Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Candy Man ; Saturday 9

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1) This song is from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder. The movie was remade as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. Which Wonka did you prefer? I actually enjoyed both of them, but I believe that the original one was my favorite. 

2) In the movie, this song is sung by Bill, the candy store shopkeeper. Think about the last counter person you dealt with. We know that he or she likely didn't break into song, but did you two engage in conversation? No, I was at the bank and the teller only said hello and thank you. 

3) The lyrics tell us that The Candy Man can make the world taste good. What's the last thing you ate? Was it delicious, or just OK? The last thing that I ate was a frozen Totino's pizza and it was quite tasty.
4) The most popular recording of this song was by Sammy Davis,  Jr. Sammy was in a horrific car accident when he was 29 years old. His cheek and nose were broken and he lost an eye. That he survived at all left him reflective and after his hospitalization, he converted to Judaism. Do you still worship in the faith you were raised in? Yes, I still attend the church that I began attending in Junior high at times.
5) Sammy was proud of the honorary college degrees because he received because never formally attended school. As a child, he performed on the road with his father and uncle. In addition to depriving him of an education, that lifestyle kept him from kids his own age. He would later describe his childhood as, "in a word, 'lonely.'" Give us a one-word description of your childhood. Difficult. ( My dad was an alcoholic and was verbally abusive to us and physically abusive with my mom)
6) Because he spent so much of his youth on the road, living on buses, trains and hotel rooms, he loved eventually having his own kitchen and being able to cook his own meals. This weekend, will you spend much time in the kitchen? Probably quite a bit. I have a few items that I am looking to make and it will take some time. 

7) Sammy enjoyed experimenting with clothes and jewelry. What about you? Do you consider yourself conservative in dress or are you fashion forward? I find that I am conservative, but that I enjoy fashion. I have been shopping for some newer items lately. 

8) When he died, Sammy was in debt to the IRS. Do you handle your own taxes, or do you use the services of an accountant? I usually do my own taxes. 
9) Random question: If you had to tell nothing but the truth (not even the tiniest white lie) for 24 hours, do you think you'd get yourself in trouble?
Well, I might get myself in a little trouble, but I guess it would depend on what was being asked. 


  1. I enjoy a Totinos pizza from time to time. They are good.
    I read your book review below, I am going to check into it! Thanks! Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the book.


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