saturday 9

Just Because

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this week's song, Elvis complains that his girl has confused him with Santa Claus. This time of year, Santa is prominent. Did you more recently hear Santa referred to in a song, see him in a holiday decoration or ad, watch him in a film or TV show, or maybe even met him in person, ringing a bell or asking kids if they have been naughty or nice? We had a conversation about Santa being omnipotent in my psychology class this afternoon

2) Finally Elvis just can't take it anymore and breaks up with her, just because. Is there anyone in your life who has a way of pressing your buttons and getting on your nerves? yes--the teacher across the hall from my classroom

3) "Just Because" is one of the last songs Elvis recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis. TripAdvisor recommends a Sun Studio tour as one of the top things to do in Memphis. Have you ever been to Memphis? If yes, what did you do? I have not been but would like to

4) Elvis left Sun for RCA, a much bigger record label. As part of the deal, RCA negotiated for the rights to all his unreleased Sun songs. "Just Because" is one of them, and it was included on Elvis' first RCA album. Have you gotten a good deal on anything lately? I did get some facial masks in a bogo offer--they'll be great stocking stuffers

5) In 1956, when "Just Because" was released, non-stick cookware was first introduced. Do you have any Teflon in your kitchen right now? I believe so

6) Elvis thought peacocks were beautiful and commissioned stained glass peacock panels for his living room. Do you have any stained glass in your home? no

7) He tried to keep peacocks at Graceland. One of the birds saw its reflection in Elvis' gold Cadillac and started pecking, ruining the car's expensive paint job. Elvis donated the peacocks to the Memphis Zoo. Have you ever had a bird as a pet? oh lord no

8) Elvis decorated the long Graceland driveway for the holidays with blue lights. His father teased that with the airport nearby, pilots might confuse their driveway with a runway. What airport is nearest your home? there is a small "international" airport in my hometown

9) When Elvis was alive, he kept the holiday lights up until January 9, the day after his birthday. That tradition continues at Graceland today. Conventional etiquette tells us Christmas decorations should go up the day after Thanksgiving and come down before January 6 (the 12th day of Christmas). Do you think it's ever too early, or too late, for Christmas decorations? do what makes you happy


The Gal Herself said...

Mask as stocking stuffer is a great idea!

Stacy said...

I bet that was one interesting psychology discussion!

Diana_CT said...

#1 Are you teaching the psychology class or a student? And what Stacy said.
#9 That seems to be the consensus of the Saturday 9ers.

CountryDew said...

Sounds like a very interesting Santa discussion!

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Sage advice on the last question. Do what makes you happy ... Yay! I think I'll wait and see if a kid makes it home and will put up the tree when they get here, or not. lol

Lori said...

Facial masks are great gifts! I love getting them.
I see you have some Christmas books in your reads. I will have to look for them. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.


Susan said...

Yes, everyone has to do what works for them!