Saturday, January 31, 2015

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Papa Loved Mama (1992)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Then try this. It's not very good quality, and it may have been pulled by the time you get over to it, because Garth doesn't like YouTube videos. Sorry.

1) This song is about a trucking "accident" that was covered extensively in the local paper. What's the big news story in your neighborhood?

A. In my county, the Board of Supervisors heard lots of folks talk about the noise ordinance at Tuesday's meeting. Moving out a little in area, a 16-year-old girl ran off with some guy from Tennessee that she met online, and apparently they were both picked up in Arkansas.

2) The action centers around a motel. When is the last time you stayed in a hotel or motel?

A. Last August, when I went to the hospital at UNC to see a specialist.

3) In the song, Papa wants to surprise Mama with a bottle of wine. Do you prefer white or red?

A. I don't drink.

4) This week's featured artist, Garth Brooks, has said that the late Chris LeDoux -- singer, sculptor and rodeo champion -- is his hero. If you had to single out someone this morning as your hero, who would it be?

A. Myself. I have been through a lot of crap and I am still standing.

5) Before he was able to support himself as a singer, Brooks was a bouncer at a bar. Have you ever had an encounter with a bouncer (either that he threw you out or came to your aid)?

A. Can't say that I have.

6) According to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), Garth surpassed The Beatles as the top selling artist of the last 25 years. Whose music do you listen to more -- Garth Brooks or the The Beatles?

A. If my only choice are those two, The Beatles. But I would rather listen to Adult Contemporary or 1970s and early 1980s music. You know, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, The Doobie Brothers, that sort of thing. I have never really been a big Beatles fan though I did like Paul McCartney and The Wings.

7) While 1992 was a banner year for Garth Brooks, it was a bad one for another country legend, Willie Nelson. Willie ended up paying the IRS more than $9,000,000. When you file your taxes, will you qualify for a refund? Or will you owe money?

A. Hopefully we will be about even.

8) When this song was popular in 1992, Sarah Ferguson, then the Duchess of York, was in all the papers and magazines for her controversial conduct -- including being photographed sunbathing topless with a man not her husband. Today no one seems to care much about what Sarah Ferguson does. Can you think of someone else whose fame was fleeting?

A. Monica Lewinsky.

9) This is Super Bowl weekend. Where will you be watching The Big Game?

A. I doubt I will watch it.


  1. It's funny because both Monica and Sarah have been in the news this year. And gone again.

  2. I am with you on your musical picks. I listen to a channel on Sirus called "The Bridge" they play music of the late sixties and early seventies. Yesterday they had Kansas on when I drove to the grocery store.

  3. I love those old school songs. And what a great choice for a hero!

  4. I was just going to write what Banker Chick wrote!

  5. Your Beatles/Wings comment intrigued me. I just finished a book called "Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s" and I think Paul himself would love your answer. He had such a chip on his shoulder re: his Wings work vis-à-vis his Beatles compositions.

  6. I am so with you on the whole music thing. Beatles aren't bad. Eagles are preferred


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