Saturday 9: Fool on the Hill (1967)

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Unfamiliar with today’s song? We can’t help you. The YouTube copyright police have removed the Beatles’ version.

1) Friday was April Fool’s Day. Did you pull any pranks? Did anyone put anything over on you? I didn’t and usually don’t. Thankfully, no one pranked me either.

2) The practice of playing tricks on one another on April 1 dates back at least to the 14th century and Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales includes a mention of it. Geoffrey Chaucer has been called England’s greatest poet. Quote a bit of poetry for us. (It doesn’t have to be English, or great.) I collect poetry with the word “bone” in it. Here is a favorite of mine:


3) Beatle Paul is a huge Elvis fan and is happy to own the bass that was played on Elvis’ 1954 recording of “That’s All Right, Mama.” Tell us about one of your prized possessions. My Prince collection. I’ve been collecting his music since 1979. I have vinyl, cassettes, CDs and all of his movies. I also have several posters and magazines where he appears on the cover. And the highlight of my collection is a concert ticket when I saw him in concert Wilmington NC back in 1997.

4) In contrast to his easygoing persona, Sir Paul has been described by former band mate Ringo Starr as strong willed and “determined to get his own way.” Do you consider yourself strong willed and determined? Or are you more easy going? I am fairly easy going unless someone ruffles my feathers.

5) The Beatles once bought a Greek island, planning to live and record there, but sold it after a few months because it started to seem like a bad, expensive idea. Tell us about a purchase that gave you buyer’s remorse. That only happened when I bought shoes online. I never got a pair that fit right. I’ve learned to only buy them when I can try them on.

6) Legend has it that the Beatles officially broke up in Disney World. John Lennon was staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort when he received and signed the court papers that dissolved the group. Have you ever conducted business while on vacation? Not really business, but I did working holidays while in college for Spring breaks, usually preparing for finals.

7) George Harrison loved puttering around in the garden and dedicated his autobiography to “gardeners everywhere.” Do you have a green thumb? I do. I can usually get everything to grow for me but ivy.

8) Ringo regrets not having saved more Beatles memorabilia, which he realizes now would be worth a fortune. Are you a pack rat?  Not really. I have collections of a few things like books, anything with a raven on it, some music and dvd collections.

9) Random question: Which do you prefer, Girl Scout cookies or Boy Scout popcorn? Neither – diabetic, so I cannot have the GS cookies. Can’t eat popcorn because the kernels always get stuck in my teeth.

7 thoughts on “Saturday 9: Fool on the Hill (1967)

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  2. Sandals are the only shoes I can buy on line.

    Ivy actually takes either daily care – if in a pot, or neglect if in the wet ground. I cannot get it to grow here because of the dryness, but my sister has a fabulous little variegated one she keeps giving me starts from. She tends that little booger every day.

  3. A Prince collection, eh? I never did get the thing with him changing his name to that weird little sign there for a while.

    • It was because of Warner Bros. They owned his records and were forcing him to make music he didn’t want to make. He wanted to do his own thing and felt like a slave to them. They copyrighted his name, hence stealing it from him, so he felt like he didn’t have a name, hence creating the symbol to represent himself with. He has all the rights to his work now after long fought battles with that company, so he goes by Prince again.

  4. I wonder what the issue is with ivy. They’re usually pretty hardy, aren’t they? Maybe too much sun? Oh well, if you do well with other plants, you probably don’t miss having ivy very much at all, do you?

    • I have no idea.. always kept them in the shade.. just always died. I love English ivy though and would love to have some in my space, but with all the others I have, I guess being without the ivy is okay 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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