Saturday, May 06, 2017

Saturday 9: The Tide is High

Saturday 9: The Tide Is High (1980)

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

1) This song was originally performed in 1966 by a Jamaican band called The Paragons. Jamaica is the most popular vacation destination in the Caribbean. What's your ideal vacation? (Relaxing on the beach, sightseeing in a new city, skiing the slopes, spending time with family, etc.)

A. A cabin in the woods.

2) In this song, Debbie Harry sings that she's not the kind of girl who gives up easily. How about you? Do you hang on stubbornly? Or do you know when to say "when?"

A. I probably say "when" too quickly.

3) Blondie is a group that took it's name from the lead singer's most identifiable characteristic, her hair. If your band was named after your hair, what would it be called?

A. Brunette and the Soft Whites

4) Before her career as a singer took off, Debbie supported herself as a waitress. She even served drinks while wearing bunny ears and tail at The Playboy Club. Have you ever worked in food service?

A. When I was a teenager I spent a summer working the kitchen at Camp Fincastle, which was a church camp. Other than that, no.

5) Debbie points to David Bowie as a major influence on her music and career. What's your favorite Bowie song?

A. Space Oddity (Ground Control to Major Tom)

6) In 1980, when this song was popular, the best selling issue of Rolling Stone featured Robert Redford on the cover. Who is your all-time favorite actor?

A. Harrison Ford, I guess. I don't really have one. He's just on my mind because May 4 was Star Wars day.

7) In 1980, Ted Turner revolutionized how we watch TV when he introduced CNN. Do you have any subscriptions services in addition to cable -- like Hulu, Amazon Prime or Netflix?

A. I have DirecTV, Amazon Prime, and a Roku.

8) John Lennon was murdered in 1980. Today there's a specially landscaped section of Central Park called Strawberry Fields in his honor. If you had a day to spend in New York, what would you want to see?

A. The Statue of Liberty, a Broadway Play, the 911 Memorial Buildings/site, the Empire State Building, and Macy's Department Store. It would be a busy day.

9) We're going shopping! Which do you need to add to your wardrobe: underwear, shoes or a swimsuit?

A. I just bought underwear. Can I go with that one?


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  1. I forgot about the Statue of Liberty. I need to add that to my list.
    A cabin in the woods sounds lovely...I'd add a lake to the picture, or a nice stream.

  2. Macy's on State Street in Chicago is now one of my favorite stores. When they first opened, I was pissy about it because they took over Marshall Field's, which was a big part of Chicago's culture. But they have variety, decent prices and excellent service. And that's here. I bet their flagship store in New York is awesome!

  3. I would not be able to keep up with you on your day in New York!

  4. I have been to Macy's in New York so...I'll skip shopping ( not much of a shopaholic) I would like to see the Statue of Liberty , 911 Memorial/site and take a carriage ride through Central Park.( preferably with someone special and when stars are out) I agree with the cabin in the woods or even somewhere I could do a little exploring . I like learning about places. I get laughed at because whenever I go to a new city, I look/ read the phone book. It is actually an interesting way to learn about a city. Favorite Bowie tune though is "Changes" (" time may change me but I can't trace time").

  5. My NYC trip last year was a whirlwind--one day would not be enough!

  6. Someone once gave me a Roku but, I never got into it. I like my Apple TV a lot.

  7. We camp in the woods and go almost daily to the seashore when we visit the kids.
    Space Oddity is my favorite Bowie tune, too.
    Let's do New York!
    We have Roku, too! Works for us because our TV is old old..

  8. Ah yes, I could easily spend a whole day in the NYC Macy's. And I've never been to the Statue of Liberty - it's still on my "bucket list."

    Happy Saturday, and hope you have a lovely week!
    ~ Joy @ joysweb

  9. A cabin in the woods is nice.
    We have Roku at the cottage my nephews can't miss a Red Sox game.


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