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Saturday 9: Tubular Bells

Saturday 9: If I Knew You Were Comin'...

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Saturday 9: If I Knew You Were Comin' (1950)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is performed by a woman who is positively tickled to have unexpected company. How do you feel when people  drop by unannounced?
I hate it. Don't do it. Please!

2) She is clearly proud of her skills in the kitchen. Do you enjoy baking? Cooking?
Yes, and yes. And I don't think I'm half-bad.

3) Reference is made to hiring a band. Tell us the last time you were at an event with live music.
That was probably the last time I was at the Bayfront open-air market in downtown Miami. They often have Salsa and Merengue dancers getting their jam on to the live musicians. I love it!

4) After making recordings in the early 1950s, Eileen Barton appeared on daytime TV in the early 1960s -- including a game show called Video Village. Let's say we're all headed to a TV game show taping this morning. Would you volunteer to appear as a contestant? Or would you rather just stay in the audience?
If it's Jeopardy! or Wheel of Fortune, then I'll be a contestant. Other than that, eh, it's six on one, half a dozen on the other. (Unless I win big. Then bring me onstage, dammit!)

5) In 1961, Ms. Barton got married in Juarez, Mexico. What's the longest distance you've ever traveled to attend a wedding?
That would be from Miami, Florida, to Syracuse, New York, for my sister's wedding in 1999. I was a bridesmaid. The wedding was beautiful! ♥

6) In 1950, when this song was popular, the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup. Are you looking forward to the upcoming NHL season?

No Fucks Given
7) 1950 also marks the first time anyone in the United States paid by credit card. Do you pay with a credit card to get rewards? If yes, what rewards are you accumulating (points, cash back, airline miles)?

Nope, no credit cards for us. Been there, done that, broke our credit. ;)
8) In 1950, an athlete named Florence Chadwick swam the English Channel. Are you a good swimmer?
I'm decent, but I'm no Michael Phelps by any stretch of the imagination. I'm not winning any awards.
9) Random question: Think about the last "white lie" you told. Was it to spare someone's feelings, or to make your day go more smoothly?
Definitely the latter, hahaha!
Thanks for stopping by, y'all! Hopefully I'll have a much more enthralling Sunday Stealing entry!