Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday 9

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Here I Go Again (1982)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song originally appeared on Whitesnake's Saints and Sinners album. Are you feeling more saintly or sinful this morning?
I have serious Protestant Guilt Issues, so I'm almost always feeling sinful in some way. Today, I should be cooking and cleaning and doing laundry. But I'm not, I'm doing this instead.
2) Whitesnake was formed by Brit David Coverdale, who now lives in Lake Tahoe, NV. Have you ever wanted to relocate to another country?
I used to think it would be more fun to live somewhere else, but in the end I wouldn't want to be there forever. My sister married an Englishman and spent her entire adult life in England, raising kids, working, etc. It was financially hard on them but they did bring the family to the States (and we traveled there) often enough that we are still close with all of them.
3) In the song, Coverdale says he "was born to walk alone." Do you enjoy time on your own? Or do you quickly get bored or lonely?
I like being alone. I grew up with no other kids in the house, so I learned early to entertain myself.
4) During the band's 1980s heyday, Coverdale was known for his skintight leather pants. Do you own leather pants or slacks?
Uhm, no. Never have. Imagine how warm and sweaty they'd be! Ick.
5) What about snakeskin?
I do not own any skakeskin clothes, either. Where in the world would I buy, much less wear, that?!
6) It's estimated that 20,000 people die of snake bite every year. Approximately 1,000 suffer fatal spider bites. Less than 50 are killed each year by sharks. Considering sharks, spiders and snakes, which do you find scariest?
Since I can't swim, sharks barely make my Top 1000 Scary Things. Snakes at least you can see if you're watching and avoid most of the time. And most of them aren't poisonous. Spiders are stealthy, though, and usually small and hard to see and have more venom by size than snakes. Beast was bitten by a spider in high school and his arm swelled up tremendously and still occasionally twinges in a not-football-injury-way. So, I give spiders the win, but I actually live in a part of the country where none of them are particularly scary; I actually like the spiders around here because they eat the skeeters.
7) In 1982, when this song was popular, the world lost Princess Grace of Monaco. Before she became a royal, she was film star Grace Kelly. Have you ever seen a Grace Kelly movie?
I actually don't think I have. My dad thought she was absolutely wonderful though, and didn't really 'approve' of many movies made after she 'retired.'
8) Speaking of movies, the top-grossing film of 1982 was ET: The Extra Terrestrial. Have you seen it?
Of course. More than once, of course. I even saw it in a theater, which is fairly uncommon for me. ... I wonder if Sparky has seen it? Probably when he was little. We used to (still do?) own a VHS copy of it.
9) Random question: How many timepieces will you have to reset when we spring ahead this weekend?
Four in the kitchen, two in the living room, two in my bedroom. Sparky can reset the one in his room. Eventually we should do those in the spare room and the basement. Our phones and ereaders will reset themselves, thank God!! I can't remember if my car resets itself.
I'm just glad I don't work tomorrow--all our clocks will have to be reset before we open, which makes for a lot of hassle. We always miss a couple as well, so we'll be playing catch-up all week.
For me this song will always and forever be about Tawny Kitaen's antics on the hood of the car. And, well, inside the car. Ever notice she and Coverdale have the same hairstyle in the video? ;-D

8 sweet-talkers :

The Gal Herself said...

I almost asked a Tawny question! Every guy I know was transfixed by this video, and I don't think it had anything to do with the guitar licks. :)

Kwizgiver said...

Love your snakeskin answer. ;-)

Cat. said...

This hetero female was completely transfixed by the video as well because of her. Also, he wasn't hideous to look at but...no splits on the hood of the car. lol But he hasn't aged well.

P'raps I should get some snakeskin cowboy boots....I'd wear those.

I am Harriet said...

I had no idea that Protestant's had guilt issues like so many of us :)

Cat. said...

Just a different version, explained a bit here.

Zippi Kit said...

I really no longer want to move away, but when we were young, I would have moved to the moon in a thrice. Loved your answers, and now to watch the video to see what Tawny's up to! I'm old enough to be your gran, I bet.

Cat. said...

Uhm, were my gran alive, she (they) would be about 125 years old. :-)

Smellyann said...

That's true, Tawny and Coverdale do have the same hairdo! hahaha.

I love your answer to sharks, spiders and snakes. I'm glad to see that no one's giving sharks a bad rap!

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