Saturday, April 01, 2023

Saturday 9: Fool

Sam’s Saturday 9: Fool (If You Think It's Over) (1978)

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

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

1) Do you have any pranks planned for April Fool's Day? 

Nope. And I am totally against pranks.

2) When Crazy Sam was a little girl, she once pranked her mother by putting bubble wrap under the bath mat so Mom heard a POP when she stepped on it. When you find bubble wrap, can you resist popping it?

Nope… I can’t resist it. When I was working and I used to zip over the bubble wrap with my chair and it sounded like a machine gun. But I stopped doing, in today’s climate the sound of a machine guns I think that it would go over like a lead ballon.

3) This week's song is about a wise man counseling a heartbroken younger person. Chris Rea, who wrote and performs this song, says it was inspired by watching his kid sister endure her first breakup. Were you in love at 17? Do you remember the object of your affections?

Nope, in my 20s yes.

4) She's dressed in black as she mourns the end of her romance. Does your wardrobe include a lot of black?

I don’t know about a lot but I do have some black clothes and I have a LBD.

5) He offers to treat her to her first glass of good wine. Do you prefer white or red?

White, my stomach doesn’t like red. Too acidic.

6) Chris' own teenage romance was highly successful. He met Joan Lesley while still in school and they have been married since 1968. Whose was the most recent wedding you have attended?

It has been over ten years since the last wedding that I attended. 

7) Chris Rea is a passionate race car fan and once worked as a pit mechanic for a Formula One race. Do you watch auto racing?

Not really, I will watch Formula One races. I used to go up to Lime Rock Part to watch Formula One racing but I don’t like to watch NASCAR just going round and a round.

8) In 1978, when this song was popular, Laverne and Shirley was America's #1 TV show. It's still available via cable and streaming today. Are/were you a fan?

It was okay, I watched it but not regularly.

9) Random question: What are you grateful for this morning?

Being above ground and not pushing up daisy. 


  1. The little black dress is classic! Do you wear pearls with it? That would be very Audrey Hepburn.

  2. Amen to #9! I always say any day I wake up on the right side of the grass is a good day.

  3. I'm on too many prescriptions to have wine anymore. Which is a bummer, I occasionally would like a glass with a meal.

  4. Waking up makes for a good day if one has that attitude. Good for you (and me).