Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saturday 9: I Don't Know How

Saturday 9: I Don't Know How to Love Him (1971)

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

1) This song is from Jesus Christ, Superstar. Though now a beloved classic, the play was controversial when it first premiered. Can you think of something else that originally made people uncomfortable, but went on to be accepted?

A. Women wearing pants.

2) Jesus Christ, Superstar was originally developed as a "concept album," a collection of songs written to sequentially tell the story of The Crucifixion and Resurrection. Do you remember the first album you bought? Did you download it, listen to it on a CD player, your cassette deck, or record player?

A. I think my first vinyl album was the Captain and Tennille. My first 8-track tape was The Monkees. My first cassette was Linda Rondstadt. My first CD was Melissa Etheridge's Yes I Am. My first download was The Lord of the Rings movie soundtrack.

3) When the album's songs were performed live in concert at the Pennsylvania Civic Arena, producers decided to stage it as a play and the rest, as they say, is history. Tell us about a really good idea you've had recently.

A. I came home Monday, looked at my empty living room, and called the furniture store and told them to bring me a chair to sit in. See The Sofa Saga here if you'd like further explanation.

4) Jesus Christ, Superstar is a truly international phenomenon. During a revival tour that began in 2011, it's been a hit with audiences in the United States, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Brazil, Hungary, India, New Zealand, Italy, France, Mexico, Chile, Bulgaria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Australia, The Philippines, South Africa, Panama, Colombia, Croatia, Bolivia, The Netherlands and Portugal. Besides the United States, which of those countries have you visited?

A. France.

5) Peeps are big sellers every Easter. Would you rather have yellow chicks or pink bunnies?

A. I don't like Peeps.

6) Jelly beans are also popular this time of year. One theory says they were introduced in Boston during the 19th century. What else comes to mind when you think of Boston?

A. Baked beans.

7) We've been talking a lot about sweets this morning. The only holiday that generates more candy sales is Halloween. When do you eat more candy: Easter or Halloween?

A. I have no idea.

8) Easter lilies will adorn many churches this Sunday. What's your favorite flower?

A. Rose. 

9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated?

A. A hot shower.

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7 comments:

  1. Well, that sounds interesting about the sofa. I will have to check that out. Women wearing pants. Yes, my mother never, ever, ever wore slacks as we were growing up. She always wore a dress and we kids only wore shorts or pants when required for sports. Finally, she caved in the 1970's when pant suits came out for women.

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  2. I never would have made it through the decades of women not wearing pants. I remember my poor mother in her daily dresses and girdles when I was a little girl. How much that must have sucked for women :)

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  3. My first CD was The End of the Innocence. I got it free from the Columbia Record Club (remember them?) as an inducement to please, PLEASE give up on vinyl. They made me feel like I was their very last member to make the switch.

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  4. Your meme responses ALWAYS make me laugh out loud. You are so stinking funny, Anita. xo

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  5. Before I did Sat 9 today, I was thinking about the school dress code and how out of date it is, I was thinking about when I could wear pants to school for the first time and then, in the 80s how wearing shorts to school was forbidden!

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  6. My mom, because she became a westerner after the war (couldn't have happened in Ohio, I reckon) wore Levi's and some other cuter, pleated pants, but I was never allowed - by school authorities - to wear anything but dresses to school. I wore Levi's at home though, and around town. My girls wore dresses until junior high school, and the next gen twins never wore dresses because rules changed so fast. Stupid rules!

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