Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday 9: Young and Beautiful

Saturday 9: Young and Beautiful (2013)

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

1) Lana Del Rey wrote this song for the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby. She wanted it to reflect the feelings of Daisy Buchanan. Have you read The Great Gatsby?

A. I read it in high school. I don't remember much about it, to be honest. I am thinking of going back and rereading the classics.

2) In the 1970s, Robert Redford portrayed Jay Gatsby. In the 2013 version, Leonardo di Caprio played the part. In real life, both "Gatsbys" have helped raised funds for the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). Are you careful about recycling and conserving water/electricity?

A. I recycle and I turn off the lights.

3) Lana Del Rey admits that she dropped out of college because she simply could not get the required math credits. When confronted with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication or division, do you do it in your head? Reach for pencil and paper? Or do you take advantage of the calculator that's on your desktop or phone?

A. These days I ask Alexa. Before that, though, I used a calculator or pencil and paper if I couldn't do it in my head. I can do most basic math in my head, though.

4) She enjoys Kurt Cobain, Eminem, Elvis and Sinatra. Which of those four gentlemen did you listen to most recently?

A. None of them.

5) Speaking of Sinatras, she has described her high maintenance look -- big hair, long nails, elaborate eye makeup, full lips -- as "Gangster Nancy Sinatra." How long does it take you, on an average day, to prepare to face the world?

A. If you mean showering, dressing, putting on makeup - about 45 minutes. If you mean the time it takes for me to wake up, have my medication kick in, and all of that - longer.

6) She's a big soccer fan, and her favorite team is Liverpool FC. Here in the US, college basketball fans are currently obsessed with March Madness. What's the last sporting event that you watched?

A. I watched a little basketball the other night.

7) Her younger sister, Caroline, studied photography and is responsible for some of Lana's publicity pictures. Have you ever gotten a job because of a relative?

A. Yes, when I was younger.

8) In 2013, when this song came out, Pope Francis became the first pope from a Latin American country. Latin America generally includes Mexico, most of Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. What's the farthest south that you've ever traveled?

A. Florida.

9) Random question -- What button would you prefer your life to have: rewind, fast forward or a pause?

A. I'd like a rewind and then a pause, please.


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  1. As the books they made us read in school go, Gatsby is pretty slim. The writing is just gorgeous. The story is rather ambiguous morally and certainly pretty hard on America's money lust. In retrospect, I'm surprised parents didn't complain about it.

  2. Oh yes! Let's rewind and pause! I will do that with you! I cannot believe I take so long to get ready. So far, I am the only one. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!

  3. Oooo I didn't even think about alexa... we just got a new sound bar for the TV and it has Alexa in it.. I have been having some fun with her... the hubs not so much, he hates it! LOL Have a great Saturday!

  4. I like the idea of a rewind and pause.

  5. I don't have Alexa,but it never occurred to me to use my phone to do math for me. Aren't you clever!


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