Friday, November 6, 2020

Saturday 9: For All We Know


Saturday 9: For All We Know (1971)

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

1) This song is about newlyweds looking ahead to a happy life together. What are you looking forward to today?  I am looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday morning...I am writing this Friday night.

2) They look forward to getting to know one another better. Tell us about someone who knows you well. Is it the person who has known you the longest?  My friend Malinda probably knows me the the best.  I had her son in class and we also worked together later and we went out together as friends.  She takes the time to really get to know people and she shares a lot about herself as well.  She is definitely not the friend who has known me the longest.

3) The song lyrics are credited to "Robb Wilson" and "Arthur James," but those aren't their real names. Robb Royer and Jimmy Griffin were founding members of the 70s soft-rock group Bread. Are you familiar with that band? If so, do you have a favorite Bread song? (Find their greatest hits here.)  I am familiar with them, they are not a favorite, but the song "If" is nice.

4) Richard Carpenter discovered this song on his afternoon off when he and sister Karen were on tour. He took a few hours to unwind at  the movies, heard this song in the film Lovers and Other Strangers, and decided it would make a perfect Carpenters record. How do you like to unwind?  Sometimes I read, get on facebook or watch tv.

5) Karen Carpenter drank unsweetened iced tea, every day, all year long. Do you prefer your tea hot or cold?  cold and sweet.

6) Elvis was a fan of Karen's and, according to the recollection of singer Petula Clark, hit on her when she and Clark visited him backstage in Vegas. Pet recalled Karen was very innocent and said, "I felt responsible for her so I got her out of there." Tell us about a time when you looked out for a friend.  I have a friend that is going through a hard time with her severely disabled autistic son and her school district.  She asks me questions all of the time and I try to help her out as much as I can and support her and her son.

7) President Richard Nixon was a Carpenters fan, too, and invited the duo to perform at the White House at an official dinner for West German Chancellor Willy Brandt. If you could hear anyone perform live in an intimate setting, like a dinner party, who would you choose?  I would probably not be found at a dinner party, but maybe Michael Buble?

8) Today Richard collects classic automobiles. He has a 1964 Ford Thunderbird, like the one Beach Boys sang about in the song "Fun, Fun, Fun." Can you think of another song that mentions a car?  There is a song called Beep, Beep that mentions a Cadillac and a Nash Rambler if I recall correctly.

9) Random question: Do you tend to feel more content at the beginning of the day, or at the end?  The beginning of the day.  I am excited to start the day.  It seems like by the end of the day I have a lot on my mind.  I pray before I go to sleep, so I guess I hand my problems off to God and I wake up refreshed.


  1. I think Michael Buble is a good choice. He seems very nice, doesn't he? And some of his songs are soft and intimate. (I hope you'll invite me to your Buble party!)

  2. I also like Buble. Good choice! I think its great that you can help your friend. Its tough to go it alone with a challenged child.

  3. Loveee Gobble to your Wobble header, smiles. I hope you have a beautiful day friend. smiles

  4. I enjoyed your answers today.
    We agree on #5.
    Have a good Saturday my friend.

  5. Michael Buble would be a good choice. He did cross my mind. My husband likes sweet tea, too...and the sweeter, the better. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Oh--Michael Buble would be great! I love his holiday specials.

  7. Isn't it wonderful how giving our troubles to God makes everything better?!! I enjoyed this musical Saturday 9 and your answers! xo

  8. I also say my prayers at the morning though. Ah, another Beach Boys fan. They have a really cool sound.
    Hope your weekend was super, especially being able to sleep in on Saturday. Take care.

  9. And here's a link to the Nash Rambler song, so funny!

  10. better link

    1. Oh how funny. Yes, my mom had the 45 record, so I listened to it as a kid. It was good to hear it again. :)


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