March 10, 2011

Rock ‘n Roll Fridays: Talking Heads

Talking Heads

Hi!  Welcome to Rock ‘n Roll Fridays!

We are like other memes in that we will ask you thirteen questions each and every Friday.
But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a singer, band, era or category and pick thirteen of their songs.  Each of our questions will be based on the lyrics.
Got it?  Great!  Let's begin this week's meme!  Today we picked Talking Heads.

1. Psycho Killer:
“I can’t seem to face up to the facts, I’m tense and nervous and I can’t relax. I can’t sleep cuz my bed’s on fire. Don’t touch me I’m a real live wire…”

What has kept you from a restful night’s sleep recently?

A sudden surge of writing inspiration.  (Coming soon to my blog)

2. Life During Wartime:
“This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco…this ain’t no foolin around. No time for dancing or lovey dovey. I ain’t got time for that now…”

Where was the last nightclub or disco you went to?

It’s been so long I can’t remember.  Never was much of a bar hopper.

3. Take Me To The River:
“Take me to the river. Dip me in the ocean. Take me to the river washing me down…”

When was the last time you took a dip in the water?

Does my morning shower count?
If not, then last summer while camping, in the lake.

4. Found A Job:
“Their show gets high ratings, they think they have a hit. There might be a spin off, but they’re not sure ‘bout that”

What is your favorite TV spin off show of all time?

“Laverne & Shirley” which was a spin-off of “Happy Days”
(“Joanie Loves Chachi” not so much)

5. Once In A Lifetime:
“And you may ask yourself How do I work this? And you may ask yourself Where is that large automobile? And you may tell yourself This is not my beautiful house! And you may tell yourself This is not my beautiful wife!”

Are you happy with your choices of car, house and spouse/no spouse?

(That’s 3 questions in one!)  "Yes" to the car and spouse.  "No" to the house.

6. This Must Be The Place:
“Out of all those kinds of people, you got a face with a view. I’m just an animal looking for a home, share the same space for a minute or two…”

Who has a face with a view?

Perhaps Helen of Troy?  Her face supposedly launched a thousand ships, after all.

7. Girlfriend Is Better:
“I got a girlfriend that’s better than this, and you don’t remember at all. As we get older and stop making sense, You won’t find her waiting long…”

What is the shortest date or relationship you have ever had?

Overnight.  ;)

8. Swamp:
“Everyone wants to explode. And when your hands get dirty, nobody knows you at all. Don’t have a window to slip out of . Lights on, nobody home”

Where was the last homeless person you saw and what was he/she doing?

There’s a local homeless guy who rides his bike all over town.  He really gets around!

9. Road To Nowhere:
“We’re on the road to paradise. Here we go. We’re on a road to nowhere, come on inside. Takin that ride to nowhere, we’ll take that ride”

When was the last time you took a day trip or a road trip?

Last weekend, up to Frankenmuth, Michigan. (Yes, once again!)

10. And She Was:
"The word was movin and she was right there with it and she was”

Are you keeping up with the world? What piece of modern technology do you still need to own/use?

A computer.  But this question would be much more telling if it asked what I still don’t need to own/use.  Like a cell phone/smart/phone, for instance; I don't need one of those.

11. Wild Wild Life:
"Sleepin on the interstate oh oh oh…getting wild wild life. Checkin in and checkin out oh oh oh, I got a wild wild life. "

When was the last time you stayed at a motel/hotel and what town were you in?

I spent a Friday/Saturday at the Bavarian Inn recently in (where else?) Frankenmuth, MI.

12. Nothing But Flowers:
“Once there were parking lots, now it’s a peaceful oasis, you got it you got it. Once it was a pizza Hut, now it’s all covered with daisies. I miss the honky tonks, Dairy Queens and 7-11 s…”

What would you miss if nature grew back over malls and concrete?

Dairy Queen for sure!  Not much else though, really.  I’d like to live in a log cabin in the woods.

13. Building On Fire:
“When my love stands next to your love, I can’t define love, when it’s not love…”

Define love.

Always caring about the feelings, wants and needs of another over your own.

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  1. 1. Single with no sex.
    2. Some time in the early 2000s. My ex was a drummer in a band. I'd go and encourage the crowd to dance, sometimes I'd be the only person on the dance floor.
    3. A week ago. It's hot here already, in the 80s.
    4. Laverne and Shirley.
    5. New car--love it. New apartment--love it for this time in my life. No spouse--really love that.
    6. Well, I guess I'd say Adrian Paul--my favorite TV star crush.
    7. One night stand?
    8. Skateboarding.
    9. Last weekend.
    10. Cell phone-I hate what they've done to people and I don't want to be turned (like a vampire) into one of them.
    11. B&B in Prescott, AZ a month ago.
    12. I'd miss Drive in Theaters and carnivals.
    13. It's a verb, not a noun and it's backed with action.

  2. Interesting questions to ponder. Love Talking Heads. David Byrne was the first concert I went to with Mrs. MM. Great talent.

  3. Great questions...the Disco was at a place called the Plankhouse...danced every weekend...last hotel, Victoria, it there.....if malls grew over, I would miss..Nordstrom's shoe sales and shortest date was a blind date that drove a hunderd miles an hour.....ah memories...bkm

  4. Great to see you back Eric! : ) I forgot about Laverne & Shirley. Loved that show! Yes, love is defined similarly by many of us. : ) Looking forward to your writing surge. Have a great weekend!


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