Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday 9

Hawaii Five-O

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Hawaii Five-O (1969)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This is the theme from the TV show that originally ran from 1968 to 1980 and is on now again with a new cast. Were you/are you a fan?
Nope.  Never was.  I can say "Book 'em, Danno" and know where it came from, but I never watched the show regularly.

2) On both shows, Five-O is an elite police task force led by Det. Lt. Steve McGarrett. Who is your favorite TV cop?
Currently, Olivia Benson.  Of all time, probably Monk.

3) On both shows, the part of Danny "Danno" Williams was played by a second generation performer. (James MacArthur was the son of Broadway legend Helen Hayes; Scott Caan is the son of movie actor James Caan.) If you followed one of your parents into their chosen profession, what would you be doing?
If I followed my father, I'd be working for the post office; if I followed my mother, I'd be working for the Bank of America.  Thank god I didn't follow in my parents' footsteps!

4) Both shows are filmed in Hawaii, the boyhood home of President Obama. Have any of our 44 Presidents hailed from your state?
Oh I have to admit to being from the state that gave the country Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon??? How ignominious.

5) Kona coffee is made from beans cultivated on the Big Island of Hawaii. Are you a big coffee drinker?
Not a BIG coffee drinker, but I drink my share.  Peet's.  French Roast.  Black.

6) This week's song was written by the late Morton Stevens. In addition to composing for TV shows, he was the musical director for a group of entertainers known in the 60s as "The Rat Pack." Can you name any "Rat Pack" members?
Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop. 

7) This week's featured band, The Ventures, began when Don Wilson purchased a used car from Bob Bogle. During negotiations, they discovered a shared passion for playing guitar. Did you buy your current ride new or used? Did the negotiations go smoothly?
We bought a new Honda a year ago and I was shocked at how smoothly it went.  We walked in and 30 minutes later drove out in our new car.

8) The year this song was popular, 1969, is when Donald and Doris Fisher opened a San Francisco clothing store called The Gap. Today there are more than 3,200 Gap locations. Do you shop at The Gap or
The Gap has nothing in my size.

9)  Random question: What's on your Saturday to-do list?
Visit my mother and bring her next week's meds.  Review The Pirates of Penzance at Sacramento Theater Company.

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