Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday 9

It's been a brutal couple of weeks for entertainers of a certain age, hasn't it?  This week's Sat. 9 is linked to Glen Frey's (1948-2016) The One You Love.
1) In this song, Glenn explores one of the great romantic conundrums. This week, Saturday 9 is confronting it, too. If you had to choose, would you prefer to be loved, or to be in love?  Hmmm, I've found those to be mutually exclusive.
2) The song describes an awkward moment: an old boyfriend calls when a woman is on a date with someone new. To whom did you last say, "I can't talk now?"  Oh I say that all that time, especially if someone calls me on the phone.  
3) The lyrics talk about heart vs head. When you find yourself in that predicament, which usually wins -- heart or head?  Oh, definitely my head, to a fault.
4) This song was from Glenn Frey's solo album, No Fun Aloud. What fun stuff are you looking forward to this weekend?  Sleeping in!  What?  Sleeping is fun!!
5) Glenn Frey was born in Royal Oak, a suburb of Detroit. The Motor City is known for car manufacturing. Is your car domestic or foreign?  This car is a Nissan so in theory it's foreign I think.  But I have read some Nissans are actually manufactured in the US, but I don't know.  This is my first foreign made car.  My dad always made me buy Fords, and once I bought a GMC (blasphemy). 
6) The popular 1990s sitcom Home Improvement was set in Royal Oak. Are you handy around the house?  No, not really at all.
7) Glenn Frey co-founded The Eagles in 1970. What's your favorite Eagles' song? I know all the words to Hotel California and I always liked Dirty Laundry.
8) The Eagles helped define "California Rock," but in recent years Glenn and his wife lived in Tribeca. Have you ever been to New York? If so, did you like it?  I have been to NYC a few times.  There are parts I like and parts I don't.  There is a lot to do, and I really appreciate the ability to get around easily without a car.  To me, summers there are suffocating and claustrophobic, but the rest of the year it's a fun place to visit.
9) Glenn wrote "Smuggler's Blues" and "You Belong to the City" for the iconic 1980s TV show, Miami Vice. What else comes to mind when you think of the 80s?  My childhood.  And big hair.  I was always envious of the big hair as I could never get mine big.  

17 comments:

  1. Your car answer made me smile because my dad was the same way. He INSISTED Fords (and, by extension, Lincolns) were superior.

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    1. At the time, it didn't make me smile. But now it does.

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  2. I could never get the big hair, either, mine's too fine and thin.

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    1. The bright side is we don't have those funny-looking pictures of us with that big hair to laugh at either. :)

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  3. I know the music but wouldn't have known Glenn Frey from Adam. Hotel California is a song if it came up on a karaoke we'd all have a go. But it's so good it doesn't arrive unbidden. It's a song that marks the bitter-sweet nature of the 70s.
    1, I'm not all that sure about.
    2, not lately.
    3, I oscillate between heart and head.
    4, Mountain to clear head.
    5, the rest are a bit too American. Ford Nissan BMW whatever, we don't make cars. And NJ, NY or Widdledumdeer Alaska I don't care.

    As to CaliRock, I'd have said Gram Parsons first.

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    1. I think the Eagles are more mainstream and still, up until last week probably, touring than Parsons who is a bit more obscure and hasn't been around in quite some time. I prefer the stuff Don Henley sang, but both MADE the band.
      I just returned from a trek in Towsley Canyon. Probably not as picturesque as your hike, but it was a beautiful cool day and no snakes! :)

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    2. I had a look on the goo mmaps. That's a lovely spot. And looks very stiff if yoiu are going up and down those ridges and valleys. Can you allow the dog to run free up there or is it blocked since it's a park of some sort.
      The walk does clean the head.

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    3. It's a pretty good climb. I think it said the elevation gain was about a thousand feet. It seemed like a lot to me since my usual walk in town has only slight inclines. The dogs can be off leash, but I'm too much of a chicken to let her. Neither of us are used to it since at home she has to be on a leash. The current trailhead is on the newer side - in the last 15-20 years. There used to be a riding stable on that property, and I spent many a Sunday there for horse shows. Now other than a couple of historic buildings there isn't anything there. The county must have bought the property.

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    4. Just a tip. If you are going to do that often I'd get a good pair of boots and double sock them. And as much as you -'ladies glow'- say you don't sweat, if whatever comes out of your feet isn't wicked away you will pay for it. :-)

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  4. Practically everyone was a kid in the 80's in this group, lol

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  5. My car is "Japanese" in name and made in America. I would think that most "American" cars have something that in them that is not made in America.

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    1. I agree, it's probably not so black and white as we make is seem.

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  6. Dirty Laundry was actually a solo by Don Henley and not an Eagles song. Hard to tell the difference when they go off on their own like that. I have that issue with Stevie Knicks sometimes. (And snow is not so fun when you live on a farm and have animals to feed.)

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    1. Yes, I stand corrected. They do get all convoluted in my mind when the artists go off and do solo stuff and then go back with the band.
      Yes, "weather" is a pain, but to have an excuse to stay curled up in bed seems less lazy than having plans to stay curled up in bed. :)

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  7. I would have a hard time picking a favorite Eagles song: Lyin' Eyes, Take it to the Limit, One of These Nights, Best of My Love, Hotel California...

    I always buy GM products now. My BIL is retired from GM and we get a discount. ;)

    I was a teen of the 70s, therefore I prefer "Yoko" hair to "big" hair. The 80s were a time of getting married, having kids, and growing up in general.

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    1. Funny how the trends come and go as Yoko hair was popular fairly recently as well. You get to the point where you just do what you can because it take a lot of work to be trendy. As I mentioned in a previous comment, my GMC Jimmy was a favorite of mine. The transmission did go quite early on it however. I will say though, that this new car is exceeding my expectations for a car and probably taking the Jimmy's spot as favorite.
      Oh yes, One of These Nights is good too!!! Their songbook is extensive. It's hard to pick just one.

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  8. i still keep coming back to the first.. to be loved or be in love.. there is so much gray space.. not so black and white.. i don't know what i'd choose

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