Saturday 9: Hawaii Five-O (1969)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This is the theme from the TV show that originally ran from 1968 to 1980 and is on now again with a new cast. Were you/are you a fan?
No, I was four when it ended, and my grandpa used to watch it. Stacey, my sister, and I always used to moan and groan when he'd put it on! Ugh. As for the current run, nah. No interest in that, even for sentimental reasons.
2) On both shows, Five-O is an elite police task force led by Det. Lt. Steve McGarrett. Who is your favorite TV cop?
Debra Morgan from Dexter!
3) On both shows, the part of Danny "Danno" Williams was played by a second generation performer. (James MacArthur was the son of Broadway legend Helen Hayes; Scott Caan is the son of movie actor James Caan.) If you followed one of your parents into their chosen profession, what would you be doing?
I'd be selling insurance. I'd be making good money but bored as hell. Blah.
4) Both shows are filmed in Hawaii, the boyhood home of President Obama. Have any of our 44 Presidents hailed from your state?
Florida? No. And God willing, Jeb Bush will not ever become Prez. Bah. Perish the thought!
5) Kona coffee is made from beans cultivated on the Big Island of Hawaii. Are you a big coffee drinker?
When I can't or don't want to drink Diet Coke, for whatever reason, I default to coffee. I consume a ton of caffeine, so I guess if you do the math, yes?
6) This week's song was written by the late Morton Stevens. In addition to composing for TV shows, he was the musical director for a group of entertainers known in the 60s as "The Rat Pack." Can you name any "Rat Pack" members?
Frank Sinatra. Dean Martin. Uh... Sammy Davis, Jr.?
7) This week's featured band, The Ventures, began when Don Wilson purchased a used car from Bob Bogle. During negotiations, they discovered a shared passion for playing guitar. Did you buy your current ride new or used? Did the negotiations go smoothly?
We got our 2012 Kia Sedona used, at 2½ years old. Negotiations took for-freakin'-EVER. The kids came with us. Wasn't that fun? (Hint: No.)
8) The year this song was popular, 1969, is when Donald and Doris Fisher opened a San Francisco clothing store called The Gap. Today there are more than 3,200 Gap locations. Do you shop at The Gap or gap.com?
On the exceedingly rare occasion, I will shop at The Gap. I used to wear a lot of clothes from there in high school, but meh. It's really not my style now.
9) Random question: What's on your Saturday to-do list?
There's a kids' festival at our local YMCA down road, so we're going to go there. That's only from, like, 10 AM to 2 PM or so, which leaves a lot of daytime to get things done. So, I don't know, maybe we'll swim?
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