It’s Towel Day!

Neil Young – Heart of Gold

Today’s Quotes: “Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.” — Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

“This must be Thursday,” said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. “I never could get the hang of Thursdays.” — Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Towel Day: A tribute to Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
Fondly remembering Douglas Adams and how he changed my view of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. What was the name of the alter-ego Garth Brooks used to record pop songs? A) Donnie Brooks B) Chad Brock C) Chris Gaines
2. Who had a hit in 1967 with Hey, What’s That Sound? A) Crosby, Still, & Nash B) The Byrds C) Buffalo Springfield
3. Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon, and Prince are this height. A) 5’2″ B) 5’3″ C) 5’4″
4. What kind of instrument is the piano considered in symphony orchestras? A) String B) Percussion C) Woodwind
5. What are the most numerous instruments in an orchestra? A) Flutes B) Clarinets C) Violins

Music Trivia Answers:
1. C) Chris Gaines
2. C) Buffalo Springfield [The title is actually For What It’s Worth. The song was going to be about rookie soldiers who had been thrown to the front lines during the Vietnam War, but when Stephen Stills witnessed a Los Angeles Police Department overreaction to a protest on Sunset Strip, he changed the message of the song. It became a song about unrest among youth who have been subjected to police oppression in the name of law and order. This was used a commercial for Miller beer. The antiestablishment message was, of course, ignored and the song was edited to avoid the line “There’s a man with a gun over there, telling you you’ve got to beware.” The commercial replaced this line by pulling up the chorus of “Everybody look what’s going down.” Neil Young was in the band, but Stills wrote it himself. Young has never allowed his songs to be used in commercials, and wrote a song bashing those who do called This Note’s For You. (]
3. A) 5’2″
4. B) Percussion [A percussion instrument, by definition, is something that is struck by a mallet. The piano is a percussion instrument because, when a musician tickles the ivories, a hammer strikes the piano’s strings. The piano is the most sophisticated of the percussion instruments and can play eighty-eight different notes. (A Visitor’s Guide to the Orchestra)]
5. C) Violins

I knew 2 and 4. Yes, I knew that a piano is a percussion instrument. I think I learned that in elementary school. I knew Paul Simon was short but I thought Prince was taller than that. Maybe it’s the heels.


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.