saturday 9

If You've Got The Money

1) In this week's song, Lefty Frizzell is eager to go out on the town and hit all the night spots. What are your plans for the weekend? with the snowmageddon predictions of 15-21 inches of snow in the next 24 hours, I suspect my plans are to stay snug at home

2) He tells his girl he'd rather ride in her Cadillac than his old car. Back in the 1950s, Caddys were quite the status symbol. Lefty bought a white one with the profits from this record. Elvis also had a fondness for Cadillacs and preferred pink. Have you ever owned a Cadillac? I have not

3) Lefty was a big deal in Big Spring, TX. He was a popular attraction at local bars, a favorite among oil workers who liked to unwind by listening to live music. How do you relax after a tough day? by noodling around on the internet, reading, knitting, or coloring on my iPad

4) This was Lefty's first hit. He wrote "If You've Got the Money" and recorded a demo for producer Jim Beck to play for established singers. When no one else wanted to record it, Beck decided to give Lefty a shot. The result was a million seller that spent 22 weeks on the country charts. Tell us about someone who took a chance on you. when my mentor retired, I was given the opportunity to teach his courseload which included advanced placement psychology and ap U.S. history which were more academically challenging than what I was teaching at the time

5) After this record became a hit, success came quickly to Lefty, perhaps too fast. He signed conflicting contracts with promoters and managers which resulted in lawsuits. Have you recently consulted a lawyer or had a document notarized? well, informally I consulted a lawyer--I asked a college friend if the 30-day eviction notice was legal

6) This song hit number one on the country charts twice: first this version and then in 1976 by Willie Nelson. Do you have a favorite Willie Nelson song? I'm fond of "Always On My Mind"

7) In 1950, when this song was popular, Americans began using credit cards. Do you pay with a credit card to get rewards? If yes, what rewards are you accumulating (cash back, airline miles, etc.)? I occasionally get reward gift cards

8) Also in 1950, Sears Roebuck and Co. acknowledged a major spike in catalog sales and took the unusual move of devoting the cover of their Spring/Summer catalog to their "satisfaction guarantee." This was meant to allay the fear of customers uncomfortable with ordering by mail instead of buying in person. 74 years later, Amazon delivers more than 3 million packages every day. Would you rather check out a product yourself in a store, or do you prefer the convenience of ordering from home? I prefer the convenience of ordering from  home, simply because there are very few retailers nearby and it's almost a 3-hour drive to the closest shopping

9) Random question -- You're singing along with the car radio to your favorite song when you reach your destination. Do you wait until your song is over to get out of the car? of course!


The Gal Herself said...

I think #4 is my favorite question this week. I can imagine how much that opportunity meant to you.

#5: It would have been cool if you could have all just refused to leave. Alas, that was not the case. Oh well, you could a chance to make a fresh start, which is also cool.

Diana_CT said...

#1 Down here we are supposed to get all rain instead… 3 to 4 inches of. While a friend who works at Mt. Snow is putting away the lawn equipment and taking out the snow grooming equipment.
#5 Yikes! I have the eviction letter was in the past and not now.
#7 I get gift cards for Amazon.

songbird's crazy world said...

Oy, eviction isn’t fun.

We are getting lots of rain today

Lori said...

It is a long drive for me to go shopping too. Not as long as you, but still. I would love for things to be more convenient. I am exhausted when I get home and the last thing I want to do on the weekend is go shopping in person.
I enjoyed your story about your job. I never believed when I was you that it was who you knew and being at the right place at the right time, but I believe that now. I loved reading these answers today. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend. ♥


CountryDew said...

Of course we wait until the song is over!

Susan said...

Did you accept the position? I live in the city and there are plenty of places to shop. There is a big mall in the next city. Online shopping is very convenient because there are so many options, and the prices are better!