Saturday 9: Hotel California (1977)
1) Composer Don Henley says this song is about the "journey from innocence to experience." Where do find yourself on that journey? Are you more innocent, or experienced? I'm more experienced. I've seen a lot.
2) The lyrics refers to the "warm smell of colitas." Do you know what it is that the Eagles noticed in the air? Pot
3) The girl in the song had her head turned by luxury, including jewelry from Tiffany's and Mercedes Benz autos. Do you consider yourself materialistic? I like stuff. But I'm more into quantity than quality. Two of my weaknesses are wristwatches and sunglasses. Yet I don't think I have a watch or a pair of glasses that retailed for more than $70. I'd rather have three crappy watches than one nice one.
4) This recording has been lauded by music publications for for its long guitar solo. Are you good on the guitar? I'm not at all musical. Much to my own regret.
5) There's an error in the lyrics and Don Henley can get a bit testy when interviewers bring it to his attention. Here's the lyric: "So I called up the captain and said, 'Please bring me your wine.' He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since 1969.'" Do you know what's wrong with it? Wine is not a spirit. Spirits are distilled, wines are fermented.
8) In 1977, Star Wars premiered. How many Star Wars movies have you seen? Just the first one. And I recall it being bright and loud.