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Saturday 9: Feliz Navidad

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Saturday 9: Feliz Navidad (1970)

  Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1. "Feliz Navidad" is Spanish for "Merry Christmas." Can you wish us happy holidays in a language other than English or Spanish?

Check out my current blog header ;)

2. According to ASCAP (the American Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers), this is one of the 20 most played holiday songs of the last 10 years. What's the most recent carol that you heard?

The last carol I can remember hearing was this butchering by Mariah Carey of her own song, "All I Want for Christmas is You." Sad panda.

3. Which Christmas song do you hope you never hear again?

Other than the answer in the last question, um... none! I love Christmas carols! But only in small doses. On Christmas day, yes. For a month straight leading up to the actual holiday, no.

4. This week's featured artist, José Feliciano, was honored to perform this song at the tree lighting ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. If you were to win a trip to our nation's capital, which sites would you visit? 

I've been there several times, and the only thing left on my D.C. Bucket List is to actually go inside the White House and meet the sitting President.

5. As a very young child, José taught himself to play the accordion. If you could suddenly, easily learn to play any instrument, which would you choose?

I'd make like Bill Clinton and learn to play sax.

6. José says that hearing early 1950s rock on the radio made him want to become a singer. What's your favorite music genre?

American Top 40 Music. I am lamesauce, I confess. But it's fun!

(However, anymore, there are a number of songs I have to flip stations away from so my kids don't hear the filthy lyrics, and that, I don't enjoy.)

7. At 17, José had to drop out of school to help support his family. Too young to enter bars, he played guitar in coffee houses for tips. Have you ever worked a job where you regularly received gratuities?

I once worked here, at Larry's Ice Ceam Shoppe in St. Pete Beach, and I made way more in tip money than I made in my paycheck. It was suh-weet (literally!) They fired me when they found out I got accepted to graduate school, before I could quit four months later. Honest-to-God.

8. José and wife Susan have been together for more than 40 years. Who is the happiest married couple you know?


Hubs and I are coming up on our 14th anniversary. Sure, we have had our bumps in the road, but we are still madly in love. I think we'll make it to the end.

9. José wrote and performed the theme of the 1970s show, Chico and the Man. What's your current favorite TV show?

Sadly, I don't know. No TV service here. Ostensibly, it would be The Big Bang Theory, but I haven't seen that in years. Maybe soon...?

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