Saturday, June 25, 2016

Saturday 9: As Long As You Love Me

Saturday 9: As Long As You Love Me (1997)
Because Bookstraveller suggested The Backstreet Boys. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This video shows the boys in the band nervously await an audition. When were you last nervous?
A. In the grocery store on Friday. I tend to have little panic attacks in crowds. I manage to get through the chore, but sometimes I have to find an empty aisle to regain control.
2) BSB Brian Littrell was born with a congenital heart problem and had open heart surgery the year this song was released. Who is the last person you visited in the hospital?

A. I guess that would have been my husband in 2014, when he caught his hand in the hay baler and had two surgeries.

3) Littrell had different health trouble in 2009. While working in Japan, he contracted swine flu, which caused the band to cancel several events. Have you battled a cold or flu this summer?

A. I have one right now. I have had an upper respiratory infection since June 4. I thought I was getting better but now my husband is sick and I doubt I will get away with not having a rebound, though I am hopeful. My immune system sucks.

4) When you feel a cold coming on, what's your favorite remedy?

A. I like hot tea, Nasacort, and gargling with salt water. Also, curling up on the couch with a book and tissues.

5) Brian and his cousin, fellow BSB member Kevin Richardson, are both from Kentucky and have been inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. According to their website, if you tour the Hall of Fame you'll see exhibits that celebrate Kentucky's contribution to American music. Do you enjoy museums? Or do you think they're a snooze?
A. I love museums of all types. The last one I went to was a NASCAR museum. We have a pinball museum in our city that I really want to visit. I used to be a pinball wizard.
6) BSB Nick Carter was named one of People magazine's "Most Beautiful People in the World." Who is someone you think is especially gorgeous?

A. Viggo Mortenson when he is Aragorn in Lord of the Rings. And I'm also partial to Orlando Bloom as Legolas.

7) This spring Nick became a father for the first time. Is anyone in your life expecting a baby this year?

A. Everyone who is expecting had their babies in April and May. We have cows expecting through October, though.

8) The band has been involved in ongoing litigation with their first manager, saying he had been dishonest with them about how much they had earned. Tell us about someone you trusted, but shouldn't have.
A. The doctor who performed my gallbladder surgery in 2013 messed up and left me unable to function properly. Jerk.

9) The band's recordbreaking 1999 tour was sponsored by the Sears department store chain. Sam remembers the twice-a-year shopping trips to Sears -- spring and fall -- with her mother to update Sam's school wardrobe. What's the last article of clothing you bought?
A. I guess a pair of sneakers. I don't buy a lot of clothes but I do replace my tennis shoes about every six months because of my flat feet.

I encourage you to visit other participants in Saturday 9 posts and leave a comment. Because there are no rules, it is your choice. Saturday 9 players hate rules. We love memes, however.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday Thirteen

The other day I was listening to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and realized that there are parts of that song wherein I do not know the words.

So I thought, hey, for Thursday 13, do a list of misheard song lyrics. (These are not all mine. That is what Google is for.)

1. Here's what I hear in Bohemian Rhapsody: "I see a little stiletto on a man, shot a moose, shot a moose, will you do the fandango?" Actual lyrics: I see a little silhouetto of a man Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango. (A scaramouch is a beastly but cowardly person, according to the online dictionary. I had to look it up.)

2. Here's what I hear in Bad Moon Rising (Credence Clearwater: "There's a bathroom on the right." Actual lyrics: There's a bad moon on the rise.

3.Here's a misheard lyric from Toto's song, Africa: "There's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do." Actual lyric: There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do.

4. Misheard lyric from Dire Strait's Money for Nothing: Money for nothing and the checks are free. Actual lyrics: Money for nothing and chicks are free.

5. Misheard lyric from Bryan Adams' Summer of 69, "I had my first real sex dream, at the time I was five." Actual lyric: Got my first real six string, bought it at the five-and-dime. Played it till my fingers bled. It was the summer of 69.

6. How did you interpret this one back in the day? Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Blinded By the Light. I misheard it as "wrapped up like an edition of the Roller in the night." It is often mistaken as “wrapped up like a douche when you’re rollin’ in the night.” Actual line: Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.

7. Misheard lyric from Elton John's Tiny Dancer: Hold me closer, Tony Danza. Actual lyric: Hold me closer, tiny dancer.

8. Misheard lyric from Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer:  It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not. Actual lyric: It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.

9. Misheard lyric from the Beatle's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: The girl with colitis goes by. Actual lyric: The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

10. Misheard lyric from The Carpenter's Sleigh Ride: There's a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy, when they pass an alligator with the pumpkin pie. Actual lyric: There's a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy, When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie,

11. Misheard lyric from Madonna's Like a Virgin: Like a virgin, touched for the thirty-first time. Actual lyric: Like a virgin, touched for the very first time.

12. Misheard lyric (and title) from Annie Lennox's Sweet Dreams are Made of This: Sweet dreams are made of these. Actual lyric: Sweet Dreams are made of this. (Really.)

13. Misheard lyric from Crosby, Steel and Nash's Seals and Croft's Summer Breeze: Summer's Eve, makes me feel fine, Actual lyric: Summer breeze, makes me feel fine.

How about you? Any songs you tend to "mishear?"


Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 453rd time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Solstice Moon

Monday, June 20, 2016

Near Solstice Sunset

June 18, 2016