Sunday, June 29, 2014

I Feel the Earth Move

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: I Feel the Earth Move

1) This song is from the album Tapestry, one of the all-time best-sellers (more than 25,000,000 copies sold worldwide). Is it in your collection?
Yes it is!
2) It's about that glorious passion you feel when you first fall for someone. How many times have you been in love?
3) San Francisco radio stations briefly removed "I Feel the Earth Move" from their playlists after the 1989 earthquake. Have you ever been in an earthquake and literally felt "the earth move under your feet?"
Yes, about 4 times! Cool!!
4) Carole King is the first and only woman to win the Gershwin Prize for songwriting from the Library of Congress. Here's your chance to brag a little -- tell us about an accolade you have received.
At 56 years old, I graduated from college!!!
5) Carole wrote "You've Got a Friend," which was a mega hit for her good pal, James Taylor. King and Taylor have known one another for more than 40 years, but have never been romantically involved. Do you have any platonic friends of the opposite sex? 
Several, and they are the best friends EVER.
6) Like more than 80% of the population, Carole is right handed. Are you right handed, left handed (10%) or that most rare of all, ambidextrous (less than 10%)?
I'm with the general population here!
7) One of Carole King's earliest hits was Little Eva's "The Loco-Motion." Little Eva was the teenager King hired to care for her young children. Tell us about a sitter who cared for you when you were little. 
My cousin Chris, my neighbour Rosie and a letter carrier friend that my dad worked with Belinda.
8) Beautiful is the title of the Broadway play about Carole King's life. If we were producing your lifestory, what would you want us to call it? 
Oh Dear Lord Help Me!!!
9) Carole wrote "Pleasant Valley Sunday," the Monkees' song about conspicuous consumption. When Crazy Sam looks at her crowded shelf of hair products (paraben-free conditioner, keratin-restoring conditioner, hair masque, hot oil conditioner …), she realizes she's guilty of it herself. Have you bought anything recently that you later decided was a waste of money?
usually every thing I buy seems to be a waste of money when you are in a very VERY limited income.


  1. Congratulations to you on earning your degree! That is truly a monumental deed!

    1. Thank you so much. Its the hardest thing I have ever done!

  2. YAY! It goes to show that we're never too late to learn. My ABE's certificate was presented in my early forties!

    ps............I sure would read a book with that title!

    1. CONGRATULATIONS! In some ways, getting older isn't so bad!!