Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday 9: LIttle Red Corvette

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: LIttle Red Corvette

Every Saturday I take time off from written on serious topics to have some fun…

From the archives.
In memory of Prince (1958-2016)

1) The subject of this song is frankly sexual. Do you blush easily?

2) Prince was his real first name (Prince Rogers, to be exact). Growing up, his relatives called him "Skipper." Do you have any nicknames within your family?
My brother sometimes calls me “D”

3) Prince said he was "obsessed" with Mozart and read whatever he can find about the composer. What's the last book you read?
Well right now I am reading the Falling Kingdom series by Megan Rhodes, but my current thing is audio books. I found a source of free audio books of the classics, LibriVox and I am listening to Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars books about John Carter.

Also speaking of books this week I was on a panel about LGBT at the Connecticut Library Association conference
4) Between Prince and The Beach Boys, the Corvette is a much sung-about car. Tell us about your vehicle. 
It is a blue 2012 Plug-in Prius and right now I am getting 67 mpg.

5) In the 1980s, when Prince was popular, MTV could turn a song into a hit. In 2016, where do you hear new music?
I really don’t here “new music” because I mostly listen to the classic songs from the sixties and seventies.

6) In 1982, when "Little Red Corvette" ruled the airwaves, Braniff Airways shocked the travel industry and threw passengers into chaos by declaring bankruptcy. When did you last fly? Did your trip go smoothly? 
My last airplane trip was in March of 2006 and it was for business and I flew on the company’s jet. That was my first post on this blog.

Before that my last vacation that I traveled on a plane was to Washington state to my cousin’s wedding in 1999.

7) 1982 is also the year Disney opened Epcot. Have you ever been to a Disney park?
Nope and I don’t intend to go to any amusement parks. If I could get in free to walk around then I might go, but I have no interests in any of the rides.

8) 1982 is the year Cheers premiered. The sitcom was set in a bar where "everybody knows your name." Tell us about your favorite local bar or restaurant. 
My local restaurant where everyone knows my name is at a whole in the wall seafood place called the Blue Lobster.

9) The 1980s were considered a highpoint in professional tennis, with Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe dominating the sport. Do you play tennis?
Nope, too much like work chasing a ball around.


  1. 67 mpg sounds very impressive, and very good for the environment!

  2. Are the readers any good on those audiobooks? I love audiobooks, too.

  3. I would love to try a plug in car like that. It would be a lot of fun to drive.

  4. I try to stay with it on new music. But I will admit that rock never got better than the 60s-70s. Some just as good (Green Day, U2, Coldplay and the like)but none better...

  5. I love audio books, I get a lot through my public library.

  6. Kudos on the MPGs, and thank you for that link! Ahhh, music. My favorite genre is rock, next is classical.