saturday 9

I've Got Your Number

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

Chosen in memory of Tony Bennett, who passed away on July 21.
1) In this song, Tony sings that he recognizes his lover's insecurities because she's a lot like him. Are you unsure in social situations? Or do you meet new people easily? I am socially awkward--inwardly cringing--but outwardly calm
2) While singing was his livelihood, painting was Tony Bennett's passion. What hobby do you participate in with the greatest enthusiasm? reading and sharing my love of books; and knitting and sharing my love of yarn

3) Tony was a proud son of New Jersey. Many singers hail from The Garden State, including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Frank Sinatra. What heroes, heroines or celebrities hail from your home state? most notably Stephen King

4) Though Tony dreamed of becoming a commercial artist, he had to drop out of school in his teens to help support his family. Looking back on your teen years, what did you want to do for a living? Is that what you ended up doing? there were not a lot of options available or encouraged for girls--so I never really thought about it.  I wanted to be happy.  And I am.

5) During WWII, Tony served in Germany. The first time his voice was broadcast was during an aircheck for Armed Forces Radio. For the occasion he sang "St. James Infirmary." That was Tony's first. Let's contrast it with your last. What's the most recent song you sang? "Simply The Best" Schitt's Creek rendition.

6) After the War, Bob Hope saw him perform under his real name, Anthony Benedetto. Hope told him that, no matter how great his talent, his name would hold him back because it was too long for a marquee. And so, Tony Bennett was born. Tell us about a marquee in your town. Is it announcing a movie, play, or concert performance? movies
7) In 2006, he recorded his Duets album, partnering with a variety of singers he admired. Tony said he enjoyed working with Paul McCartney at London's Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles created their classic recordings. If you vacationed in London, what would you be sure to visit? I would watch the changing of the guard, I would take a bus tour and I would want to poke around in neighborhoods
8) "I've Got Your Number" was performed by Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on The Dick Van Dyke Show. According to Dick, they were so believable as a married couple that he received glares from a hotel clerk while checking in with his real-life wife, Margie. What TV or movie couple do you feel had "chemistry?" I always thought Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks had sweet chemistry

9) Special summertime random question: Would you have more fun at a pro baseball game or an art museum exhibit? I regret not going to the ball game when I had the opportunity to go in Tampa.  I would be equally happy at either.


Bev Sykes said...

We've been to London many times and I've never seen the changing of the guard.

Twindaddy said...

What happened to Meg Ryan? Did she retire?

The Gal Herself said...

It's amazing to me how quickly Tampa went from a charmed, unbeatable team to really good. So maybe you didn't miss anything so special after all.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

One of the best romantic combo's in film was in "Sleepless in Seattle". I have to watch it again. Lovely choice.

We share a love of reading and knitting.