Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
The Joker (1973)
because Stacy recommended it.
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song, Steve Miller claims he's a picker, grinner, sinner, lover, smoker and joker. Do any of those six words describe you?
We're all sinners. I'm often grinning and joking I don't smoke, or pick. I guess I'm a lover, though.
2) He maintains he's still a midnight toker. When's the last time you got high?
If you include booze in the mood-altering things, then last October.
3) The lyrics include a reference to peaches. Name your favorite fruit.
I do like fresh-off-the-tree peaches. Not grocery store peaches--yuck. I guess my overall favorite is apples. Also best right-off-the-branch, but they're OK from the store, at least until spring.
4) This song had a big impact on the character of Joey on Friends, who had an imaginary friend named Maurice with the occupation of space cowboy. Did you ever have an imaginary friend?
Yup. I think ALL imaginary friends are space cowboys! However, mine was pretty much gone by 1973....
5) Steve Miller is the pride of Milwaukee, WI. What else is Milwaukee famous for?
Miller Beer. A stupid sheriff right now. The guys who made the Airplane movies. That's three. I could dig up another couple of dozen off the top of my head if you'd like?
6) Steve Miller considers himself a serious blues guitarist. When did you last feel like singing the blues?
Damn, it's a daily thing. White-person blues.
7) In 1973, when this song was popular, you could buy a portable 8-track tape player for $44.50. On what device do you listen to music most often?
I mostly listen to Spotify, then probably Sirius XM (in the car). My car CD player needs work--it plays but there's a weird echo effect in music that's really distracting.
8) A Curious George book packaged with a Curious George plush toy was a big seller at Christmas 1973. Tell us about a toy -- either given or received -- that brightened a holiday or birthday for you.
We gave Sparky a Pillow Pet his freshman year in college for Christmas. It was adorable how much he adored that thing during college...which is about how long it lasted too.
9) M*A*S*H was one of TV's top-rated shows in 1973. Who is your favorite M*A*S*H character?
This is a hard question. It depends on the day: some days are just Klinger days, some days are Radar days. Hot Lips had some really good traits. Both of the colonels were wonderful in their own ways. Hawkeye, of course. I can't say I ever found Frank or Charles very appealing, and Trapper never connected with me. I did like BJ a lot. My absolute favorite "visiting" character was Sidney Freeman, though.

4 sweet-talkers :

Kwizgiver said...

OMG--my college niece wants a pillow pet!

Zippi Kit said...

Had to look those up and now I want the unicorn... darn you!! 😉
Radar was so great. I forgot about him.
Booze is an upper? Who knew. 🍾 If that's the case, I got "high" (read blotto) in June.

Cat. said...

Everyone in college needs something that hugs back with no commitment. ;-)

I don't think booze is an upper, but I really totally don't do drugs for fun, so...that's the most altered I get.

The Gal Herself said...

I checked on those Pillow Pets. I can completely understand the appeal!

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