Saturday, July 07, 2018

Saturday 9: Chains

Saturday 9: Chains (1962)

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

1) The song is about a woman who is in love with her boyfriend, but still attracted to someone else. Do you believe a woman can be in love with more than one person at a time?

A. Yes.

2) What about the male of the species? Do you believe a man can be in love with more than one person at a time?

A. Yes.

3) These lyrics were by Gerry Goffin and the music by Carole King. Carole was a favorite guest of David Letterman's. When she appeared on his show, he often commented on how impressed he was by her firm handshake. She credited her memorable grip to time spent milking goats on her Idaho farm. Have you poured goat milk on your cereal? Eaten goat milk yogurt or cheese?

A. Yes.

4) When it first came out, "Chains" was a favorite of 18-year-old George Harrison. It was at his recommendation that the Beatles added it to their early stage shows and even recorded it on their first album. When you were in high school, what was one of your favorite songs?

A. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

5) In 1962, when this song was released, epic movies were popular on the big screen. The Longest Day was three hours long, and Lawrence of Arabia ran more than three hours and a half hours. Today's most popular movies are nowhere near that long. Do you think the average American has a shorter attention span today than he did in 1962?

A. Yes.

6) In 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy went on a two-week goodwill tour of India and Pakistan. She received a ceremonial "welcome necklace" in India. Made without jewels or precious metals -- just beads, sequins and paper -- it was valued by the First Lady for its delicate appearance and craftsmanship, and today it's on display at the John F. Kennedy Library. Tell us about a piece of jewelry that means a great deal to you, and why.

A. My wedding band and engagement ring mean the most to me of any of my jewelry, because my husband gave them to me.

7) In Pakistan, Mrs. Kennedy made headlines by riding a camel. Have you ever ridden a horse, donkey, camel or elephant?

A. I've ridden a horse and a donkey.

8) Also in 1962, the New York Newspaper Guild went on strike, so the nation's largest city went 114 days without a single daily paper. In 2018, how do you get your news?

A. I read the newspaper, watch TV, read various online sources.

9) Random question -- Complete this sentence: Before I go to sleep, I always ___________________________.

A. Go to the bathroom to pee.

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  1. I think that the movies are shorter today because long movies means less showings each day. And that means less money.

  2. You're a woman of few words this week. Short and to the point! –30–

  3. My wedding ring means a lot, too, but not quite as much since it's not the original. I had to get a new one a couple of years back.

  4. I think that I use the girl's room before I do about anything these days.

  5. Come to think of it, I go pee last thing, too.
    How sweet that your most precious jewelry is you wedding set.
    I think that Diana's right. Movies are shorter to pack more viewings into a day.
    There are a few movies that are long, but not many. The Pirates of the Caribbean are quite long.

    1. Wonder Woman was a little long, too, and of course the Lord of the Rings trilogy is over 10 hours all together.

  6. Log movies would be ok if the quality of the stories were good. Sometimes they only contain violence and language,very little story. The last thing I do before bed is say a silent prayer that those I love are watched over and cared for and everyone has what they need in life ... shelter, food, and love.


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