7.31.2021

saturday 9





Dead Skunk

1) This song is about a poor dead skunk that stinks "to high heaven." Have you ever experienced the spray from a skunk? my childhood dog, Mopsie, was sprayed and it was me who cleaned her up

2) Dennis Oliver, a disc jockey in Quincy, IL, played this song every night at 9:00 PM for decades. The only thing that got him to stop was being moved to the morning slot. What song do you never tire of? Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling

3) At Georgia Tech's Russ Chandler Stadium, the fans sing this during the 7th inning stretch of their baseball games. Do you know the lyrics of the more conventional 7th inning choice, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame?" I do--but I also know the Red Sox 7th inning choice of Sweet Caroline

4) This week's featured artist, Loudon Wainwright III, can play many instruments, but is said to enjoy banjo and ukulele best. If you could magically become proficient on any instrument right now, which would you choose, and why? right now I would choose the guitar

5) He appeared as Capt. Spalding on several episodes of M*A*S*H in the 1970s. If you could transport yourself into the world of your favorite TV show, which would you choose? I would probably be in Central Perk--in the world of Friends or Monk's Cafe in Seinfeld

6) Loudon's mother was a yoga instructor. What did you most recently do for exercise? walked on the beach

7) He went to St. Andrew's School in Delaware, where the movie Dead Poet's Society, starring Robin Williams, was filmed. When you think of Robin Williams, do you recall his dramatic movie roles, his funny movies, his comedy routines, or Mork from Ork? I am a big Robin Williams fan--he tapped into something in me, especially in his role in The Fisher King

8) In 1973, when this song was popular, Norman Mailer created a great deal of buzz with his book about Marilyn Monroe. Do you read many biographies and memoirs? Or do you prefer to read fiction? I haven't read many biographies or memoirs in the past year, I don't know why

9) Random question: You're on the road, traveling through a town you've never been in before, and ready to stop for a quick bite. On one side of the street is a cute little diner called Mom's. On the other side is McDonald's. Which do you choose? Mom's

4 comments:

  1. I got a book for you to read.
    "GOOD BOY: My Life in 7 Dogs" by Jennifer Finney Boyland.
    One of her books was picked by Oprah Winfrey book of the month and others were New York Times bestsellers.
    And she is a fellow Maineiacs.
    And in the spirit of full disclosure, she is also a friend.

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  2. I LOVE Sweet Caroline! That song makes me so happy.
    I just cannot get into writing my book reviews online. I did LOVE People We Meet on Vacation. I did not enjoy The Maidens. It was kind of too slow for me. I am reading The Girl Before right now and I am enjoying that. I read somewhere they are making a movie or tv show out of it and I wanted to get it read first. It is almost my turn to read The Last Thing He Told Me. That may be the last one I read before school starts. I am going to work on my classroom next week. I cannot believe how fast the summer has gone. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

    https://lorisbusylife.blogspot.com/

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  3. Ha! Two years ago when we took the cruise up the New England coast we sang "Sweet Caroline" every night in the piano bar. Good times.

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  4. Sweet Caroline is a great song.

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