Friday, September 24, 2010

Rock n Roll Fridays MEME: BOB DYLAN

Hi I'm DJ KathyA! Welcome to Rock 'n Roll Fridays. We are like other memes in that we will ask you thirteen questions each and every Friday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick an singer, band, era or category and pick thirteen of their lyrics. Each of our questions will be based on the lyrics. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked Bob Dylan. The song titles are in bold caps and the lyrics are in bold. Here's Rock 'n Roll Fridays!

1. TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’ “And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’ for the loser now will be later to win, For the times they are a changin’”
What would you do or play at a Casino?
I love the slots, but the old school kind where you put in coins and there is one payline and you match up cherries or flags 3 in a row. Some of the new machines are so complex, they have about 10-20 paylines and confusing video images that make it so you have no idea is or how you won anything. When I am at Mohegan Sun, I like a Peach Martini up in the Sky Bar and a walk around the shops. I also enjoy their free concerts in the Wolf Den stage, which is centered in the casino. I used to work at Foxwoods and only go there to shop or stop at Hard Rock. Gambling is not fun there. I feel like a sheep being herded thru.

2. ON DESOLATION ROW “To her, death is quite romantic, She wears an iron vest. Her profession’s her religion, her sin is her lifelessness”
What was the worst job you ever had?
I've had lots so I'll go with the most recent...I worked as a matchmaker for a high-end Dating service that charged up to $10,000 per membership for someone to be matched with their ideal mate...we really just "matched" $10K people with OTHER suckers who paid $10K. We constantly got angry calls and feedback telling us how awful their dates were. I spent most of my day trying to talk people out of suing us.

3. DON’T THINK TWICE IT’S ALLRIGHT “I ain’t sayin you treated me unkind, you could have done better but I don’t mind. You just kinda wasted my precious time. Don’t think twice it’s all right”How do you waste your time besides memes?
Music, Photography, Day Trips, Baking, YouTube, and Bud.

4. IT AIN’T ME BABE “You say you’re lookin for someone, never weak but always strong. To protect you an’ defend you whether you are right or wrong. Someone to open each and every door, It ain’t me babe”What traits make up the ideal mate for you?
Comedy, Handsomeness, Attraction to me, Stable, Sexy, Conversational, Interesting, Loyal, Into Music.

 5. JUST LIKE A WOMAN “She takes just like a woman, yes she does, she makes love just like a woman, yes she does, and she aches just like a woman, but she breaks just like a little girl”
What woman would make a great president?
Oprah, Maya Angelo or Ellen Degeneres

6. KNOCKIN ON HEAVEN’S DOOR “Mama put my guns in the ground I can’t shoot them anymore, that long black cloud is comin’ down, I feel like I’m knockin’ on Heaven’s door”
Have you ever fired a rifle, handgun or other firearm?
Yep all 3. I fired a 357 magnum and 12 gauge shotgun when I was an armed guard. I fired an M-16 Rifle and M-18 Semi Automatic rifle as well as a bazooka (Law) and threw a hand grenade when in the Army.

7. LIKE A ROLLING STONE “You used to laugh about everybody that was hangin’ out, Now you don’t seem so proud, about havin’ to scrounge for your next meal”Have you ever been on Welfare (the Dole), or collected Unemployment Insurance Benefits?
I collected for the first time in my entire working life of 35 years this past year and they paid me $530 a week. It was a lifeline for several weeks and I'm grateful for it and to Pres. Obama who offered me $4000 towards a college education or trade course while I was unemployed. I really feel bad for folks who rely on it when it is devastating.

8. MAGGIE’S FARM “Everybody says she’s the brains behind Pa, She’s 68 but says she’s 24”When was the last time you lied about your age?
On Match.Com when I was cougaring and wanted to attract younger men...TMI huh?

9. MR TAMBORINE MAN “Hey Mr Tamborine Man, play a song for me, I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m goin’ to. “
Have you ever played a musical instrument?
I played trumpet all through school and was quite good at it. I won a music award and actually auditioned and won a spot in the ARMY Band after high school...the beginning of a lot of trouble for me. I went into music from a different perspective after I got out of the a DJ. Safer and more diverse. It was my calling at the time. I did it 12 years.

10. ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE “One more cup of coffee for the road. One more cup of coffee ‘for I go…to the valley below”
What brand of coffee do you drink and how do you take it?
I have a Keurig Coffee Machine and use K-Cups. I like Green Mountain Kona and Tully's Italian Roast and Newmans Own Special Bold K-Cups. Out in the real world, I stop at Dunkin Donuts for a medium regular with cream and 4 splenda. It is the nectar of the gods when it's fresh and strong. I would never soil my lips with Starbucks.

11. ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS “Down the street the dogs are barkin’, and the day is getting’ dark. As the night comes in a fallin, The dogs ‘ll lose their bark”When was the last time a dog barked near you?
Well, it was happy barking. I had returned recently to the Inn where I was once an innkeeper and the two dogs that lived there were so happy to see me they barked in delight, especially after I asked if they wanted to go for a walk in the woods. 

12. SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES “Look out kid, don’t matter what you did. Walk on your tip toes, don’t try NO DOZ, better stay away from those”
When you have to stay awake what do you do when you are very sleepy?
Slap my cheeks and crank up the tunes if I am in a car. At the office, I get a candy bar or a cuppa coffee and walk a bit around the office. At home, I drink a glass of wine and grab the man...tend to go with the flow and pass out. Sleepy means your body needs sleep right?

13. TANGLED UP IN BLUE “I was layin in bed wondrin if she’d changed at all. If her hair was still red…”What color(s) has your hair been?
Let me count the ways! Bleached blonde, Red (both pink and orange hues), Auburn, Dark Brown, Strawberry Blonde, Striped, White with black tips (80s), Mohawk with black roots(80s), and dirty blond with gray roots...sigh.


  1. You fired weapons, had a mohawk and bake.damn girl! You're my hero!

    Great meme, Kathy! I always enjoy reading your musings.

    Have a wonderful day.

  2. #5 Yeah, I could see Ellen doing a good job. Oprah too, even though I don't care for her much. Have a good weekend!

  3. #2....what a horrible job! I don't think I could have lasted at that one. Worse even than my stint as a telemarketer. Sheeesh, people are cranky when you call them during supper.

    #6....I never would have thunk it of you, but the Army explains it. Not just a job, but an adventure, right?

  4. Ellen would be a fun president...How fun would those State of the Union addresses be???

  5. Bud had better watch himself with Annie Oakley.. (notice how I refrained from any Sarah mentions?)

  6. Debster...thanks for the pat on the back! Shawnna, thanks for agreeing on the Ellen choice. : ) Ace, yep it was a terrible was the ARMY! Thanks for reading. on the state of the Union addresses from Ellen! HARRIET! I don't fire anymore...not a real gun anyway. hehe

  7. Bud...TMI on which question? Or is it all of them? lol ...nod nod wink wink...