Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday 9: Little Red Corvette

Saturday 9: Little Red Corvette

From the archives.
 
In memory of Prince (1958-2016)


The musician called Prince passed away this week at the age of 57. This year seems to be the year we lose a lot of artistic people.


1) The subject of this song is frankly sexual. Do you blush easily?

A. I'm a medium blusher. 

2) Prince was his real first name (Prince Rogers, to be exact). Growing up, his relatives called him "Skipper." Do you have any nicknames within your family?

A. Yes, but if I tell them I would have to go into deep hiding in outer space.
 
3) Prince said he was "obsessed" with Mozart and read whatever he can find about the composer. What's the last book you read?

A. I'm reading The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende and listening to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in the car. I am not really obsessed with anything at the moment.
 
4) Between Prince and The Beach Boys, the Corvette is a much sung-about car. Tell us about your vehicle.
 
A. I drive a Toyota Camry. It is my second Camry, and it is white with a bunch of electronic stuff on it that I do not need and doubt I will ever use. I drove it for almost six months before I realized it had a built-in GPS. I liked the interior of the first Camry better, but then it had more room because it didn't have all the electronic junk.
 
5) In the 1980s, when Prince was popular, MTV could turn a song into a hit. In 2016, where do you hear new music?
 
A. Friends post things on Facebook, and I listen to the radio.
 
6) In 1982, when "Little Red Corvette" ruled the airwaves, Braniff Airways shocked the travel industry and threw passengers into chaos by declaring bankruptcy. When did you last fly? Did your trip go smoothly?
 
A. I have not flown since 1993. As best I recall, the trip was fine. (I don't get out much.)
 
7) 1982 is also the year Disney opened Epcot. Have you ever been to a Disney park?

A. Yes, in 1993, that was where we flew to. Disney.

8) 1982 is the year Cheers premiered. The sitcom was set in a bar where "everybody knows your name." Tell us about your favorite local bar or restaurant.
 
A. I don't have a favorite local bar. The restaurant we eat at the most is Shakers, a local chain that has good salads and a nice menu selection. They also play a lot of 1970s and 1980s music, which makes me happy to hear.
 
9) The 1980s were considered a highpoint in professional tennis, with Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe dominating the sport. Do you play tennis?

A. No. I play the guitar, though.

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8 comments:

  1. Shakers sounds good. I bet they're playing a lot of Prince this weekend.

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  2. We don't have any Shakers here in Connecticut the nearest on is on the Massachusetts turnpike.

    P.S. I think most of the readers are good on LibriVox, there is one that I don't like he tries different voices for the characters.

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  3. I'd be hard pressed to divulge my secret family name as well :)

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  4. Maybe it's time to try the electronic junk. If millennials can do it anyone can. (It took me a while with my latest car as well...)

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  5. I want my next car to be loaded with the electronic junk. :-)

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  6. I so want all the electronic junk on a car, unfortunately, we have a classic little jeep that you can't get anymore. So we keep it. Ah, but when the truck gives up the ghost, I am going for the TOTL package.

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  7. No family nicknames, and the most recently finished book was THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL by Anne Bronte. Excellent read! Usually hear new music on the radio, and have never been to Disney.

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