Thanks to Gal for authoring this meme. Click on the Sat-9 title of song on the next line below to play.
Saturday 9: Hungry (1966)
… because it’s 4th of July
Unfamiliar with this week’s tune? Hear it here.
1) Are you eating anything as you respond to these questions? Nope. The French twins are over. They seem to be rather pissed off. I explained to them that every decade or so I try marriage again. It’s not a bright plan, so I think I’ll stop it. Why anyone would give up the twins for a wife now is beyond me. But they say if our “friends thing” works out we can talk about partying seriously then.
2) Paul Revere and the Raiders performed in Revolutionary garb. Have you ever worked at a job that required you to wear a uniform? Nope. I do have an Raider’s album signed by Mark Lindsay if that helps. Seemed like a great guy.
3) The “Paul Revere” of Raiders fame was born Paul Revere Dick in Boise, Idaho. What else is Idaho known for? For being the butt of the joke “Do you know why there’s no Ebonics’ beauty contest? Nobody wanted to be Miss Idaho.” You might have to say it to get it.
4) The original Paul Revere was a silversmith by trade, known for making church bells. Can you hear church bells
from your home? No. I think that would have been a deal breaker. I was raised Catholic and hated everything about religion. At 14, I stopped. All my Catholic friends and I went to a diner instead of church. The place was called “Dobb’s House”. We called it “St. Dobb’s”. I have four kids that I did not raise with religion. I thought they could choose their own path. My oldest’s daughter asked to go to church five or so years ago. All her friends went and she wanted to see what it was all abut. My daughter Heather took her because she thought she’d be so bored it would be a one-time deal. As they left, my granddaughter Lauren asked if they could go back the next week. Soon my daughter realized that she was enjoying it too. She became active in the church, got baptized and it’s a big part of her life. My son Ben became Greek Orthodox so he could marry his wife in her church. My son James isn’t religious at all. My youngest, I have no idea. We’ve been estranged a long time.
5) In April, 1775, Paul Revere literally rode into history when he galloped into the night, spreading the word that “the British are coming.” Name another Revolutionary War-era hero. That guy with wood teeth. Hmmmmmmmmmm. George something I believe.
6) Historians tell us that Revere’s famous “midnight ride” actually took place between 9:00 and 10:00 PM. When is your usual bedtime? It depends entirely on who I am with.
7) Earlier this year, officials from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts uncovered a time capsule buried in 1795 by Paul Revere and Gov. Sam Adams. It included coins and newspapers. If you were to bury a time capsule that reflects American life in 2015, what would it include? My iPod that has every recording of WTIT from 1967 to last month. It’s a fair and unbalance view of the last 49 years.
We record in two weeks again. It will be the first post Johnnie Walker, who moved to Colorado. Gregarious Greg who has just recorded at “events and anniversary shows” (We do them every ten years.) has decided to return full time.
8) Will you attend a fireworks display during the 4th of July weekend? Nope. I’m just hanging out. I know that I need to go out and be single again, but not just yet.
9) What’s your preferred way to celebrate Independence Day — a parade, a picnic, or both? Usually my sister has a picnic. But not this year. That party was my Aunt Helen’s (who is 91) favorite family event. She was just told that she has just about two weeks to live. She never had kids, so we nieces and nephews are her kids. I saw her about two weeks ago in the hospital and was going to see her tomorrow but she asked for no visitors. I’m gonna miss her.
Have a great Fourth! We will chat again. Same time, same blog.