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3 November 2018


Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

 

It Must Be Him (1967)

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

1) This song is about a woman waiting impatiently for a phone call. Do you consider yourself patient?

It depends on the situations.  Generally yes, but sometimes no.

2) Other women (most notably Shirley Bassey and Dottie West) have recorded this song. Harry James and Doc Severinson did instrumental versions. But there's no record of a male singing "Oh dear God! It must be her! Or I shall die!" Do you think that's because waiting for the phone to ring is more "a chick thing," and men simply don't do it?

I suppose so.

3) This recording enjoyed a sudden surge of popularity after 20 years when it was included on the soundtrack of Moonstruck, the 1987 film that won Cher an Oscar. Have you seen Moonstruck?

Yes, many years ago.  I don't remember much about it but I remember liking it.

4) This week's featured artist, Vikki Carr, was born in El Paso, TX. El Paso can proudly proclaim itself one of America's safest cities. What can your hometown be proud of?

Well San Francisco is my home town, but I've lived in Davis longer.  We can be proud of having historic potholes, being a nuclear free city, and for having such a strong noise law that a woman was cited for snoring in her own bed in her own house.  You cannot smoke outside while standing still.

From the DavisWiki - upscale communities like Davis live in a fake utopia where they think everyone is like them.

5) She was a staple on Jerry Lewis' Labor Day Telethon, raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by performing this song. Is your TV on right now? If so, what are you watching?

My TV is pretty much on 24/7.  Right now I'm watching Kathy Tur at an Obama rally on MSNBC.

6) In 1971, Vikki fulfilled a dream of hers by establishing the Vikki Carr Scholarship Foundation. Every year the foundation awards Hispanic American students money to use toward higher education. She says it's her way of returning "the support and encouragement she received from others" early in her career. If you could establish a charitable foundation, what cause would you like it to benefit?

It would be to give scholarships to kids who are graduating from the Acme Theater Company, the youth theater where our son Paul performed.  They already give the Paul Sykes memorial scholarship. I'd like to make sure that continues.

7) In 1967, when this song was popular, Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant. Today, one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States is the coronary artery bypass surgery. Have you had any surgeries?

Only a tonsillectomy when I was 4.

8) Also in 1967, the RMS Queen Mary was retired after 31 years of service. Have you ever traveled by cruise ship?

We have been fortunate to take many river cruises and one ocean cruises.  We have cruised in England, Russia, Ukraine, China, on the Danube, and the Mediterranean.

9) Random question: Who is your oldest living relative?

My mother, who will be 100 in September.
 

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