Saturday, January 30, 2021

Sam's Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (1973)

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

Unfamiliar with this song? Hear it here.
(I like the Andrews Sisters version of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy better.)

1) Bette Midler sings that the bugle boy wakes up Company B every morning by playing reveille. What awakened you this morning (phone, alarm clock, sunrise, etc.)? Or did you wake up on your own?
Being retired I keep my own crazy sleep schedule.

2) This single was produced by Bette's arranger/piano player, who went on to have a successful singing career of his own. Do you have a favorite Barry Manilow song?
Ops... I speed read the question and didn't notice that the question was about Barry Manilow... no I don't have a favorite song of his. 

It is a tie: From A Distance and The Rose.

3) Bette was named after Bette Davis. Her sisters, Susan and Judy, were named for Susan Hayward and Judy Garland. So now we know who Mother Midler's favorite actresses were. Who are yours?
Wow I hate these type of questions… There are so many great actresses but some of the ones that I can think of off the top of my head are;
Katharine Hepburn
Meryl Streep
Audrey Hepburn
Cloris Leachman

4) Bette has been married since 1984 to artist Martin von Haselberg. She was 39 years old, already a star, and had never married before. Yet within six weeks of meeting him, she was so sure Martin was "the one" that they tied the knot. Have you found that love takes time, or, like Bette, have you fallen in love quickly?
Another difficult question. Being single I haven’t been bitten by the love bug yet.

5) When their daughter Sophie was growing up, it was Martin who taught her to cook. What was the last thing you prepared in your kitchen? Did you use the microwave, stovetop, convection oven, blender, coffee maker ...?
The microwave, I made a cup of tea.

6) Bette says that listening and compromise have been the key to their happy marriage but adds, "Compromise is hardest of all." On what have you compromised recently?
Being single and retired I don’t really need to compromise.

7) Bette and Martin have a farmhouse in upstate New York. She enjoys feeding the chickens (whom she has jokingly named The Kardashians) and puttering in her garden. Do you have a green thumb?
I have a black thumb.

8) In 1973, the year this song was popular, actor Neil Patrick-Harris was born. He's best known as Barney on How I Met Your Mother, which ran from 2005-2014. Were you a fan?
Nope. But I did see Neil Patrick-Harris on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch the night he won they Tony for the play. (Boy that was seven years ago!)

9) Random question -- How often do you put crackers in your soup: Always, often, seldom or never?
Well it depends upon the soup, I don’t want to put crackers in a soup with noodles or rice but they do go good in clam chowder.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!


  1. I didn5 get a chance to see Hedwig ....

    But I really miss live theater.

  2. #5 -- Our culinary skills line up!

  3. I would love to be able to keep my own crazy sleep schedule! Hopefully someday when I retire. I like to stay up late and sleep in, but working I do the opposite. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  4. I am not working but still keep to a similar wake-up and bedtime routine. I have no idea why.

  5. Seeing a play on Broadway is on my bucket list, but having never been to NYC up to this point in life, it may never happen. My mom is the only person in my life who really enjoys that type of thing and I don't think I could get her to go...if and when we are ever free to travel and do things again.

    Boy, clam chowder sounds good. You can't get good clam chowder here in sw PA...chicken/corn chowder yes, but not clam.

    1. We are lucky that the trains go into Grand Central Station and the theater district is only a couple of blocks way.

  6. I would have loved to see NPH in Hedwig!

    I have the worst thumb of death where plants are concerned.

  7. From a Distance is also my favorite Bette Midler song. “The Rose” is also beautiful.
    I must learn more about this actor fella.