I like to move on….

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area extends out from the Oregon coast, one mile into the Pacific Ocean. Standing 93 feet tall at the westernmost point of the basalt headland, the lighthouse has been a bright beacon of the night, guiding ships and their supplies along the west coast since the light was first lit on August 20, 1873.Photo by Jeff Clark, BLM

Saturday 9: I Got You, Babe
(recommended by Thank You Great Spirit)

If you’re not familiar with today’s song, you can hear it here.

1) Popular music has produced almost countless groups, but not that many duos. Besides Sonny & Cher, can you name another?

Johnny and Edgar Winter.


2) Hearing this recording from his clock radio is how Bill Murray woke up every morning in Groundhog Day. What woke you up this morning?

A hot flash.

3) When she was growing up, Cher practiced her autograph for when she became a star. Is your signature legible? Or is it more of a scrawl?

Depends on what day it is. Once, in junior high, I pissed off a teacher (a former nun who fell in love with the father of a kid in my class- poor kid….she was not a beauty) anyway, she made me write something like a 100 times and accused me of getting someone else to do it for me because my writing changed. I think it’s obvious where this women ended up or will end up….

4) In addition to show biz, Sonny & Cher had many careers: Sonny was a restauranteur and politician, Cher is an interior designer. Would you like to try your hand at any of those professions?

For like a minute maybe…. if the price was right.

5) In 1965, when this song topped the charts, Sonny and Cher were as famous for their wardrobe as for their music. Sonny was fond of tall, heavy-heeled boots while Cher often paired granny dresses with bare feet. What’s on your feet right now?

Birkenstocks with white socks! HA! My Jerry Garcia Birkenstocks to be exact.

6) By 1968, their career crashed. Cher’s early attempts as a movie actress failed, their records stopped selling and the IRS came after them for back taxes. Have you ever been audited?
every day babe

7) In 1971 they were on top again with their TV show. But their marriage was coming apart. Sonny said, “For the last 5 years I worried about our career, not about us.” Have you ever been guilty of putting career before relationship?

I may know of someone who should be feeling guilty and I’ll leave it at that.

8) By 1972 they were living separate lives — in the same house. For the sake of The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, they pretended to be happily married another year and a half. Tell us about a time when you pretended to be happy, but weren’t.

Pretty much any kind of a religious service….
Why do people always look at the book while they are singing even thought they’ve been singing these things their whole lives?

9) While their separation and divorce were bitter, they resumed their friendship when Cher showed up at the opening of his restaurant in 1976. Have you ever made the first move in repairing a relationship?
I like to move on….

Comments

  1. says

    I’m one of the guilty at church. We have a prayer we say *every week* and (as God is my witness) the only phrase I can recall off the top of my head is the end, “… thus we do covenant with one another and with God.” I don’t know why I can’t memorize it. I believe it what it says, but I just can’t make it stick. Maybe because there’s no music. After all, I can remember all the lyrics to the theme to Gilligan’s Island and I don’t even like that show.

    Why are you under constant scrutiny from the IRS?

  2. says

    I am another who has to look up the words at church. LOL! So funny… but otherwise I’d be guilty of making up my own, and that might not fly at church. ;)

  3. says

    #7–
    You do?? Hmm.
    I saw someone I wanted to sit with recently but who seemed engaged with another, last I saw–and there was no seat for me there– it seemed.
    Everybody wants something, I guess. If not personal, then it’s the boss who wants you to get it done…