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?
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?
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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