Friday, March 25, 2016

Saturday 9

This week's Sat 9 inspiration is I Don't Know How to Love Him.
1) This song is from Jesus Christ, Superstar. Though now a beloved classic, the play was controversial when it first premiered. Can you think of something else that originally made people uncomfortable, but went on to be accepted?  Oh, most issues and thought-provoking work that challenge people's ideas or intellect are often considered controversial.  And once accepted there is a new wave of the controversial.  Although more recently with social media, EVERYTHING sparks controversy and outrage.  That makes me uncomfortable.  
2) Jesus Christ, Superstar was originally developed as a "concept album," a collection of songs written to sequentially tell the story of The Crucifixion and Resurrection. Do you remember the first album you bought? Did you download it, listen to it on a CD player, your cassette deck, or record player?  Yes, I do!  It was Depeche Mode's "Construction Time" and Tears for Fears "Songs From the Big Chair".  They were both records purchased at the local record store played on a record player.  Hours and hours were spent listening to my very own records!
3) When the album's songs were performed live in concert at the Pennsylvania Civic Arena, producers decided to stage it as a play and the rest, as they say, is history. Tell us about a really good idea you've had recently.  All of my good ideas are school related.  They probably wouldn't sound that good to anyone outside of education.
4) Jesus Christ, Superstar is a truly international phenomenon. During a revival tour that began in 2011, it's been a hit with audiences in the United States, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Brazil, Hungary, India, New Zealand, Italy, France, Mexico, Chile, Bulgaria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Australia, The Philippines, South Africa, Panama, Colombia, Croatia, Bolivia, The Netherlands and Portugal. Besides the United States, which of those countries have you visited?  I've visited Canada, England, Ireland, Hungary, Italy, France, Mexico, Czech, South Africa, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Iceland (but just a stop at the airport due to an illness on the airplane).  It would seem I'm only a few countries away from the Jesus Christ, Superstar world tour!
5) Peeps are big sellers every Easter. Would you rather have yellow chicks or pink bunnies?  Peeps are cute, but I don't eat them.  They remind me of what sweet styrofoam might taste like.
6) Jelly beans are also popular this time of year. One theory says they were introduced in Boston during the 19th century. What else comes to mind when you think of Boston?  I used to live in Boston, so a lot of things - The Bruins, The T (subway), the little dive bars, fall leaves, The North End...a great city!
7) We've been talking a lot about sweets this morning. The only holiday that generates more candy sales is Halloween. When do you eat more candy: Easter or Halloween?  I don't eat a lot of candy, but when I do, it is Reeses PB eggs that are out around Easter.  That reminds me, there is one in the fridge calling my name.
8) Easter lilies will adorn many churches this Sunday. What's your favorite flower?  Hydrangeas, gerbera daisies, and tulips are all faves. I've recently become a fan of ranunculus as well.   
9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated?  Spring break, which started TODAY!  Yay!
Several years ago, my school's assistant principal was in a local theater's production of Jesus Christ, Superstar.  Since, I can only think of that version of the show, and it makes me chuckle.  

21 comments:

  1. I was a kid when Cadbury's cream eggs came out and I've not had them since I was about 18. This year though the GAAH of the fake sugar has been overcome and I eaten 10 of them so far since Thursday and one today out of a box of five.

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    1. Ha! That makes me laugh. The struggle is real! Dangerous to have that kind of thing in the house. Sometimes my philosophy is just to eat them all at once and then I'm not tempted for days on end! ;)

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    2. When I went out with the dog I got a 2nd box saying I'd keep them til tomorrow. 10:30 now and 2 left. Cream eggs today 5+3=8. What are they putting in them ffs.

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    3. Ha ha! You're a choca-holic!
      This is old, but relevant...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MepXBJjsNxs

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    4. Watching Heat with Sandra bullock and Mel McCarthy. It's actually watchable, and I suspect worth a second look soon too for there are one-liners that are whizzing past me. I'll look at Oliver when tiz over. Oliver ?, related to Lawrence ?.

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    5. Ah, yah, a fun film. I preferred Spy (with McCarthy) as I thought the writing/jokes were better, but similar genre. Entertaining.
      I don't think any relation. You'll probably find him irritating, but the sentiment is true. :)

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  2. "sweet Styrofoam" yup! And they do wonders for blood sugar.

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  3. I am hung up on Cadbury cream eggs like your other commenter. I will be glad when those things are gone from the shelves.

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    1. Yes! I resist the pb eggs as long as possible, usually getting one bag during the week before easter's shopping trip. Otherwise it could be dangerous!

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  4. Styrofoam is a very good description from what I've seen of them. I've bought them for the kids, but never eaten one. They look totally gross. Happy Spring Break!

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    1. Thank you! The first day or two is the best part. So much to look forward to!

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  5. You make a valid point about peeps. I think they are a bit over-rated as well.

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  6. "Hours and hours were spent listening to my very own records!" You're so right! U remember stretching out on my tummy in my bedroom, examining the album cover as I listened to the record. Loved it so.

    So far you are our most traveled Sat 9-er.

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    1. I'll take that honor! Thinking about where to go next!! :)

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  7. Love this week's entry! I have Jesus Christ Superstar both on LP and digitally. I love concept albums in general and was a huge fan of the "progressive rock" genre. Rick Wakeman and Alan Parsons both did some great concept LPs. Genesis had one called Duke. Oh... and of course Tommy by The Who and The Wall by Pink Floyd.

    Let's see... I think I've visited 8 of the countries listed.

    I've never been a Peep fan. I can think of tastier ways to get a sugar fix. ;)

    And I know lilies are associated with Easter, but I always think of Dogwood instead. I did a Favorite Five flower entry awhile back, but can't remember what all I listed.

    Enjoy your break!!

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    1. This particular song isn't my cup of tea, but the production is fun. I prefer "superstar" myself.
      I've never been a fan of lilies as they remind me more of funerals than Easter. They're pretty, but not a flower I much care for. Unfortunately, most of the flowers I do like do not like my climate zone. So I have to look from afar.

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    2. I bet you can easily grow hibiscus. They've always been a favorite of mine!

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  8. I don't know how I didn't list the Sox, The Bruins, and the Celtics as my immediate thoughts of Boston!

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    1. And the Pats! Boston is a great city! I miss it.

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  9. You've been all over the half acre, haven't A you? Color me green. Is there a green peep? Congrats on all your travels, and 45s were my first records, and they were played almost white.

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