Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday 9: Angel

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Angel (1998)
... because Bev recommended it

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…
I will be attending a concert on the green this afternoon so I might be a little late in answering your comments.

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Sarah McLachlan wrote this song about someone she barely knew. She read the obit of Jonathan Melvoin, keyboard player for the Smashing Pumpkins, who died of a heroin overdose. What's the most recent news story that touched you deeply?
Yikes! There are so many stories that move me, I’m a sucker for cute puppies and kittens articles.

2) Ms. McLachlan performed this in tribute to Linda McCartney at the 1999 Concert for Linda. She was expressing her hope that, in death, Linda found relief and peace after a long and painful battle with cancer. What do you think happens to us when we die?
When we die nothing happens… we’re dead.

3) Daytime dramas General Hospital and As the World Turns used this song on-air after a major character died. Do you follow any "soap operas?"

4) In 2007, Sarah donated her recording of this song to the ASPCA. Do you have a pet? If yes, how did you get it (shelter, pet store, etc.)?
No, I don’t have a pet. I like pets but I just don’t want to be tied down with one. It is a big responsibility to have a pet that I don’t want to take on.

5) She admits she can't watch those ASPCA commercials, where her recording of "Angel" plays over sad photos of animals. Is there a TV commercial that really gets to you (in either a good or a bad way)?
I forget what they are selling but what gets me is the ad that says something like, “and six is greater than four.” Do they really think that we don’t know six is greater than four?

6) In 1994, Sarah was stalked by an obsessed fan. Tell us about a time you were really frightened. In retrospect, was your fear commensurate with the threat?
Yeah, there was one time I was scared.
One of my technicians was transferred into my department; he was working at another department that was fifteen miles away. They shut down the department there and told him he couldn’t get unemployment compensation because they offered him a job less than 20 miles away, so he had a 30 mile commute every day. He wasn’t a happy camper and didn’t want to be there, and I didn’t blame him.
Well he owned many, many guns and talked about guns with some of the other technicians (when he did socialize with other technicians), he also wasn’t mentally stable (I leaned latter from other technicians that he was on medication for bipolar disorder).
One day he flipped out, one of the other technicians offered to help him when he was trying to fix an electronic printed circuit board. He tried to strangle him but he picked on the wrong technician, he was a master sergeant in the air force reserves. Since the company takes a dim view of their employee attacking another employee I had to fire him. As the HR person and me were escorting him off of the company property he said that we better watch out backs and as we were walking back to the building I turned to that HR manager and told her that I was taking the rest of the day and tomorrow off. The company had security people there for a week just in case.

7) Sarah was adopted by Jack and Dorice McLachlan. Though she has a friendly relationship with her birth mother, she always considered Dorice her mother and sees herself behaving with her son the way Dorice did with her. Is there anyone in your family that you feel you resemble, either physically or by behavior?
Yeah, my mother. My sister-in-law thinks that my brother and I are like our parents.

8) McLachlan is one of the founders of Lilith Fair, a summer concert series designed to showcase talented female performers. Do/did your summer plans include an outdoor concert?
As a matter of fact yes. That is where I am this afternoon.

9) Random question: Which of these men would you most like to be seated with at dinner -- Clint Eastwood, Prince William or Jimmy Fallon?
Well since Clint Eastwood is strongly conservative I don’t think we would have much of a dinner conversation. Fallon, I’m not into comedy and I think Prince William might be an interesting partner and have an intelligent conversation.


Stacy said...

I totally get your answer to #4. We have the two dogs, but lately I have been saying that my next pet is going to be a cat because you don't have to take them out in the snow and rain or in the middle of the night and you can go away for a day or two and not have to get a pet sitter.

CountryDew said...

Scary story about your coworker. Wow.

The Gal Herself said...

Ew! What an awful workplace story!

I agree about Prince William as a dinner companion.