Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: I Don't Know How to Love Him (1971)

1) This song is from Jesus Christ, Superstar. Though now a beloved classic, the play was controversial when it first premiered. Can you think of something else that originally made people uncomfortable, but went on to be accepted? While I now consider him a national treasure, I was initially very unhappy when Bill Murray replaced Chevy Chase on SNL.

2) Jesus Christ, Superstar was originally developed as a "concept album," a collection of songs written to sequentially tell the story of The Crucifixion and Resurrection. Do you remember the first album you bought? Did you download it, listen to it on a CD player, your cassette deck, or record player? Meet the Beatles. Not only was it on vinyl, it was monaural.

3) When the album's songs were performed live in concert at the Pennsylvania Civic Arena, producers decided to stage it as a play and the rest, as they say, is history. Tell us about a really good idea you've had recently. It had to do with my client's website.

4) Jesus Christ, Superstar is a truly international phenomenon. During a revival tour that began in 2011, it's been a hit with audiences in the United States, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Brazil, Hungary, India, New Zealand, Italy, France, Mexico, Chile, Bulgaria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Australia, The Philippines, South Africa, Panama, Colombia, Croatia, Bolivia, The Netherlands and Portugal. Besides the United States, which of those countries have you visited? Canada and France.

5) Peeps are big sellers every Easter. Would you rather have yellow chicks or pink bunnies? I'd rather have Girl Scout cookies. It's that time of year, too.

6) Jelly beans are also popular this time of year. One theory says they were introduced in Boston during the 19th century. What else comes to mind when you think of Boston? The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. At a time when the GOP frontrunner somehow feels it's appropriate to make fun of a reporter with special needs and uses Twitter to mock his opponent's wife, it helps to remember when we aspired to more.

7) We've been talking a lot about sweets this morning. The only holiday that generates more candy sales is Halloween. When do you eat more candy: Easter or Halloween? Halloween. Beginning November 1, those "fun size" candy bars are everywhere at the office.

8) Easter lilies will adorn many churches this Sunday. What's your favorite flower? I like carnations and mums because they're both pretty and hearty. There's usually a vase filled with them on my desk.

9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated? Washing my hair.


  1. A little known fact, I used to design websites but gave it up because of working with clients was driving me nuts. They are never satisfied and think all those little tweaks should be done for free... "Oh I don't like that shade of blue could yu lighten it up" and then when you send them a bill they freak out.

    No thanks, that's not for me.

  2. I agree, we need to aspire to more. All the time. Although this morning I was thinking that since we seem to be a nation of A-Holes, we may as well have one as Supreme Leader. I don't know what happened to us, but this is not what I was expecting when I was young. I never expected us to go backwards.

  3. Washing my hair makes me feel fantastic! The political arena is quite the joke, a very unfunny joke!

  4. Those fun size bars can sure get people into trouble :)

  5. Your political climate answer resonates with me.

  6. Had you known Bill Murray was a Cubs fan you would have loved him from the start. :)

  7. Carnations were my mother's favorite flower, too. My first LP was a Carlos Montoya.
    Happy Easter, Gal!

  8. I actually have been to Canada a few times. I just forgot to mention it. Thanks for noticing.

    I wasn't referring to your questions in that Bud thing- sorry about the idea of it.

    Enjoy the rest of your Saturday :)