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Saturday 9: Hotel California (1977)
... Because Country Dew suggested it. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) Composer Don Henley says this song is about the "journey from innocence to experience." Where do find yourself on that journey? Are you more innocent, or experienced?
A. I'm too old to claim innocence in/of many of the things that are sung about in this song. I've never actually liked this song very much. Sorry, Country Dew.
2) The lyrics refers to the "warm smell of colitas." Do you know what it is that the Eagles noticed in the air?
A. Since that is the diminutive of bud, I'd guess "burning weed".
3) The girl in the song had her head turned by luxury, including jewelry from Tiffany's and Mercedes Benz autos. Do you consider yourself materialistic?
A. No. The things I wanted in life were never expensive material. But I do have a nice stash of yarn and fabric, and about a 30 year supply of worn out Levi's. I've been in love with denim my whole life, and ever since I made a fishing hat for Mr. Z. from the pockets, I've been hankering to make scads of stuff out of them.
|Log Cabin Quilt|
|Everything on a pair of jeans is useable|
They are in my will.
4) This recording has been lauded by music publications for for its long guitar solo. Are you good on the guitar?
A. I was, once upon a time, an amateur singer of Old Timey, Folk and Country while playing my guitar. I knew all the chords. I was never able to read anything but the treble clef, though, which is mostly what you need.
5) There's an error in the lyrics and Don Henley can get a bit testy when interviewers bring it to his attention. Here's the lyric: "So I called up the captain and said, 'Please bring me your wine.' He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since 1969.'" Do you know what's wrong with it?
A. No. But, I hope someone does, I'm sure actually that someone does, *smiles* and will clue in the clueless ones.
6) Known as the Eagles' drummer, Henley now spends less time at his drum kit. Sitting at that angle for an extended period of time hurts his back. Sam believes this proves all those warnings she heard from her parents about good posture are true. Do you pay attention to your posture?
A. I used to, and then I got my back broken by a so called "tame" saddle horse.
7) Joe Walsh is considered the wild man of the Eagles. Think of your circle of friends. Who is the most unpredictable?
A. Joe Walsh is my all time favorite player.
The husband of a friend of mine who, bless his heart, has OCD, and he's predictably unpredictable. He has, over the years, said so many inappropriate things to me I've lost count. She always says to him, "J, have you forgotten to take your meds again??!!!" In my view some things he said had nothing to do with OCD.
8) In 1977, Star Wars premiered. How many Star Wars movies have you seen?
A. I guess, through the largess of my BIL, we've now been gifted with them all. So, I've probably seen all of them. Thank you, G!
9) Random question: "Nosocomephobia" is the fear of hospitals. Are you nosocomephobic?
A. You made that up didn't you? Confess! No, I'm not afraid of hospitals but I STILL don't want to go to anymore of them. Abbastanza!