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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Edited: Goodbye David Bowie, hello Sponge Bob. What the frak? Saturday9

Let's Dance

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Saturday 9: Let's Dance (1983)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

In memory of David Bowie (1947-2016).  

1) In this song, David encourages his partner to "put on your red shoes and dance." When did you last dance?
I danced last night with the bears in a show we were watching.  Their tree rubbing had been set to music...too cute to resist.

2) Mr. Bowie recalled that he and choreographer Toni Basil developed a dance step now known as "the moonwalk" for his 1974 tour, nearly a decade before Michael Jackson performed "Billie Jean." Can you think of something you should have gotten credit for, but didn't?  

You'll likely hate this TMI answer but here goes:
A painting in Kindergarten.  It was mine but some Fair Haired Boy, astoundingly enough, claimed it. And the teacher was so stupid, or prejudiced, that she believed him.  It was only the beginning salvo. I learned very quickly that the truth meant nothing.  Dark, I know.  And I learned to sign paintings and any other thing I made.  Ouch!  I guess that spot is still sore!  

David Bowie shouldn't have been miffed. He didn't invent the moonwalk. African Americans did a lonnnng time ago. 

3) Similarly, the band Roxy Music was upset because Bowie copied their "catsuit look" for his own stage wardrobe and made it famous. What do you usually wear, Monday through Friday?
Let's see.  I wear (all seven days actually) some sort of Tee, dressed up ones with beaded edges, or traveler's souvenirs, plain or adorned, as well as comfortable pants. In summer, I wear dresses most days.  Gee, who is Roxy Music?
heh heh 

4) David Bowie was particular about the aftershave he wore, and one of his favorites was by Guerlain. Do you regularly apply cologne or aftershave?
No, many just give me a headache or sneezing fits.

5) In school, David's best subject was art. Think back to your own school days. In which class did you excel?
Edit:  This sounded so wrong, sorry. To be honest, I was very studious, and very good at many things but, of course, not everything- certainly not most maths.  Some maths were easy, some were pure "Greek".   

6) In addition to art and music, David Bowie displayed a keen head for business, leaving a fortune of more than $600,000,000. Would you describe yourself as "good with money?"
Not as good as that Bowie was!, But I had this amazing hunch, and begged Mr.Z to buy Qualcomm stocks.  He's still waiting to hear the end of that one, poor guy!

7) Bowie also appeared in a variety of movies from The Man Who Fell to Earth to Zoolander. Who is your all time favorite movie actor?
My favorites are just too numerous to mention. But I'm pretty sure what Kwizgiver's  going to say. lol 

8) One of Bowie's hits is "Life on Mars." If you had the opportunity to travel into space, would you take it?
Probably not.  Really, I'd rather climb a tree.  That's high enough for me.  Tree Sitting.. It's a wonderful view!  I'm so into fixing earth first. 

9) The creators of SpongeBob Square Pants are huge Bowie fans and were thrilled when, in 2007, he appeared in an episode. Sam suspects that she may be the only person who hasn't seen that cartoon show. What about you? Have you ever watched an episode of SpongeBob, start to finish?
I'm sorry to say that I'm just too old to watch sponge Bob, not that I'd pay any attention to him if I were younger.  I'm just sorry to be so old.  

The whole thing was, whatever else it may be, a great marketing Scheme. Someone really knew how to take an idea beyond reason- one might say, into outer space, and make little kids beg for more, more, more!  Ground breaking tactic, eh?


  1. Mean fair haired kid! Isn't it amazing how some lessons stay with us for the rest of our lives?

    1. Yes, CountryDew, if they are instructive enough, they do. I reckon I came into life with a lot of Karmic debt. lol Actually, it's a comfort to believe that way sometimes. You can see it as working off your servitude!

  2. I always loved math but, I was never that good at it. My son is really gifted in math.

    1. Math is hard, as it seems to be building on ait. I guess it's actually a language that can define the unseen. You need a good teacher who can see what's wrong and explain it to you, so you can see the magic, too.

    2. PS. How wonderful that your son is excelling in something he enjoys. :-)

  3. Kwizgiver fooled us, she answered Meryl Streep

    1. Another great one. And her witch in "Into that Woods" was fabulous, "Postcards from the Edge", "Silkwood","Lunassa",

  4. I still am not at any good at math and I get paid to be a writer. So I'm concluding that my high school instincts about which subjects mattered and which didn't turned out to be correct. Or maybe it was self-fulfilling prophecy ...

  5. You did find a career in your chosen field but I'll bet that if you wanted math and science you'd have been talked out of it.
    Many School districts discouraged females from entering math and science careers because they wouldn't "distinguish" themselves and would be "wasting tax payers dollars as they defaulted and dropped out". We lost a lot of great minds that way. This went on until the mid sixties, then abruptly changed. It will keep changing, too or women will demand to know why.Smaller families helped.

    1. i went to college in the '90s but i was turned away from going into computer science, something which interested me a lot through high school (where i was allowed to take as many compsci classes as i wanted!), because i was female. so there was still a bit of that going on in the '90s. but there seems to be a whole movement now with "girls can code" and stuff, so that's great. seems like i was born 20 years too early. :(


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