saturday 9


1) This week's song refers to the mythical kingdom of Shambala. Can you think of another song that mentions to faraway, mythical land? Honalee--the land of Puff the Magic Dragon

2) "Shambala" is performed by Three Dog Night. The name is derived from an Aboriginal Australian legend. In the outback, hunters would sleep with a dog beside them. If it was very cold, they would sleep between two dogs. If it was freezing -- you guessed it -- it was a three dog night. Was it cold last night where you are? it went below zero and the wind was blowing

3) The lead singer is the late Cory Wells. Early in his career he was a member of the house band at the famous Sunset Strip nightclub Whiskey-A-Go-Go. Cory was a bit of an anomaly at "The Whiskey" because of his sober lifestyle. When did you most recently enjoy an adult beverage? it's been a couple of years--I am on some medication that doesn't play well with adult beverages

4) Bandmate Danny Hutton auditioned to be a member of The Monkees TV show. He didn't get the part. While he was a talented singer-songwriter, NBC was looking for musicians who could also act. Have you ever fantasized about a career as a performer? yes--I wanted to be a backup singer

5) Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys was an early supporter of Three Dog Night's. What's your favorite Beach Boys song? today I'll go with "God Only Knows"

6) In 1973, when this song was popular, one of the best-selling toys Curious George plush doll packaged with a Curious George book. Can you recall a favorite book from your childhood? going to the library was a treat--I don't remember specific names of books but some pop-up books absolutely fascinated me

7) The Exorcist was in theaters, terrifying audiences. It's still ranked among the scariest movies of all time. Have you seen it? Did it scare you? the book and the movie scared the bejeezus out of me!

8) Roller skates were a big seller in 1973. While most rinks had skates available for rent, committed skaters had their own pair. Are you better on roller skates or ice skates? oh heck--I used to ice skate in my middle school through college years although I was no Dorothy Hamill!

9) Random question -- Here's $100. What will you spend it on? I'm heading to a birthday brunch for one of my dear friends and I'll spend it on her


Susan said...

Did you sing in school? Lots of back up singers went on to sing solos. I loved Puff the Magic Dragon, but when I start to sing it, I feel sad.

CountryDew said...

I only went ice skating once, and that was on a frozen pond. Frozen ponds, with leaves and debris frozen in the ice, are not ideal for ice skating.

songbird's crazy world said...

I also thought of Puff

Stacy said...

Below zero? No thanks. I just finished reading two cozy mysteries set in Maine and loved them. (One was part of the Maine Clambake series and the other part of the Hayley Powell Food and Cocktail series) I've always liked Maine, but I think I'd have to be a summer person. The older I get the less I like the cold.

Bev Sykes said...

Having $100 to spend on a fancy restaurant would be wonderful. You could even order dessert.

Diana_CT said...

#1 I wish that I picked “Puff the Magic Dragon” the song the conservatives thought was about drugs instead of Xanadu. (Spell checker want to change it to Xantac)
#5 Sad to hear about Brian Wilson having Dementia

The Gal Herself said...

You know, I'm still mad at Jackie Paper. Puff deserved better. Besides, I'm sure that, when stuck in traffic or waiting in line at the grocery store, he could let his adult mind wander back to Honalee for a quick visit. I bet it would be as good for Jackie as Puff.