Saturday, January 25, 2020

Saturday 9: Go Where Baby Lives

Saturday 9: Go Where Baby Lives (1957)

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

1) The lyrics tell us that the girl of his dreams lives up on a hill. Is there a hill near your home? Or is the terrain pretty flat where you are?

A. I live on a hill. I am surrounded by hills and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

2) Another clue to her whereabouts is that she's about a mile from town. Will you be staying close to home this weekend, or will you be traveling a mile or more?

A. I don't expect to leave the house. We're expecting icy weather and I don't care to be out in it.

3) Sam admits she's crazy about the sax solo. Is there a particular musical instrument that you love to listen to?

A. I love to listen to guitar and/or piano music.

4) This is the only record The Strollers made for States, a company based out of Chicago. States was only in existence for five years (1952-57) and this was the 63rd or 64 records released before they went out of business. Tell us about a business in your neighborhood that recently closed their doors.

A. Ballast Point is still making beer, but in September or thereabouts they closed the front restaurant that was much ballyhooed when it opened as being the best thing to ever happen. The national brand also was sold and no one is quite sure what is going to happen to the brewery in our nearby industrial park.

5) More than 60 years after its initial release, this song enjoyed new popularity when Xfinity used it in commercials for their wifi. What company is your internet service provider? Are you happy with it?

A. My service provider is my local telephone company. I cannot get high speed and only have DSL. My area is too rural for other service, the company says. Not enough people to make it worth running the fiber optic lines down this way.

6) In researching this week's song, Sam googled "strollers" and was surprised to discover how many different types of baby buggies are available today. When did you most recently push a child in a stroller?

A. Gosh, I don't know. Fifty years?

7) In 1957, the year this song was released, President Eisenhower celebrated his second inaugural with a parade featuring more than 50 marching bands. The mercury never quite reached 45ยบ that day. How's the weather outside your front door?

A. It is foggy and rainy. A little colder and we will have ice to content with.

8) One of the best-selling books of 1957 was Peyton Place. This steamy saga of small town life launched two films, two television series, and several made-for-tv movies. Is there a book that you enjoyed that was successfully turned to a movie?

A. The Lord of the Rings. (Bet you didn't see that one coming.) I also thought the 1994 movie version of Little Women was very good.

9) A Peyton Place-inspired question: Can a man be physically unfaithful to a woman, but still love her?

A. Oh, philosophy! Wow. I am no man, so I can only guess at this question, but I suspect he can be unfaithful and yet still love the woman. The better question is will the woman continue to love the unfaithful lover?

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11 comments:

  1. As I was answering my questions, I totally forgot that I just went to see Little Women a few weeks ago. I enjoyed the new movie as well, but I thought it jumped around a little much.

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  2. The nice weather people are telling me we won't see the rain turn to a mix and then snow until later this afternoon so Mom and I are still planning to head out this morning to the thrift shops. I guess #9 depends on one's definition of love.

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  3. I love Little Women, but I haven't read the book, so I did not use that one for an answer. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

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  4. Gret answers.. We never made it to Ballast Point restaurant and I'm so sorry to hear that it closed or is closing!

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  5. I have enjoyed every version of Little Women on its own terms, but I agree with you that the 1994 is best.

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  6. Your answer to #1 brought back memories on my nephew's wedding in Asheville going back and forth over a mountain at night to the motel was scary because some of the mountain switchbacks were so sharp that the headlights didn't shine around the corners.

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  7. I love the Blue Ridge region. :)

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  8. I also like sax music but don’t really have a favorite instrument I like listening to , it depends on my mood. As for #9; if she truly loves him, she will always love him the correct question would be will she forgive him?

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  9. do not blame you for not wanting to get out in the weather. If possible I would stay home as well.
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  10. Yes, ice is not fun to deal with if you have to go out. Got stuck in the Blue Ridge mountains when my car broke down and had to wait a few days for parts. Spent a lot of time on Sand Bridge as well.

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  11. I never saw the 1994 Little Women. I've read the book several times and liked the original movies. Torn between the earlier two. Loved Katharine Hepburn as Jo, but really liked Rossano Brazzi as Prof. Baher

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