saturday 9

Up on the Roof

1) JT sings that, when the world gets him down, he goes up on the roof to find peace. When you're "feeling tired and beat," what do you do to cheer yourself up? noodle around on the internet, take goofy selfies

2) He sings that, at night, the stars put on a show for free. Are you economizing, or sticking to a budget? I am trying to live within my means

3) In addition to recording this song for his album, Flag, James Taylor surprised the song's composer, and his good friend, Carole King by performing it the night she received her Kennedy Center Honor (see link above). Tell us about a good turn a friend has done for you recently. I've been rather sick this week and a couple close friends have been checking in

4) James Taylor and Carole King have been good friends for decades, but they have never been romantically involved. Do you have platonic friends of the opposite sex? yes, I have several

5) James was born in the Boston hospital where his father worked as a resident physician. Are there any doctors or nurses in your family? no medical doctors

6) When James was young, his family moved to Chapel Hill, NC. James has vivid memories of how beautiful the area was in all four seasons. What's your favorite time of year? either the lush green of summer or the radiant fall

7) In 1979, when this recording was popular, ESPN launched. Do you often watch that cable sports channel? to be honest, I don't think I have ever tuned to that channel on purpose

8) Also in 1979, the Voyager spacecraft sent photos back to earth that revealed Jupiter's rings. Without looking it up, can you name all the planets in our solar system? I can--because I know the song--and I still count Pluto!

9) Random question: Our Saturday 9 Wizards give you a choice -- you can be 20 years old and gorgeous, 30 years old and brilliant, or 40 years old and rich. Which do you choose? Hello 40 and rich!


Bev Sykes said...

I hope you're feeling better.

Jodi said...

I am with you on the Summer/Fall seasons! Have a great Saturday!

Diana_CT said...

Let's start a Pluto fan club! The little plant got a raw deal in being excommunicated from its big brothers and sisters

The Gal Herself said...

"I don't think I have ever turned to that channel on purpose." :) Must remember that when my Cousin Rose asks if I saw this or that on HGTV.

Lori said...

I still count Pluto too!
I hope you are feeling better, so sorry you have been sick. The kids are still passing things around at the school. The flu is still really bad. I am ready for summer. Spring Break is soon though, so I will settle for that. Loved your answers! Have a great weekend!


Annie said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather. Get well soon!
I agree with 40 and rich!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Hope you are feeling better, luv.
And yes, I still count Pluto. What do all those W.... know? British bad words... 40 and rich is sounding better all the time.

CountryDew said...

I hope you are feeling better, too. Being sick is no fun whatsoever.