Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
I Miss You (1997)
... because Smellyann suggested it
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song, Bjork knows what she's looking for in a mate, she just hasn't met him yet. If you are/were still looking for The One, what two qualities would you hope he/she possessed?
I'm not. But the things about Beast that I appreciate the most are his quick-wittedness (not just sense of humor, but intelligence), and his loyalty.
2) The lyrics ask if you believe "that a dream can come true." Do you believe that dreams come true if you wish hard enough?
"Wish"? No. Sometimes hard work can make them happen, but sometimes only good luck will make a difference.
3) Bjork turns 50 this year. Do you treat "milestone" birthdays differently? Or to you, is your age just a number?
I turned 50 a couple of years ago and that was a sorta-big deal. Generally though, it's just a number. I judge my age more on what happened to those in my family at that age; ages 47-55 haven't been kind.
4) Bjork was always highly musical. At the tender age of 6 she began studying classical piano and flute. Sam is impressed because at the age of 6, she was still trying to master tying her shoes. Do you consider yourself musical?
Yes. I took piano lessons as a youngster, played flute and piccolo from junior high into college, and love to sing. Music is really important to me.
5) She was born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland. While the city is known for its bar scene, beer was banned there until 1995. How often do drink beer?
Never. Yuck. I've had, perhaps, the equivalent of one bottle of beer total in my lifetime. When I was on the train from Irkutsk to Beijing they ran out of everything to drink but Chinese beer, so I gagged some of that down till the train stopped and I could buy a bottle of fruit juice from someone on the platform.
6) 66ÂșNORTH is one of Iceland's biggest employers. This clothier makes quality outdoor wear and this time of year they sell a lot of durable rainwear. Do you have a raincoat?
I have a windbreaker. I used to have a London Fog raincoat that I loved. Then it got caught in a car door. And it was, fashion-wise, very dated, but I adored the color (sort of a shimmery copper).
7) In 1997, when this song was popular in clubs, Titanic was popular in theaters. Sam saw it and yes, she cried. How about you? Have you seen the saga of Jack and Rose? Did you enjoy it?
I believe I have seen all of the movie, though perhaps not in one sitting, and not until about 10 years after everyone else saw it 20 times each in theaters. I'm way more interested in the true stories of the tragedy than fiction.
8) Also in 1997, singer John Denver died. Name a John Denver song.
It's been that long?! Oh dear. "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", "Grandma's Feather Bed", "Calypso" many.... I loved that man; he meant my childhood.
9) Random question: If you had the opportunity to sky dive, would you take it?
Hmm. Had you asked me 10 years ago, the answer would have been an unqualified YES! Now, though...I'm not sure. More age=more fear.

4 sweet-talkers :

CountryDew said...

I'm glad to know another John Denver lover. He did write some magical songs.

Kwizgiver said...

I'm another John Denver fan. I like how you answered it--he is the voice of my childhood.

I am Harriet said...

I quit counting those birthday numbers since birthdays seem to beat out the alternative

The Gal Herself said...

Re: #1 -- I can't see you staying long with a partner who couldn't keep up with you intellectually.

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