Saturday, September 23, 2017

Saturday 9: Da Doo Ron Ron

Saturday 9: Da Doo Ron Ron (1977)

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

1) This song begins by stating that he met her on a Monday and his heart stood still. How did your past week start? It may be a lot to expect you to report that you met someone who made your heart stand still, but did anything noteworthy occur?

A. My Monday started with cleaning the house. Whee. That was about the only noteworthy thing that happened. Well, my throat started hurting again, but who wants to hear about that?

2) While making hit records, Shaun Cassidy also starred as Joe Hardy on the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books have been popular with generations of American kids. Were you a fan?

A. Oh yes. I read both series.

3) Shaun went to Beverly Hills High School. Over the decades, BHHS has had many good footballs teams. Do you remember what sports your school excelled at?

A. Football and girls volleyball, at the time I was in school. I don't know what sports they play well, now.

4) Shaun followed his older half-brother, David Cassidy, into TV/records/teen stardom. Do you have siblings? If yes, what career paths did they follow?

A. I have a brother. He is the President of my father's company. He knows many people and is in charge of many lives and overseeing many things.

5) His middle name is Paul, after his maternal grandfather. Tell us something about one of your grandparents.

A. My maternal grandfather often came across as very gruff, but he also had a playful streak. We were constantly being told to stay out of his workroom (he repaired TVs on the weekends) but he also ran races with us, gave us quarters to mow the yard, and once sat out on the back stoop with me while we watched a lightning storm across the way.

6) Shaun's mother, actress Shirley Jones, reports that he was more than 3 weeks late and born by Cesarean. Have you heard family legends about your arrival into the world?

A. Yes. I was told that when I was placed in my mother's arms, I stretched and squirmed and pushed her away, and she knew immediately that I did not love her. Make of that what you will. Also, someone said I had cute little ears.

7) "Da Doo Ron Ron" was originally recorded by The Crystals. Can you think of another song that has been a hit by more than one artist?

A. I probably could have before you asked. :-) Now I have to think about it. Ok. Crimson and Clover was recorded by the Shondells and then Joan Jett.

8) In 1977, when this version of "Da Doo Ron Ron" was popular, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak incorporated Apple. Are you Mac or Android?

A. I went from DOS to Windows and have always used Windows. I am now the proud owner of an iPhone, however. Maybe the times they are a'changin'.

9) Random Question: You're exhausted. You collapse into bed and are about to drift into slumber when you hear the drip-drip-drip of the bathroom faucet. Would you kick off the covers and go turn it off? Or would you stay in bed, letting it drip until morning?

A. I cannot sleep with any kind of noise, so I would have to rise and turn the thing off. If it was a drip I could not fix, I'd place towel under it to halt the noise.


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8 comments:

  1. I'm now more than a little intimidated by your brother. I think if we met, I'd call him, "Mister."

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  2. I went from typewriters to DOS to WordPerfect to Microsoft, protesting all along the way! Even the cell phones, and now I can't go anywhere without my phone. I'm with you. I have to turn off the faucet.

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  3. I was born in the elevator on the way to the delivery room, which is why I tell everyone my life is full of "ups"& "downs"! Lol! I also read the Hardy Boy / Nancy Drew books when I was a kid. I can sleep with noise in the room but I draw the line at leaking water. I'd have to fix it ...because of the waste of water and possible water and or electric bill it would cause!

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  4. I actually started with an Apple-C computer, but switched to a PC when I needed to learn it for the job I had. I've never looked back. Apples drive me nuts, though I do love my other Apple products.

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  5. My iphone is getting old and I am dreading having to pay $1000 for a new one. What could a phone possibly have that would make it cost so much?

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  6. I'd have to do something about the drip, too, an the only difference is that I'd put the towel into a container, squeeze it out in the morning and go water a plant with it.
    Yay! You got a smart phone finally!
    Like you, I remember the Shodells version of Crimson and Clover. You because you are a musician, me because I'm old. ;o)
    .......that bit was ominous about your birth story. =\

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  7. I enjoyed reading your answers! This was a fun Sat 9. I haven't seen anyone yet who would let the faucet drip!

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  8. #5 made me smile and #6 made me sad.

    Love your answers, as always.

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