Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Michael Jackson Meme...of course his birthday is coming up this month so it's a great tribute. RIP Michael...

Today we picked Michael Jackson. The song titles from which we took the lyrics are in caps. Here's Rock 'n Roll Fridays!

1. BLACK OR WHITE: “It’s a turf war on a global scaleI’d rather hear both sides of the tale”
What was the reason for your last argument?
I was quite angry with the discharge nurse at the hospital because she was so rude and short tempered with my elderly father and was upsetting him with her questions.

2. DON’T STOP TILL YOU GET ENOUGH: “Touch me and I feel on fire, Ain’t nothing like a love desire…I’m melting like hot candle wax, Sensation lovely where we’re at”
Where was the last place you were intimate with someone?
On vacation near a pool in Bellingham, MA

3. ROCK WITH YOU: “Out on the floor There ain;t nobody there but us…Girl, when you dance, there’s a magic that must be love”
What is your favorite dance move?
I love to slow dance, but used to really be a greatr disco dancer. I think The Twist is my favorite because it is so easy to do even if not done in years.

4. OFF THE WALL: “So tonight, gotta leave that 9 to 5 up on the shelf, and just enjoy yourself…groove…Let the madness in the music get to you, life ain’t so bad at all, If you live it off the wall”
What do you like to listen to in the car or train/bus when you head home from work?
My own mixes of various artists and songs. If I go to the Berkshires, I like to listen to the radio, especially an alternative station that broadcasts from the Albany area.

5. SHE’S OUT OF MY LIFE: “She’s out of my life. And I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I don’t know whether to live or die. And it cuts like a knife. She’s out of my life”
Who are you glad is out of your life?
An old co-worker who was a very negative influence and a gossip.

6. THRILLER: “They’re out to get you, there’s demons closing in on every side. They will possess you, unless you change that number on your dial. Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together, yeah. All thru the night. I’ll save you from the terror on the screen”
What is your favorite monster or creepy person?
I love the Star Trek series meanies called The BORG. What a concept in terror! "Prepare to be assimilated, resistance is futile"!

7. BEN: “Ben most people will turn you away. I don’t listen to a word they say. They don’t see you as I do, I wish they would try to. I’m sure they’d think again if they had a friend like Ben”
Who have you hung out with that no one else seemed to like?
My closest friend for the past 6 years. He is not my friend anymore, as it was a toxic friendship.

8. HUMAN NATURE: “Get me out into the night time, 4 walls won’t hold me tonight. If this town is just an apple. Then let me take a bite”
What is your favorite thing about New York?
I love the creativity that comes from New Yorkers. I also have fond memories of the Metropolitan Opera House. I saw 3 operas there on school field trips.

9. MAN IN THE MIRROR: “I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways. And no message could have been any clearer. If you wanna make the world a better place take a look at yourself and make that change”
What was the last noticeable change you made in your appearance?
I lost 110 lbs.

10. BEAT IT: “They told him don’t you ever come around here. Don’t wanna see your face you better disappear. The fire’s in their eyes and their words are really clear so beat it. Just beat it”
When was the last time someone refused to let you enter somewhere or threw you out of a place you were in?
I was denied entry into Fiction Records studio office even though one of the band members of The CURE had told them to allow me in. I was there to drop off tapes of my radio show for the band to listen to and to meet up with Perry, the guitarist and keyboard player who replaced Porl. The secretary did take the tapes from me through the door and Robert Smith commented about them when I spoke to him in an interview later that year. Perry said she did not tell him until the next day I had been there.

11. BAD: “I’m giving you on count of 3, to show your stuff or let it be. I’m telling you to watch your mouth, I know your name, what you’re about”
What celebrity or politician do you think is a total jerk?
There are too many to just give one name, but some celebs have a wicked bad attitude. I'd have to say right now, Mel Gibson comes to mind, but only because he has been the most recent jerk in the news. Im sure another one will pop into the headlines next month.

12. EARTH SONG: “Did you ever stop to notice all the blood we’ve shed before. Did you ever stop to notice this crying earth, this weeping shore”
What do you believe is the worst environmental or political tragedy to date?
Globally, the Rain Forest destruction is quite alarming. Locally, I am horrified by the purple spreading weed that is sucking the life out of marshlands and water areas, and the Asian Longhorned Beetle that is attacking maple trees in New England.

13. ROCKIN ROBIN: “Every little swallow, every chickadee, every little bird in the tall oak tree. The wise old owl, the big black crow, flappin their wings singin go bird go, rockin robin”
What is your favorite regional bird?
The Mockingbird is my absolute favorite. It's the "cover band" of the bird world. A mockingbird has to repeat the calls of all the other the regional birds in order to attract a mate.


  1. I got schooled on the mockingbird, I did not know that. Fascinating! ;)

  2. #9 -- Good for you! I'm impressed.

    Also, mockingbirds are cool. The state bird of Texas, I think.

  3. Thanks Speakdog! : ) Always wanting to educate YOU Bud Weiser!