heart to Heart (1982)

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

I am heading back home today from the cottage. I was up at my cottage with my brother and we are painting the bedrooms. Thursday night I took my brother out to dinner to thank him for helping me. Those who know me know that I'm a lobster lover and for dinner I had Lobster Fra  Diavolo, it was delicious!

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

1) With whom did you most recently have a "heart-to-heart" talk?
My brother

2) When this song was on the charts, audiences were tuning in to a TV show called Hart to Hart. Are you familiar with it?
Oh yes, I used watch it all the time.

3) In the music video, Kenny Loggins plays an illustrator. It’s said that the hardest thing to draw is a straight line, because all the joints in your hand have to work together in sync. Can you draw a straight line, without the aid of a ruler or a straight edge?
I used to.

4) This video also prominently features teddy bears. A 2018 article in the NY Post estimates that 4 in 10 adults has a plush toy of his/her own. Are you one of the 40%?
I have a stuffed husky called Jonathan.

5) Kenny Loggins performed in a tribute to Aretha Franklin at Carnegie Hall. Do you have a favorite Aretha Franklin song?
Sorry, no.

6) Kenny cowrote this song with Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers. You can also hear Michael on the background vocals. Do you have a favorite Doobie Brothers song?
How can you have “a” favorite Doobie Brothers song?
'Listen to the Music'
'China Grove'
'Black Water'
'Takin' It to the Streets'
'It Keeps You Runnin''

7) The third cowriter is David Foster. 1982 was a big year for Foster, since Chicago had a big hit with another of his compositions, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.” Do you have a favorite Chicago song?
Another group that you just can’t “a” favorite song.

8) In 1982, when this song was popular, Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide killed 7 people in Chicago. In response, tamper-proof packaging was introduced. What’s the last thing you opened that required you break a seal?
One of my meds.

9) Random question – You’re having a party. Which guest annoys you most: the one who arrives 20 minutes early, or the one who shows up 20 minutes late?
One who arrives 20 minutes early, I would probably be the one running late.

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!


  1. #6--I totally agree, but I have a real soft spot for China Grove. #9 is definitely me, too!

  2. Your stuffed Husky sounds adorable! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  3. I agree with you, it is hard to have a favorite song for some bands. Or time periods. Or life.

  4. You are right about picking just one song. It was hard!

  5. These singers and groups are all so popular in their time, Our times.. that it's hard to have a "favorite" as you say. It's nigh impossible!
    I've always wanted a REAL Husky. A stuffed toy one would be pretty good though. It's their faces, and goofball behavior. so cute!
    That straight line thing. Mine stay straight until the very end when all the muscles must just give up at once.