Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (1980)
... because Diana suggested Queen
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.


1) In this video, Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury is wearing a leather jacket. Do you have a leather jacket?
I do, but it doesn't fit anymore. It's a real Harley jacket from the mid-80s. I love it, but it's very form-fitting for a form that's half my current size.
2) There's a statue of Freddie in Switzerland. There's another statue of him above the Dominion Theater in London. Tell us about a statue or memorial in your town.
We only have war-memorial statuary. Oh, yeah, there's a little statue of a mom and her kid(s?) sitting on a bench. It's about 3/4 real-life and right outside our City Hall. Not a big arts place, unfortunately. In fact, there's a free-form one on someone's personal property that was installed about 12 years ago that raised a huge fuss at the time.
3) Mercury said this song was inspired by Elvis Presley. What's your favorite Elvis song?
I like "Love Me Tender", "Jailhouse Rock" and "Hound Dog."
4) This song was covered by the animated Alvin and the Chipmunks. Do you still watch cartoons?
Nope.
5) The members of Queen met while attending Ealing Art College in London. Are you still in touch with the friends you had in your late teens and early 20s?
Some of them, yes. I've connected with about 15 high school (and prior schools) friends, and probably 10 college friends. My first job(s)....not so much (at all), though I do Facebook stalk one person regularly to make sure she's far away from me.
6) During Queen's hey day in the 1980s, Mercury stayed in shape with tennis and swimming. Are you more accomplished on the court or in the pool?
Tennis. I used to play--badly--semi-regularly. But I couldn't do it now, not anymore.
7) In 1980, when this song was popular, Brooke Shields made a jeans commercial where she said, "Nothing comes between me and Calvins." It actually only aired for a short time because so many viewers called and complained about it. Have you ever called or emailed to protest something you saw on TV?
I don't think so. Not anytime recently. I'm unlikely to bother--there's a mute button and I use it regularly.
8) 1980 is also the year the Post-It note was introduced. What's the last Post-It you wrote?
I use them every day at work. I think the last one I used was to let me know what grade level the kids' books were. The last one I wrote was probably something along the lines of "new spine pls--fixed in [catalog]" or something thrilling like that.
9) Random question: Do you blush easily?
Yes, very much so. I have pale skin that flushes easily. I can't drink without it 'showing' either.

7 sweet-talkers :

CountryDew said...

Blushing is rather frustrating, isn't it? I wish I didn't do it sometimes.

Zippi Kit said...

Say there, you aren't thinking a new spine isn't thrilling? hehe And God Bless the genius that put a mute button on the remote!



Kwizgiver said...

I used to blush but now I flush. Yehaw!

I am Harriet said...

I would hold on to that jacket too. It sounds really cool

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I'm shocked you are a "blusher". I guess I'm just used to the snarky side... ;)

Cat. said...

Oh, Bud pshaw. I"m a cryer too, a huge softy. But this is my snark area. ;-)

Smellyann said...

I hate blushing - and I also show when I've been drinking, too!!!

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