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Saturday 9: The Tide Is High

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Saturday 9: The Tide Is High (1980)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song was originally performed in 1966 by a Jamaican band called The Paragons. Jamaica is the most popular vacation destination in the Caribbean. What's your ideal vacation?
Ideally, I'd like to go somewhere with Hubs (and maybe the kids, either way), exploring somewhere I've never been before that's off the beaten path. I hate tourist traps. I want to experience the local culture, cuisine, and customs. Love that.

2) In this song, Debbie Harry sings that she's not the kind of girl who gives up easily. How about you? Do you hang on stubbornly? Or do you know when to say "when?"
I'm more like Debbie. And the mules.
3) Blondie is a group that took it's name from the lead singer's most identifiable characteristic, her hair. If your band was named after your hair, what would it be called?
It might be called, "Can't Remember the Origins." I've colored my hair pretty constantly since 1995. ;)

4) Before her career as a singer took off, Debbie supported herself as a waitress. She even served drinks while wearing bunny ears and tail at The Playboy Club. Have you ever worked in food service?
I did. I was in catering at place on Longboat Key, Florida, called The Colony, back when I was doing my internship at Mote Marine Laboratory. Its clientele was often the hoity-toity rich and famous. That was a blast. The Colony is no longer in existence, sadly.

5) Debbie points to David Bowie as a major influence on her music and career. What's your favorite Bowie song?
"Dancin' in the Streets" is my favorite!

6) In 1980, when this song was popular, the best selling issue of Rolling Stone featured Robert Redford on the cover. Who is your all-time favorite actor?
I think that honor might have to go to Sir Anthony Hopkins. But for hotness points, I'm still giving it to Matt Damon. ;)
7) In 1980, Ted Turner revolutionized how we watch TV when he introduced CNN. Do you have any subscriptions services in addition to cable -- like Hulu, Amazon Prime or Netflix?
We have the latter two.

8) John Lennon was murdered in 1980. Today there's a specially landscaped section of Central Park called Strawberry Fields in his honor. If you had a day to spend in New York, what would you want to see?
I'd want to go to TriBeCa and Chelsea and see places I've never been. I grew up going into Manhattan frequently, and the Bronx and Staten Island on occasion (my parents are both from NYC), but never really got to those areas.

9) We're going shopping! Which do you need to add to your wardrobe: underwear, shoes or a swimsuit? 
I need sneakers and could use a new swimsuit - if you're buying! ;)
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