Friday, September 04, 2015

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Working My Way Back to You (1966)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) We're celebrating the last holiday of summer with The Four Seasons. Which season is your favorite? I enjoy autumn. I like to go out in a sweatshirt but no jacket. I'm happy to see my sweaters again. I like the colors.
2) Before they settled on The Four Seasons, they called themselves The Four Lovers, The Romans and The Village Voices. If you were/are in a band, please share the name. Or just make up a cool name for your pretend band. Channel D. "Open Channel D, please" is what Napoleon and Ilya used to say when calling UNCLE headquarters. 
3) Lead singer Frankie Valli has occasionally fudged the year of his birth. Have you ever lied about your age? Not intentionally. But sometimes I forget how old I am. It amuses that when I was young I knew my age to the moment ("I'm 7 1/2") but now that I'm an adult, I forget.
4) Frankie Valli, Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen ... New Jersey has given us many music superstars. What is your state known for?  Unfortunately, Illinois is known for jailing our governors.

5) In 1965, Frankie was arrested in Columbus, Ohio. But it wasn't his fault! The bandmate he trusted to pay the group's hotel bill neglected to do so. Tell us about a time when your trusting nature got you in trouble. I let a financially strapped coworker use my credit card so she could pay for airfare to Iowa to see her son graduate. I wish I could tell you she repaid my kindness by repaying the debt in a timely manner. But I cannot.
6) Clint Eastwood directed the movie version of the Four Seasons biography, Jersey Boys. What's your favorite Clint Eastwood movie? I think Eastwood is a rather silly actor, but I enjoy the movies he directs. Mystic River with Sean Penn and Tim Robbins was fantastic.

Since Labor Day is the holiday established to celebrate the American worker …

7) According to the U.S. Census, more and more Americans are working from home. Are you one of them? Nope

8) Of those of us who work outside the home, 75% travel to work alone. 15% take public transportation and the remaining 10% carpool. How do you get to your job? I take public transportation. Every day, twice a day.

9) Do you have any big plans for this holiday weekend? Nope. Mostly I want to not think about work and The Big Project. I'm fried and really need to relax and let it go.


  1. Jailing governors? LOL! That's a semi good name for a band, too. Hmmm? *thinks about it*. And, now I want to watch "Mystic River" darn it. You guys will make me a fan yet.

  2. Anonymous11:45 AM

    i forget my age at times, too, especially when filling out surveys and stuff. i think it's partly me not wanting to remember how old i am! lately all the years just seem to blur together and i can't recall exactly what year something happened, although when i was younger i could tell you what age i was when something happened. but now i can't seem to distinguish what year was what. i always seem to think it was "last year" when really it was like 4-5 years ago. no wonder i'm off with my age!

  3. I agree that Eastwood is a better director than actor.

  4. I hope you get your relaxing weekend in. I love your band name. Very cool.

  5. I use to like autumn until recently when the winters that followed kept getting worse. This winter is suppose to be another bad one too.

  6. Connecticut is also known for jailing our governor and when he got out a jail he liked it so much that he is heading beck to jail. This time for election fraud.


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