Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Too Close (2011)

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

1) This song is about a friendship that turned romantic ... and it doesn't end happily. Have you ever crossed that line with a friend? If so, how did it work out?

A. I can't say that I have. My husband and I were romantic friends right from the start. My other friends are just friends.
2) When he was a kid, this week's singer, Alex Clare, listened to his dad's Stevie Wonder records. When you were in 7th/8th grades, what music were you into?

A. I listened to the Top 40 Countdown with Casey Kasem every week. I would have been listening to the likes of Captain and Tennille, the Doobie Brothers, Elton John, the Eagles, The Bee Gees, and John Denver.

3) "Too Close" has been featured on the TV show, The Vampire Diaries. Do you enjoy shows/books/movies about the supernatural?

A. I liked Buffy the Vampire Slayer but the new crop of similar shows have not interested me. I like magical realism in books these days, I suppose, which can have a bit of the supernatural but not in a creepy way.

4) Some of Alex Clare's tour dates were sponsored by Bud Light. Do you like beer?

A. No. I haven't had a beer in over 30 years.

5) Mr. Clare trained to be a chef, just in case the music thing didn't work out. Are you a good cook?

A. I am passable. I like to bake better than, say, create something wonderful with a chicken. I make good fudge. I would love to learn how to work with chocolate.

6) Crazy Sam (author of this meme) is forever running out of mayo because she slathers it on her sandwiches. What is currently on your grocery list?

A. Fat Free Fig Newtons and protein powder.

7) Where are you most likely to find spare change -- between the sofa cushions, in your jeans as you toss them into the washer, or under the floor mat of your car?

A. In the bottom of my purse.
8) How did you spend your Friday night -- working late, hanging out with friends, or just enjoying a quiet night at home?

A. I watched a little TV and went to bed. So I guess that would be a quiet night at home.

9) Do you use Pinterest?

A. No.


  1. I too use to enjoy the old Buffy The vampire Slayer .
    I usually have tons of change in the bottom of my purse which eventually weighs me down a bit .lol
    I don't drink beer either.
    And so far I haven't done Pintrerst, nor Facebook ~ seems blogger is my forte.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Somewhere in my closet I have a stack of scratchy 45s that reflects your list.

  3. The Eagles are my all time favorite band.

  4. Casey Kasem! I haven't thought about him in years! I used to LOVE those "Long Distance Dedications" !
    I was a big fan of everyone on your list except for John Denver. I have songs by all the rest on my iPod.

  5. Protein Powder and Fat free fig Newtons.....that is some list :)

  6. Oh, Casey Kasem! I loved the top 40.

  7. There are people alive today who have no idea who Casey Kasem was. OR Wolfman Jack while we are on the subject

  8. Casey Kasem! Memories a-flooding! Bet he still has a thick head of dark hair!!

  9. I was never into Buffy, but loved Charmed, Ghost Whisperer and Medium. My sisters and I listened to Casey Kasem growing up, though the music was a bit different. A local radio station replays old shows of his on weekends.


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