Linking up with Sam @ the Saturday 9 for some good, clean, musical summer fun! Today's song is...
Saturday 9: Chains (1962)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) The song is about a woman who is in love with her boyfriend, but still attracted to someone else. Do you believe a woman can be in love with more than one person at a time? I don't believe we can be in real, true, committed love with more than one person at a time. I do believe we can be attracted to more than one person. Love and attraction are two different things.
2) What about the male of the species? Do you believe a man can be in love with more than one person at a time? Same answer as above and for whatever reason, I think men have a harder time loving one person than women do.
3) This lyrics were by Gerry Goffin and the music by Carole King. Carole was a favorite guest of David Letterman's. When she appeared on his show, he often commented on how impressed he was by her firm handshake. She credited her memorable grip to time spent milking goats on her Idaho farm. Have you poured goat milk on your cereal? Eaten goat milk yogurt or cheese? I've never poured goat milk on anything and I'm not likely to, either. I don't like regular milk, let alone "exotic" milk. It's a "no" for yogurt and cheese, too. My only goat milk related "yes" concerns fudge.
4) When it first came out, "Chains" was a favorite of 18-year-old George Harrison. It was at his recommendation that the Beatles added it to their early stage shows and even recorded it on their first album. When you were in high school, what was one of your favorite songs? Journey (Open Arms) and REO Speedwagon (I'm Gonna Keep On Lovin' You) were huge my senior year of high school. I liked them both. I was also into the Eagles and we were also riding the Urban Cowboy wave and loving the kind of country music featured in the movie.
5) In 1962, when this song was released, epic movies were popular on the big screen. The Longest Day was three hours long, and Lawrence of Arabia ran more than three hours and a half hours. Today's most popular movies are nowhere near that long. Do you think the average American has a shorter attention span today than he did in 1962? Yes, I do. We have instant access to everything and from the time they are babies many American kids are watching a screen. Those constantly changing images and instant access have shortened our attention span and.....ah, never mind. I'm just going to stop because if I climb up on my soapbox I'm gonna be up there a while ranting about the "evils" of cell phones.
6) In 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy went on a two-week goodwill tour of India and Pakistan. She received a ceremonial "welcome necklace" in India. Made without jewels or precious metals -- just beads, sequins and paper -- it was valued by the First Lady for its delicate appearance and craftsmanship, and today it's on display at the John F. Kennedy Library. Tell us about a piece of jewelry that means a great deal to you, and why. I have some necklaces and brooches that were my grandmothers. They are very pretty, but I will probably never wear them. Same goes for a hammered silver bracelet my dad brought back from Peru and a silver and turquoise Roadrunner brooch he brought me from New Mexico.
7) In Pakistan, Mrs. Kennedy made headlines by riding a camel. Have you ever ridden a horse, donkey, camel or elephant? Yes, to all of them. I was a horsey girl so did a good bit of riding as a kid. The donkey fit in there somewhere. The camel and elephant I paid to ride at the Central Florida Zoo and a circus, respectively. No, I wasn't a kid. I stood in line with kids and I rode them and I loved it!
8) Also in 1962, the New York Newspaper Guild went on strike, so the nation's largest city went 114 days without a single daily paper. In 2018, how do you get your news? I watch some on TV and the rest online. I follow my favorite new station so I get notified when they post a new story.
9) Random question -- Complete this sentence: Before I go to sleep, I always ___________________________. Pray.
Here's a little just for fun bonus. We went to a graduation party tonight and had fun in the photo booth.