I DON’T MEAN TO IGNORE THIS, my primary blog, but I have been pre-occupied with several other projects and most of my energies and attention have gone there. One of them was finding a new theme for my blogs, which regular readers should have noticed I did find several weeks ago. The new “look” is courtesy of the free Generate Press theme tweaked with CSS Hero.
The other is a rather massive project involving the Elvis Presley Gold Standard Series of records on my A Touch Of Gold site. Every now and then I take a break and peruse the questions on Quora. Today I found this one: “If You Were Stuck In an Elevator with a Rock Star (Living or Dead), Who Would It Be?”
It implies all sorts of fantasy including what appears to be a magic elevator that can resurrect the dead. I assume the questioner intended that magic elevator to allow us to resurrect those dead stars at appropriate ages. For example, if you are a John Lennon fan, at what stage in his life would you want to be alone with the man and to speak with him:
• At the beginning of his career with the Beatles?
• At the beginning of Beatlemania?
• At the height of the Beatles’ creativity?
• At the beginning of his solo career?
Of course, some of you might want to talk to him after his encounter with Mark David Chapman in 1980, maybe ask him if he has found out yet if the Beatles really were more popular than Jesus.
The photo used for the cover of THE VERY BEST OF LINDA RONSTADT compact disc would have also made a lovely featured image for this article. A two-disc set that collects 23 of her recordings—including most of the big hits—although they are not in chronological order, so it’s a bit of a hodgepodge compilation.
I can only think of one question
I thought about things like this and then decided that I may be an old fart now, but I still remember fantasies from my younger days. You know, back when my sex drive played a much more prominent part of the way my day went. And that is what guided my answer:
“I wouldn’t need the magic elevator in this question to resurrect the dead (although I’d have a ton of questions for either Elvis or Colonel Parker).
I’d like the elevator to get stuck with the 39-year-old me inside alone with the 31-year-old Linda Ronstadt.
Oddly, I can only think of one question I would pose to her . . .”
FEATURED IMAGE: The photo at the top of the page is from the booklet in THE VERY BEST OF LINDA RONSTADT compact disc. It is a photo of her from around 1976 when she was 31 years old.