Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This song tells the story of a man who has made a career in radio. How many professions have you worked in? fast food, grocery stores, working with the mentally handicapped and education. 4. I have worked in 4 professions.
2) He describes himself as "45 going on 15." This morning, do you feel older or younger than your years? I always feel older in my body and younger in my head. I am just a big kid.
3) He estimates that he's traveled thousands of miles, from town to city, as disc jockey at various stations. Have you ever relocated for a job? no.
4) This song is written as though he's reached out to an ex. Is there someone from your past who is on your mind this morning? I had Open House tonight (as I am writing this...so Friday night). I have lots of kids of friends from high school in my class this year (they would be grandkids). I guess I am thinking about them. It is so nice to see people you haven't seen in years. BTW...I teach pre-K, so lots of families bring in the Grandparents. That is a fun thing about pre-K. It is exciting and new and everyone wants to be there. :)
5) Tell us about a radio personality you grew up listening to. When I was a kid everyone listened to Woody P. Snow on Rock 99. He was awesome. He left the area for a while and then he came back to a different station years later. I imagine he is probably retired now.
6) This week's featured artist, Harry Chapin, was an Oscar nominee. Before he became a musician, he wrote and directed a documentary about boxing called Legendary Champions. When you sit down to watch a movie, would you prefer action, comedy, drama, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, thriller or documentary? I like to mix it up. I enjoy most genres of movies. It is almost what type of mood I am in and what catches my eye at the time.
7) Today Harry Chapin is fondly remembered for his philanthropy. He filled his calendar with benefit concerts that supported local food banks all around the country. How would you like to be remembered? I would like to be one of those teachers' people talk about saying they made a difference in their child's life or helped them love school...something like that, but I think that is mostly reserved for high school teachers. My dad is fondly remembered that way. He came up at Open House. Makes my heart so happy to listen to people talk about my dad.
8) In 1973, when this song was popular, one of the top-selling toys was a Curious George book packaged with a plush Curious George. Can you recall a favorite book from your childhood? I was in the Dr. Seuss book club or something. I have all of them and I read them at school during Dr. Seuss week. My favorite as a kid was probably One Fish Two Fish. Now it would be The Lorax.
9) Random question: Here's $100. What will you spend it on? I would spend it on Josh. He had his birthday last week (4th) and then got covid. We did not get to celebrate much. He ended up going out with one of his friends. They went to see the movie "Elvis". He loved it. He wasn't all that sick, but I got him the antivirals and those helped. We still need to celebrate. I think he wants to go to Cheddar's. Here is Josh and Cryssi on his birthday at the movie theater. Cryssi gave him that silly hat. He loves it.