The Buckinghams – Kind of a Drag
Today’s Quote: “Natural ability without education has more often attained glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” — Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)
Obscure Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Which musical instrument did Sherlock Holmes play? A) Piano B) Cello C) Violin
2. What famous peace-loving musical couple hosted The Mike Douglas Show for a week in 1972? A) John Lennon & Yoko Ono B) Sonny & Cher C) The Captain & Tennille
3. Who were the Three Blind Mice chasing? A) The farmer B) The farmer’s wife C) The cat
4. Who composed the music for Modern Times and City Lights? A) Buster Crabbe B) Charlie Chaplin C) George M. Cohan
5. Samson and Delilah is this composer’s most famous opera. A) Saint-Saens B) Verdi C) Mozart
I’ve taken my first steps toward getting myself healthy, literally. I’ve decided on step-aerobics because it’s low impact, requires a minimal amount of inexpensive equipment that doesn’t take up much room, doesn’t require a gym membership, and I can do it in the buff. Maybe tonight I’ll watch the video and figure out how to make it more effective and interesting.
The idea is to keep it up and eventually get my weight down and loose my man boobs. My doctor seems to think that regular intense exercise will bring down my blood pressure and get my cholesterol levels in balance. I’m also hoping that the exercise will help reduce stress and help out with the suspected dysthymic disorder. If I can stick with it there are all kinds of benefits. The challenge will be sticking with it.
Obscure Music Trivia Answers:
1. C) Violin
2. A) John Lennon & Yoko Ono
3. B) The farmer’s wife
4. B) Charlie Chaplin
5. A) Saint-Saens
Today’s questions were somewhat obscure and nearly all of my correct answers were WAGs or by elimination so I’m not going to claim to have known any of them except #4. I guessed #1 (Holmes seems like a violin kind of guy).For #2, the words “peace-loving” gave it away, thereby eliminating Sonny & Cher and The Captain & Tenille. (I don’t remember that week.) I got #3 after running through the song in my head a couple of times. I recall seeing Modern Times on AMC a while back and the host mentioned that Chaplin had composed the score. As far as #5 goes, I had no clue what-so-ever. Did Mozart ever write an opera?