Posted by: malia | May 30, 2015

saturday 9: california nights

Saturday 9: California Nights (1967)

1) Lesley Gore premiered this song on an episode of Batman. She played Pussycat, the protegee of Catwoman. (That explains her outfit in the video.) How many of Batman’s nemeses can you name?
um. the joker? i don’t know anything about batman.

2) At least five actors have played The Caped Crusader already (Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale) and Ben Affleck will play him in 2016’s Batman vs. Superman. Who is your favorite Batman? (If any Batmen were inadvertently omitted, Sam apologizes.)
i haven’t seen any batman movies or shows so i wouldn’t know who played his best.

3) Unlike most superheroes, Batman doesn’t have any superpowers. This Saturday, you’re more fortunate. We’re bestowing any superpower on you that you want. Which would you like?
invisibility. i think i’d also like to be able to transport. i’d have more sleep time 🙂

4) Though she’s singing of warm California nights, Lesley Gore was a New Yorker, born in Brooklyn and, in February of this year, dying in Manhattan. Which coast have you spent more time on, the West Coast or the East Coast?
i’ve never been to the east coast, so i guess the west coast, but it wasn’t very long either–just 2 weeks visiting family in california when i was 10. 😛

5) Not many people know that while she was making records, Lesley was also a student at Sarah Lawrence and graduated with her BA in 1968. What’s something we would be surprised to know about you?
i don’t think anything’s surprising after all that i’ve posted on this blog 😛

6) In 1967, when this song was popular, the best selling new camera in the United States was the new Polaroid Swinger. Think about the most recent photo you took. Did you use a camera, a tablet, or a phone?
i used a tablet. it was closest to me when i wanted to grab a picture.

7) The big fashion trend of 1967 was bright tights, in shades like Hot Pink, Shock Orange and Grass Green. Tell us about something you wore when it was trendy but now you look back and think, “Oh, God, that was awful!”
a lot of the bright fluorescent colors of the ’80s. 🙂 hypercolor shirts anyone?

8) In 1967, drivers complained about “gas wars.” The price was unpredictable and would rise and fall, day by day, as much as 30¢ per gallon. How much does it cost you to fill up your tank today?
it was $2.85/gal last i filled up earlier this week, nearly $30 to fill up my tank. so nice to fill up the tank for under $30 for once! i remember when it would be in the $40s!

9) Random question: Are there dishes in your kitchen sink right now?
no, but there’s pots.

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