Saturday 9: Listen, People (1966)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) Basically Herman is telling us that we each both break hearts and have our hearts broken during our lifetime. Do you agree? I don't think it's a sure thing, but I think the odds are better than average.
2) He implores us to take his advice. Have you more recently given or received advice? Given it. Our daughter seeks advice nearly every day and most days more than once.
3) Herman's real name is Peter Noone. He was popular with girls because of his bright, toothy smile. How's your oral health? When are you due to go to the dentist? My teeth could use a good bit of work, but I HATE going and tend to put it off till something hurts. I'm supposed to go on Monday, an appointment I'd keep (it's to fix the tooth he did the root canal on last month) but I have to work.
4) Peter/Herman got married on his 21st birthday. That's one way to make sure you don't forget your anniversary. Do you have a good memory for anniversaries and birthdays? For immediate family members, but otherwise, not so much.
5) Between 1965 and 1971, the Hermits worked very hard. They appeared on all the major TV shows of the day, recorded albums, made a movie and then criss-crossed the United States and the United Kingdom, performing live. After those six years, Peter decided he'd had enough and left the group. Have you ever felt burned out and ready for a change? Yep, and I did something about it in getting my new job.
6) In 1966, when this song was popular, the miniskirt took the fashion world by storm. What's the most recent piece of clothing you added to your wardrobe? A pair of black leggings for work and a pair of fleece-lined leggings that I will probably sleep in this winter.
7) In 1966, TVs were expensive pieces of furniture. A set with a 16" screen and a wood console sold for $250, which is $1,950 in today's dollars. Tell us about your TV. How big is it? Where did you buy it? It's a Sharp 60" and it also has the capability to show 3D movies. We bought it at Sam's Club a few years ago. It cost more than that 1966 TV, but we used my husband's Christmas bonus and it was the TV he really wanted.
This will probably be the next step if Tim has anything to say about it.
8) David Schwimmer, aka Ross on Friends, was born in 1966. Who was your favorite Friend? Hey, how you doin'? I always liked Joey.
9) Random question -- Describe your dream car. Up until recently, it has always been a Ford Mustang, preferably in Grab Me Blue with black rally stripes.
But then Pontiac went and reintroduced the Trans Am...and it's styled after the original '79 and '80 models that one of the coolest cars ever. The new models have a mere 1000 horsepower motor.
I believe the Bandit would approve.
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