Saturday 9: Listen to the Music (1972)
Because Zippi requested it.
1) The lyrics say, “What the people need is a way to make them smile.” What song lifts your spirits and makes you smile every time you hear it?
Probably the sound of my family members if I haven’t seen them in a while. That and the sound of whipped cream coming out of the can. Yum
2) Lead vocalist/composer Tom Johnston reports that he’s made a lot in royalties because so many radio stations use this as a jingle. Tell us a jingle that sticks in your head.
Good gravy… probably some crappy commercial like the State Farm one of the Honda thing that starts ever one of their commercial. Certainly not the extra crappy Liberty Mutual crud
3) The Doobie Brothers got their start in San Jose, California. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, thanks to all the tech companies that have headquarters there. Let’s talk about the device you’re on right now: are all your applications up to date?
Lawd I hope so. I hate when crap pops up while you are trying to get stuff done. right?
4) When they were still a local band, the Doobie Brothers had a strong following among bikers. Are you attracted to biker culture?
5) This week’s song is from Toulouse Street, which is considered their “breakthrough” album. Tell us about a moment in your own life that you consider a “breakthrough.”
Walking with one crutch instead of two.
6) In 1987, the Doobie Brothers did a benefit performance for Vietnam Veterans at the Hollywood Bowl. Next to the Beatles, it was the fastest-selling ticket in Hollywood Bowl history. Which group do you listen to more often — the Doobies or the Beatles?
I guess the Beatles
7) In 1972, when this song was popular, Wranglers were America’s best-selling jeans. Are you brand-loyal to one jeans manufacturer?
Yeah. Elastic waist jeggings.
8) Grocery stores saw seafood prices fluctuate wildly in 1972 because of a series of confrontations between the United Kingdom and Iceland regarding fishing rights in the North Atlantic. (Iceland won.) What was the most recent seafood dish that you enjoyed?
I had shrimp, salmon and tilapia for dinner a few nights ago. It was good.
9) Random question: Which of these “top ten” lists would you prefer to be on — the sexiest, the smartest or the richest?
Why can’t we have all three together? Are you a nerdist???