saturday 9

I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

1) In this song, Hank Williams sings that his fishing pole is broke and the creek is full of sand. OK, so he can't spend his Saturday fishing. What are your Saturday plans? I met with my Breakfast Club already,  a great-nephew's 8th birthday party this afternoon, and my 40th class reunion is this evening!

2) He regrets how shabby his shoes are. Do you shop for shoes online, or do you prefer going to the store and trying them on? shoes are so difficult to shop for with lymphedema!  I usually shop online because there is extremely limited shopping in the area.

3) This was the last Hank Williams song to be released during his lifetime. Though he was only 29 when he died, he left an enduring mark on American music and is considered one of country music's greatest singer/songwriters. Who is your favorite country music performer? I'm a Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Alison Krauss kinda country fan

4) Elvis was a big fan and his favorite Hank Williams song was "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." What's your favorite Elvis song? today I'll go with "A Little Less Conversation"

5) Johnny Cash was a big Hank Williams fan, too. He performed Hank's gospel song, "I Saw the Light" often in concert and during his guest starring role in a 1974 episode of Columbo. Did you watch Columbo, or do you stream it or catch it in reruns? I loved detective shows--and loved how Columbo was portrayed as a schlub

6) Hank was a prolific songwriter, composing songs on his guitar and then printing the lyrics by hand on notepaper. He never learned to read music. Can you read music? I can pick out a few notes but I struggle, I can follow the gist of the song

7) When he was a teen, Hank sang and played his guitar on the sidewalk in front of a local radio station, making a little money and hoping to be discovered. His plan worked and he was occasionally invited in to play with the radio station's house band. Were you a hard-working teen? I was always babysitting as a teen, I paid for my first year of college with my babysitting savings!

8) Hank suffered from a congenital spinal condition and began self-medicating with alcohol during his teen years. He was warned against this early on by country superstar Ray Acuff, but Hank was unable to deal with the pain without liquor. Can you recall wise advise you wish you'd taken, but didn't? nothing specific comes to mind...

9) Random question: What's your favorite Mexican food? I love a quesadilla


songbird's crazy world said...

That was Colombo’s secret weapon, the murderers didn’t think a poor shlub knew how to solve a crime

CountryDew said...

You have a very busy Saturday! I hope you have a great time.

Bev Sykes said...

You certainly had a busy day today!

Bev Sykes said...

When I babysat, I made 25cents an hour. You must have made much more than that!

Stacy said...

That's why we love Columbo, too. It's so fun to watch him "play" with the guilty party.
I hope you're having a wonderful time at your reunion!

Susan said...

That is great how you saved for college! I hope your reunion was fun. I went to my 50 last summer.

The Gal Herself said...

Tell us about your reunion!