saturday 9

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1) The Beatles recorded this after they had taken a three-month hiatus from working together as a band. Do you find you're sharp after taking time off? Or does it take you a while to get back into the swing of things in your day-to-day life? I'm somewhere in between being sharp and getting slowly back into the groove.

2) During those three months off, John Lennon made a movie called How I Won the War. What's the last movie you watched? Did you view it at a theater, on TV, or from a device like a computer or tablet? I watched it on TV but it was DVRd

3) Paul McCartney and George Harrison both used their time off to make new and different music. Paul composed instrumentals for a movie soundtrack while George studied sitar with Ravi Shankar. Ringo Starr spent those three months with his wife and their two little boys. If you had three months to spend doing anything you wanted, and money was no object, would you try something new (like Paul and George) or just kick back and relax (like Ringo)? I would kick back and relax like Ringo--only travel more

4) Paul recalls what fun it was to dress up in Edwardian-era costumes for the album cover. When did you last attend a costume party? What did you wear? the last costume party I went to, I dressed up in a nun habit--it was awesome!

5) Paul says he came up with the name "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" when Beatle friend Mal Evans told him about this great San Francisco band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. Paul hadn't heard their music yet, but he loved the sound of their six-word band name. Soon everyone would hear of Big Brother. Do you know who Big Brother's famous lead singer was? I have no idea--I've somehow never heard of them!

6) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band appeared on the Billboard charts for 175 weeks. Is this album in your collection? this was the first CD I added to my collection of CDs

7) The Beatles are among the top-selling artists of all time in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Would you like to visit Africa?
well... if it was all-expenses paid, I would

8) 50 years ago, when Sgt. Pepper was first released, the average price for gas was 33¢/gallon. When did you last fill up your gas tank? Do you remember how much it cost?
I spent $31 on a fill up at $2.58/gal

9) Random question: Are most of your married friends happily married?
my married friends seem to be happily married but not many of my friends are married


The Gal Herself said...

Your answer to #9 interested me, because fewer and fewer of my friends are "singletons."

I am Harriet said...

Nun costumes are good ones. I like that you don't have to worry about what you look like since you are all covered up. You don't even need to fix up your hair :)

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

I'm with you...a Ringo life with travel! :)
A nun costume would be fun, and I haven't ever heard the name of that band either.

CountryDew said...

Didn't think about the cost of the Africa trip. By the time I bought all the bug shield and safari stuff, it would cost a fortune!

Bev Sykes said...

I wore a nun costume once. It was in a school tableau and since I was going to be a nun when I graduated (never did), I got to be the nun. I was one of the Daughters of Charity (the ones like the flying nun), who are, more accurately, "sisters," not "nuns." I've forgotten the difference now. It was a strange feeling being in one of their habits.

Stacy said...

I have very few single friends, but I think we tend to surround ourselves with people in similar life circumstances. It's like when you first get married and have kids...you lose a lot of your single friends right there. Their lives are work, hanging out with friends, partying...and you're over here changing diapers, worrying about babysitters and daycare, and wondering if you'll get more than 4 hours of sleep tonight.