If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.
1) Eagles lead singer Glenn Frey proclaims that he's "feeling strong." How would you describe yourself this fine Saturday?
I'm a little strong-smelling, probably, due to the incredible humidity today. And I'm feeling very much like a loser and not strong in a good way at all because of events earlier in the day.2) The song begins with a rumor: "I heard some people talking just the other other day ..." Have you heard anything juicy/interesting lately? Please share!
All kinds of shit...that I can't share. Sorry.3) When "Already Gone" was popular, the news was dominated by Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal. What do you consider today's top news story?
I try hard not to gossip in the sense of 'spreading rumors'--when I notice I am, I stop.
What SHOULD be the top story is the number of people injured/killed with firearms every single day in this country. Maybe I'm more aware than the average American since I live near a city current in the news for its high death rate. It seems to mostly be "collateral damage"--kids, teachers, etc. And we aren't doing a damn thing about it. Lots of arguing. If it was a stuck gas pedal on a car killing people like this, or a hoodie drawstring, there would be rioting in the streets.4) In the 1970s, Eagles Glenn Frey and Don Henley were at the center of a social circle of very creative people, including singer Linda Ronstadt, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne and actor-comedian Steve Martin. How do you express your creativity?
Writing. Lately, mostly, here.5) Even though they broke up in 1980, the Eagles are currently on a reunion tour, and after knowing each other more than 40 years, Frey and Henley still consider each other friends. What quality to do you value most in a friendship?
There were some years in there where they didn't really like each other much, though... (Beast is a bit of an Eagles geek). I value patience and the ability to STFU at the right times. ;-)6) Are there any mirrors in the room you're in right now?
Not...as such. Several framed things that reflect in the glass. Actually, the only mirror on this story of the house is in the bathroom, I think.7) What's the last beverage you drank with ice?
The diet Pepsi I had with lunch.8) Whole, skim, 2%, half-and-half, almond or soy ... what kind of milk is in your refrigerator right now?
I think it's 2% because I made mac 'n cheese last weekend. We don't go through much milk anymore--I usually only buy a pint when I know I'm going to use it.9) Sam likes to mix sliced almonds into her salad. What do you think makes a good salad?
Ooh, I'll have to remember almonds! I'm not a big fan of fruit in vegetable salads (oranges and strawberries seem to be the usual choices. But I like a nice mixture of several kinds of greens, the greener the better, but I'm not too fussy. Maybe some shredded cheese or bleu cheese (real, please). Bleu cheese dressing, on the side, please. Croutons are nice. Sunflower seeds, carrot shreddies, NO tomatoes or cukes, and by the way everything needs to be cut or torn in SMALL pieces so they fit in a human mouth. There is nothing worse than having a 4x5" flap of lettuce covered in dressing at the end of your fork!