I Don't Know How to Love Him (1971)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This song is from Jesus Christ, Superstar. Though now a beloved classic, the play was controversial when it first premiered. Can you think of something else that originally made people uncomfortable, but went on to be accepted?
Rock and roll in general. Then rap. Integrated schools. Gay people. ...2) Jesus Christ, Superstar was originally developed as a "concept album," a collection of songs written to sequentially tell the story of The Crucifixion and Resurrection. Do you remember the first album you bought? Did you download it, listen to it on a CD player, your cassette deck, or record player?
By the way, JSC is still semi-controversial in a lot of Christian circles because it doesn't directly address or mention the Resurrection. Me, I've got the whole dang thing memorized.
The first album I bought was a compilation of hard rock hits from the late 60s. I knew ONE song. It was a stupid purchase. Oh well.3) When the album's songs were performed live in concert at the Pennsylvania Civic Arena, producers decided to stage it as a play and the rest, as they say, is history. Tell us about a really good idea you've had recently.
I gave a dude some decent job-searching/interviewing advice at work today. Does that count?4) Jesus Christ, Superstar is a truly international phenomenon. During a revival tour that began in 2011, it's been a hit with audiences in the United States, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Brazil, Hungary, India, New Zealand, Italy, France, Mexico, Chile, Bulgaria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Australia, The Philippines, South Africa, Panama, Colombia, Croatia, Bolivia, The Netherlands and Portugal. Besides the United States, which of those countries have you visited?
I've been to Canada, Britain, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Poland, and Greece.5) Peeps are big sellers every Easter. Would you rather have yellow chicks or pink bunnies?
I'd rather not have Peeps, thanks. Yuck.6) Jelly beans are also popular this time of year. One theory says they were introduced in Boston during the 19th century. What else comes to mind when you think of Boston?
Now I'm primed to think about Boston Baked Beans.7) We've been talking a lot about sweets this morning. The only holiday that generates more candy sales is Halloween. When do you eat more candy: Easter or Halloween?
Halloween. I haven't bought any candy at all this month.8) Easter lilies will adorn many churches this Sunday. What's your favorite flower?
I can't stand Easter lilies--they mean death to me. Too many funerals as a child.... I like old-fashioned roses, the kind you grow in the yard.9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated?
A vacation, which is coming up in just 10 days!! woot woot