Friday, July 15, 2022

Saturday 9: Brandy

Woohoo! I love this song. It's one of my favorites from the 70's. I'm always singing along when it comes on the radio (if I'm alone, that is). Thanks to Sam at Saturday 9 for another great song and some fun questions!

Saturday 9: Brandy (1972)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This song opens in a bar where lonely sailors reminisce about their homes. How long have you lived at your current residence? Does it feel like home?  We've lived in our house 28 years, longer than I've ever lived anywhere else by a long shot! So, yes, it feels like home. Our kids grew up here and now the grandchildren are in and out nearly every day. There are other places I think I'd like to live, but when you get right down to it, home is where the heart is and the heart is the people we love...I won't be going anywhere.

2) Brandy is a waitress at the bar. Have you ever worked at a job where you received tips?  Not like a waitress. I've had people try to give me a little something to show appreciation in other jobs where tipping isn't really a thing, though.
3) Brandy wears a locket on a braided chain. Are you wearing any jewelry as you answer these 9 questions?  Nope. I don't wear much jewelry. I used to wear my wedding band all the time, but a few months ago my naughty kitty stole it when I sat it on the counter to shower and it has never turned up. Other than that, I only wear earrings, maybe another ring, and a necklace if I'm going to church or somewhere else I want to look a little nicer.

4) According to the lyrics, the sailors seem to prefer whisky or wine. What's your go-to adult beverage?  I don't drink a lot, but I do enjoy a glass of wine or now and then some fruity tropical drink.

5) This song was such a big hit that, after its release, Brandy became a popular name for newborn girls. Do you know anyone named Brandy?  No, I don't.

6) Barry Manilow scored a hit in 1974 with "Mandy." That song was initially called "Brandy," but it was changed to avoid confusion with this record. Do you have a favorite Barry Manilow song?  Either Mandy or I Write the Songs.
7) In 1972, when this song was popularresidents of South Dakota endured a catastrophic flood when Rapid Creek overflowed. Give us a little geography lesson: what body of water is nearest you?  The Loyalhanna Creek which feeds into the Kiskiminetas River which feeds into the Allegheny River which joins the Monongehela River to become the Ohio River.
8) Also in 1972, the first women were permitted to run in the Boston marathon. Have you ever visited Boston?  Just once and only for a few hours. It was so beautiful and there was so much to see. I'd love to go back and have a lot more time to spend.

9) Random summertime question: Would you prefer to swim in a pool, a lake/river, or the ocean?  When it comes to swimming I want clear, clean pool water. I enjoy sitting by lake, river and ocean water, or boating on it, but not swimming in it. I don't like not being able to see what's there. 


  1. Love those Pennsylvania names like Loyalhanna and Kiskiminetas. I live near a creek, too, but I grew up calling it "crick." Is that an Illinois thing, or is your creek a "crick," too?

    I just know the ring will turn up. Jasper doesn't have thumbs, after all, so he couldn't have pawned it.

    1. I grew up saying "crick," too, so it's not just an Illinois thing. My grandmother is the one who pronounced it that way. She always said it was a German/Pennsylvania Dutch thing. I don't know. Mostly I used that pronunciation for a small stream and the "correct" one for something bigger. The Loyalhanna is really a small river in my book. I don't know about the ring. We have looked everywhere except inside Jasper.

  2. #9 When we had a lake cottage, there was this rock that I liked. If you sat on it the water would be up to your neck, when it 90 degrees I used to sit there with a hat on for an hour at a time.
    I really miss it the cottage! I love a lake over an ocean all the time.

  3. I write the songs is fantastic! I love that one too.
    When I lived near Table Rock lake as a kid I was thee all of the time. I did see snakes in the water sometimes, and it always freaked me out. The river was worse. They are in the trees and the water...shudder. I pick pool too. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  4. You and I took the geography lesson to heart, I think. I have not been more north than New York; I thought to travel when I was younger but I married a farmer, and they don't travel. I doubt I ever see Boston.

  5. I haven't been swimming in years!

  6. I agree with you on pools, though a northern lake without gators would be okay. I grew up swimming in a lake, in Ohio. I love that you have a little family compound right where you are. Awesome! Have a blessed Sunday, Stacy! xo

  7. I Write the Songs is a beautiful song. The cat and your ring... maybe you should get him ex-rayed. He may be harboring it within. ;o) Sea snakes only are in colder off shore waters, so now I have another good reason to stay out of the rivers. lol Hope you have a lovely Sunday. Best Wishes on the new job.

  8. I keep forgetting we have a creek (Putah Creek) that runs through Davis. I think instead of the nearby Sacramento River.



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