saturday 9

Hotel California

1) In this song, Don Henley called the hotel's front desk and asked, "Please bring me my wine." He was told they haven't had wine since 1969. When did you last have a glass of wine?  it's been quite a few years, I started taking a blood pressure medication that when mixed with alcohol made me pass out so I stopped drinking

2) The lyrics refer to wine as a "spirit." That is incorrect. Wines are fermented, not distilled, and have a lower alcohol content than spirits. When "Hotel California" was popular, listeners who were into wine called radio stations to let them know about the mistake. Are you a wine aficionado? Are any of your friends or family knowledgeable about wine? I know nothing about wine other than what I like or don't like but I have a couple of friends who are knowledgeable about wine

3) In the song, Henley sings about looking for the door that will take him "back to the place I was before." Don says that refers to a loss of innocence and a longing for a simpler time. When you think about "the good old days," where does your mind wander to? high school/college years--the early to late 80s
4) With five #1 singles, six #1 albums, and six Grammy awards, it's generally agreed that the Eagles were one of the most popular groups of the 1970s. Which decade produced most of your favorite songs? that's such a difficult question!  I find myself listening to bands who span the 70s-80s such as the Eagles or Fleetwood Mac
5) The Eagles were formed in 1971 when four of them happened to find themselves hired to play back up for Linda Ronstadt. The men found they really hit off and wanted to keep working together when the gig with Linda was up. Tell us about how you met someone important in your life.  I have a "work bestie" that I got to be friendly with during Covid.  School busses were delivering graduation caps and gowns to the seniors and we were assigned the same bus.  There's a considerable age difference (in fact, I am older than her parents) but we click.
6) The Eagles are still on the road, filling big arenas for their Long Goodbye tour. One explanation for their enduring popularity is that their music spans genres. They scored hits on the rock, pop and country charts. Other popular categories of music include classical, gospel, jazz, Latin, reggae, New Age, and rap. Which do you listen to most often? Which did you listen to most recently? most recently I was listening to ambient spa music 
7) In 1976, when "Hotel California" was topping the charts, the trend in home decor was vibrant. Intense copper, bright pink and vivid avocado were among the popular colors for bath towels, mats and shower curtains that year. If we were to peek into your 2024 bathroom(s), what colors would we find? orange, teal, yellow on a white background for my shower curtain--and my towels are mostly beige and brown and gray
8) Handbags were big in 1976. Not just in popularity but in size. Purses routinely had compartments on the inside and pockets on the outside. When you leave the house, do you travel light? Or do you prefer to carry a lot with you? I have a zippered pouch that I carry as a purse and my friends remark that it's a Mary Poppins purse because I have unusual things for any situation

9) Random question -- How different is your life today than it was a year ago: (a) a lot; (b) a little); (c) not at all? well... I think I'll go with option a) a lot.  Since January 1, I have been evicted from my home of 29 years, tested positive for Covid, had unexpected (expensive) car issues, and ... lemme think what else, I know there's been more... oh yes found a new place, and started packing, and some school issues that because I'm a union rep I am a witness to


The Gal Herself said...

#9 -- Oh, Kwiz! Your life has changed massively since we turned the calendar to 2024. I hope life settles down and becomes sunny and bright for you very soon.

songbird's crazy world said...

Yeah, sounds like a lot of changed in your life.

I love your description of a Nary Poppins purse…I remember the scene in the movie…

Lori said...

That is a lot of change. I am not sure that I knew about your housing situation. UGH.
You are the teacher I am talking about in the purse question over at my blog. So many teachers carry a lot of things. I just never have. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend! ♥


CountryDew said...

You are definitely in the midst of lots of change! I hope things work out well for you.

Stacy said...

I knew we shared the covid thing for the new year, but I hope we don't share the finding a new home thing...especially since we have also been in our home for 29 years! I hope you're feeling better. I still have days when I drag, but it's getting there.