saturday 9

Rocket Man

1) In this song, Elton John tells us he's taking off for outerspace at 9:00 AM. What will you be doing at 9:00 AM tomorrow morning? Sunday is for hurkle-durkle
2) He sings that even though he uses it for his astronaut job, he doesn't understand science. Was science one of your better classes in school? yes, I was a fan of biology
3) Lyricist Bernie Taupin recalls writing the first verse of "Rocket Man" while stuck in traffic as he tried to make his way to his parents' home. Have you recently been stuck in traffic? If yes, where were you headed? it was my weekend getaway to Bar Harbor

4) Thinking of cars ... Nigel Olsson, who plays drums and sings back-up on "Rocket Man," is a self-proclaimed "race car fanatic." What hobby are you passionate about? reading and knitting

5) Davey Johnstone, who plays guitar on "Rocket Man," recently posted on Facebook that he was thrilled to meet Joni Mitchell. Are you on Facebook? Instagram? Twitter? Pinterest? Tik Tok? yes, yes, sort-of, yes, sort-of

6) Elton John once played charades with Bob Dylan. But only once. Elton laughingly says he can't get over how "hopeless" Dylan was at the game. What's the last game you played? Did you win? we played Poetry for Neanderthals on the Bar Harbor weekend--and my team did win
7) In 1972, when this song was popular, Winnie the Pooh was on the cover the Sears Christmas Wish Book. That year, kids asked Santa for plush Pooh, Tigger and Eeyore. Did you have many plush toys as a child? If yes, do you still have any of them? I have a teddy bear but not THE teddy bear, I think I loved that one to death
8) Also in 1972, TV cowboy Dan Blocker died. He played the middle brother, "Hoss," on Bonanza. Do you enjoy watching westerns? I loved the Big Valley

9) Random question: What inspires you? my parents


CountryDew said...

I liked The Big Valley, too, because it had women in it and I could relate to them more than the fellows.

Stacy said...

Ooo...Bar Harbor. I so want to go back there again!

The Gal Herself said...

I had to look up hurkle durkle. What a great phrase! (I was sure it was going to be a fancy iced coffee drink.)

Bev Sykes said...

I would love to have a teddy bear.

songbird's crazy world said...

Big Valley, that was a good show