Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday 9 Taking a Break

Saturday 9: Hawaii Five-O (1969)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This is the theme from the TV show that originally ran from 1968 to 1980 and is on now again with a new cast. 
Were you/are you a fan? I watched the 1968 incarnation.  I haven't been a fan of most re-do's of old shows, it usually is not the same.  I enjoyed the show when it was on but was a fan of James McArthur.

2) On both shows, Five-O is an elite police task force led by Det. Lt. Steve McGarrett. Who is your favorite TV cop? 
Barney Miller! Mr BC and I are currently watching Life on Netflix, It only made two seasons, but was a great show with Damien Lewis, I like cops with quirks.

3) On both shows, the part of Danny "Danno" Williams was played by a second generation performer. (James MacArthur was the son of Broadway legend Helen Hayes; Scott Caan is the son of movie actor James Caan.) If you followed one of your parents into their chosen profession, what would you be doing? 
I guess I would be a lawyer or a law secretary as that was what dad and mom were.  She ran his office.  It skipped a generation and DD1 is an attorney. 

4) Both shows are filmed in Hawaii, the boyhood home of President Obama. Have any of our 44 Presidents hailed from your state? 
Harry Truman was born in Lamar MO.  Not to far from where we live, we went to see his home a very small one room house if I remember correctly. We would like to visit his home in Kansas City one of these days. He vacationed in Key West when we were there in 1968 and we went out to the Naval Air Station to see him and Bess get off the plane.

5) Kona coffee is made from beans cultivated on the Big Island of Hawaii. Are you a big coffee drinker? 
I like coffee and have a cup every morning. I don't think I would be called a big coffee drinker.

6) This week's song was written by the late Morton Stevens. In addition to composing for TV shows, he was the musical director for a group of entertainers known in the 60s as "The Rat Pack." Can you name any "Rat Pack" members? YES.

7) This week's featured band, The Ventures, began when Don Wilson purchased a used car from Bob Bogle. During negotiations, they discovered a shared passion for playing guitar. Did you buy your current ride new or used? Did the negotiations go smoothly? 
We bought it new 10 years ago and it is still running smoothly.  The negotiations were smooth as Mr BC worked for GM at the time.  Our Toyota Truck is still running good too. Those are our two most recent purchases, both over 10 years ago.

8) The year this song was popular, 1969, is when Donald and Doris Fisher opened a San Francisco clothing store called The Gap. Today there are more than 3,200 Gap locations. 
Do you shop at The Gap or I shop the Gap for things for the grandsons.  It is too young for me.

9)  Random question: What's on your Saturday to-do list? 
Mr BC is back from California. I had a root-canal Wednesday and it was too painful to shop until today.  I usually try to stay out of the grocery stores on the weekends but no excuses, I have to shop.

I have been away from the Blog as well as Saturday 9 and other memes for a while.  I guess I have become a little bored with answering questions so I am going to take a break for a while and just follow some of the other blogs I really like.  So I am on summer break, I won't post unless I have something interesting to say, maybe a few Friday Fragments . I will come back when I decide about what I want to do with this space. 


  1. Breaks are good. I hope you are getting a few good trips in.

    Suzanne Purkis has launched a site similar in challenges to Trifecta. I have no connection to the site.

  2. Have a great blog vacation. I look forward to reading all you've been up to!

  3. Have a good blog vacation. But don't forget to come back!

  4. Quirky cops make a huge difference to the show - takes murders and muggings to a interestingly new level. And I love your succinct answer to No:6. Geniusly funny!

    If your sticking with just blogs for a while, feel free to give my other non-meme, general blog the once over. I'll leave the link anyhow for your consideration and will be sure to reply:

  5. Funny- you said Barney Miller and I said Fish.

  6. I have to have a root canal, too. Not looking forward to it! Sorry yours hurt so much. :(

    Very cool memory about Truman in Key West!

  7. I'm with you on the posting regular thing. It's starting to wear on me too. I've have 5-6 posts I've started writing that have just petered out because I wonder what the point is. I hate to lose connection with some blog "friends" but sometimes the blog feels like it's hanging over my head.
    I'm sorry about the root canal. Dental work is yucky! I hope you're feeling better this weekend.

  8. The Rat Pack... only one that defied identification!
    I have waned a little in the blogging world... once a week post now plus a video clip to keep it going. I have noticed a drop in blog visitors too so perhaps the apathy is a worldwide thing.