Saturday 9: Fooled by a Feeling (1979)
Unfamiliar with this week’s tune? Hear it here.
Chosen because next week is April Fool’s Day.
1) Some believe that the practice of playing tricks on one another on April 1 dates back to the 14th century because it’s mentioned in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer is considered one of England’s greatest poets. From memory, quote a bit of poetry for us. (It doesn’t have to be English, or great.) There once was a girl from Hoboken, who swore her cherry was broken, from riding her bike, on a cobblestone pike, but it was really broken from pokin’.
2) When Crazy Sam was a little girl, her mother would prank her on April Fool’s Day by slipping a rubber worm or plastic spider in her lunch box. Did you/do you carry a lunchbox, either as a student or an adult? I guess I did in elementary school. But I don’t even remember what was on the box and by that I guess I mean which cartoon. Now that I think about it, Mom was lazy. We always bought lunch…
3) In 1998, Burger King got into the April Fool’s Day fun by promoting a special “Left Handed Whopper,” supposedly perfectly designed for a leftie to hold. Describe your perfect burger. Fridays’ has frozen burgers that I just discovered. Cheddar and jalapeño. Lettuce, tomato, sometimes bacon, swiss. Frozen, three minutes each side, oh man!
4) In this week’s song, Barbara Mandrell sings that she followed her heart into her lover’s arms. Are you more often led by your heart or head? My head. I can’t make believe. The situation is what it is. When I was young I was led by my… not sure heart (south of it?)… but no longer.
5) She knows now she was wrong for believing her man loved her. When did you recently admit you were wrong? I’d say the end of any of my marriages would qualify.
6) Barbara Mandrell recalls being able to read music before she could read words. Can you read sheet music? A bit. I took piano as a kid, but it did not stick.
7) Barbara had her own TV variety show in the 1980s and, in the 90s, acted on the daytime drama, Sunset Beach. The soap opera’s producer, Aaron Spelling, was a huge fan of Barbara’s and was thrilled to finally meet and work with her. Tell us about someone you really enjoyed working with, and why. My boss when I was in marketing 500 company. She was attractive, bright, helpful and had a great sense of humor. When she told ,me that I fucked up it was always in the tone “Anyone could have made that mistake”. The women I worked with felt she was too nice to me. They thought she wanted to do the nasty. I think they were right, but she was married. And she was my boss.
8) In 1979, when this song was released, a top-of-the-line Sony Walkman sold for $150 (approx. $500 in today’s dollars). Did you have a portable cassette player back in the day? Yes, of course. Now I have two top of the line iPod Touches.
9) Random question: What’s the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? I got my second shot!!!!!!!!!!!!
That’s a Saturday. It’s 72 degrees in Connecticut today. I gotta get out even if I get groceries! We will return. Why not join us? Same time. Same blog.