Friday, June 22, 2018

Saturday 9 ~ Shut Up + Dance ~ 6/23/18

Shut Up + Dance (2014)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This is about a man who meets the woman who is his destiny on the dance floor. Do you think we each have One Great Love preordained by fate? Or do you think life offers each of us many opportunities for romance?
I don't believe in "fate".  I believe that God has a plan for each of us.  I do however believe there are many opportunities for romance throughout our life.  Personally, I hope to continue with my "One Great Love" for the rest of our lives :)

 2) Lead singer Nick Petricca says this song is inspired by a true story. He was all keyed up and his girlfriend dragged him onto the dance floor, insisting that dancing would cheer him up. Therefore he considers this song an "anthem to letting go and having fun." Think of the last time you really had fun. Who were you with? What were you doing?
This is a hard one!  I've had many times of joy lately but outright fun?  I guess riding amusement park rides with the hubby and the girls a few weeks ago.

3) The dance floor incident that inspired this song took place in Echo Park, an LA neighborhood located near Elysian Park and Chinatown. Tell us about your village or city. Do the neighborhoods have interesting names?

Hollywood, Hogback, Frog Eye, Mortgage Row, Mosquito Flats.  There are some interesting ones around! 

4) Walk the Moon promoted this record by a performance on Good Morning America. Are you enthusiastic and energetic at 7:00 AM? Or do you hit your stride later in the day?
I'm usually, in the summer, just waking up around 7am.  I like to get out and take a walk before it gets too hot, although I haven't had to worry about the "hot" part lately.  What is with this weather?

5) "Shut Up + Dance" is the biggest hit by Walk the Moon. The bandmembers met as at Kenyon, Ohio's oldest private college. Tell us about something that's old and revered where you live. 
We have 'Olde Bedford Village" and also Fort Bedford in our area.  Both are from the Revolutionary War era.

 6) Walk the Moon took their name from the Police song, "Walking on the Moon." What's your favorite song by Sting and/or The Police?
Truthfully, I don't care for Sting and/or The Police very much....

7) In 2014, the year this song was popular, Robin Williams took his own life. What's your favorite Robin Williams performance?
Probably, Mrs. Doubtfire.  "It was a drive-by fruiting!"  lol

 8) Also in 2014, the Apple Watch was introduced. Are you wearing a watch as you answer these 9 questions?

Yep.  I wear my watch from the time I get dressed until the time I put my pajamas on at night.

9) Random question -- You must create a coat of arms for yourself, representing your life and spirit. Which of these items would you place at the center: a heart, a sword, or a pen?

I think I'll go with:  a heart :)

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  1. So far, I believe you are winning in the category of interesting neighborhood names! I finally got to visit Olde Bedford Village for the first time a couple of years ago. Friends took me during one of the night time events before Christmas. Loved it!

    1. I've visited during the Christmas evening events also. Magical!

  2. I am glad to be a part of this. Here is the link to my Saturday 9.

  3. Definitely win the place names category. We in the West can't identify with things as far back as the Revolution

    1. But you have so many other great things and places to see!

  4. Great place names. Mrs. Doubtfire was a good movie.

  5. Sting and the Police were one of my very favorite bands. :)

  6. Your neighborhoods do have interesting names. Things are boring where I live.


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