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Saturday, April 11, 2015

saturday9: What time is it in Chicago?

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (1970)

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

1) This song asks, "Does anybody really care about time?" How about you? Do you pride yourself on being punctual? Or don't you really care?  Surrounded by clocks, I keep watch on the time, generally to the minute, even though I'll forget to eat sometimes.
2) The lyrics refer to a stranger asking the time. When is the last time you conversed with someone you didn't really know? What did you two talk about?  I love to talk to anyone, random strangers also, but hardly meet one anymore.  The last time was at the health clinic.  We talked about how retirement was not as un-stressful as we'd thought it would be.  The main lesson is that it was something you just got on with living as it came. lol

3) According to the Top 40 tracker Tunecaster, this song knocked Tony Orlando and Dawn's "Knock Three Times" out of the #1 spot on the charts in January 1971. Are you familiar with "Knock Three Times?"  Yes, I know it well, but since Chicago is one of my favorite groups, I didn't see Tony and Dawn take a tumble.  I only saw an amazing band take off for the moon!

4) Chicago is not only the name of the group but also of the midwest's largest city. Chicago is the proud hometown of such luminaries as Bill Murray, Michelle Obama and Derrick Rose. Does your town have any favorite sons or daughters?  When we moved here, San Diego was one described as the Flea Capitol of the world.  But.....there is one actress whom we did know as a teenager, who made it big.  Kathy Najimy   She was just as fun loving as a kid as when she grew up.  Nice Gal.  We're so glad she made her dreams come true.

5) The group Chicago was originally known as The Chicago Transit Authority, after the city's public transportation system. When is the last time you were on a bus or a train?  I haven't been on a bus since the mid eighties and they were very inconvenient and uncomfortable at the time.  Trains are really inconvenient.  Wish it weren't so, but there you are.

6) Four of the original seven bandmembers are still with the group … after 48 years! What's the longest you stayed at the same job?  Let's see...If raising kids, housekeepng, building garden beds for growing food, doing timely house repairs, as well as being a seamstress, working at the schools, being chief cook and bottle washer, as well as myriad other titles actually counts as a job, I'd say it was 55 years.  I think I'd rather have been a singer, to be honest, except for the raising of the kids.  More money!

7) Lead singer Rob Lamm confessed that, at times, being in a band has been hard for him because he is by nature a loner. How about you? Are you more introverted or extroverted?  Can you believe in an extroverted loner?  Being alone is "quiet" and "thinking" time.  It's quite possible to be "alone" in a gathering.  Americans don't know what they are missing.

8) This summer, Chicago will be touring with Earth, Wind and Fire. Have you seen/will you attend any concerts in 2015?  We will be going to local concerts.

9) Random question: What's the last mess you cleaned up?  Outdated sewing magazines.. re-cycled. Gone!!  Shelf space reclaimed so a sewing machine can be set up on the table.  Yippie!

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!


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    1. Thank you! I always so love to read yours too. Have a happy weekend coming up. It got busy around here!

  2. So glad to hear that Kathy Najimy is nice. It'd be so disappointing if she wasn't. And I'm with you on Chicago, especially in the early days. They were breathtaking.

    1. HI Gal! Ms. Najimy is now directing and writing. the last thing I saw her in was called "Numb3rs", and she played the new girl friend of the Epp's father. She started out in live performance and has absolutely a talent for it. I think she's wonderful. OH, and early Chicago was, as you say, breathtaking. Still love that first album.

  3. You had more than one sewing machine?

    1. Actually, I had about 23 sewing machines. I used to collect them. hehe. They were "Old Ladies", as the old Singers are called. Now I have a 40 year Pfaff, and a 30 year old Bernina and about a 55 year of Riccar Industrial. That's about all any person needs.

  4. I really liked Kathy Najimy, I haven't seen her do anything in years.

    1. She was in Desperate Housewives, in one of the episodes, and now I think she may be writing and producing, and possibly directing. She had something to do with "Drop Dead Diva"', I show I find fascinating but it's so like a soap, as most serials become. lol

  5. I remember when Chicago was called "The Chicago Transit Authority"

    1. I remember that too. I don't think lasted long, even though REO Speedwagon kept their name their whole career. Other city names popped up, Boston, etc... It was a great time for music!

  6. lol.....that's a cracking picture accompanying No:6...!

  7. Lol.. Glad you enjoyed it. Women's "overwork load" seems to be a popular subject for photographers who then do the computer photo tweaking.


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