Saturday, September 05, 2015

Saturday 9: Working My Way Back to You

Saturday 9: Working My Way Back to You (1966)

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

1) We're celebrating the last holiday of summer with The Four Seasons. Which season is your favorite?

A. Autumn. I like that the weather is cooler and the changing colors of the deciduous trees. I also always loved school and this is the time of year for buying new notebooks and pencils.

Ain't that just the prettiest site?

2) Before they settled on The Four Seasons, they called themselves The Four Lovers, The Romans and The Village Voices. If you were/are in a band, please share the name. Or just make up a cool name for your pretend band.

A. The band I was in during my high school years was called Almost Famous.

Me rockin' it out circa 1979.

3) Lead singer Frankie Valli has occasionally fudged the year of his birth. Have you ever lied about your age?

A. Not that I can recall. I don't really see the point. You were born when you were born.

4) Frankie Valli, Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen . . . New Jersey has given us many music superstars. What is your state known for?

A. Virginia is for lovers. We're the Mother of Presidents (8 have come from Virginia). We settled the country in 1607 at Jamestown. My beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains are here. We also spawned Dave Matthews and the Carter family, not in that order. We have Virginia ham, Virginia wine, and Virginia furniture, though the latter not so much these days. We have the great colleges of William & Mary, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech. My alma mater, Hollins University, was founded in 1842, making it one of the oldest single-sex universities in the country.

Hollins University Chapel

5) In 1965, Frankie was arrested in Columbus, Ohio. But it wasn't his fault! The bandmate he trusted to pay the group's hotel bill neglected to do so. Tell us about a time when your trusting nature got you in trouble.

A.  I once went flying over Botetourt in a two-seater airplane with the county's known drunk. My husband was furious with me.

6) Clint Eastwood directed the movie version of the Four Seasons biography, Jersey Boys. What's your favorite Clint Eastwood movie?

  A. Sigh. I am such a non-movie watcher. I do know, however, that I don't particularly care for Clint Eastwood and never have. The only movie I remember without looking anything up is The Outlaw Josey Wales.

Since Labor Day is the holiday established to celebrate the American worker …

7) According to the U.S. Census, more and more Americans are working from home. Are you one of them?

A. I was when I was able to work.

8) Of those of us who work outside the home, 75% travel to work alone. 15% take public transportation and the remaining 10% carpool. How do you get to your job?

A. I walk from one room to the other. When I was working as a news reporter, I drove to wherever the story was.

9) Do you have any big plans for this holiday weekend?

A. Nope. Nary a single one.


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  1. We both seem to be hoping for uneventful weekends. The story of that flight made me gulp.

  2. That you had a band is so great. Makes for lovely memories I'd bet. And, Virginia tech has a wonderful tree ID app called VTree ID.

  3. that is a beautiful picture. we don't see the colors here so i guess it's not something i think of for autumn. but i have to agree that i *loved* school supply shopping! getting to pick out new notebooks and pencils and scissors and glue...ahhh! i still feel that way nowadays, buying school supplies for my son or for work. but i don't look that forward to starting school any more since i'm on the other side...loved it as a student, but now? not so much! means my too-short summer is done! :P

    **sorry if you get this comment multiple times. it wasn't publishing for me in safari (kept getting stuck on publishing page) so i'm trying different browsers to see if any of them will work. sorry!

  4. #4 makes me want to move there! Of course, having family live in Blacksburg and constantly pestering me to move down helps.

  5. We share the same weekend plans. Such a coincidence! You do live in a beautiful part of the country. It's super flat here.

  6. I agree with Zippi, having a band was great.

  7. 1 - Love autumn, and that is a beautiful pic you posted.
    4 - Musically, my state is known for Garbage, The Bodeans, Steve Miller Band, Les Paul and The Violent Femmes . . . to name but a few.
    6 - Clint Eastwood films -- Trouble With the Curve and Million Dollar Baby were both good.
    7 - Work from home -- I wish!


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