Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hot Songs- Saturday 9

Saturday 9: LIttle Red Corvette
(recommended by Smellyann)

No link this week. Prince apparently is very strict about copyright infringement.

1) The subject of this song is frankly sexual. Do you blush easily? Not much any more, it takes a lot to make this old lady blush.  I found a link at Metacafe Here and I do remember the song....I usually miss the sexual references in music. I just listen to the tune.

2) Prince is his real name (Prince Rogers, to be exact). Growing up, his relatives called him "Skipper." Do you have any nicknames within your family? KatyDid.

3) Prince says he's "obsessed" with Mozart and reads whatever he can find about the composer. What's the last book you read? I just finished Messenger by Lois Lowrey. It is book 3 of The Giver Quartet. Kwizgiver has a good post about The Giver this week. I have seen a trailer for the movie and I think it must be based on the quartet as I had seen scenes that I did not recognize from the book.  I wonder if liberties were taken, probably!

4) Between Prince and The Beach Boys, the Corvette is a much sung-about car. Tell us about your vehicle.  I drive a 2004 Cadillac CTS and I love it!  Mr BC is currently restoring a 1961 TR-3A it will be cool and has other British sports cars that have been restored.  It should look like this when it is done.

5) In the 1980s, when Prince was popular, MTV could turn a song into a hit. In 2014, how do you hear new music? On the Today Show summer concert series, today it was Fallout Boy and I did recognize some of their music.  I have found some good music that I would ordinarily not hear.

6) In 1982, when "Little Red Corvette" ruled the airwaves, Braniff Airways shocked the travel industry and threw passengers into chaos by declaring bankruptcy. When did you last fly? Did your trip go smoothly?  It is not as much fun to fly anymore.  The last trip I made was in March when I was out in CA visiting the Grandsons. I had to make 2 layovers in order to fly in and out of Santa Barbara....that makes a long day.  This was the first time they lost my luggage.  It showed up the next day. 

7) 1982 is also the year Disney opened Epcot. Have you ever been to a Disney park?  Been to Disney Land more times that I can count.  I went the first year they opened in 1955 and the last time I went was in 2011 for my Grandson's first visit.  I was raised in SoCal.  I have never been to any other of the other parks, and don't think I will at this point.  Both of the boys have been now.  Back in the never got enough of these....

8) 1982 is the year Cheers premiered. The sitcom was set in a bar where "everybody knows your name." Tell us about your favorite local bar or restaurant. When we lived in CA we use to have a favorite called Honolulu Harrys. It has been bought out and is still a luau themed restaurant but not the same.  When ever we asked where do you want to go it was always.... 
Honolulu Harrys.

9) The 1980s were considered a highpoint in professional tennis, with Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe dominating the sport. Do you play tennis? We lived in an apartment in Cincinnati many years that had a tennis court and I took lessons, but didn't care for it enough to keep it up.  I never had anyone to play with. 


  1. I don't know anything about cars, but I think that little British sports car is *adorable!* That's a very cool hobby Mr. BC has.

  2. I read The Giver for the Bingo challenged I posted a week or so ago, as the book to movie title. I can't figure out what role Meryl Streep will play, or how there will be a role big enough for her.

  3. That is *some* car Mr. BC is working on. Way cool.

  4. My brother had a white with red interior '61 MGB that used to drive, I would love to get another one.

  5. That car is nice! And I guess I better read The Giver. I borrowed it from the library last time we went but had to return it before I got to start it. And wow! 50 cents for admission? Wish that were the case now! :P

  6. Never heard of the Giver - probably need to check that out. Awesome car! And I remember those tickets :)

  7. I love The Phoenix by Fallout Boy. I often like new music that through my son, stuff I wouldn't ordinarily listen to myself! I have loved a Honolulu Harry's near me too, Sounds fun!

  8. I didn't know Prince was his real name. I live and learn. But hey, how about that car. I love it. I'm thrilled to hear about Mr BC's work with British sports cars. I had a friend who owned a TR3 and I was so jealous. ... smiles.

  9. Honolulu Harry's sounds fun. The car will look amazing!! I'm blown away by 50¢ Disney parks admission - wow!

  10. Katydid? What did Katy do? Bet you never heard that one, huh? I love that card about the lyrics of songs. I did a post recently about explaining lyrics to kids.