Thursday, July 21, 2016

Surf City

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!


Saturday 9: Surf City (1963)


... Because Melissa suggested Jan and Dean. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.


1) When the song was written, "Surf City" was a fictitious town.* Tell us a song that is set in a real place.

2) In the song, Jan and Dean sing about riding around in a 1934 station wagon, which means the car was 29 years old when the song was recorded. How old is your vehicle?


3) Are you good on a surf board?

4) When you spend time out in the sun, are you careful about applying sunscreen? 

5) Dean's original partner was Arnie Ginsburg. When Dean was drafted into the Army, Arnie didn't feel like waiting so he abandoned show business and went back to college. Today he holds several patents. What is something you wish someone would invent?

6) Jan was a perpetual student who juggled college with recording. He not only graduated from UCLA, he completed two years of medical school at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. Have you ever considered going back to school?

7) In 1966, Jan was sidelined by a serious car accident. During the years that he was unable to perform, partner Dean became a graphic artist. He designed logos and album covers for Steve Martin, Diana Ross and others. Do you feel you respond most to words, pictures, or music?

 
8) In 1978, CBS made a TV movie about Jan and Dean. If they approached you about a made-for-TV movie of your life, who would you like to play you?

9) Random question:  Growing up, how did you learn about the birds and the bees? (From books/the web, from parents, from your friends...)





 
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!

*Huntington Beach changed it's name to Surf City in the 1990s.



5 comments:

Terri D said...

Thanks for the fun, Sam!

Zippi Kit said...

Have a sweet Weekend Sam.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Mine is up. Thanks for fun and questions that made me think. :-)
http://coffeehobby.blogspot.com/2016/07/saturday-nine-meme.html

Suzanne McClendon said...

Thanks, Sam!

I vaguely remember the Jan and Dean movie. I was about 13 years old when it was on. I remember something in that movie upset me very much. But, mostly I was fascinated because here was a man named Jan. At that point, the only Jans I had ever heard of were girls. :)

Have a great weekend!

auntiem4cabs said...

Lived near HB for 4 years. I miss it every day