Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time for Me to Fly-Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Time for Me to Fly (1978)

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

1) How often have you flown so far this year? Not at all this year, until next week when we Fly to London.  We have driven to Santa Barbara this year.

2) Think back to your last flight. Was it pleasant, stressful, or just uneventful? When I fly to Santa Barbara it is a little stressful, because I get on 3 different airplanes with its attendant takeoffs and landings.  Plus I lost my good all weather jacket on that trip.

3) According to the Airports Council International, the world’s busiest airport is Atlanta's Hartsfield. Have you ever been to Atlanta? 
I have driven through Atlanta before, and passed through the airport, getting somewhere else one time.

4) This week’s featured band, REO Speedwagon, took their name from a truck. Have you ever driven a truck? I drive our pick-up Rosie all the time and Mr BC went to Truck Driving School to learn how to drive 18 wheelers.

5) REO Speedwagon got their start in Champaign, Illinois, which is home to the U of I campus and, consequently, many bars. One of the most popular is the Blind Pig on Walnut Street. Give us the name of the bar, club or restaurant where you met up with friends in your younger days. 
Bob's Big Boy in Pasadena.

6) Recently, lead singer Kevin Cronin appeared on an infomercial, hawking TimeLife’s two CD set of Ultimate Rock Ballads. Have you ever purchased anything from TV? I have picked up some As Seen On TV stuff at the drugstore, but I have not ordered anything from TV directly.  I don't watch the Shopping Channels.

7) This song is from the CD, You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can’t Tunafish. Is there a can of tuna in your kitchen right now? Yes I have some envelopes of it on the shelf and I have 2 cans steadying my little filing cabinet which lost a wheel during our move. 

8) You Can Tuna Piano, but You Can’t Tunafish is available on eBay on vinyl, CD, cassette and 8 track. Did you have an 8 track player? Yes back in the day.  I think Mr BC has an old boom box in the garage that just plays the radio these days.

9) In 1978, when this song was popular, the first Susan B. Anthony Dollar was minted. How much do you have in coins in your wallet right now? I have a handful of pennies and a dime and 2 quarters.  In my travel purse I have some pounds and euros but no change.


  1. Another tuna packet holder. It's time to try some. :-) I do miss boom boxes. The things in the ear just deafen a person.

  2. My nephew just bought a home by Santa Barbara. I can't wait to see it

  3. London! Here's hoping you have a lovely time.

  4. Enjoy your vacation. I hope the weather stays fine for you.