Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday 9: Get Down Tonight

Saturday 9: Get Down Tonight (1975)

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

Well, this one's an oldie but goodie, isn't it? Do a little dance . . . I always did like disco.


1) Tonight, KC has three things on his "to-do" list: do a little dance, make a little love and get down. Tell us three things you'd like to accomplish this weekend.

A. Finish editing a manuscript, get the bedding changed, and read the novel I need to finish up for book club.

2) This week's song is considered emblematic of disco, a genre that had as many detractors as fans. Is there a kind of music you simply cannot stand?

A. I don't listen to hip-hop or rap. It's not that I can't stand it, really. I just don't understand it. There are some country music forms that make me shudder, but then there are other country songs that I love.

3) Before becoming a musician, KC, aka Harry Casey, worked in a record store. In those days, record stores were very popular. Peaches, Coconuts, Sam Goody and Tower Records are four store chains that once dotted the landscape but now are gone. Today, if you wanted to purchase a CD, where would you turn?

A. I would probably get it on Amazon; that way it is in my Amazon music on Prime and I can download it instantly onto my computer or smartphone.

4) One of his duties at the record store was unloading the big corrugated shippers filled with LPs. What's the heaviest thing you've lifted lately?

A. I have back problems so I don't lift much. I think the crock pot was the heaviest thing I've lifted in a while. It's 34 years old - we received it as a wedding present - and thus it is sturdy, well-made, and heavy.

5) KC is proud that he's lived his entire life in Miami-Dade County. Do you expect to change your address in the next year or so?

A. No.

6) In 1975, the year this song was popular, former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared, never to be seen again. Many theories flourish about what may have happened to him. Is there a famous criminal case that has a hold on your attention?

A. Not really a criminal case, but I like the local legend of the Beale Treasure. The Beale Treasure is supposedly hidden somewhere in my county or an adjacent county, and there is a bunch of codes that supposedly reveal the location of the booty. Great story. You can read about it here. You can find websites that claim to have cracked the code, but nobody's found any treasure.

7) Jaws was the most popular movie of 1975. Are you afraid of sharks?

A. I don't go in the ocean, so no.

8) Actress Angelina Jolie was born in 1975. People magazine once named her "most beautiful." Who is the most beautiful woman you can think of?

A. Elizabeth Taylor comes first to mind, so I will go with her.

9) Random question: A wizard offers you a choice -- would you like your life to stay as it is right now (in terms of your health, your career, your relationships and your finances) for the next 5 years, or would you like to take a chance that the future will be brighter?

A. Aren't we always taking a chance every day that the future will be brighter? How is that any different than regular life? I'll take the chance. It's not any different than where I am now, and the chance of improvement is better than stuck where I am.

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7 comments:

  1. Editing a manuscript....yours? My fear of sharks is WHY I don't go in the ocean. Thanks for the link to the story about the treasure. I love that kind of stuff. I'll follow it and read it when we get back home tonight.

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    1. No, not mine. Work. I edit other people's manuscripts and papers and things.

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  2. I recommend Hamilton. Before Lin-Manuel Miranda, I never "got" rap. Now I do.

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    1. I hope to see it if it ever comes this way.

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  3. The Beale treasure is so interesting!!

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  4. I keep trying to figure that rap stuff out too. Somehow there is some kind of poetry in there, so I have been told.

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  5. I think a person would have to be sitting very pretty to want five more years, unchanging. I'm hoping for better things, like you. I like hip hop but not rap. The poetry in rap seems like doggerel. I was going to say Elizabeth Taylor, but then thought of beautiful Anne.

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