Saturday, October 24, 2015

It Don't Come Easy - Saturday 9

Saturday 9: It Don't Come Easy (1971)

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

1) This was Ringo's first big hit as a solo artist. Who is your favorite member of his old, very famous group, The Beatles? I really liked Ringo.  He seemed very funny and quirky. Of course, I thought Paul was dreamy. I love them still.  I would have been one of those girls at Ed Sullivan.  

2) In this song, Ringo sings that you have to pay your dues. Do you belong to any organizations that require you to pay dues? We pay dues to the Greater Ozark British Motoring Club. 

3) He also sings, "you don't have to shout." When did you last raise your voice? Probably, in frustration, at Totem....He is back to his fussy eating habits.  Last week he was looking for stuff to eat, this week he looks at it....and walks away. I 

4) Ringo has two piercings on each ear and one tattoo on each arm. Do you have more piercings or body art?
Just conventionally pierced ears. 
5) Ringo gave his first wife, Maureen, a one-of-a-kind birthday gift. Frank Sinatra made a recording of "The Lady Is a Tramp" personalized to her. Tell us about one of your most memorable birthday celebrations. It was not a  celebration for me but we were.....many years ago, able to throw my Dad a surprise party for his 60th. We lived in a great house for parties and everyone was there.

6) Ringo appeared as Mr. Conductor on Thomas the Tank Engine. He recorded the narration for the entire first season in just a week. Tell us what you did last week.  Not a dang thing, except feel bad.  Fall allergies are really bad for me this year.  It has been raining on and off for a couple of days which should, dampen down the allergens. I was looking forward to a weekend outing, which was cancelled for us, by Mr BC getting sick.

7) Ringo also did the narration for Ladybird children's books. Do you like audiobooks? We listen to audio books when ever we can, on long drives in the RV.

8) As a boy in Liverpool, Ringo loved watching American westerns. His passion for the genre is reflected in the outfit he's wearing on the sleeve for "It Don't Come Easy." Do you like cowboy movies/shows? We are currently hooked on Longmire. 

9) You know what else don't come easy? Nine questions every week. Crazy Sam has heard it all: this meme asks too many movie questions, too many questions about sports, too many questions that sound familiar ...  OK, now it's your turn. Help a tired meme mistress out. Contribute a random question that is not about movies or sports (pro or collegiate) and has never been asked before on this meme. Sam will compile these for an all-random Saturday 9 in November. That way she'll get a much-appreciated week off. Thanks for your help!
Do you have any irrational phobias?
Do you tend to hide something about your personality/essence when meeting new people? If yes, what?
Do you practice any kind of escapism? If yes, what kind? 
Do you have to look in the mirror before going out?
Has your 'resting face' ever got you in trouble?
What would your own fantasy world consist of?


  1. Loved your answers, and Yay, another Longmire fan! And what good questions you've done for this meme.

  2. I have allergies, too. Resorted to the Symbicort last night. I am of course supposed to use it frequently but I only use it when I absolutely must.

  3. I think as they got older, each of the Beatles really evolved into their own personalities in a way.

  4. I have Longmire in my recommendations queue. I'm going to have to watch it!

  5. My allergies have been giving me grief, too. I feel forever like I'm on a plane and waiting for my ears to pop.

  6. I was a teenager in the 60's so the Beatles were my heroes, I still love them!