Saturday, December 09, 2023

Saturday 9: Wildest Dreams

 Sam's Saturday 9: Wildest Dreams (2014)

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

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
But I can’t watch YouTubes until I figure out how to override the pop-up blockers.

1) In this song, a tall, handsome man asks Taylor Swift to drive away with him to escape the crowds. Where were you headed when you most recently got behind the wheel?
As I was writing this Thursday evening, it was to the hardware store and then to the grocery store to get something for tonight’s dinner (Frozen pizza).

2) She sings about memories of a romance that just "follow you around." Is anyone special on your mind this morning? (It doesn't have to be a romantic partner.)
My brother, who knows where to for Christmas?

3) The lyrics reference sunset. Now that it gets dark earlier, do you find yourself watching the sun set more often?
I wanted to take some sunset photos but the hardware store was top priority.

4) The video for this song takes place on a movie set. Swift said it was inspired by tales of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton embarking on a love affair while co-starring in Cleopatra. Elizabeth and Richard fell in love in Rome, while this video was filmed outside of Gaborone, Botswana. In your wildest dreams, which of these exotic locales would you rather visit: Rome or Gaborone?
5) In homage to Elizabeth Taylor, Swift went from blonde to brunette for the video. Do you have an appointment with a stylist between now and year end?
Naw, I already bought a new wig for the holidays.

6) Both Taylors (Swift and Elizabeth) often wore the color purple. What color dominates your wardrobe?
Hmm… Blue Jean.

7) In the video, Taylor Swift's leading man is Scott Eastwood, son of Clint. Though not as famous as his dad, Scott works steadily and has more than 30 TV and movie credits. Can you think of another second-generation performer who followed his or her parent into show business?
Hmm... not off hand.

8) In 2014, when "Wildest Dreams" topped the charts, Paul McCartney had to reschedule tour dates so he could recover from a bout with the flu. How are you feeling this morning? Any coughs, sneezes, sniffles?
Nope, knock on wood.

9) Random question: How many different zip codes have you lived in throughout your life?
One. I’m not counting vacation homes.

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  1. To recreate the color of denim in print or digitally, select Pantone 19-4118 Dark Blue. (One of the factoids I learned in a career in advertising that I no longer need.)
    You remind me of my mom. She only ever lived in one zip code, too. In fact, the nursing home she was moved to -- we thought it was a short term after a hospital stay but she died there -- was in that same zip. It was sad, of course, but I also thought it would make her happy. She loved that little suburb.

  2. I have only lived in one zip code as an adult. The other two were from my parents moving us around.

  3. I've lived in one zip code for the majority of my life--but the other zip codes (and the international postal code) were extremely memorable!

  4. I would have loved o return to my gram's zipcode.
    Could have hppened, but a few years ago they started to seel those houses, so I don't think it will ever happen.