Saturday, December 10, 2016

Saturday 9: Snowbird

Saturday 9: Snowbird (1971)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. (I did not know Elvis performed this song. I was only familiar with the Anne Murray version.)

1) In this song, Elvis wants the snowbird to fly away and take the snow back with her. Have you seen a measurable snowfall yet this season?

A. No.

2) Drivers in snowy climes are encouraged to keep salt, sand or kitty litter in the trunk because those items can help a car regain traction in the snow. Do you have an emergency kit in your car right now? If so, what's in it?

A. I have flares in my car, bottled water, and a blanket.

3) Back in 2007, North Dakota set the world record for the most snow angels made at one time (8,910). Do you enjoy playing in the snow?

A. I used to. I do not anymore, for I am old and prone to falling.

4) Chionophobia is the fear of snow. Astraphobia is the fear of thunder and lightening. Lilapsophobia is the fear of tornadoes and hurricanes. Do you have to cope with any of these fears?

A. No. Nature doesn't scare me. People, now that's another story.

5) Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie split her childhood between Memphis and Los Angeles, so she seldom saw snow. When she was a little girl, she was whisked her off to Denver in her father's private plane so the two of them could spend an afternoon playing in the snow. If you could take off and spend the afternoon anywhere in the world, where would you go?

A. Egypt to see the pyramids. That's given that I don't have to ride a camel or anything, and I don't have to breathe in sand, and all of my needs are cared for and I am pampered like Queen Nafertia (or however you spell it). 

6) At home and onstage, Elvis refused to wear jeans and only wore denim if a film role demanded it. This is because when he was young, classmates teased him for "dressing poor" in jeans and coveralls. What did you wear to class when you were in grammar school?

A. Dresses. At the time, girls had to wear dresses, mostly.

7) Elvis and President Jimmy Carter are distant relatives (the President is the sixth cousin of the King's great grandfather). Your turn: Tell us about one of your more interesting relatives.

A. I have a minister who owned a whore house in the family tree.

8) In 1971, when Elvis released his recording of "Snowbird," You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown was a hit on Broadway. Who is your favorite Peanuts character?

A. Snoopy.

9) Random question: You receive a gift certificate from a gourmet food company that can be redeemed for one of these three things: 1 lb. of caviar, 5 lbs. of steak or a 10 lb., live lobster. Which would you choose?

A. The steak, I guess. I wouldn't eat it, though. I would give it away. I am allergic to shellfish and I don't eat that much red meat. I've had caviar and it is not a favorite food.


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  1. You like to travel the way I do!! Meet ya at the pyramids, Nefertiti!

  2. It's not so much the snow as it is the ice that makes me feel like an old lady. I hate the ice.

  3. The first time I had caviar, I was at Sardi's restaurant in New York, apres theater. I felt terribly grown up and oh-so sophisticated, but to be honest, I was disappointed in the taste.

  4. I chose the lobster because my family loves it and it would be a good gift to give them. I don't particularly care for it.

  5. Party at the Pyramids!!

    I grew up wearing dresses too, because my mom was seriously old-school. And we match on Snoopy too.

  6. Minister owns the whore house....could be a good country song in there.

  7. Dresses were all we ever got to wear in grammar school, and all through high school. Stupid rules really.
    Salted eggs right out of a fish never sounded good to me, either.

  8. Like you, I was only familiar with the Anne Murray version of this song. Apparently it has been covered by some two dozen or more artists over the years. Who knew?


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