saturday 9

You'll Never Know

1) In this song, Haymes sings he must have reassured his girl "a million times or more." Does it frustrate you when you have to repeat yourself? I have a high measure of patience and it does not bother me to repeat myself--it is part of my job, too

2) The lyrics were inspired by a poem written by a war bride to her soldier husband. Have you ever been in a long-distance romance? yes--it was in the dawning of the internet and it seemed magical to write long, long emails to each other

3) This was the biggest hit of Dick Haymes, a popular singer in the 1940s. He got his big break when he replaced Frank Sinatra, who left the Tommy Dorsey Band to go onto bigger and better things. Are you a Frank Sinatra fan? yes

4) During the 1940s Dick Haymes toured with the Dorsey Band, made hit records, had his own radio show and appeared in nine movie musicals.  Yet by the early 1950s, he was broke. Part of it was that musical tastes changed, but more of it was that he enjoyed night life and high living too much. If you wanted to shave unnecessary expenses from your budget, where would you economize? oh--I would stop frivolous, impulse shopping

5) He blamed his money problems for his ongoing hypertension. How do you combat stress? meditation--deep breaths, knitting, reading, going for aimless drives, and napping

6) Though he needed his voice to sing and suffered from high blood pressure, Haymes was a chain smoker. What bad habit would you like to quit? I would love to wake up for one day to be a cleaning fanatic and organizational marvel

7) Though raised since early childhood in the US, Haymes was born in Buenas Aires to an Argentinian rancher and his Irish wife. This enabled Dick to claim Irish citizenship later in life. Have you ever lived abroad? If not, do you wish to? I lived in Ireland during college--it is the home of my heart and I would live there in a heartbeat

8) Dick Haymes never regained his popularity as a singer. After touring Europe for years, he returned to the United States in the late 1960s and tried his hand as a dramatic actor, playing small parts on popular cop shows like Adam 12, McMillan and Wife and McCloud. If you had to support yourself as a performer, would you be more successful as a singer, a dancer, or an actor? I would be a comedic song stylist

9) Random Question: We're at the booth of a gypsy fortune teller. Would you be more embarrassed if she loudly and correctly guessed your age, or your weight?
I wouldn't be embarrassed by either


Diana_CT said...

I had to laugh at #4 "frivolous, impulse" before I visited your blog I just bought something on Amazon that was frivolous, impulsive.

CountryDew said...

I feel fortunate that I don't seem to have the spend gene. I'm pretty thrifty.

Lori said...

Ditto on #1. How many different ways can I repeat myself. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


Kim said...

I would love to live in Ireland! What an experience!


Bev Sykes said...

Every time we go to Ireland, I feel at home there. My ancestors came from there.

The Gal Herself said...

Remember Julie Brown from the 1980s? It's time for another comedic song stylist!

Susan said...

I took a virtual trip to Dublin with my crafty group. It must have been special for you to really be there!