saturday 9

Sultans of Swing

1) The song begins by mentioning how it feels to shiver on a rainy night. As you answer these questions, is it chilly ... or rainy ... or dark? we're going to have a major storm this weekend--starting with sleet this morning

2) The lyrics describe a bar at closing time, when the owner announces, "Goodnight, now, it's time to go home." Can you recall a time when you lingered until you closed the joint? that regularly happened in the 90s--partly because my friend was a bartender so I would hang out waiting until the place closed

3) This song was written years before it was recorded, back in the days before Dire Straits was a success. Composer/lead singer/lead guitarist Mark Knopfler recalls that, when he was working on "Sultans of Swing," he was worried about paying his gas bill. Is anything troubling you this Saturday? the weather--I'm traveling for breakfast with girlfriends this morning

4) When this song was popular, Sam often played it on the jukebox because, well, who doesn't like Dire Straits? 40 years later, both that jukebox and the bar it was in are gone. Have you recently been in a restaurant or bar that has a jukebox? I have! The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, NH

5) In 1978, the year "Sultans of Swing" topped the charts, Garfield first appeared in newspapers all around the United States. Over the years, it was revealed that the cartoon cat loved lasagna and hated raisins. What's a food you love? What's one that you hate? I love potatoes and I hate liver

6) One of People magazine's top-selling issues of 1978 featured Carrie Fisher and Darth Vader on the cover. The article celebrated the theatrical re-release of Star Wars and announced that the cast was on board for a sequel. How many Star Wars movies have you seen? I've seen the original trilogy multiple times and have seen The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith

7) The most popular movie of 1978 was Grease. What's your favorite song from the Grease soundtrack? "You're the One That I Want"

8) In 1978, Yves St. Laurent made fashion news by putting his female runway models in menswear-inspired suits, complete with neckties and pocket squares. Do you know how to tie a windsor knot? Can you fold a handkerchief into a pocket square? yes to both

9) Random question: You're visiting a friend. He graciously offers you the use of his super-expensive, brand-new luxury sedan for the duration of your stay. Do you take him up on it? Or do you rent a car instead? well... I suppose I would borrow the car


Stacy said...

Have fun with your friends this morning, but be careful!

Gloria said...

We are going to have sleet, snow and freezing rain today.
I'm staying in the house.
You be careful out there.

Lori said...

Oh my! Be careful driving in that mess. Have fun with the girls! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


The Gal Herself said...

I'm impressed by your dexterity with neckties and pocket squares. No doubt you're a wizard with your scarves, too!

CountryDew said...

I hope you make it out to your breakfast. Be safe!