Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday 9: Chuck E.'s in Love

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Chuck E.'s in Love (1979)

Every Saturday I take time off from written on serious topics to have some fun…
Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1) In this song, Chuck E.'s friends look for him at the pool hall and the drugstore. If we want to find you on a Saturday afternoon, where should we look?
At home reading and cleaning... in that order.

2) The lyrics tell us his friends know something up with Chuck E because he's even combed his hair. So here's a question about your hair: do you usually use a blow dryer or let it air dry? 
I just shake it out, put it on the rack and take another one.

3) In this song, Ricki Lee sings that she spotted Chuck E. at the Pantages, a grand old Los Angeles theater. Nearly 100 years old, the Pantages was originally a movie palace and was renovated in the 1980s for concerts and theatrical productions. Tell us about a cool landmark in your town.
We are the geographical center of the state.

4) "Chuck E." is a real person. Chuck E. Weiss is a blues musician and DJ who hung around with Ricki Lee and her boyfriend ... until he fell in love. Have you ever had a friendship fall by the wayside when one of you entered a romantic relationship?
No, but then romantic relationships are few and far between

5) Rickie Lee was once married to a French musician named Pascal Nabet-Meyer. Say something to us in French.

6) When her popularity was at its height, Rickie Lee appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone twice. Who have you seen on a recent magazine cover?
That is a hard question to answer because I haven't read a magazine in ages, most of the time I read an article on the web. I saw that Time named German Chancellor Angela Merkel their person of then year.

7) Rolling Stone called Rickie Lee "the duchess of cool." Who is the coolest person you know?
I don’t know if I know any cool people, maybe back in my high school days, but as you get older you realize people are just people.

8)  1979 was a good year for Rickie Lee, what with her big hit record and the Rolling Stone covers. But it was a terrible year for The Who, because eleven of their fans died during an Ohio concert. What's your favorite Who song?
It is a tossup between “Behind Blue Eyes” and “I Can See For Miles,” I never really liked “Pinball Wizard”

9) Rickie Lee moved to New Orleans, a city she fell in love with after a visit. Have you ever gone to a vacation spot and wished you could just stay there forever?
Anywhere near water. Either the lake or the Cape*. Or maybe Ogunquit.

*If you are from New England there is only one Cape and that is Cape Cod.


  1. Your answer to #2 intrigued me. How many wigs do you have? Is it a rotation?

    When I was a little girl, I read voraciously about Jackie Kennedy's hair and her trips to Mr. Kenneth. Sometimes she didn't go herself, she just sent her wig in a car. I thought, that's glamorous.

  2. I have one new one that I wear to special events, the next oldest I wear every day and then the oldest I wear at the lake or beach. I buy a new one every six months.

  3. My wife wears a lot of wigs due to her thinning hair. They weren't expensive and she looked great in them. Loved you answer in French. Right top the point!

  4. Love your hair answer :). I think that I OD'd on Pinball Wizard as a kid. The movie was actually on cable about a year ago.

  5. We know the same French word! Whew.

  6. I was going to say the same thing as everyone else, I like your answer to #3! I always wondered this about wigs... a bunch of times I have donated my hair to those places that make wigs for kids. But my hair is weird because if you blow dry it, or comb it while it is dry, it turns into a bunch of frayed frizz. So I always wondered if there was some little kid out there stuck with a fright wig because someone blowdryed and combed the hair on it!