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Saturday 9: I Feel The Earth Move

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Saturday 9: I Feel the Earth Move
(recommended by Blue County Magic)

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

1) This song is from the album Tapestry, one of the all-time best-sellers (more than 25,000,000 copies sold worldwide). Is it in your collection? 
No, and I've never heard it. I'm just a young whippersna... no. I'm really not. I'm just not that cool, is all.

2) It's about that glorious passion you feel when you first fall for someone. How many times have you been in love? 

I'm a highly emotional female (and no, I don't mean that in the "duh, isn't that redundant?" sense; I truly feel my emotions more strongly than most people do, per my psychotherapist - it's both a blessing and a curse), so my answer is 'more times than I can count.'

3) San Francisco radio stations briefly removed "I Feel the Earth Move" from their playlists after the 1989 earthquake. Have you ever been in an earthquake and literally felt "the earth move under your feet?"
First of all, that's f**king hilarious. Second of all, yes, but it wasn't until I looked it up online that I realized that's what it really was, because how often do you hear about earthquakes in Miami? Thirdly, funny story: My sister and I used to sneak into my parents' bedroom in the mornings and tickle his feet. One morning, he was shouting at us to quit it; only, it wasn't us but rather an earthquake waking him up!

4) Carole King is the first and only woman to win the Gershwin Prize for songwriting from the Library of Congress. Here's your chance to brag a little -- tell us about an accolade you have received.
The only woman? Sheesh. Of coures there are other amazing songwriters in possession of a vajayjay who deserve this honor! Anyway, I've mentioned my 3rd grade "Class Giggler" award countless times, so let me think of another...  For some reason that probably matters only to me, I wanted to think of something not related to my academic record. So you get this: My daughter and I made my world- household-famous chocolate chip cookies recently. I brought in a half-dozen to the girl who works at a store I frequent, and she shared them with her beau. They raved, and the next time I saw her, she was paying me to make them an entire batch. High praise!

5) Carole wrote "You've Got a Friend," which was a mega hit for her good pal, James Taylor. King and Taylor have known one another for more than 40 years, but have never been romantically involved. Do you have any platonic friends of the opposite sex?
I have a few, sure.  But I'm completely dudular in the sense that I think of most of them sexually, anyway, unless they're, ya know, ratchet. (I just love that word.)

6) Like more than 80% of the population, Carole is right handed. Are you right handed, left handed (10%) or that most rare of all, ambidextrous (less than 10%)?
Ambidextrous, like my gran'pappy before me. In grad school one time, we had to take a test that measured our degree of ambidexterity. I was the only one who equally right- and left-handed. Another weird accolade?

7) One of Carole King's earliest hits was Little Eva's "The Loco-Motion." Little Eva was the teenager King hired to care for her young children. Tell us about a sitter who cared for you when you were little.

Olive O'Rourke watched Stacey and me after Mom went back to work. We lived in Monroe, NY, and her daughter Ursula, who was just a month older than I am, quickly became our mutual BFF. Olive always thought it was funny that I ate the same thing every day for lunch: two Chips Ahoy cookies (though I snuck more when no one was around) and a PB&J (strawberry only) sammich. And I lost my shoes every. single. day, forcing a hunt every time Dad came to pick us up.
When we moved up to Syracuse 6½ years into my life, Ursula was one of the first people I called. Her New Yawk accent threw me, when she exclaimed, "Oh, my Gawd! I haven't seen you in so lawng!" and it still blows my mind that I really used to talk like that except when (a) joking or (b) excited. I'm so stoked, because we're flying up to New York next month, and I have a visit scheduled with Ursula and Olive. I haven't seen either of them in, well, so lawng!
8) Beautiful is the title of the Broadway play about Carole King's life. If we were producing your life story, what would you want us to call it?
Hmm. I have a working title for my book, but I'm not ready to share it. How about, "If You're Crazy and You Know It..."? Nah... I dunno. I'm pretty crap at naming things. That's why Hubs named all the children, and their names rock.

9) Carole wrote "Pleasant Valley Sunday," the Monkees' song about conspicuous consumption. When Crazy Sam looks at her crowded shelf of hair products (paraben-free conditioner, keratin-restoring conditioner, hair masque, hot oil conditioner …), she realizes she's guilty of it herself. Have you bought anything recently that you later decided was a waste of money?
Honestly, Sammy dear, I don't consider that "conspicuous consumption" unless you're inviting friends and neighbors in to come in and admire those products. As for a waste of money? Hmm, let's see... maybe the OtterBox Defender case I just got for my new Samsung Galaxy S5. Don't get me wrong, it's very safe and protective and all that, but I didn't do the 360º view on Amazon before buying it, and it's all ugly (read: camo) on the back, and the case blocks the swipe-to-unlock feature I frequently use. Gonna have to rethink that one.
Welp, kids, that's all from me. Thanks for stopping by!