Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday 9: It Don't Come Easy

Saturday 9: It Don't Come Easy (1971)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This was Ringo's first big hit as a solo artist. Who is your favorite member of his old, very famous group, The Beatles?

A. Paul McCartney. I actually preferred his second reincarnation as Paul McCartney and the Wings.
2) In this song, Ringo sings that you have to pay your dues. Do you belong to any organizations that require you to pay dues?

A. I belong to a couple of historic organizations that want yearly dues.

3) He also sings, "you don't have to shout." When did you last raise your voice?

A. Whenever I last yelled at my husband, but I am not sure what recent day that was. Poor fellow, he's the only person I yell at. I did threaten to yell at an ailing friend if she dared to mow her yard, but did not have to because I found someone to do it for her.

4) Ringo has two piercings on each ear and one tattoo on each arm. Do you have more piercings or body art?

A. I just have scars. Oh, wait, I have a hole in each ear for an earring. I guess that's a body piercing. Seems so normal I forgot about it.

5) Ringo gave his first wife, Maureen, a one-of-a-kind birthday gift. Frank Sinatra made a recording of "The Lady Is a Tramp" personalized to her. Tell us about one of your most memorable birthday celebrations.

A. That would be my 50th birthday party, a surprise event my husband pulled off at the local pizza place two years ago. He invited everyone in my cell phone.

6) Ringo appeared as Mr. Conductor on Thomas the Tank Engine. He recorded the narration for the entire first season in just a week. Tell us what you did last week.

A. I took my vehicle to have it serviced and visited the April 16, 2007 shooting memorial at Virginia Tech.
7) Ringo also did the narration for Ladybird children's books. Do you like audiobooks?

A. I love audiobooks! I have one in the car all the time. I am currently listening to a Sue Grafton mystery.

8) As a boy in Liverpool, Ringo loved watching American westerns. His passion for the genre is reflected in the outfit he's wearing on the sleeve for "It Don't Come Easy." Do you like cowboy movies/shows?

A. I like some of the older TV shows like Bonanza and The Big Valley.

9) You know what else don't come easy? Nine questions every week. Crazy Sam has heard it all: this meme asks too many movie questions, too many questions about sports, too many questions that sound familiar ...  OK, now it's your turn. Help a tired meme mistress out. Contribute a random question that is not about movies or sports (pro or collegiate) and has never been asked before on this meme. Sam will compile these for an all-random Saturday 9 in November. That way she'll get a much-appreciated week off. Thanks for your help!
A. Random question: What does your big toe look like?

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  1. It's a shame that the trees are all struggling, well, except the ones in Alaska, presumably. I read your other post first. And what a cool thing for your hubby to do for your 50th! Sweet!

  2. I have no idea how I would describe my big toe. It's bigger than the others and indeed, it is a toe. I still listen to Venus and Mars every now and then.

  3. My friends gathered to surprise me for lunch today--it's an early birthday celebration--and I was surprised!

  4. Judy Kaye does such a GREAT job on those Grafton audiobooks, doesn't she?

  5. 2 -- No, I do not belong to any dues-paying groups.
    3 -- Probably the last Packers game, two weeks ago (they had this past Sunday off)
    6 -- What you did last week? Seriously? Sam couldn't be more specific than that? I mean, every day is different.
    8 -- Westerns... There are a few movies I like, but in general it's not my favorite genre.


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