Saturday 9: Young and Beautiful (2013)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) Lana Del Rey wrote this song for the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby. She wanted it to reflect the feelings of Daisy Buchanan. Have you read The Great Gatsby? It is one of my favorite books...YES!
2) In the 1970s, Robert Redford portrayed Jay Gatsby. In the 2013 version, Leonardo di Caprio played the part. In real life, both "Gatsbys" have helped raised funds for the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). Are you careful about recycling and conserving water/electricity? We have more in the past, I am not sure what happened with recycling. We are careful to conserve water/electricity.
3) Lana Del Rey admits that she dropped out of college because she simply could not get the required math credits. When confronted with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication or division, do you do it in your head? Reach for pencil and paper? Or do you take advantage of the calculator that's on your desktop or phone? We are talking BASIC..in my head.
4) She enjoys Kurt Cobain, Eminem, Elvis and Sinatra. Which of those four gentlemen did you listen to most recently? I love her taste in music. I probably heard Kurt Cobain most recently on the radio. They play Nirvana a lot here on my stations I listen to.
5) Speaking of Sinatras, she has described her high maintenance look -- big hair, long nails, elaborate eye makeup, full lips -- as "Gangster Nancy Sinatra." How long does it take you, on an average day, to prepare to face the world? 1 1/2 hours, but if I am really awake...I can get ready in an hour. I struggle during the work week getting up that early, so it takes a little longer.
6) She's a big soccer fan, and her favorite team is Liverpool FC. Here in the US, college basketball fans are currently obsessed with March Madness. What's the last sporting event that you watched? Spring Training baseball...St Louis Cardinals
7) Her younger sister, Caroline, studied photography and is responsible for some of Lana's publicity pictures. Have you ever gotten a job because of a relative? Probably my first job I got because my parents were eager for me to work and they had a friend that was a manager at McDonalds, so I started working there when I was 15. I believe every single other job I have had has been on my own and not knowing anyone to get the job.
8) In 2013, when this song came out, Pope Francis became the first pope from a Latin American country. Latin America generally includes Mexico, most of Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. What's the farthest south that you've ever traveled? San Antonio, TX
9) Random question -- What button would you prefer your life to have: rewind, fast forward or a pause? rewind and I would rewind to when I was a stay at home mom and Josh was little and happy.