Welcome to Rock ‘n Roll Fridays on WTIT: The Blog. This meme appealed to us because of a twist in its concept. Each week DJ KathyA (its host) picks a rock band, artist or era. She digs up thirteen quotes from the song lyrics and asks her questions based on the quotes. Let’s do it.
1. Gimme Some Truth “I’m sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, shortsighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth”
What is one undeniable truth in your life? There has never been a war that the United States has started or entered that I understood or supported.
2. Instant Karma “Why in the world are we here?
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on Earth are you there
When you’re everywhere
Gonna get your share”
Why in the world do you think you are here? Somebody’s got to be paying attention and telling it like it is. Usually it’s me.
3. Out of the Blue “Out the blue you came to me
And blew away life’s misery”
Has anyone ever came out of the blue for you? Kathy did for sure.
A little over a year ago I received an email on facebook. A woman who remembered me from my days as a Disco DJ at one of Connecticut’s hottest nightclubs, The Dialtone Disco Dome. I had a three year run there and it was the best DJ gig I ever had. This woman wrote me:
|Kathy back in the day.|
“I was a regular at The Dialtone back in the 1970s where you were the featured DJ…I still think of you when I play Melancholy Man by the Moody Blues. Thank you for the happiest times of my life. No we never dated, but I was a huge fan of yours.”
We met for a drink at Max’s Tavern in Springfield, Mass. We had our first date a couple of nights later when we returned to Max’s and I bought her dinner. We’ve been together ever since.
4. Jealous Guy “I didn’t mean to hurt you
I’m sorry that I made you cry
Oh no, I didn’t want to hurt you
I’m just a jealous guy”
Tell us about a time when you were jealous. I don’t ever think I have been given a reason to be by anyone significant in my life. A few have tried that route, but I am extremely good at going away. For good.
5. Mind Games “We’re playing those mind games together
Pushing the barriers planting seeds
Playing the mind guerrilla
Chanting the Mantra peace on earth”
When was the last time someone played mind games with you? Berleen seems to every week on Thunks and I really enjoy it. Plus I get to use this pic again.
6. Imagine “Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger a brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing for the world”
What’s your favorite possession? It’s a tie between my Tivo and my iPod.
7. Working Class Hero “They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so crazy you can’t follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be”
How did you get along in high school? Very well. WTIT really was the rage. The guys all wanted to become DJs and the girls wanted to come to our parties because there was much alcohol and debauchery.
8. I’m Stepping Out “Gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta get out
I’m stepping out, babe
Just a while
Ain’t been out for days”
When was the last time you went out on the town? What did you do? Kathy and I celebrated our anniversary at Max’s Tavern.
9. Steel and Glass “Well, your mouthpiece squawks as he spreads your lies
But you can’t pull strings if your hands are tied, hey, hey”
Who was the last person who spread lies about you? An ex-girlfriend wrote a horrible email to Kathy. She wasn’t even a relatively recent ex. But her plain obviously did not succeed. It actually backfired.
10. God “God is a concept
By which we measure
How do you conceive “god”? I don’t spend any time on this. If it floats your boat, I will show the respect that you deserve. But God as a concept plays no role in my life.
11. I’m Losing You “Here in some stranger’s room,
Late in the afternoon,
What am I doing here at all?”
Have you ever cheated on a lover or been cheated on? Yes. Although, there are equally bad betrayals that do not involve sex.
12. Whatever Gets You Through the Night “Whatever gets you through your life ‘salright, ‘salright
Do it wrong or do it right ‘salright, ‘salright
Don’t need a watch to waste your time oh no, oh no””
What gets you through the night? Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.
13. Give Peace a Chance “Everybody’s talkin’ ’bout ministers, sinisters
Banisters and canisters, bishops and fishops
Rabbis and pop eyes, bye bye, bye byes”
What’s everyone talking about where you live? Snow in springtime. I’d say its not very fucking popular.