Friday, June 12, 2020

Saturday 9


Saturday 9: The Rain, The Park, and Other Things (1967)

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






1) The Cowsills were a family band who had three hit singles. Can you name another group of popular singing siblings? This photo of the Osmonds could be the most 70s thing you see all day.


2) This was their first hit, and it reached #2 on the Billboard charts. It was kept out of the #1 slot by the Monkees and "Daydream Believer." What's your favorite Monkees song?


 


3) After seeing the Cowsill brothers perform with their mother and sister, TV producers were inspired to create the sitcom, The Partridge Family. Did you ever watch it? At the time, it was de rigueur viewing in my grammar school. I saw it again not too long ago. It has not aged well.

4) In the song, the narrator takes a flower from a girl in the park. Are there flowers in your home right now? There are no flowers in my home because nothing would give my cat more joy than knocking the vase over. And, if you ask him, the goal of my life is to deprive him his few slivers of happiness.

5) He isn't sure if the girl was real, or if he dreamed her. Tell us about a recent dream you had. Last month, I dreamed that actor Michael Douglas took me to a shitty little resort in Marquette County, Wisconsin. He should be ashamed of being such a cheap date.


6) At the height of the Cowsills' popularity, they were hired by the American Dairy Association to promote drinking milk. If we were to peek into your refrigerator right now, would we find any milk? There's a quart of 2% in there right now. By the way, my friend Nancy recently mocked me for being confused by the difference between "sell by" and "use by" dates on milk. To tell if it's still good, she advised, "Just sniff it, Gal!"

7) After the band stopped performing together, John Cowsill went on to become a back up musician for the Beach Boys. His job has kept him on the road much of the time. When you travel, do you enjoy staying in hotels, or would you rather stay with friends/family? I much prefer hotels (motels or airbnb). I don't like imposing and I do like my privacy. Besides, I love checking out new hotel rooms. "Look at the mini frig! Look at the hair dryer!"

8)  In 1967, the year this song was popular, Elvis married Priscilla in Las Vegas. Have you attended any weddings yet this year? Are there any weddings in your future? My niece is still planning to get married in Michigan in October. Fingers crossed.

9) Random question: Are the bottoms of your feet ticklish? Nope.


17 comments:

  1. Just sniff it, is right! My husband though throws out anything that is past whatever date is on it. Fortunately he's gotten so nearsighted/farsighted (whichever is up close, I forget), that he can't read the dates on things without his glasses, which he seldom has on hand because he dislikes them.

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  2. Fingers crossed for the wedding....

    and you're right about the Partridge Family. David Cassidy toured with Peter Noone and Mickey Dolenz a year or two before he died. The Hermans Hermits songs and the Monkees songs aged well, bu the Patridge Family songs...no so much

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  3. Oh my gosh on that dream! I nearly spit out my coffee. I'm not a frequent traveler, but ya. My last hotel room (Candlelight Suites) had so many great appointments I was walking around taking all these photos …..like a real rube.

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  4. Oh, I had the worst crush on Alan OSmond back in the heyday of their popularity. I loved his smile! Now with all of ur capabilities to wtch th eold shows we ued to love, I am amazed at how hokie so many of them were, are we so sofisticated now?

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  5. "Just sniff it, Gal!"
    That's the best way to check milk I think... the good old sniff test.

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  6. Giggling at the image of you getting excited about the hairdryer in a hotel room! I have to admit I get excited by the rooms that have irons and ironing boards. As for depriving the cat...you big meanie! lol

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  7. I, too, love a hotel!

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  8. Sniffing it doesn't always work for me. I used to hand it over to my husband to sniff it and, if I still didn't trust it, I took a little sip. Funny how long milk lasts in the fridge. Your poor cat is so deprived. I have never liked the hair dryers in hotels. I always take mine.

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  9. The wedding I am planning on going to is still getting planned and has not been put off, so we shall see. I always sniff milk, even before the use by date. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

    https://lorisbusylife.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love the Osmond picture. Everyone styled themselves in those outfits after Elvis started wearing them I think. Your dream made me laugh so hard!!

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  11. I hope it works out for you niece! Sniffing milk. I did it recently. I bought it. I didn't use much. I threw it away... but

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  12. #5 Bwaaahahahaha He should hang his head!

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  13. Give that baby a few flowers! LOL

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  14. Okay, yes, those costumes ARE very 70s. Whoo! As a mom, of course I've done the "sniff test" on the milk for years and years. But when we moved to Idaho, I suddenly lost my sense of smell. I can almost never smell anything, good or bad. It's pretty unnerving! And I don't understand HOW you can have feet that aren't at all ticklish!? That fascinates me. LOL

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  15. cats knocking stuff over! OMG, I four cats--hence, this is my favorite GIF of all time. Pardon the language, LOL, but it fits.
    https://tenor.com/view/fuck-this-fuck-that-fuck-these-fuck-those-thing-in-particular-gif-12387409

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  16. My grandkids only know the Marriott Resorts and when they saw a regular hotel, they wanted to know where is the big room? We stayed at the Marriott in Lake Tahoe and have plans to go back in the fall. I like the Osmond's song Puppy Love. I liked the Jackson 5 and Michael's song Ben about a rat!

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  17. Love the Osmonds! When I was a little girl, I swore that I was going to marry Donny some day :)

    That Michael Douglas dream is hilarious! I once had a dream that my best friend and I were getting hit on by Bill Murray and Eugene Levy lol. I was pissed when I woke up.

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