Saturday 9: Memories (2019)
Unfamiliar with this week’s song? Hear it here.
1) This song is a toast. Have you ever performed an official toast (at a wedding, a graduation, a retirement party, etc.)? All too often. When you’ve done radio & TV, you are the go to. The last I remember was at my mom’s 90th birthday. She loved it. She would live another five years.
2) According to Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, this is a “toast to the ones here today.” Tell us about someone in your life that you’re especially grateful for. This is an unfair question. I could never single out one person.
3) Levine is the song’s composer. He said he was compelled to write it, to help him cope with the death of a friend. His lyrics acknowledge that “everybody hurts sometimes.” What advice would you share with someone who is struggling? When you’re going through hell, keep going.
4) Adam Levine was one of the original judges on The Voice. Are you a fan of the show? No. I have watched Idol since its second season. One singing show is enough for me.
5) Among his friends, Adam is known to be an excellent Scrabble player. Is there a game you’re particularly good at (or you especially enjoy)? I used to be a great racquetball player. But it was the first of the many things I’ve had to give up after back surgeries.
6) Though he’s a multi-Grammy winner, Adam wasn’t always successful. In fact, he was fired after just three hours at his first job as a waiter. Have you ever had a job that just wasn’t a good fit? Other than radio, all but the last one. I wasn’t the best fit, but I had my moments. I loved the customers. I miss them. A couple I plan to visit before I move. Today we stage this house. Our open house is next Sunday.
7) In 2019, when this song was released, Joaquin Phoenix gave his Oscar-winning performance in Joker. Heath Ledger also won an Oscar for is portrayal of the same character in a different film, and Cesar Romero was The Joker on TV. Today The Batman is doing great business at the box office. Do you have a favorite super hero, or arch villain? I am old. So there was no Marvel then. DC ruled. Superman was it! I watched every episode of the George Reeves TV series and all the original Superman shorts from the 40s.
8) Also in 2019, two familiar names had books on NY Times best seller list: John Grisham with The Guardians and Janet Evanovich with Twisted Twenty Six. Are either of these authors among your favorites? I have to pass on this question.
9) Random Question: What’s something you wish you’d figured out earlier? That you don’t settle when picking out a wife.
That’s a wrap on a Saturday. Don’t forget it’s Mimi’s latest Blogblast, “Post4Peace” for Ukraine. Check it out here. You can grab the marker below to post today. Thanks in advance. I was so impressed with The Gal’s post on Ukraine, I thought I’d include it as well. Hope she doesn’t mind! If my pics are screwed up, it’s on WordPress. Although I cannot remember how to edit HTML here. On blogspot not a problem. Mims says she can help. I think I’ll wait till after the Globes to ask. Smart, no? We will see you again. Right here on the Tape Radio mess. Hope to see you. Same time. Same blog.
“If you have a heart, you are inspired and moved by the valiant struggle in Ukraine. When I watch the news coverage and feel helpless, I’m reminded of that famous Mr. Rogers quote: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things int he news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” And I am inspired to help the helpers.
Here are a couple ways you can help the helpers, and in the process help bring peace to the lives of the Ukrainians. You may find that pitching in will soothe your soul, too.
PS I did my homework, and these organizations have earned “Give with Confidence” from Charity Navigator.”
The preceding was written by The Gal Herself of the blogs “One Gal’s Musings“. It was stolen at this point, entirely without permission.