Friday, November 02, 2018

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: It Must Be Him (1967) 

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

1) This song is about a woman waiting impatiently for a phone call. Do you consider yourself patient? No. As my friend John tells me, "Patience is your demon."

2) Other women (most notably Shirley Bassey and Dottie West) have recorded this song. Harry James and Doc Severinson did instrumental versions. But there's no record of a male singing "Oh dear God! It must be her! Or I shall die!" Do you think that's because waiting for the phone to ring is more "a chick thing," and men simply don't do it? I think they don't admit it, much less sing about it at the top of their lungs.

3) This recording enjoyed a sudden surge of popularity after 20 years when it was included on the soundtrack of Moonstruck, the 1987 film that won Cher an Oscar. Have you seen Moonstruck? Several times. So romantic!


4) This week's featured artist, Vikki Carr, was born in El Paso, TX. El Paso can proudly proclaim itself one of America's safest cities. What can your hometown be proud of? You mean, other than me?

5) She was a staple on Jerry Lewis' Labor Day Telethon, raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by performing this song. Is your TV on right now? If so, what are you watching? It's not on. I was listening to Vikki sing her heart out on YouTube.

6) In 1971, Vikki fulfilled a dream of hers by establishing the Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation. Every year the foundation awards Hispanic American students money to use toward higher education. She says it's her way of returning "the support and encouragement she received from others" early in her career. If you could establish a charitable foundation, what cause would you like it to benefit? Free veterinary services. Companion animals mean so much to those who love them. It's heartbreaking when they truly want to give their dogs and cats quality care, but can't afford to.

7)  In 1967, when this song was popular, Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant. Today, one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States is the coronary artery bypass surgery. Have you had any surgeries? In 2011, I had a hysterectomy.

8)  Also in 1967, the RMS Queen Mary was retired after 31 years of service. Have you ever traveled by cruise ship? Nope

9) Random question: Who is your oldest living relative? My aunt is between 72 and 74.


  1. I would donate to your charity! It's so heartbreaking to say goodbye to a beloved pet because the medical care they need is beyond your means.

  2. Great answer for your charity!!! I love that! Great answers! Have a nice weekend!

  3. So are you back home and is your bathroom all repaired? And good for you for finding your homeless friends and discovering they are ok. That must have taken some sleuthing. And I hope your friend Henry continues his recovery and that Reg sends you more love emojiis. I think you have a good soul.

  4. Your surgery was in 2011????? Wow! We've been blog friends for a long time!

  5. Strange to think that I might be someone's oldest friend!

    My son's widow is a vet in private practice. She set up a special crematorium for large animals (so you don't have to cut up your horse to cremate him). It's very expensive and she uses the proceeds to pay for vet care for animals of the homeless.

  6. Lol... #4. Nope, that will always be why I remember Chicago. Because The Gal lives there! And yes, Cher is such a terrific movie. I love when Nicholas Cage's character holds up his metal hand and says, "My Hand, my Hand!"
    Have a great weekend you famous Femme and that is a lovely charity....You are what would be called a Great Soul, in India.

  7. I just love Moonstruck. There are so many great lines in it too!!