The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1972)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) The lyrics tell us about a young man who stopped at a bar named Webb's before heading home. What's the last restaurant or bar you visited? What did you order?
This cracks me up because there's a chain of coffee shops in Milwaukee called George Webb, or Webbies. I never put that together before now. OK, anyway, last place I ate out was the Pub, two blocks from my workplace, last night. Sort of a late birthday dinner. I had soup and salad. Beast only had half a bowl of soup. He's not eating well/much at all.2) In this video, Vicki Lawrence is obviously lip synching. If you had to participate in a competition, would you do better at karaoke or lip synching? And what song would you choose to perform?
I wouldn't do either, being generally not comfortable with performing. If I were forced, I'd go with lip syncing, probably something by Melissa Etheridge or Joan Osborne.3) Back when this song was popular, so was the Rubik's Cube. Can you solve that 3-D puzzle?
Nope. I never even really tried. Not in my wheelhouse at all.4) Vicki Lawrence is a hyphenate, meaning she's a comedienne-actress-singer. Using hyphens, describe yourself.
Sister-mom-librarian-wife-SundaySchoolTeacher-friend-blogger.5) Back in the early 1970s, songwriter Bobby Russell first offered this song to Cher, who refused it. Give us the name of a song Cher did record.
"Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" thought I'm afraid the first thing that popped into my head was "Believe."6) Vicki Lawrence won her first big break playing Carol Burnett's kid sister because of her resemblance to the star. Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity?
Uh, no. I do look like everyone's next door neighbor or something though. People are always asking if I'm [names] or if I used to work at [places].7) She also starred on Mama's Family in the role of matriarch of an argumentative Southern clan. As we head into the holiday season, do your plans involve a lot of family time?
We've got at least 7, maybe 9, people coming for Thanksgiving, including Sparky and two little people. It'll be fun. We don't usually do much extended family stuff at Christmas, but I'm assuming Sparky will be home at least.8) After The Carol Burnett Show and Mama's Family, Vicki became a staple on daytime TV. She hosted Win, Lose or Draw and was a contestant on The Match Game and $25,000 Pyramid. Do you watch much daytime TV?
Not anymore. I work during the week.9) Random question provided by a Sat 9er: Bugs/insects. Do you like 'em or fear 'em? Tell us something/anything you know about them.
Not a fan of insects. I live in an area where they're really just annoyances; not too many dangerous ones (except, of course, ticks and skeeters spreading Lyme disease and so forth). I'd still like them all to be eaten by bats and spiders.