Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday 9

 
Saturday 9: The One You Love (1982)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

In memory of Glenn Frey (1948-2016). 

1) In this song, Glenn explores one of the great romantic conundrums. This week, Saturday 9 is confronting it, too. If you had to choose, would you prefer to be loved, or to be in love? I'd rather be in love.
 
2) The song describes an awkward moment: an old boyfriend calls when a woman is on a date with someone new. To whom did you last say, "I can't talk now?" I haven't done that recently, but just this week I walked up and down the hall while talking on my phone, trying to find a room with a door so I could have a little privacy when I talked to my doctor. This open-seating sucks.

3) The lyrics talk about heart vs head. When you find yourself in that predicament, which usually wins -- heart or head? I haven't ever tabulated, but I bet it's heart.

4) This song was from Glenn Frey's solo album, No Fun Aloud. What fun stuff are you looking forward to this weekend? Maybe eat a burger? Hopefully? I'm battling an intestinal infection and have been subsisting on a very bland diet. My doctor told me I should be feeling better "this weekend." God, I hope so! I actually dreamed of a hamburger this past week.

5) Glenn Frey was born in Royal Oak, a suburb of Detroit. The Motor City is known for car manufacturing. Is your car domestic or foreign? I don't have a car.

6) The popular 1990s sitcom Home Improvement was set in Royal Oak. Are you handy around the house?  Not even remotely.

7) Glenn Frey co-founded The Eagles in 1970. What's your favorite Eagles song? "Life in the Fast Lane"

8) The Eagles helped define "California Rock," but in recent years Glenn and his wife lived in Tribeca. Have you ever been to New York? If so, did you like it? Years and years ago. I loved it. I want to go back. After all, I'm a City Girl and New York is the ultimate city. But it's so damn expensive! So maybe smaller and more affordable Boston or Memphis are in my 2016 plans.

9) Glenn wrote "Smuggler's Blues" and "You Belong to the City" for the iconic 1980s TV show, Miami Vice. What else comes to mind when you think of the 80s? Big shoulder pads and Princess Diana. Here's a photo that combines them both. (I can't get over that she'd be a grandmother, twice over.)


10 comments:

  1. Boston is my favorite city!
    I hope you feel better soon and get to have the hamburger!!

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  2. I hope you feel better soon. Are you taking a probiotic?

    To answer your question on my blog, I think the Eagles music is somewhat simplistic (usually three chord changes, four on a few songs) but their melodies captured something necessary in the 1970s. However, most rock and country songs are only three chords and simplistic. They aren't playing classical music, after all. A classical musician would find the Eagles horrific, I imagine, but having studied both I have no problem with their music. It is what I grew up listening to, so I love it. Good rhythm, lyrics that leave a little room for the imagination, an ability to touch emotion. Couldn't ask for much more out of a band. After all, they're not an orchestra playing "Peter and the Wolf."

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  3. I had a 24 hour intestinal bug last but it took several days to recoup.

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  4. I couldn't choose just one Eagles song.

    I need to get to NYC soon to see my friend in Something Rotten.

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  5. Sorry to hear you're not up to par, and also suggest a top notch probiotic when you are over treatment.
    Boston sounds like a great place to live. Hope you get to live there!

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  6. I hate when anything goes wrong with my intestines. It's hard to recover from that.

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  7. I didn't even think of Princess Diana and shoulder pads, but I did remember big teased hair. **shudder** I am a Royal Watcher too!

    I hope you feel better very soon. You deserve a break from that nasty bug of yours.

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  8. My gosh how I hate talking to the doctor (or taking other personal calls) at work. There's no privacy and often--believe it or not at the library--it's really bloody LOUD. And public, even in the back-room.

    How did I miss Diana?? ...sigh

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  9. It's harder to picture anyone as a grandparent when they die so young. I hope all is well with you, my friend!

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  10. aw, you're still battling the bug? hope you start to get better soon and can have that hamburger that you're dreaming of.

    my jaw dropped when i read your comment about diana being a grandmother, twice over. yikes! i'm feeling old, and i'm also feeling so sad that she couldn't see or hold her grandchildren. :(

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