Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
That's All (1983)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In the lyrics, Phil Collins sings of a time he was wrong when he thought he was right. Tell us about a recent time when you got it wrong.
I got WAAAAY over-involved in a conversation on Facebook today that I really should've walked away from. It wasn't my issue, and I ended up getting irritated with stupid people saying stupid things, and then getting pissed and feeling like an idiot for popping off at people...and then wondering why I got so involved in someone else's drama in the first place. Gah....
2) The song is addressed to a lover that Phil clearly feels is contrary. When he says, "day," she says, "night." Is there anyone in your life who seems to disagree with you all or most of the time?
...uhm. It's possible that I'm that guy. {facepalm}
3) This was Genesis' first Top 10 hit in the US. Can you name another Phil Collins or Genesis song?
"Sussudio." "Illegal Alien." "Invisible Touch." "I Can't Dance." "Follow You Follow Me." "In the Air Tonight." "Abacab." "Jesus He Knows Me." I was a bit of a fan back in the 80s, yo.
4) Phil Collins is a model train enthusiast. Is there anything special that you collect?
By default, I have a large-ish S&P collection, though compared to some most of the people in the pictures at that link, I'm a mere piker!
5) Collins was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. At the ceremony, he delivered the commencement address. When did you last give a presentation or deliver a speech?
Hmmm. I guess it's been awhile. I did a couple of Sundays' worth of liturgy at church in the spring. I'm up again this fall at some point. I will probably pontificate at the next meeting of the catalogers in my consortium. ...
Oh, snap! I talk at meetings every week!! Though, technically, it's not a speech. I've led the meetings a couple of times, and actually this reminds me that I do need to come up with something for next week about "Forgetting."
Also, Sunday School starts up again tomorrow, so I guess I'll be talking there, too.
6) One of Phil Collins' early solo albums was called, Hello, I Must Be Going. He took the title from a song in the 1930 Marx Bros. movie, Animal Crackers. What's the last black and white movie or TV show that you watched?
Honestly? I find black-and-white to be difficult to watch. I struggle with b&w photography too. It's not a snob thing: it's just hard for me to focus properly. I can't think of a black-and-white show/movie I've watched in the past year, unless we happened across a Twilight Zone or something by accident.
7) In 1983, when this song was popular, the Lotus 1-2-3 program made it easier for PC users to build spreadsheets. Are you answering these questions on a PC or a Mac? Laptop or desktop? Tablet or phone?
I'm on a 7!?-year-old Gateway laptop (the sticker on the bottom says 2008--holy shit! I need a new computer!). Haven't ever owned a Mac--see no reason to change that now. It's too hard for me to type fast on a tablet or phone, so I only use those for texting or very quick Google searches.
8) 1983 is also the year when McDonald's introduced McNuggets. What's your favorite chicken recipe (assuming it's not McNuggets)?
My mom's baked chicken "recipe" is pretty good. And the recipe I got at my bridal shower from a neighbor lady--whose daughter was my flute teacher--for hot chicken salad is awesome. I've been craving it for awhile, but I need to gather the ingredients.
9) In 1983, President Reagan signed the bill making Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday a holiday. What's your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving. Relatively low-stress, revolves around food and family and football, and doesn't involve presents or endless decision-making on what to serve people. It's all programmed: just add people!

4 sweet-talkers :

The Gal Herself said...

I enjoy Thanksgiving so much more now that I celebrate it with my friends. There was so much tension and drama with my family. (Because I never appreciated HOW MUCH WORK first my icky grandmother and then my sister put into the meal!) I'm thankful for friends who love me and love eating in restaurants.

Cat. said...

I make Thanksgiving as easy as possible. It is meant to be low-stress, though my niece tries every year to piss everyone off. OK, not fair; she mostly just pisses people off by being herself, not by trying to do anything. Which is kinda some of the problem....

Kwizgiver said...

I like how my parents and I have done Thanksgiving the past couple of years--we order out from a local restaurant. It's fuss free and delicious!

Cat. said...

I'm prety sure that day is coming for me. :)

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