~~ "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.” ~~
"Milagro Beanfield War"

Friday, October 9, 2020

Saturday9: One Night Standards


Saturday 9: One Night Standards (2019)

 Short and Sweet this week

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

1) The video for this song takes place in a motel and the story is told from the point of view of the desk clerk. Have you ever worked in a hotel, motel, or bed-and-breakfast? Nope. And Gee, I wish I hadn't seen that.....

2) Ashley McBryde sings that she's not Cinderella, a reference to the fairy-tale heroine warned to return from the ball before midnight. When did you recently stay up until the wee small hours of the morning? Last night.

3) Ashley had been working hard as a singer/songwriter for eleven years before she was discovered and proclaimed one of County's best new artists. What was your life like 11 years ago?  I was recovering from knee replacement.  I was so glad to be rid of "Old and Busted", that the time just flew.

4) Ashley is from Mammoth Springs, AR. One of the most popular stops on Main Street -- for locals and tourists alike -- is Spring Dipper Ice Cream. More than 20 flavors are made right there on the premises, from Jamoca Almond Fudge to French Vanilla. When confronted with such a wide selection, do you tend to order your familiar favorite or try something new? Since Jamoca Almond Fudge is my goto, all time favorite, that's the one.

5) In 2007, she moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. Have you ever relocated for a job?
As a family, yes.  I wish we hadn't.  But it taught me some lessons I might not have learned.  However, as regards true happiness, it was a loss.  But for life lessons, who knows?  No one ever knows what would have happened if they'd done "ABC" instead of "XYZ".  They were lessons I'd rather not have learned.  People generally make the most of what falls across their paths.  They want to be happy so make the most of some of the crummiest situations.

6) Whenever Ashley hears a Carpenters song, she thinks of her mother, who loved Karen Carpenter's voice. Tell us a song that reminds you a loved one.  "Wind Beneath my Wings" 



 7) In 2019, the year this song was recorded, Notre Dame Cathedral was damaged in a fire. Have you ever visited Paris? Never had the pleasure.

8) Also in 2019, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Harry and Meghan) had a baby boy. Is anyone in your life expecting a baby? No.

9) Random question: Do you always want to hear the truth about yourself?  I don't mind the truth, it's the only way to change for the better.  The problem is that people give their opinions with the weight of truth, so the receiver always has to filter out opinion or bias.  I would listen to my hubby, my mother, or the Dalai Lama, but not many others.  

If you would like to see other entries go HERE.  This MEME is always fun.  Thanks Gal!  


  1. So you often talk with the Dalai Lama? LOL.

    1. I listen all the time, but I've never had the pleasure to talk with him.
      I do have the utmost respect for him and his ideas for building a better world, safe for all of us, our children and the other animals. And yes, we are animals. Lol

  2. That is a nice song, thanks for the reminder. I am not sure if I have tried that ice cream but now I am curious.

    1. Glad you like the song. The ice cream well, it's delicious. Let me know if you like it.

  3. I love Bette Midler. Great song choice.

    Old and busted ... that describes my knees ...

    1. Yep! you know about knees, too! Glad you liked the song.

  4. I like it when people tell the truth about good things, but that is all. Hahahaha Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


    1. Lol. Lori, spot on! Hope you have a nice week.. Stay Sane, well and Safe, too. ;O)

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    1. Thank you Kwizgiver. I'm old enough to have gotten better at this sorting thing. It's better but definitely not perfected. Stay Safe and SANE! I'm out of political. And I am staying out... History will judge

  6. Wind Beneath my Wings is a wonderful song.

    1. It certainly ticks all my boxes, too. I love it.
      Have a lovely time of watching Fall turn to Winter. Nature is a great solace. Oh, I would take advice from you and our teacher buddy... just so you know.


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