Friday, October 2, 2020

Saturday 9- What's Love Got to Do with It?


What's Love Got to Do with It? (1984)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

What's Love Got to Do with It is also the title of Tina Turner's film biography, which tells of Tina's escape from her abusive, controlling husband, Ike. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Spread the word that help is available.
1) The video was shot around New York City in spring. Kids are seen jumping rope. Were you good at jump rope? Has it ever been part of your workout routine as an adult?  Yes, I was good at jumping rope.  I won a blue ribbon at Field Day for being able to jump the longest.  No, I do not jump rope anymore.

2) In real life, Tina Turner played basketball for her school. Were you good at team sports?  I was a cheerleader

3) In the video, Tina Turner wears a little black dress topped with a denim jacket. That jacket is a fashion staple 36 years later. Do you own a denim jacket?  Yes, I do.  I always loved denim jackets.

3) This song was first offered to Cliff Richard, a major pop star in England who never enjoyed gained superstar status in the US. Perhaps, if he had recorded "What's Love Got to Do with It?," he would have been better known on this side of the ocean. Tell us about a time when you said "no" when "yes" might have been the better answer.  I really have no regrets.  I do say no a lot, but I always have a reason.  

4) Tina's first marriage, to Ike Turner, was a painful one. Her second marriage, to German music executive Erwin Bach has been far more supportive. This has been a blessing, since Tina has had serious health problems in recent years. Do you have any medical/dental appointments scheduled?  I have a doctor's appointment coming up in November.

5) Tina met Erwin at Heathrow Airport in 1986. He was there to help her prepare for her London performances. They immediately liked one another, but didn't become romantically involved until months later and were surprised to find themselves falling in love. Have you ever had a romantic relationship that crept on you?  Yes.  When I was in college this guy I worked with asked me out on a date.  I was crazy over him after our first date and I never even thought he would ask me out.  We dated for a few years and we broke up.

6) The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards referred to Tina as his "favorite aunt." Is there anyone who isn't a relative of yours by blood but you refer to as aunt, uncle, brother, sister, etc.?  no

7) Former President George W. Bush is also a big Tina Turner fan, and has praised her for having "the most famous legs in show business." What do you believe is your best physical feature?  I get a lot of compliments on my hair and my smile.  

8) At home, Tina often doesn't always play music or TV because she appreciates quiet as much as music. What about you? Do you enjoy quiet?  I LOVE the quiet.  I am like Tina and appreciate the quiet as well.

9) Random question: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "very lazy" and 10 being "very productive," what number are you?  it really depends on what I am trying to do...if it is work related I am more 8-10...if it is housework I am more like 7-9.  I would rank myself up there though for getting things done.


  1. I wish I was more like you and Tina re: quiet. Maybe I should give it a try again. Perhaps I've matured. (No, really! It's possible!)

  2. Yes you have a nice smile and nice curls! I have to keep my hair shorter now to let the curls show. Have a great weekend!

  3. I wish I was more productive around the house.

  4. Great answers. It seems there is never enough time and or energy some days.. for me, most days! Have a great weekend!

  5. I've had some torrid relationship with women I've worked with. It does not end well if still work at the same place.

  6. Good answers. I wish I were as productive as you are

  7. Lori,

    Oh yeah, I forgot I was a cheerleader in elementary and junior high school. I was picked for high school but wound up turning the position down. That's one regret I have. Nice to read your answers. Have a good weekend!


  8. I answered that being in marching band is a team sport and I believe it is! We worked HARD on our shows and memorizing music and moving as one on the field. Fun questions and I enjoyed your answers! xo

  9. My blue ribbon was for a science project.

  10. I had no idea they gave awards for jumping rope! And good for you for not knocking yourself - I think we're all "doers" or we wouldn't be doing these blogs!

  11. award for jumping rope the longest? How long did you have to jump to get that?! People who compliment your smile are correct. It's a great smile! Have a good weekend!

  12. Congratulations on your award and of course, jumping rope is for the young. As Quizgiver says, "Boobs". A very good reason to quit.
    You were a cheerleader, that is just so darn cool, Lady! And yes, keeping busy keeps you young. And being a Mom, and also having a job working with kids keeps one very, very busy indeed!

  13. Jumping rope is a skill I do not have...
    You do have pretty hair and a great smile!


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