Saturday, October 07, 2017

Saturday 9: Turn Me Loose

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Turn Me Loose (1959)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

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

1) In this song, Fabian sings he has change in his pocket. Every evening, Sam puts her change in the piggy bank on her kitchen counter. Do you do anything special with your coins? Or do they just jingle/jangle in your wallet or pocket until you spend them?
I just put them in a bottle and bring them to the bank when it is full

2) Fabian got his start because his neighbor in Philadelphia owned a record label and thought 14-year-old Fabian had the looks to be a teen idol. Tell us about a time recently when you were in the right place at the right time.
My last gig with AARP*, I was there on time and in the right place

3) His record label paid Fabian $30 week to study singing after school. What jobs/chores did you have when you were in high school? Did they prepare you for your eventual career?
My high school job was with the state, I went around taking inventory of state owned equipment in high schools around the state and what I learned was where every town is located in Connecticut. for example if you are looking for the town of Winchester you will only find a town green, a small church and a general store. To find the town hall and schools you will need to go to the city of Winsted.

4) In 1959 he appeared on the cover of now-defunct magazines like Teen Screen and Dig. Who and what did you read about when you were a teenager?
I didn’t read as a teenager. I thought all books were like Wuthering Heights, it wasn’t until I found out about SiFi that I started reading on my own. The first book that I read that wasn’t a reading assignment was Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

5) In the 1960s he moved from singing to acting. In 1965 he appeared in Ten Little Indians, a screen adaptation of an Agatha Christie mystery. Have you ever read an Agatha Christie book?
Nope. But I read a great number of SiFi mysteries.

6) In 1973, in an attempt to jumpstart his career, he appeared nude in Playgirl magazine. By the time it hit the newsstands, he regretted it.  Tell us about a time you were very embarrassed.
Naw, I don’t want to be embarrassed again.

7) In 1959, when this song was popular, most women wore nylons on a daily basis and the average price per pair was $1. What socks or leg wear -- if any -- do you have on right now?
Just slippers

8) 1959 also saw the premiere of The Twilight Zone on CBS. 58 years later, you can still see the show in reruns. Are you a fan?
Yes, I was a fan back then and I don’t watch any of the reruns.

9) Random Question: While we're talking about TV ... Sam finds it disturbing that her brother claims he's seen every episode of Bad Blood, a show devoted to family members who have murdered their relatives. Do you enjoy "true crime" reality shows?
One, I don’t like “reality TV” and two I don’t like to watch many of the crime shows on TV. I tend to watch British crime dramas, they don’t show all the “blood and guts” it is more of a “Who Done It” type shows.


  1. I wonder if the Twilight Zone would still give me the creeps or if I've become too jaded...

  2. Your answer to question 1 made me giggle. Good answer!
    I loved SciFi as a teen and young adult. Stranger in a Strange Land was great!
    I don't like reality TV that much either, but it sure keeps your mind occupied while it's healing, I'll give it that. I don't watch the people who live in the swamp though. *shudders*

  3. I prefer whodunits, too. I think a person gets more involved and uses the imagination a lot more with the suspense type of thing. So much more fun!

  4. Good point about #6. Maybe it's best not to relive those moments.