23 July 2022
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Saturday 9: Diamonds (2012)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it
1) In this song, Rihanna sings that when she looks at her lover, she sees the
light in his eyes. The internet is filled with makeup tips for making your eyes
look brighter. Drugstores sell eye drops that promise to get the red out. Are
you bright-eyed this morning?
I am never bright eyed in the morning...or any other time. I am famous for
2) She likens him to a shooting star. Astronomers tell us that shooting stars
aren't that rare at all. They occur when dust, asteroids or comets enter the
earth's atmosphere, and are often visible on clear, pollution-free nights. Have
you ever seen a shooting star?
Many. The best was the Perseids meteor shower, which we saw in the hills
above Yosemite valley. It was magical.
3) In ancient Rome, shooting stars were considered good luck, especially for
those going into battle, while some tribes in East Africa believed shooting
stars were a harbinger of doom. Are you superstitious?
I am aware of superstitions like black cats, ladders, cracks in the street, etc.
and may think about them when they appear, but I am never affected by or
act on them.
4) The singer of "Diamonds" hosted a lavish Diamond Ball to raise funds for
education programs in Malawi, Senegal, and the country of her birth, Barbados.
Rhianna named her charity initiative the Clara Lionel Foundation after her
grandparents. If you were to name your foundation after your grandparents, what
would it be called? What would you ideally like to do in their honor?
Probably Vaudevillians for Theater, which would raise money for local theaters.
My father's parents were in vaudeville, he a singer, she a chorus girl.
5) Rhianna recently had her first baby, a boy. According to the Social
Security Administration, the top names for baby boys in 2021 were Liam and Noah.
Is there a Liam or Noah in your life?
Jeri's godmother's son is Liam, whom we have known since before he was
conceived. And one of my pen pals had a son named Noah who died recently.
6) When she was still in her teens, Rhianna entered a beauty pageant on a
dare, and won! Can you recall a time you acted on a dare?
I can't recall ever being dared to do anything.
7) While on tour, she likes to sneak out into the audience, just to get the
vibe from out there. To disguise herself, Rhianna slips on a black oversized
hoodie. Are hoodies a staple of your wardrobe?
I never wear hoodies.
8) In 2012, the year this song topped the charts, London hosted the Olympic
Games. If you won a trip to London, what would you like to see?
We've been to London many times and have seen most of the big things that you
want to see in London. Now when we go to London, we visit Leicester Square
and buy cheap tickets and see lots of theater.
9) Random question: Did either or both your parents go to college?
No, but they both graduated from high school.
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