Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Jump (1984)

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

1) David Lee Roth does a lot of jumping in this video. He credits his flashy moves to his study with marital artist Benny Urquidez. Have you ever tried karate, judo, or jiu-jitzu? Nope

2) Dave claims to be fluent in Spanish.
Say something "en español." ¿Cómo están Pablo y Luisa? I don't know Paul and Louise. This was just the way our high school Spanish 101 drill began.

3) Dave appeared as himself in an episode of The Sopranos, playing poker with Tony Soprano. Are you a good poker player? No.

4) Though known for his prowess on the guitar, Eddie Van Halen wrote the opening of this song at the keyboard when he was still new to the synthesizer. When did you recently venture outside your comfort zone? Was it a success? I'm working on building a web page so I can showcase my work online. It's slow going.

5) Eddie's older brother Alex is the Van Halen drummer and his son, Wolfie, began touring with the band in 2007. Have you ever worked with a family member? No.

6) Van Halen's first manger was Marshall Berle. Mr. Berle's uncle was Milton Berle. Does the name Milton Berle mean anything to you? A staggeringly unfunny comedian from the early days of television.

7) In 1984, when this song was popular, AT&T/Bell Telephone was broken up into 24 separate companies. Today, who is your phone provider? TMobile

8) Also in 1984, Michael Jackson was severely burned while filming a Pepsi commercial. Would we find any Pepsi in your kitchen right now? There's a 1L bottle on my counter (because it's too tall to fit in the cabinet). I drink Coke by preference, but this was on sale and I thought it will do in a pinch. If only it fit in the cabinet.

9) Random question: Have you ever been so angry that you kicked or hit an inanimate object? I've given this considerable thought and no, I haven't. I'm more of a thrower.


  1. Ha! I had 4 years of French and what I can say easily is from one of the basic lessons. If you need to know where Anne is and that she is at the pool with Philip or that she is a real pain....I got you covered. I can also sing the first couple of lines of the French national anthem. Useful, no?
    Good luck with your web page. I hope it helps give you some security over the work situation.

  2. I tend to throw things as well. Have a great Saturday!

  3. Every time that I have made that bargain purchase mistake I have regretted it. I'm so happy for you building a side for your work. There are wordpress themes specifically for that kind of thing. Oh- my daughter just got her tickets to a Cubs game in March when her and her boyfriend are taking a romantic weekend off. Hopefully......he'll finally ask her the right question ..... uuuuggghhh.....

  4. I find your answer about Milton Berle funny. I think it shows how comedy has changed since the days of vaudeville (where Berle started). I remember him as being very funny...but I was in grammar school watching his TV show. He was very daring in that he did a lot of skits dressed as a woman. Nowadays that would be ho-hum.

  5. Hooray for building a website for your work!

  6. the tossers and kickers are neck and neck...

  7. What are you using to build your site? It's on my list of things to do this year. I was thinking of using Wix.

  8. Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't really find Uncle Milty funny. Never understood, even as a child, why putting on a dress "automatically" makes someone hilarious.

    Also, brava on the website creation!

  9. Wishing you lots of luck in building your webpage. It sure is a slow process but you will get there soon! Thanks for commenting and dropping by my blog too :)

  10. If you need help on the website, holler. I got you.


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