Mom, it’s time for another exciting Hpathy Quiz!
I don’t know if we can top last month’s quiz, Shana; broadcasting from high atop Mount Everest and all.
I know. I was there. Chuckie Finster would’ve been too scared, I’m sure, what with his fear of heights. Then again, he’s only 2. Even I have to admit, it was kinda scary.
Shana, do you have any reason to believe that anyone here, besides you, knows who Chuckie Finster is?
Mom, people can’t seriously have forgotten our “Rugrats” quiz on Tommy and Chuckie. Remember? The episode where Tommy slept over at Chuckie’s house while Stu and Didi were at a cheese-tasting weekend? It was like the 70’s sitcom, “The Odd Couple”. In fact, “The Odd Couple” (The Rugrats version) will be 30 years old in December.
Right, I’m sure everyone cares! Can we possibly move on to the Hpathy Quiz now?????
Mom, we’ll get to that later! I have very important announcements to make. This month is a little crazy: Lisa Marie Presley died!
The only child of Elvis, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. She died at the young age of 54. In fact, her mother, Priscilla Presley, is still alive!
Apparently, Lisa Marie went to the hospital because of cardiac arrest. She had a singing career, but she only had three albums.
Yes, Lisa Marie had star quality. Whoever her manager was really dropped the ball.
Maybe we should start a new Quiz segment called:
“Really-Bad-Manager of the Month!”
I think that could really catch on!
Here’s a video of Lisa Marie singing with her father, backed by various famous singers such as Cissy Houston (Whitney’s mother), and your favorite, Darlene Love. Goodbye Lisa Marie. I’m sure your dad was happy and proud to see you again.
OK, can we start the Quiz now?
I wish we could, Mom, so that I wouldn’t have to announce that David Crosby died after a long illness at 81.
David Crosby of Crosby, Stills and Nash died? OMG!
Don’t forget that David Crosby was in The Byrds too!
The Byrds did a great version of Bob Dylan’s
“Hey Mr. Tambourine Man”.
Mom! It’s just “Mr. Tambourine Man”!
Well excuuuuse me! Either way, it’s great! Best intro ever! Are you going to play it? It’s the best Shana, the best!
I’m not done saying things yet!
Oy vey! When is it going to end?
In doing my research for this article….
OMG! You did “research”? We’ll never get outta here!
…The Byrds’ version of “Mr. Tambourine Man” was produced by Doris Day’s son, Terry Melcher! Pretty cool, huh?
Oh yes, it would be, if ANYONE knew who Doris Day was!!!!
Mom!!! She was a singer and movie star from the ’50’s and ’60’s. Her most famous co-star was Rock Hudson! They were in three romantic comedies together.
Shana, don’t look now, but no one knows who Rock Hudson is either!
Hello??? “Pillow Talk”? “Send Me No Flowers”???? These are classic movies!
That no one’s ever heard of!
Well, that’s their problem. “Pillow Talk” should’ve totally had a sequel where Brad Allen (Rock Hudson) and Jan Morrow (Doris Day) get married.
They did get married! Shana, could you possibly move this segment, you know, the “Doris Day Segment”, of the Hpathy Quiz, along?
Funnily enough, there was actually supposed to be a sequel, did you know that?
But it never happened. The ending… well, I won’t spoil it for people who have never seen it.
That would be everyone!
All people need to know is that they were cute together on screen, they were good friends in real life and unlike his on-screen characters, Rock Hudson was a closeted homosexual.
Oy vey! Is there any end to this story?
Mom, you were the one who said no one knew who Rock Hudson was! You started this tangent and I, in my capacity as “Shanapedia”, am trying to educate our readers.
Oh! Well that’s different. Never mind!
Now as I was saying… he was the first major celebrity to die from AIDS at the age of 59 in 1985. Everyone knows about Freddie Mercury…
Actually, Shana, no one knows who Freddie Mercury is.
He’s the lead singer of Queen!
Everyone thinks you mean Queen Elizabeth.
They do not! Now as I was saying… Rock Hudson was an AIDS victim when it was headline news in the 80s. If they still don’t know who Doris Day is, they can re-read our quiz where we memorialized her:
She died in 2019 at 97, making her the last surviving cast member of her romantic comedies with Rock Hudson. Oh, and what’s weird is, Doris Day had no funeral and apparently has no headstone either.
That’s the way she wanted it!
Now as I was saying… The Byrds. Another thing is their lead guitarist, Jim McGuinn (James Joseph McGuinn III), later changed his name to Roger in 1967. He wasn’t always called Roger as we know him now. Anyway, Terry Melcher, son of the aforementioned Doris Day also produced another song the Byrds are famous for, none other than Pete Seeger’s “Turn! Turn! Turn!”, but I believe you wanted me to play “Mr. Tambourine Man.”
Yes, hours ago!!!!!
Crosby, Stills & Nash formed in 1969. There’s actually an interesting story about their first album cover.
I was afraid of that.
It was photographed by Henry Diltz.
He’s a folk musician turned Photographer who took pictures of The Eagles for their debut album (which turned 50 last year.)
No one cares, Shana!
…as well as the “Desperado” cover. He even photographed James Taylor …
Aaaaah! I knew it! How is it that James Taylor turns up in every issue of The Hpathy Ezine??!!!
…for the “Sweet Baby James” cover… and before I was so rudely interrupted, I was going to say because James Taylor is relevant to our topic right now. Anyway, Henry also shot The Doors album cover, “Morrison Hotel”; he’s taken so many pictures of Rock Stars that the list is endless.
Can we start The Quiz now?
Perhaps the most famous thing he was involved with was Woodstock.
On the famous cover he shot of the Crosby, Stills & Nash album, the guys are seated in the wrong order because they had yet to come up with a name for their group! When they realized they were seated out of order, and went back to reshoot the album cover, the abandoned house they posed in front of was gone! Hence, we see them below, as pictured:
Nash, Stills & Crosby!
…was the one to induct them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so I think we should watch that right now.
But Mom, this is actually related because firstly, both are folk singers, and secondly, turns out David Crosby and Graham Nash sing background on James Taylor’s “Mexico” and “Lighthouse” — did you know that???
No, I didn’t. I’m not a musical encyclopedia as some people are.
They also sang harmony on “Nothing Like a Hundred Miles” from the “In the Pocket” album.
Did you ever consider the possibility that you might know entirely too much?
Maybe, but, why else would I be called “Shanapedia”? Now as I was saying… Crosby and Nash even sang harmony on an Elton John song…
I knew it! I suppose now we’re into the “Elton John Segment” of the Hpathy Quiz! Rick!!!!!
Do you have to call Daddy for everything? And besides, I’m trying to be interesting and educate people about music.
It was called “Cage the Songbird.” It was on an album that apparently flopped.
So naturally we’re bringing it to everyone’s attention!
Mom, it has one song on it that people know, “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word.”
I hate that song!!!!
Ok, now for James Taylor’s induction speech:
OK, Shana, OK, I must admit, you picked a good video.
Did you know there are so many CSN songs to pick from, making this task impossible? If it weren’t for your vintage-mix tapes in the living room, I never would’ve heard “Wasted on the Way” or “Southern Cross.”
Well, what’s a parent for?
Both of these from the “Daylight Again” album feature Eagles member Timothy B. Schmidt on harmony vocals. Turns out Timothy’s voice was all over this album on several tracks, even an outtake written by Stephen Stills that didn’t make it onto the original. Also David wasn’t on the “Southern Cross” single either because apparently that was when the group hadn’t reunited.
Fascinating as this is….
Actually, I have an idea. Let’s play “Wooden Ships.” Which reminds me, James Taylor…
…was on “Anderson Cooper 360” last month sharing his memories of David Crosby. Anderson asked him if he could play just one CSN song, what would it be and he said “Wooden Ships”.
That’s what I woulda picked too. Could ya hurry up and play it for God’s sake?
Another interesting fact I recently came across….
OMG. Shana, could ya please tell the Paul Kanter story some other time? Let me sum it up for you: Paul Kanter of Jefferson Airplane is a co-writer of “Wooden Ships” but was never credited. It’s another “Bad Manager” story that you can regale us with next month.
So uh… yeah, I’ll play “Wooden Ships” now.
If you can, please do!
Last but not least we sadly lost the most important Radio DJ in the history of Philadelphia.
Shana! You waited this long to say that Jerry Blavat died? Shouldn’t you have said that first?
You wasted so much time talking about James Taylor, Doris Day, Terry Melcher and Chuckie Finster, that we’re completely out of time!
But Mom, March is filled up already! I’ll see what I can do.
Good, you do that! Whew! And now for the Quiz!
Who’s in the Quiz this month?
I suppose I have to come up with a fictitious name. How about “Melvin Cowznofsky”?
Isn’t that the ubiquitous character from MAD Magazine?
OK, then Melvin Kowsnofsky!
Ok, So anyway, picture poor Melvin Kowsnofsky: he’s got an unbelievably bad cold, possibly even the flu, AND…he starts a new job in one day! Is that a tall order for a homeopath, or what?!
So, here’s what Melvin writes:
Hello, Elaine; I’ve had a very bad headache assuming from sinus pressure and I can’t sleep or get comfortable. Sides of head hurt and behind eyes/nose, any type of pressure or exertion is very painful. I got up out of bed and within a few minutes threw up, mostly liquid (had some bran for breakfast and ice/water throughout the day). I’m definitely worse when I move around so I’m trying not to!
Today is definitely worse :/
I had chills most of the day but no fever as far as I know despite my head being really warm. Still achy and entire face is uncomfortable so hope I can sleep. I have to drive to my new job tomorrow now that the roads are cleared and I’m not looking forward to it feeling miserable.
Melvin, try _________ 200C and let me know what happens.
Hi Elaine. So, lots of good news but to put it short, I’m about 80% better.
I have hardly any body aches, much lessened headache and sinus pressure, no nausea and currently no chills.
OK, everybody, that’s it! I’ve followed up with Melvin and he now says he’s 95% better. If you know the remedy, write to me at LEWRA@aol.com. The answer will be in the March ezine. (editor’s note: the answer is ready now, click below)
Mom, P.S., one more announcement! Happy Birthday to Smokey Robinson of The Miracles, who is 83 today!
The Miracles: “Everybody’s Gotta Pay Some Dues”
Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom
Elaine takes online cases. Write to her at LEWRA@aol.com
Visit her website: https://ElaineLewis.hpathy.com