Saturday, January 16, 2016

Saturday 9: Let's Dance

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Let's Dance (1983)

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

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
In memory of David Bowie (1947-2016).

1) In this song, David encourages his partner to "put on your red shoes and dance." When did you last dance?
Oh wow, I can’t remember. Usually when the band starts up I leave, not because of dancing but because of the music is so loud. I went to the movies Wednesday and Thursday my tinnitus was hissing away.

2) Mr. Bowie recalled that he and choreographer Toni Basil developed a dance step now known as "the moonwalk" for his 1974 tour, nearly a decade before Michael Jackson performed "Billie Jean." Can you think of something you should have gotten credit for, but didn't?
Yes, when I was a teenager I could have invented electronic ignition system. When a friend to me why an engine breaks down at high RPMs I said why don’t you use an electronic switch… if I only followed through.

3) Similarly, the band Roxy Music was upset because Bowie copied their "catsuit look" for his own stage wardrobe and made it famous. What do you usually wear, Monday through Friday?
Jeans, a Henley, and either sneakers or ankle boots.

4) David Bowie was particular about the aftershave he wore, and one of his favorites was by Guerlain. Do you regularly apply cologne or aftershave?
Nope, that was an easy question to answer.

5) In school, David's best subject was art. Think back to your own school days. In which class did you excel?
Science classes.

6) In addition to art and music, David Bowie displayed a keen head for business, leaving a fortune of more than $600,000,000. Would you describe yourself as "good with money?"
Yes. I’m a tightwad.

7) Bowie also appeared in a variety of movies from The Man Who Fell to Earth to Zoolander. Who is your alltime favorite movie actor?
Oh… you know how I hate these type of questions because I don’t really have any favorites. Wednesday we went to see “The Danish Girl” and I thought Alicia Vikander gave a great performance and deserves “Best Supporting Actress”

8) One of Bowie's hits is "Life on Mars." If you had the opportunity to travel into space, would you take it?
You wouldn’t even have to twist my arm.

9) The creators of SpongeBob Square Pants are huge Bowie fans and were thrilled when, in 2007, he appeared in an episode. Sam suspects that she may be the only person who hasn't seen that cartoon show. What about you? Have you ever watched an episode of SpongeBob, start to finish?
Nope, Sam is not alone, I have never watched SpongeBob. Wrong generation, Bullwinkle yes, SpongeBob no.


  1. I used to watch Bullwinkle! And Milton the Monster. And Bugs Bunny. They don't make cartoons like that anymore.

  2. There is no possible way you could get me to go to outer space. No way!

  3. I love Henley's (Wallace Beery's) too! Great shirts! And sorry you missed being the inventor of electronic ignition. Wow. so young.

  4. I was wondering if that movie was any good. I am in a quest to see as many nominated movies as I can.

  5. Loved, LOVED Rocky and Bullwinkle! It was my early introduction to the art of puns.