Friday, April 23, 2021

Saturday 9


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

1) The lyrics tell us that some men search for silver, some for gold. Are you wearing either silver or gold right now? No jewelry except for my tiny pearl stud earrings. They are not real pearls, having been purchased at CVS for $5.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
2) This song was a top 20 hit in the United States but sold much better in Canada. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of our neighbor to the North? I should be embarrassed to reduce a man who holds two college degrees, a world leader whose environmental policies have reduced greenhouse gasses and benefited us all to a mere sigh but I can't help it. Him pretty!

3) It's performed by one of pop's most successful duos, Sonny and Cher. Can you name another duo that made hit records? The Everly Brothers. I would include their photo, only they are nowhere near as pretty as Justin Trudeau.

4) In addition to their recording career, Sonny and Cher were TV stars. In a recurring sketch on their variety show, Cher played a "v-a-m-p: VAMP!" These characters were always sexy and seductive. Do you consider yourself a good flirt? Nope. I've always been kind of clueless, even back in my party girl days. One of my running buddies insisted I didn't recognize a pass until the guy had his hand in my bra.

5) Sonny dropped out of high school in Inglewood, CA. Cher dropped out of high school in Fresno. What's the last year of education you completed? Lucky 13. Yes, you are reading the musings of a community college dropout.

6) Sonny first became Mayor of Palm Springs, and then represented the district in Congress. The city erected a statue in Sonny's memory. Tell us about a statue or monument in your town. There's a war memorial next to the nearest branch of public library. It features three figures, representing troops who fought on land, sea and air during WWI, and is inscribed with the names of more than 2000 neighbors who served. It's on a slight, grassy hill and little kids love running up and then rolling around it. I wonder when it will dawn on them, what they're playing on. I guess that's when we stop being children.
7) Cher is often described as outspoken. Ask her for her opinion on anything from politics to plastic surgery, and you will get a frank answer. Does "outspoken"  apply to you, as well? Yes. If you don't want to know what I think, don't ask.

8) In 1971, when this song was popular, Sears sold a portable manual typewriter. Described at the time as, "lightweight for travelers," it weighed 10 lbs. Today the average laptop weighs half that. Do you own a typewriter? No. I wish I still did. I really liked the tappita-tappita sound.
9) Random question -- Which has gotten you out of more scrapes: your smarts, or your charm? I wouldn't say "charm," exactly, but I have found that my good manners have prevailed more than once.