Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday 9: The One You Love

Saturday 9: The One You Love (1982)

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

In memory of Glenn Frey (1948-2016). (We lost a great one there.)


1) In this song, Glenn explores one of the great romantic conundrums. This week, Saturday 9 is confronting it, too. If you had to choose, would you prefer to be loved, or to be in love?


A. To be loved. Although both are preferable.


2) The song describes an awkward moment: an old boyfriend calls when a woman is on a date with someone new. To whom did you last say, "I can't talk now?"


A. I can't remember.


3) The lyrics talk about heart vs head. When you find yourself in that predicament, which usually wins -- heart or head?


A. Head.


4) This song was from Glenn Frey's solo album, No Fun Aloud. What fun stuff are you looking forward to this weekend?


A. We are having feets of snow, so I'm just watching the white stuff fall and working on my taxes. Isn't that like the most fun ever?


5) Glenn Frey was born in Royal Oak, a suburb of Detroit. The Motor City is known for car manufacturing. Is your car domestic or foreign?


A. It's a Toyota but it was made in the U.S.A. Or some of it was, or something. I'm not a car girl. I just drive 'em.


6) The popular 1990s sitcom Home Improvement was set in Royal Oak. Are you handy around the house?


A. I have my own tool kit. My husband is always "borrowing" things and then I must fuss to have them returned. I think he owes me a screwdriver.


7) Glenn Frey co-founded The Eagles in 1970. What's your favorite Eagles song?


A. There are so many. I loved the Eagles. Hotel California is great fun to play on the guitar; lots of minor chords.  Desperado is one of the songs I sing when I'm really blue. I play Best of My Love when my hubby and I have a spat. Peaceful Easy Feeling is great in the key of E on the guitar. I love the harmony on Seven Bridges Road. I cannot choose just one.


8) The Eagles helped define "California Rock," but in recent years Glenn and his wife lived in Tribeca. Have you ever been to New York? If so, did you like it?


A. I went to New York when I was a teenager. My parents took me one year. I think I was about 15; we went to Chinatown and had the best sweet and sour shrimp ever. But I have not been as an adult.


9) Glenn wrote "Smuggler's Blues" and "You Belong to the City" for the iconic 1980s TV show, Miami Vice. What else comes to mind when you think of the 80s?


A. Cyndi Lauper, the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, and Oliver North.


Thanks for the tribute to Glenn Frey.

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  1. I just read an article that dismissed the Eagles as a "horrific" band. You seem to be able to play a lot of their songs. What's your opinion of their musicianship?

  2. I'm enjoying reading everyone's 80's memories. I had forgotten about the space shuttle.
    You're so lucky! We never have snow days. What a great excuse for not leaving the house! :)

  3. It was hard to pick just one song from the Eagles, they had so many great songs.

  4. I wondered if you were getting clobbered with snow--my sister in Blacksburg is trying to dig out.

    I couldn't choose just one Eagles song!

  5. It really is hard to pick a favorite Eagle's tune. There are so many good ones.

  6. I picked a favorite eagle's song a long time ago, for the interesting sounds and cadences. We have all their music and love it, but then we like rockabilly too, so....

  7. After reading some of these meme answers today it made me realize just how rich the 80s were. And you are a serious musician!

  8. Great to read your answers.
    I don't have a complete toolkit, but I've got my own screwdriver's kit... and he states when others are able to listen in that it's his. Tttt.t..tttt.

  9. all i remember about the '80s was the music, and maybe some of the fashion stuff, because that's all i was obsessed with being in intermediate and high school at the time. all the other stuff, politics and news stuff (well, except the challenger exploding, since it carried an astronaut from our state), i have no clue about. i kinda wish i was still like that, with all the craziness that goes on now. well, actually, maybe i still do think like that, since i avoid the news and don't really know what's going on unless it pops up on facebook.

  10. Favorite Eagles songs: Desperado and Seven Bridges. We've lost a lot of great performers lately, both in music and acting.


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