LS: Your Town Column January 18, 2009

I’ve written previously about being lyrically challenged. I usually sing the wrong words to a song, because I rarely understand what they are saying.

“Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” is a tune by the band Chicago that appeared
on its debut album “The Chicago Transit Authority” (1969).

I learned this after choosing the club information I wanted to lead with in this week’s Your Town. (Timekeepers, see below).

I searched the Internet for some tidbits about the Chicago song and stumbled upon a valuable Web site for those of us who suffer from lyric challenges —

Since the late ’70s, I’ve had the same favorite song, and I clicked on the link to sing along.
Imagine the shock when I discovered that for more than 30 years, I have been singing my favorite song, wrong.

I am in denial.

How can this be? I can’t stop singing it the way I have for three decades. It changes the whole meaning of what I thought the song was about.

Does it matter? Does anybody care?

It’s just like time.

Doesn’t anybody really know what time it is? Does any body really care about time?


These people do.

• The Colorado West Timekeepers will meet today at 2 p.m. at Crossroad United Methodist Church, on the corner of 30 and Patterson Roads.
The group meets on the northeast side of the church.
A program on watches will be presented by Dennis Seth. Membership dues of $7 are due.
Call 241-0792 for information.

• Mesa Land Trust will host the Mesa County Libraries Family Story Time on the last Tuesday of each month, with a focus on conservation and environment.
Children can listen to the story and participate in a related activity. There will also be suggested conservation readings and information for the accompanying adults.
Family Story time is at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, at the Central Library, 530 Grand Ave. Mesa Land Trust will host the Jan. 27 story time.
For more information, call Mesa Land Trust at 263-5443 or go to, or the library at 243-4442, Web site

Submit your Planner and community news items by e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
com, by fax at 244-8578, or by mail to P.O. Box 668, Grand Junction 81502. Items to be considered for Your Town should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.


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