The Tide Is High (1980)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This song was originally performed in 1966 by a Jamaican band called The Paragons. Jamaica is the most popular vacation destination in the Caribbean. What's your ideal vacation? (Relaxing on the beach, sightseeing in a new city, skiing the slopes, spending time with family, etc.)
Some combination of all of this, though these days, sitting on a sidewalk chair and watching people is a lovely way to spend time.2) In this song, Debbie Harry sings that she's not the kind of girl who gives up easily. How about you? Do you hang on stubbornly? Or do you know when to say "when?"
I'm a little stubborn, but I'm slowly learning my limits.3) Blondie is a group that took it's name from the lead singer's most identifiable characteristic, her hair. If your band was named after your hair, what would it be called?
Graying-Brown. I don't think we're going to get much play.4) Before her career as a singer took off, Debbie supported herself as a waitress. She even served drinks while wearing bunny ears and tail at The Playboy Club. Have you ever worked in food service?
Extremely briefly, a very long time ago. It's hard work, and not for me at all.5) Debbie points to David Bowie as a major influence on her music and career. What's your favorite Bowie song?
Hmmm....I'm not a big fan of Bowie's music. Maybe "Money" I guess.6) In 1980, when this song was popular, the best selling issue of Rolling Stone featured Robert Redford on the cover. Who is your all-time favorite actor?
I like Sandra Bullock.7) In 1980, Ted Turner revolutionized how we watch TV when he introduced CNN. Do you have any subscriptions services in addition to cable -- like Hulu, Amazon Prime or Netflix?
Nope.8) John Lennon was murdered in 1980. Today there's a specially landscaped section of Central Park called Strawberry Fields in his honor. If you had a day to spend in New York, what would you want to see?
Central Park would probably take at least a week to explore. And Ellis Island. And Broadway. Otherwise, I've no reason whatsoever to go to NYC. Beast would probably want to hit the 9/11 memorial site too.9) We're going shopping! Which do you need to add to your wardrobe: underwear, shoes or a swimsuit?
I never wear swimsuits, and I'm set for undies for now. So, oh darn oh shucks, we get to go shoe-shopping!! I love shoes.....!