saturday 9


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

1) In this song, Buddy Clark sings that when he can't sleep he doesn't count sheep, he enumerates Linda's charms. Did you sleep well last night?  I did not sleep well, I was awakened by heartburn which is highly unusual

2) In addition to singing with big bands, Buddy sang commercial jingles live on radio programs and was the voice of Carnation Milk. Can you think of a jingle that's stayed in your head? all of Barry Manillow's jingles have stayed with me

3) For "Linda," Buddy Clark performed with bandleader Ray Noble. Ray was classically trained at London's Royal Academy of Music, but much preferred big band music to that of Mozart, Beethoven or Chopin. When did you last listen to classical music? on hold with ... I don't remember what company it was
4) Composer Jack Lawrence named this song after a particular little girl, the daughter of his lawyer, Lee Eastman. Without looking it up, do you know what became of Lee Eastman's daughter Linda? Without looking it up--I think she became Mrs. Sir Paul

5) According to the Social Security Administration Linda was long one of the most popular names for American baby girls. It was #2 in the 1940s and 1950s (second only to Mary). By the 1960s it slipped to #7 and by the 1970s it fell to #68. Are there many Lindas in your life?  no, there are just a couple of older women

6) 1946, the year this record was released, is regarded as the first year of the Baby Boom, which lasted until 1964. Are you from The Silent Generation or are you Boomer, a Gen-Xer, a Gen-Yer, or a Millennial? I am an early Gen-Xer but the traits apply to me and I was a latch-key kid

7) In the summer of '46, hats were a standard part of any woman's outfit. Hats for day, hats for evening, hats for rainy days ... The 1946 Sears Spring-Summer catalog devoted nine pages to women's hats. Do you own many hats? If yes, for what occasions do you wear them? I have knit myself a bunch of winter hats and I do wear them, I also have a bucket hat, a straw hat, and three baseball caps

8) Also in 1946, the Mensa Society was created. The only qualification to join was an IQ in the top 98th percentile. Do you know your IQ? I qualify for Mensa

9) Random question: Tell us something you admire about your best friend. My bestie is fantastic at problem solving--she's a great strategist


songbird's crazy world said...

Yes, Linda Eastman became Mrs McCartney.

I love Barry’s very strange medley. Now I’m hearing him sing about Bandaids and State Farm Insurance …

The Gal Herself said...

Linda was the only Lady McCartney. It was such a big deal that it was actually stipulated in Paul's divorce from Heather Mills that she never, ever use the title. I'm not a Brit so I don't understand why it's so significant, but it was very important to Sir Paul.

I don't mean to throw shade at Barry, but he wrote the tune for "Like a Good Neighbor." An advertising copywriter named Keith Reinhard is the one who came up with the iconic tagline in the first place and wrote all the lyrics. As a former advertising copywriter myself, I feel I must speak up for my people!

Twindaddy said...

Hope you sleep better tonight!

CountryDew said...

That's great, that you qualify for Mensa. I never had my IQ tested that I know of, and I don't trust the ones online. I took a free one for this question but I grew bored with it because it kept asking the same types of questions.

Lori said...

I had no idea who Linda was. That is so awesome you qualify for Mensa! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend. ♥


zippiknits...sometimes said...

Not getting sleep because of Heartburn is a thing of the past for me, but I certainly remember that horrid pain. Yikes! And that Mensa thing ... congrats!
#5. I missed the count, but I'm classified as war baby.