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Friday, June 23, 2017

Saturday 9: Doobies---- doo bee doo bee doo....

Thank you, Sam!  ðŸ˜€

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

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Saturday 9: Listen to the Music (1972)

Because Zippi requested it.

1) The lyrics say, "What the people need is a way to make them smile." What song lifts your spirits and makes you smile every time you hear it?
This one!  I love this song!

2) Lead vocalist/composer Tom Johnston reports that he's made a lot in royalties because so many radio stations use this as a jingle. Tell us a jingle that sticks in your head.

"Feed him Doctor Ross Dog Food and do him a favor
It's got more meat and it's got more flavor
Got more meat to make him feel the way he should
Dr. Ross' Dog food is doggone good."

3) The Doobie Brothers got their start in San Jose, California. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, thanks to all the tech companies that have headquarters there. Let's talk about the device you're on right now: are all your applications up to date?  
This thing nags you until you update, unless it beats you to it.

4) When they were still a local band, the Doobie Brothers had a strong following among bikers. Are you attracted to biker culture?
I like motorcycles a lot, though I'm not drawn to the Biker Culture- just the rides.  My uncle used to take me on rides on his Harley in the 50's, and that's when I first fell for motorcycles.  I like how the engine throbs go all the way through your body.  And, I like speeeeeeeeeeed.  Wheeee!

5) This week's song is from Toulouse Street, which is considered their "breakthrough" album. Tell us about a moment in your own life that you consider a "breakthrough."
Mr. Z and a friend took off at the crack of dawn to go fishing, and I was making coffee over a campfire in the San Bernardino mountains.  I stood up and looked into the sky and felt something move through my body and mind.  I felt like I was loved to the very center of my soul for the first time in my life.  It was an epiphany for me.  

6) In 1987, the Doobie Brothers did a benefit performance for Vietnam Veterans at the Hollywood Bowl. Next to the Beatles, it was the fastest-selling ticket in Hollywood Bowl history. Which group do you listen to more often -- the Doobies or the Beatles?
The Doobies.  Their songs always make me feel like I'm "just alright".

7) In 1972, when this song was popular, Wranglers were America's best-selling jeans. Are you brand-loyal to one jeans manufacturer?
 I'll always be a Levi's gal.  I've worn them all my life and if my trainer can work magic, I'll wear them again.

8) Grocery stores saw seafood prices fluctuate wildly in 1972 because of a series of confrontations between the United Kingdom and Iceland regarding fishing rights in the North Atlantic. (Iceland won.) What was the most recent seafood dish that you enjoyed?
It was a long time ago because I haven't been able to eat shellfish in an "age", and I liked it the best of all seafood.  I do like fish and chips from Pt. Loma. So, there you go, another rambling wishy-washy answer.

9) Random question: Which of these "top ten" lists would you prefer to be on -- the sexiest, the smartest or the richest?
Since Smarts without money is no longer any real choice in this culture, I'm thoroughly torn.  I guess I'd rather be in the "smartest list" than, say, among some of those Slithis spawn in the "richest list". 


  1. Your "breakthrough" answer is as inspiring as your "slithis" answer is creepy. :)

    1. :) i will take that as a compliment. lol

  2. I used to go backpacking, and you are right. Sitting in the middle of no place with the coffee on the fire and the eggs sizzling in the frying pan with the bacon; it is so peaceful.

    1. It is the best of what it must have been in the days of the free Native American summer hunts. But,then, they didn't have coffee. Hmmmm? I like ours better for that reason.

  3. Loved the mental image you painted talking about why you like motorcyles. I can just picture you...head thrown back, dashing scarf around your neck, yelling "Wheeeeeeeee!" :)
    What an amazing moment you had there in the mountains!

    1. It was really a turning point for me. And yes, I wouldn't do a long scarf-too dangerous- but that's the freeeeeedommmmm of the wind in your hair and the bugs in your teeth days of motorcycle riding. lol

  4. Your answers make me so happy! The epiphany in the mountains gave me chills! What a glorious feeling.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the answers. And yes, that mountain moment was highly instructive, and formative. And, as you say, Glorious.

  5. I hate those nasty update popups. I usually get my son to take care of them for me.

    1. Indeed, they are so pesky! I'm glad that they happen but still! grrrrrrr.....

  6. Most excellent answers from a most excellent woman today! Thank you. Are you allergic to shellfish, too?

    1. You're so sweet! And yes, alas, I am allergic to shellfish. We are from the highlands, you know. Though that should mean I like salmon but I loathe it! ick! heehee

  7. I didn't see a link for your song.

  8. Oh, Sorry Bev. I meant that I liked the song that Gal picked. It always makes me feel good.


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