Saturday, July 23, 2016

Surf City-Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Surf City (1963)
... Because Melissa suggested Jan and Dean. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) When the song was written, "Surf City" was a fictitious town.* Tell us a song that is set in a real place. I left my heart in San Francisco.  I love SF!

2) In the song, Jan and Dean sing about riding around in a 1934 station wagon, which means the car was 29 years old when the song was recorded. How old is your vehicle?

The ones we drive , are 2004 and 2006 respectively.  Mr BC has the British sport cars from the 50's

3) Are you good on a surf board? Never been on one, even though I am a California Girl.

4) When you spend time out in the sun, are you careful about applying sunscreen?  
Oh yes, today is our Car Show for the Greater Ozark British Motoring Clubwe belong to.  I will use lots of sunscreen.

5) Dean's original partner was Arnie Ginsburg. When Dean was drafted into the Army, Arnie didn't feel like waiting so he abandoned show business and went back to college. Today he holds several patents. What is something you wish someone would invent?

I can never remember mine

I wouldn't be afraid, and I would travel

6) Jan was a perpetual student who juggled college with recording. He not only graduated from UCLA, he completed two years of medical school at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. Have you ever considered going back to school? Not any more for a degree, but I enjoy the environment of school.

7) In 1966, Jan was sidelined by a serious car accident. During the years that he was unable to perform, partner Dean became a graphic artist. He designed logos and album covers for Steve Martin, Diana Ross and others. Do you feel you respond most to words, pictures, or music? I would say words and music and pictures. I found this yesterday and posted it to facebook.  I love the passion. 

8) In 1978, CBS made a TV movie about Jan and Dean. If they approached you about a made-for-TV movie of your life, who would you like to play you? Every time I answer this question, my answer is the same. Cathy Bates.

9) Random question:  Growing up, how did you learn about the birds and the bees? (From books/the web, from parents, from your friends...) From books, and movies in school, never discussed it with my parents...but sometimes as friends we would discuss stuff.


  1. Katie, that's beautiful! Your Scottish Fight song. My great gran was as Scot as they came and I saw her face in one of the people.

    Have a happy weekend. :o)

  2. I make my toast in a toaster oven which has a glass front ... so I can see it when it is getting "done."

  3. Your husband must take very, very good care of that car. 50+ years old!

  4. A bit like my last post re washing machine, they don't make em like they used to - talking cars now. The oldies are still the best.

  5. I think a dream catching pillow would be wonderful! I have a very active dream life, but don't do so good at remembering the dreams when I wake up anymore. If something could capture them for me, then I know I could get great stories out of them. :)

    Have a blessed day!

  6. I like the teleporter idea. A dream catching pillow would be great. I rarely dream, so when i do it would be nice to remember it long enough to tell someone.