Just supposin’ I don’t want to wait

Johnny Cash & June Carter – Jackson

Today’s Quote: “42 men were prosecuted at Atlantic City NJ in 1935 for appearing in public wearing bathing suits without tops. How many more years do we have to go for top-free equality?” — David Engman

We really enjoyed the play. Out of all the farmers in the play, Jacob had the hat with the most “character.”

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Which instrument is jazz great Stanley Turentine associated with? A) Piano B) Saxophone C) Guitar
2. Who first recorded the hit Chantilly Lace? A) The Big Bopper B) Ritchie Valens C) The Coasters
3. What was famed singer Jenny Lind’s nickname? A) The Swedish Nightingale B) Songbird of Paradise C) Swiss Miss
4. Which Beethoven Symphony is nicknamed Eroica? A) 2nd B) 3rd C) 5th
5. Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise was used in which Michelle Pfieffer film? A) Married to the Mob B) The Fabulous Baker Boys C) Dangerous Minds

Yesterday, I heard an ad on the radio about a jeweler’s wedding band sale and they’d like to get married couples to “upgrade” their wedding bands. One line in the ad intrigued me. It went something like, “If you can’t get your wedding ring off, we’ll cut it off while you wait.” What are my options if I’d rather not wait? Maybe I’ve got some shopping to do somewhere else.

Music Trivia Answers:
1. B) Saxophone
2. A) The Big Bopper [The Big Bopper’s real name was J.P. Richardson. He was a prominent DJ at KTRM in Beaumont, Texas who had a few hit records of his own. He also become a prolific songwriter, and his songs would later provide hits for Johnny Preston with Running Bear and George Jones with White Lightnin He died on Feb 3, 1959 in the plane crash that also killed Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. This day was immortalized in Don McLean’s song American Pie as “The day the music died.” In 1958 he recorded three music videos and in 1959 coined the term “rock video” in an interview. (Songfacts.com)]
3. A) The Swedish Nightingale
4. B) 3rd
5. C) Dangerous Minds [This is a reworking of Stevie Wonder’s 1976 song Pasttime Paradise. Coolio updated the lyrics to make it relevant to life on the streets in the mid-’90s. Coolio wrote this for the Michelle Pfeiffer movie Dangerous Minds. It appeared on the soundtrack before it was used on Coolio’s album because his record company did not want to release it at first. Weird Al Yankovic recorded a popular parody of this called Amish Paradise. Coolio did not give him permission to use it and claimed Al “desecrated” his song. They made peace and appeared together at the 1996 American Music Awards. (Songfacts.com)]


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