Saturday, February 29, 2020

Saturday 9: On the Radio

The Saturday 9  meme is hosted by Sam Winters. Nine questions posted every Saturday — sometimes random, sometimes with a theme. This week, the theme is...

"On the Radio"
by Donna Summer (1979)

1. The action begins when a letter falls out of the pocket of a brown overcoat. What color is your coat?
I have a lot of coats. Most of them are leftovers from the time I spent living in Virginia. Most of them are black. But I also have a red wool short coat, a dark green parka, a light blue rain jacket, and a sort of beige puffy jacket. I don't have any brown coats.
2. The lyrics ask if it "kinda strikes you sad when you hear our song." We don't want to be sad this Saturday, so we're asking what song makes you happy.
Well, since we're talking Disco, I'll say Dancing Queen by Abba. We heard it in the supermarket the other day and I started singing right along. It always makes me feel happy. I asked my husband and the young grocery checker if they'd like to see me do my dancing queen routine. They both said no! 
3. Right before this song hit the charts, Donna Summer hit the cover of Newsweek. Are there any magazines in your home now? If yes, who is on the cover?
There are hundreds of magazines in my home right at this minute. Most of them are years old. I tend to accumulate magazines without really noticing it. I have no idea who's on the cover of most of them. But the Vanity Fair on the coffee table in front of me here has someone named Ana de Armas on the cover. I have no idea who she is or why they chose her for a cover shot. I will Google her.
4. Donna wrote the lyrics to this song, while producer Giorgio Moroder wrote the tune. Moroder is known as "the father of disco." Is disco a genre you enjoy?
Some of it. I used to like it lot back in the '70s — loved to dance to the BeeGees. Even got the hubby to learn to do the Hustle. Of course, we were both very young back then, and a lot more limber. 
5. This song got additional airplay throughout the 1980s because the game show The Price Is Right played it every time a contestant won a stereo. Today, the most popular audio equipment sold at Best Buy is a sound bar to improve the quality of TV audio. Have you added a sound bar or sound system to your TV?
We have a Sonos sound system in the house, and we could play the TV through that. I think my husband would like to install a sound bar — he looks at them whenever we're out shopping. But I'm not sure I really want all that sound booming at me all the time. 
6. Moroder has won two Academy Awards for Best Song. The first was for "Flashdance ... What a Feeling" from Flashdance and the second was for "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun. Do you  have a favorite movie soundtrack?
Haven't listened to any movie soundtracks for quite a while. I used to like the soundtrack from Barry Lyndon, the Stanley Kubrick film. Also loved the soundtracks from A Hard Day's Night and Help!, the Beatles' movies.
7. He grew up in Ortsei, Italy. Located in Northern Italy, the Ortsei economy is fueled by tourists who ski in winter, hike in summer and shop for woodcarvings all year around. Do out-of-towners find their way to your hometown more often in summer or winter?
My hometown is San Antonio TX, and they get tourists at all times of the year.
8. Kourtney Kardashian was born in 1979, the year this record was a hit. Keeping Up with the Kardashians has been on since 2007. Have you ever seen it?
No. I'm not even really sure who the Kardashians are, or why anyone would want to keep up with them.
9. Random question — When getting dressed in the morning, what's the second item of clothing you put on?
Second item? Well, when I get out of bed, I usually throw on the sweats that I wear for my morning stretching workout. So I guess the second thing I put on is usually a sports bra. Unless I'm going bra-less that day. OK, I guess that might be too much info. And not a pretty picture, believe me. 

Happy Saturday, everyone!

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