Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday 9: Perfect Storm

Saturday 9: Perfect Storm (2014)

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

1) This song is about "the thrill of a lifetime" kind of love. Do you believe we each get one great love? Or do you think it's possible to fall in love more than once?

A. I expect it is possible to fall in love more than once, because while my husband of 32 years is my great love, I love a great many people, some quite ferociously. It's just not a sexual kind of love, but it is an intense feeling.

2) Brad Paisley endured his own "perfect storm" in 2010, when he lost his guitars in the massive flood that hit Nashville. Tell us about a time when you had to clean up after Mother Nature.

A. That would be the Flood of 1985. This was the biggest disaster to ever hit my area. Ten people died. My basement flooded in the house we lived in at the time. My husband was a firefighter who rescued many, many people, putting himself in great peril to do so. My grandmother's house went almost completely underwater and she lost nearly everything. She lived on the Roanoke River. Cleaning her place up was the worst. It smelled like sewer - everything was lost, for the most part. Only a few things were not damaged by water. She became very depressed and I spent months trying to cheer her.

3) He is married to actress Kimberly Williams, who played Steve Martin's daughter in the Father of the Bride movies. He has admitted he was a little in love with her before he met because he'd seen her on screen. Do you have a crush on anyone right now?
A. Just my husband.

4) He's a passionate Cleveland Browns fan. Are you following the NFL this season?
A. What's the NFL? National Fooseball League? Never Feel Lonely group? I guess not. Actually, I haven't followed professional football since the days of Jim somebody and The Refrigerator guy.

5) Brad has developed his own line of western wear for Boot Barn, including some pricey items. (A "Perfect Storm" felt hat goes for $230.) What's the most expensive item you've added to your wardrobe recently?
A. Tennis shoes. They are always my most expensive item because of my bad ankle.
6) "Paisley" is also a term for a popular print. Are you wearing a print or solid right now?
A. I have a shirt with words on it. Literally, it looks blue from a distance but up close it has the text from "The Secret Garden" on it.

7) Crazy Sam is not a big country fan, but she can sing along with this song because it played so very often at a bar she frequents. What's the last song you sang?
A. I think I was playing something by the Eagles on the guitar the other night.
8) Though Brad Paisley has recorded songs about drinking, he never touches alcohol. His favorite beverage is Yoohoo, a chocolate beverage bottled by the Dr. Pepper/Snapple Company. What's the last beverage you drank directly from the bottle?

A. Water. If you want something flavored, it would have been an A&W Root Beer. That is all I drink. Water and root beer.
9) Random question from a Sat9er: What's your favorite handmade item?
A. A clock my friend gave me. 

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  1. I drank a whole bottle of water on Thursday on the way to a lab, when I finally had time to have my blood drawn, it was after the Life Water.

  2. ugh, that sounds like quite the cleanup! you're right, it's not just the physical things that get damaged, but a lot of people's spirits are damaged as well, seeing the things they have lost. :( sad.

  3. Floods are so devastating. There is so much to clean up--physically and spiritually.

  4. I was a fan of the 'Refrigerator' guy. The guys on the team called him 'biscuit' because if he would have had a biscuit before getting weighed he would have gone over the maximum weight allowed- a weight that many players surpass today.


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