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Friday, June 7, 2019

Saturday 9,"I'm Moving On"... Chyvonne Scott.


I'm Moving On

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! 

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

1) In this song, Chyvonne Scott sings that she's sick of her lover's "conniving." Tell us about a time you felt deceived. (It doesn't have to involve romance.)
I was a young wife.  I saw someone I knew well, who stared back at me from the jump seat of a motorcycle.  Her face was almost hidden by the helmet.  She just looked calmly at me as her husband pulled away.  You never forget a face, do you? It was an omen.

2) She realizes it's time to move on to another love. What's your favorite love song? Is it about a relationship that's running smoothly? Or is it like "I'm Moving On," about an unhappy love affair?
This one:

Or this ...

It's been a Happy one.  I feel very, very blessed, coming from the childhood I endured.  

3) Though Chyvonne Scott enjoyed only limited success as a recording artist, she was very popular in New York clubs. When did you most recently listen to music performed live?
Probably five years ago.  There used to be concerts at a sweet little church in North Park.  But the venue moved too far away, and it was sent to a place I hated to be in...

4) In 2017, this song appeared on a Samsung commercial that poked fun at rival iPhone. Is your cell phone an Apple or Android? How did you choose your phone?
I started out with a flip phone, the technology of which I still miss.  It had a fabulous camera in it.  It was called "a camera with a phone in it" by most people.  
Apple made our second and this last cell.  We chose it for it's features.  Now I think I'd get a Samsung.  Better features and camera. 
There, is that convoluted enough for a winning vote in the "trick answer" category? 

5) Chyvonne is an unusual name. In 1965, when this song was first released, the most popular baby names in the US were Michael and Lisa. Do you have any Michaels or Lisas in your life?
Just One.  

6) Also in 1965, Winston Churchill died. In researching this week's Sat. 9, Sam discovered a Churchill quote that's new to her: "I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." Share something interesting that you recently learned.
I've learned the incredible tenacity of misinformation on the web.  There are so many people posing as knowledgeable about something, say, in Human migrations and Anthropology, and getting others to chime in with their own misinformation.  They even put up maps and diagrams!
It beggars the imagination. 

7) In 1965, one of the most successful movies ever made, The Sound of Music, was released. Have you ever seen it?
I have, and I loved it.  The fact that Christopher Plummar called it "The Sound of Mucus" doesn't stop me from loving it. lol.  That guy is hilarious.  He's such a curmudgeon. 🤣 😂  Oh!  Did any of you see the movie, "All The Money in the World"?  He really NAILED the part of J.P. Getty.  

8) Lava lamps were already popular in England and Brussels, but in 1965 they were introduced in the US. Do you think lava lamps are cool? 
I came of age in 1960, so yes, I like them and think they are cool.  I'm going to buy one of the new ones, very soon. Like.... as soon as I'm off the computer.

9) Random question -- You have to buy something very personal that you find embarrassing. Would you rather pay cash for it, so your identity would be unknown but you'd have to face the cashier? Or order it online, where you could avoid looking anyone in the eye, but you have to share your name and address?
Hmmmm...  😏  The only things that I consider very personal are undergarments, and isn't that why Victoria's Secret is so popular?  I'd probably buy with a credit card.  I don't carry folding money anymore - fifteen pounds of quarters, nickles and dimes but no foldables. lol

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  1. I was discouraged to read that Christopher Plummer HATED Sound of Music, did not like Julie Andrews, and was drunk thru many of his scenes! (Who doesn't like Julie Andrews?)

    1. I read that years ago when the movie was in review. And, Curmudgeons, apparently, are just about the only ones who would be so nasty about (or to) Julie Andrews.
      He's just a meanie. But he's a heck of an actor, so he gets away with it! lol

  2. Good morning, Zippi! I ended up having a bit of time before work this morning so what am I doing but trying to get around to some Saturday 9'ers. Loved the Roberta Flack video. I haven't thought of that song in a while...it was sung at our wedding. Definitely a good love song. And yes, the internet is full of "experts." I've said it before and will probably die saying it, but these "experts" have a large role in all the discord among us. It doesn't matter what your position is, you can find an "expert" who thinks the same to validate your opinion and we all think our "experts" are right and the others are wrong. I don't see it getting better since school kids can use Wikipedia as a reference source and pretty much anyone can claim to be an expert and post information on there. Sigh. We are in a handbasket headed to you know where!

    1. Oh, my that is so beautiful a song to have at one's wedding...
      And, that is shocking that school kids can use Wikipedia. I didn't know that.. hell in a handbasket indeed!

  3. It is good to know I am not the only who has loose coins re-producing at an alarming rate inside my purse. Really, how does that happen?

    1. Hahahaha... I've come to see coins as a pain but it's good to have them doing that at the bottom of purses. This is so we can pay the niggling little tariff from states and municipalities levied on our every purchase. Mon Dieu!

  4. Every time I hear Crosby, Stills, & Nash's Southern Cross I dream of being on that sailboat.

    1. It's really one of the most beautiful songs they ever did.
      Yes, I could have adapted well to the sailing life. I actually thought we were going to have a sailing sort of life but, alas... That never happened.

  5. OH, I loved Christopher Plummer as Getty! The best part of that movie!

    1. Pummer was great wasn't he?! He played Getty with a sinister mien all the way to the end. The real Getty was a REAL piece of work. Brrrr! Pointedly cruel.

  6. My mom still has an older phone, I do not think it is a flip phone, but it is not a smart phone. She loves it. I don't think she would like a smart phone. When my dad was alive, he loved to play with my smartphone...looking at the pictures and listening to music. I miss him. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


    1. Aww. That's sweet about your dad liking to use your smart phone.
      The flip phones were tried as a comeback Technology but they apparently didn't catch on. I think mine still had the best camera. Casio made it.

  7. I love your songs. Roberta Flack is underappreciated.

    And I wonder if there are USB plug-able lava lamps--I would totally get one for my school desk.

    1. Thank you Kwizgiver.. I agree. She has a perfect voice, pitch, mellowness, and range..
      About the Lava Lamp. Actually I think there are some. I hope that the one that I ordered plugs in the wall!

  8. Southern Cross is a great song. One of my favorites. Excellent choice.

    1. Awe, thanks CountryDew. I couldn't leave that one out..
      Stay sane my friend. I'm glad (... so GLAD) that you have a project to focus on and use that amazing writing talent of yours. Too much time to think about the current state of the Union is a curse.


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