saturday 9

Got My Mind Set On You
1) In this song, George Harrison tells us he's willing to devote his money, patience and time to his girlfriend. Of those three things, which can you most easily spare? I am known for my patience--so I will share that with those who need it
2) This song had long been a favorite of George's. He first heard it in 1963 when visiting his sister in United States. He couldn't get the tune out of his mind and bought the record by James Ray. Do you have an earworm -- a song that, once you hear it, keeps repeating in your head? there is ALWAYS an earworm in my head!!!!!  Last year I jotted down the song during the same class every day for a month and made a playlist
3) Months later, in February 1964, the Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million viewers saw them, and an astonishing 45.3% of the TV sets in America were tuned in to the show. In addition to the Beatles, Ed Sullivan used his show to introduce Elvis, The Rolling Stones and The Jackson 5. The Ed Sullivan Show ran for 23 years and reruns are now shown in syndication. Have you ever seen it? yes--on reruns

4) While most of the best loved and most recognized Beatles songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it was George who penned "Something." Frank Sinatra called that song "the greatest love song of the last 50 years." What's your favorite love song? "Tell Her This" by Del Amitri

5) This praise represented a big change for Frank, who predicted in 1964 that the Beatles would be "of no lasting importance." Tell us about something you have changed your mind about. oh my word--I can sometimes be late to the bandwagon.  For instance, I didn't read the Harry Potter series until 2011; I was late to watching Parks & Recreation, Ted Lasso, and Schitt's Creek

6) Tom Petty, who went on to have more than 25 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, credits George Harrison as a major influence on his music. Tell us about someone who influenced your professional life. There have been several influencers.  But my college advisor is the one who finally said, "You're a natural for teaching.  You need to be a teacher."

7) In 1987, when George's recording of "I Got My Mind Set on You" was popular, a squirrel unexpectedly made headlines. The furry fellow closed down the Nasdaq Stock Exchange when he chewed through a phone line. Do you often see squirrels where you live? I do!  I love when they freeze as I get closer to them
8) Also in 1987, third generation race car driver Marco Andretti was born. Naturally the skills required by a race car driver are unique. For example, while we know he can control a car at upwards of 230 mph at Indy, we have no idea if Marco Andretti is good at parallel parking in front of the local post office. How about you? Do you struggle with parallel parking? I do not parallel park--so I don't struggle 😁

9) Random question: When you woke up this morning, were you ready to face the day? Or do you wish you could have rolled over and snoozed a little longer? I wish I could have rolled over, although, I had a lot of fun with my girlfriends and got some pretty sunflowers at the farmers market


Bev Sykes said...

And did you LIKE Schitt's Creek when you finally saw it?

songbird's crazy world said...

There’s always an ear worm in my head, too

CountryDew said...

I have not watched Schitt's Creek yet. I understand it's very good.

Susan said...

I never read the Harry Potter series. My grands did. I guess I was a die hart Star Wars fan. Then in 1990, I started reading books like the Left Behind Series and this Present Darkness. I bet you are a great teacher!

Stacy said...

I had never even heard of Schitt's Creek before being stuck at home during Covid. I binged the whole series and then was so mad that it was over. LOL

The Gal Herself said...

I watched the first two episodes of Schitt's Creek while on vacation somewhere and just didn't like it. I realize it's me. Everyone loves that show.

I haven't listened to Del Amitri in ages. I'll have to revisit them.