April 28, 2018

Saturday 9: Lowdown

Linking up with the Saturday 9 for some weekend fun!

Saturday 9: Lowdown (1976)

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

1) In this song, "the lowdown" is an unpleasant truth. Tell us about a time when you had to do like Boz and give someone "the lowdown."  It was most likely my daughter. She has a bad habit of focusing on the negatives and not being able to see past them. It affects her outlook on everything else. I'm always trying to find a gentle way of telling her to "get over it and move on."

2) The lowdown Boz delivers is about the woman his friend is seeing. Specifically, she's gossiping about his finances. If you discovered something negative about a friend's romantic partner, would you share it with your friend? Or would you keep it to yourself?  I don't know. It would depend on so many things. How close of a friend are we talking about? How bad was the thing I learned about? Would any purpose be served by telling them? Am I ready to sacrifice the friendship (because that could happen)? Am I absolutely positive that what I "know" is the truth?
3) Boz was born William Royce Scaggs, but in high school he was given the nickname "Bosley" -- later shortened to "Boz." His friends thought "Bosley" sounded nerdier than "Bill," and Scaggs was quite the music nerd. What is something you're nerdy about?  Books and reading.

4) His son Austin Scaggs is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. What magazines are in the room you're in right now?  I don't know titles off-hand, but they are all decorating, gardening or collecting magazines.

5) Boz and his wife own a vineyard in Napa. Do you prefer white or red wine?  Of those, red, but I usually prefer fruit wines or blends and I always prefer sweet wines to dry.

6) In 1976, the year this song was popular, movie queen Elizabeth Taylor needed an escort to one of the nation's Bicentennial celebrations. Former Under Secretary of the Navy John Warner was asked to take her to the event, and within months he became her husband. Have you ever had a "blind date" that turned into a relationship?   No. I only went on one "blind date" in my life and there is no way that guy would have ever turned into a relationship. He was a guy who inspired blind date horror stories. After him, I had no inclination to go on another.

7) Also in 1976, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple in Jobs' parents' garage. Does your garage serve as your office, workshop or studio? Or is it just home to your car?  We don't have a garage.

8) The Bionic Woman premiered in 1976. Because of her "bionic parts," Jamie Summers could run faster than most cars, had superhuman strength, and super-sensitive hearing. If you could have one of those qualities enhanced -- speed, strength or hearing -- which would you choose?  Strength.  I could open my own pickle jars.

9) Random question: When you lean in for a kiss, do you tilt your head to the right or to the left?   To the right...especially now that I've got degenerative disk disease because to the left is REALLY uncomfortable.


  1. I want strength, too! All these things around the house I could do on my own, without needing help!

  2. Great answer to #2! There are so many variables; in particular like you summarized, "Is it true?"

  3. Crazy Sam gave us some interesting questions this week! I never, ever, went on a blind date. Kinda glad about that! LOL

  4. The blind date to end all blind dates, eh? I don't think I ever went on one. Probably a good thing, that.

  5. My favorite blind date story was with a doctor who insisted I call him Doctor instead of by name.

  6. Especially those big pickle jars that you cannot get your hand around. Those just drive me crazy. I always end up with pickle juice all over me...


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