Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Minute :) Unsure if the link with Mr. Yoda will work..I have a feeling...NOT! Anyhoo here is my little spiel for the 5.

1. Think back as far as you can, what's the first tape, record, etc. you remember listening to.

I recall the classical music my mom played...Eine Kleine NachtMusik by Mozart, Verdi's Aida, and this very pretty pience that sounds classical but came out in the 1960's. I also had a favourte record called the Grimm Fairy Tales and it was about Hanzel and Gretel and Something about pussy cats(not the x-rated kind). There was also this nun that came out with a smash hit...can't recall the name of the tune. Actually when I listen to this music it brings back very fond memories. I know that poor nun committed Hari Kari....poor thing. Oh what a lovely thought.

2. What's the first concert you've ever been to, the year and who performed?

Well I think I was about 10 and I went to see "Die Fledermouss" by Mozart. It was around 1974 in Ann Arbor, Michigan...and I loved it! It was so funny to with the prison guard trying to locate his booze. Do I sound like a insufferable bore yet?? I know I wanted to see ABBA with their Voulez Vous tour but my mom wouldn't let me go. She said there would be drugs there...YUP...ABBA. Even back then when I was 13 or 14 (1976 or 1977 for that tour) I knew there wouldn't be major drugs at an ABBA concert. God! It's ABBA! I still love them and have all their records including one they sang in Spanish! I think I am the only one who knows the "King Kong" song. It is , um, not their best. The first true rock concert I went to was to see the Eurythemics in 1986. That was fun and she has an amazing voice. After that I saw U2 in 1989 or was that 1988??? I don't recall the 1980's too much...They were very fun years. Now as for my brother, he saw many rock concerts and he went to see the Who 2 weeks after that horrible concert where people were killed. Oops wait..another sad thing I am recalling..let's move on shall we...

3. Ever bleed from your ass?

What a probing question:) Yup and they were some nasty hemmoroids let me tell ya. I couldn't sit for a week and I even had to call in sick. My old boss asked me what was wrong I just was crying and told him I couldn't sit down...he quickly told me not to say any more. I could gross him out so easily. It was not fun having to go to the bathroom and I think some evil warlord must have conjured up these things. The old saying.."what crawled up your ass and died" seemed to fit but then it fits any time my dogs decide to let out a nasty silent fart that actually drove one of my friends right out of my house.

4. If you went to your senior prom and had a date, do you still speak to said person?

In high school I was lucky to sit next to a guy never mind him asking me out. I was never asked out but I did go to my prom and, in true Birgie fashion, I went with a future arsonist and nun! I am not kidding. We were all single gals. The one girl was sweet and pretty and the other always smelled of the pig farm she grew up on and would slap your back so hard when she said hi it would take the wind out of you. So I decided to go with them...why not. I wore a pantsuit/jumpsuit (aren't they now back in style) and I danced up a storm. We went back to farmer gals' place and stayed overnight. Years later I found out that the pretty gal became a nun and is a missionary somewhere where the catholics feel they need to convert the peaceful heathens and the other gal, well, burnt down her family's home and went to jail. Ahh what sweet memories...oh yeah we lost touch:)

5. Name the one television show that is no longer on the air that could have gone on forever.

The Ed Sullivan Show! I vaguely recall watching it whe it was on the air but it was on for 20 yrs or so. He had everyone on the show from major comedians like Bob Hope, Flip Wilson, Richard Pryer(I am spelling his name wrong, shoot me later) to classical music greats to The Rolling Stones, The Beatles (made their debut on this show) and The Doors. He had on circus acts and everything else. This could go over today I think. I also think Star Trek would be a great show..oh wait..It basically did go on forever..never mind.


  1. Ah yes...the Ed Sullivan show!!!! Awesome stuff!

  2. Your young musical experiences were so much more cultured than mine!