Don't Sleep in the Subway (1967)*
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) Subways can be bright and noisy. Do you need it dark and quiet before you can fall asleep?
It helps, but I fell asleep in a doctor's waiting room yesterday waiting with Beast. For, like half an hour.2) In this song, Petula encourages her lover to talk it out instead of walking out. Do you usually remain reasonable during a disagreement?
Ah, no. I'm quite Mediterranean in that respect.3) Petula was a child star in England during WWII. Her BBC broadcasts were very popular with the British troops, who nicknamed her The Singing Sweetheart. Soldiers pasted her photo onto their tanks for luck as they went into battle. Do you have any little rituals or good luck charms that calm/comfort you when you're afraid?
In the past year or so, I've developed a tendency to moderate panic attacks. Does that count? They aren't particularly calming. If I'm alone and something scares me, I tend to talk to myself.4) Now 84, she recently told London's Daily Mail that she's surprised and thrilled to have found love again with a new man. Do you believe you'll ever be too old for romance?
Romance? Maybe. Love? Never.5) Her family is far flung. She lives in London, her middle daughter is in Paris, her son is in Los Angeles and her oldest daughter lives in New York with Petula's two grandchildren. Who is your nearest friend or relative? Which one is farthest away?
My nearest friend is next door. I'm seriously blessed by GREAT neighbors who are also friends. Farthest away ... oh, yeah: Argentina. Former coworker moved back home a few years ago. My two oldest nephews (James and Don) and my 2nd niece (Katherine) live about equidistant from me: she is southeast, he is northeast about 45 miles. Sparky's about 60 miles more or less straight north. Furthest away is, I guess, Rosellen who just moved to Peterborough in the U.K.6) In 1967, when this song was popular, Rolling Stone published its first issue. John Lennon was on the cover. Publisher Jann Wenner reports that, either individually or as a group, the members of The Beatles have appeared on the most Rolling Stone covers. What's the first Beatles song that comes to mind?
"Love Me Do"7) In 1967, Star Trek was in its second season on NBC. Who is your favorite Star Trek character?
In TOS, it's Bones. My all-time favorite, though, is Picard.8) RANDOM QUESTION: When you slip into jeans or slacks, which foot do you put in first?
Right.9) As you considered #8, did you mime pulling on your pants?
Nope, but only because I've been asked this question before. I now make a point of trying to start with the other leg first once in awhile._____________
*I actually heard this song on the radio this week. How weird.