~~ "It's All Life, until it's Over" ~~
Kilgore Trout

~~ " In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?”" ~~
Saint Augustine

~~ “Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for.” ~~
"Amarante", in "Milagro Beanfield War"

~~ "May you Walk with Beauty All Around You" ~~
Navajo Blessing

Friday, April 19, 2019

Saturday 9: What week is this?

Saturday Nine, Mighty Clouds of Joy, B.J. Thomas

If you want to play along just go HERE

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

Nice song, Sam and thanks!  I've never heard it before.  

1) This song celebrates serenity. Are you feeling peaceful this morning? 
Not really. My mind is leaping ahead to all that is going to go down this weekend, and next week.  

Also, to the the work that still has to be done to clean up my messes and start making things I want to make, like sophisticated electron things. Just kidding!  In truth, I'm lucky to be able to de-fuzz my sewing machine's bobbin race.  But I would like to build that darn Star Trek Transporter one of these days.  Think of the tea parties and chin wags we all could have!  
2) The lyrics include allusions to sun and clouds. How does the world look where you are? Is it sunny or cloudy?
It's sunny here, and on the cool side.  The perfect early Spring day in SoCal.

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.)
Infamy is more my style.   Is there a Hall of Infamy anywhere?

4) When Crazy Sam hears this song, she always sings along ... loud. Is there a song you simply cannot resist singing along with?  I sing along with IZ.  People who don't know about him dismiss him, but I'd say he had one for the most beautiful voices that ever was.  

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?
No.  The Radio is full of irritating commercials and even more irritating NEWS casts!  
I used to listen a lot to the radio when the kids were little but now there are much better ways to listen to my favorite music.  

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?  

I'm wearing my favorite little summer dress.  On Easter Sunday I might wear one of my other favorite little dresses.  My summer goal is to make some MORE favorite summer dresses after I clear out the area for the machines. My sewing room has gotten over-run by "Box room syndrome" and other craft supplies.  "Crap supplies", in other words.
Then there is this:

Happy Easter all you Meme Buddies.. I almost typed Bunnies!

7) Easter is recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring?  Flowers and going to get Fish and Chips at Shelter Island.

8) Lilies are popular at Easter. Do you have a favorite flower?
I like this Lily.  All lilies actually but this one.  It's called A Stargazer

9) Which would rather find in your Easter basket: yellow marshmallow chicks (aka Peeps) or a plastic egg filled with pennies?

I'd really like one of those big chocolate rabbits from See's Candy. lol


  1. I love that version of Over the Rainbow. I think it is the most beautiful version and you can just feel the music in your soul when he is singing. They played that song on E.R. when Dr. Green was over in Hawaii dying from cancer and as he died they played this. I cried so much, so that memory is attached to that song for me. I think of it every time I hear the song, but it is still my favorite.
    I hope you get that chocolate bunny! Happy Easter to you my friend. Loved your answers!


    1. Happy Easter! And yes, IZ had a wonderful voice and he left us far too soon. A person takes as much as they can stand I suppose. I haven't ever watched E.R. .. maybe it's time?

      I didn't get the bunny but then, I just didn't need all the guilt either! lol

  2. I first discovered IZ at, of all places, a funeral. His "Over the Rainbow" was played. I didn't think it was possible to love a version of that song as much as the original, but they are are so different that it doesn't even feel like an apples-to-apples comparison.

    1. This was played at IZ's funeral, too. It is a wonderful blend of Hawaiian and traditional.
      I always wanted Amazing Grace on the BagPipes played for my funeral but I'm not having one now so IZ it is, when the old ashes are cast into the sea.

  3. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Over The Rainbow is a classic!

    1. It certainly is Diana. Such a beautiful rendition of this classic song. Wishing a Happy Easter.

  4. IZ is so good. I love his sound. I'd rather have the chocolate, too. Have a blessed and happy Easter, Zippi!

    1. Thank you Stacy. I hope that yours has been peaceful and that you got it OFF... I know how the new hires get stuck with holidays... Hugs
      I have two of his albums, and know a couple of the songs by heart.

  5. I need to learn how to sew better.. I would love to make my own dresses! That is a really pretty lily! Have a great Easter weekend!

    1. Thank you, Jodi. I'm late answering this but it's still Easter at least. lol
      Pinterest has some good sewing sites, and of course they also lead to the blog sites of the teachers. There is a Stitcher's Guild. http://artisanssquare.com/sg_classic/index.php and a good community there. Thanks about the lily, it was in a bouquet from the Farmer's Market. They are Gorgeous flowers.

  6. Oh, Zippi--I can so relate to your craft room discoveries! I do the same with my yarn stash.

    1. I thought you could. lol.
      Yarn... ahem..🤔 I haven't even gotten into the yarn closet yet, but I'll be toting LOTS of it to the Crafter's Guild in Santa Cruz. I am not going to be knitting any sweaters anytime soon. Just SO OVER that phase of life. I'll keep enough for blanket or all of the small stuff for socks and mitts.

  7. I love that you are still doing our craft stuff and trying to invent a Star Trek Transporter. I keep trying to invent a time machine but the physics are beyond me, I fear.


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