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Today in My History

2001:   Glo-ing
2002:  Take a Wok
2003:  It's All About Gadgets
2004:  Wally and the BART
2005:  
Who's Gonna Make Me?
2006:  
I Don't Get It
2007:   Lockjaw
2008:  Thirty-Four More Days

2009:  
We're No Fakes
2010:  Crazy World
2011:  Wasting Time on the Internet
2012: 
 The Pinata
2013: 
Stallone and Os
2014:  
Best. Christmas. Present. Ever
2015: 
Becoming My Mother
2016: 
Today at Logos
2017: Sunday Stealing
2018: Take a Break
2019 Iatrogenic
2020: Night Terrors

2021: Translate: Dog to Human

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 1/8
"Juice and Crackers" by
Char Blackford

Theater Reviews
Updated 1/9
The Producers


My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021

Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010


Cast (updated 7/16)

Email
(you know how to fix it)
 


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
Sold!

Scavenger Hunt


mail to Walt / mail to Bev

15 January 2022

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!

Saturday 9: Bobby's Girl (1962)

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

 1) In this song, Marcie Blane confesses she sits at home, hoping Bobby will call her. Do you owe anyone a phone call or email?
No.  I believe I'm all caught up on those.  I have a couple of pen pal letters that need answering.

2) We know Marcie wants to be Bobby's Girl. Let's play the Google Game and find out what you want. Go to your favorite search engine, keystroke your name and "wants," and then search. (For example: "Samantha wants" led us to a math problem that begins: "Samantha wants to purchase a new dress ... " Crazy Sam was tempted to read on because her wardrobe could use sprucing up.) What does Google tell us you want?
Bev wants to join Adam and Dana's Couple....

3) This hit record was an accident. Marcie Blaine had just graduated from high school and had a few days before she had to take off for her summer job as a camp counselor. A friend asked her to record a couple songs he'd written, just so he could play them for record labels and song publishers. Her friend was hoping somehow an established star would hear the songs, record them and make one of them a hit. Instead, a producer at Seville Records said he wanted not just the songs but especially the unknown girl who was singing them, and Marcie became a recording artist. Tell us about a favor you're very glad you did for a friend.
One of my favorite days in all the years I worked with The Lamplighters was the day I baked cakes to celebrate the retirement of contralto, June Wilkins.  I made 3 sheet cakes, each decorated with her in one of the costumes she wore for a certain character.  She never knew who made them but my favorite moment was watching her cut the cakes with all the audience cheering her.

4) By the time summer was over, and Marcie's gig as a counselor was done, she was #3 on the charts. Her record stayed in the "Hot 100" for 19 weeks and, for the second half of 1962, she was the top-selling female singer in the US. What female singer do you listen to most often?
Judy Garland

5) After "Bobby's Girl" took off, she recorded it in German for the European market. Only she didn't speak German, so she sang it phonetically. Can you sing any songs in a language other than English?
"Frere Jacques"  I sang lots and lots of songs in Latin in school and when I was in a choir in Berkeley, we occasionally sang in German. 

6) Seville rushed Marcie into the studio to make more records. None of them charted higher than #68, and Marcie wasn't having fun. After a year of being a rock 'n roller, she enrolled at Queens College in New York City. What's the most recent class you took?
Wow...a long time ago.  That would probably be cake decorating, in the 1970s...or maybe it was Martin Yan's Chinese cooking classes in about the same period.

7) In 1962, when this song was popular, the most popular baby names were Michael and Lisa. Are there any Michaels or Lisas in your life?
My friend Char's husband, who died a few years ago, was Michael.

8) Also in 1962, Marlene White, the first African American flight attendant for a major US airline, appeared on the cover of Jet magazine. What's the last magazine you flipped through? Was it in print or online?
Food Network magazine.  One of the two magazines I subscribe to.

9) Random Question: After enjoying a long, relaxing weekend, do you find yourself more or less productive on Monday morning?
Since I'm retired, I don't have long, relaxing weekends.  Saturday and Sunday are pretty much the same as Monday.

 

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