saturday 9

Bye, Bye Blackbird

1) In this song, Julie London complains about all the "hard luck stories" people are handing her. Did you more recently listen to someone else's problems, or share your own? listened

2) She promises to arrive "late tonight." What time do you think is too late to drop in on someone? oh--uhm--after 8

3) Julie's nickname was "The Liberty Girl" because she was Liberty Records' first successful artist. The second was singer-songwriter David Seville, who had a couple novelty hits as "The Chipmunks." There were three singing chipmunks. Without looking it up, can you name them? Alvin, Theodore, and Simon

4) Julie's love of music was shared by her mother.When Julie was a little girl, mother and daughter would listen to Billie Holiday records together. What recordings did you enjoy when you were very young?
I loved to listen to the Sesame Street record set

5) She began modeling when she 17. Julie was working as an elevator operator when a talent agent saw her and decided she would photograph well. With the advent of push-button elevators, elevator operator is a job that doesn't exist anymore. Can you think of another job that was once common but now is rare (or non-existent)?
a telephone operator

6) Julie recorded more than 30 albums and was named "most popular female vocalist" by Billboard magazine in 1956. If you could see any entertainer -- male or female -- in concert, who would you choose?
I would love to see U2 or Maroon 5

7) She appeared in Westerns on both TV and in the movies. Have you ever dreamed of being a cowboy/cowgirl? nope

8) For six seasons, Julie played Dixie McCall R.N. on the show Emergency! The series was about Los Angeles paramedics and firefighters. Do you often hear sirens in your neighborhood? I do

9) Random question: You're pulled over for speeding. Do you think you'd have an easier time talking your way out of it if the officer was a man ... or a woman? If I got pulled over, I wouldn't try to talk my way out of it


The Gal Herself said...

I thought it would be cool to be a telephone operator. Another career aspiration dashed!

Lori said...

Telephone operator is a great answer. Sad they are gone. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


Stacy said...

I can't think of telephone operators without thinking of that old Lily Tomlin character on Laugh-In...the operator that snorted and said "One ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingy..." Maroon 5 would be a good concert.

CountryDew said...

I said telephone operator, too. I don't even know what happens if you dial "O" on a phone anymore.

Bev Sykes said...

I tried calling "O" and after a long time I got a recording telling me what number to call for an emergency.

Susan said...

Sesame Street remind me of my kids with fond memories. My daughter still has her Elmo. I have baby bedding saved for my son when he has a child.