Rory’s Got Questions — 22 to be Precise

Rory, the King of Questions, asks many, many questions. Here are seven from Rory’s Season 4 – Game 5 Fun Questions.

1. What really makes you angry?

These days, Republicans.

2. What is your preferred mode of transport from the following: walking, driving car, train ride, riding a bike, or something else entirely?

If I can walk or ride a bike, that would be my preference. When I lived in the city, I would take the bus if wherever I was going was too far to walk, but now that I live in the ‘burbs, it’s driving a car.

3. Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?

I’d rather do none of the above, but of those listed, I suppose washing the dishes.

4. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?


5. How many pairs of shoes do you own?

Three: my everyday sneakers, a pair of “dress shoes” that I rarely wear, and a pair of slippers for inside the house. I also have a pair of hiking boots.

6. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning for the rest of your day?

Maybe ten minutes to go to the bathroom, take a quick shower, and brush my teeth. Then another 45 minutes or so for coffee, reading the morning paper, and my daily bowl of cold cereal. Only then am I ready to face the rest of my day.

7. What three items only would you take with you on a deserted island to survive for a week?

My iPhone and a charger. What else would I need?

And here are 15 more questions from Rory’s “Ima Hear Becuz Ima All Ear!

1. What or who got you into listening to music first?

My transistor radio.

2. Who were some of your favorited bands/artists as a youngster?

The Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, Smokey Robinson and the Miracle, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, The Drifters, Sonny & Cher.

3. Which decades of music influenced you the most as a youngster growing up?

The ’60s and ’70s.

4. Did your parents listen to a lot of music when you were living with them in your younger years and did any of their listening influence your own musical tastes?

No and no.

5. Can you list your Top 5 musical genres that you listen to frequently today?

  1. Classic rock
  2. Classic rock
  3. Classic rock
  4. Classic rock
  5. Classic rock

6. Aside from listening to music, have you ever learned to play a musical instrument or sing or take part in the musical entertainment industry?


7. What is it you most like about music and how does it make you feel when listening?

The music itself and the lyrics. Because I listen mostly to classic rock, the music elicits memories and feelings from my youth and from when I was a young adult.

8. Which decade of music throughout your years to date has influenced you the most with regards to your listening today?

The mid ’60s through the late ’70s.

9. Do you listen to music daily? If so, is that all day or only at certain times? If not, when do you listen to music?

Yes. I play the Music Choice classic rock channel available from my cable provider virtually all day long as background music.

10. Do you ever sing, whistle, hum, or dance to any of the music that is playing?

Sometimes. But more often, I’ll just stop what I’m doing and listen when I hear a song I love or which triggers a vivid memory.

11. Do you have music playing when you are writing or creating? If so, does it further inspire you and help to juice up your imagination, or do you find music can knock your concentration levels off?

As I said, I have music playing in the background most of the time. I can’t say that it inspires me when I’m writing, but it also doesn’t adversely affect my ability to concentrate.

12. What was the very first concert you ever attended and also the last one and how many concerts have you seen from the first to the last in total?

I honestly can’t remember my first ever concert. It might have been when my older sister took me to see the Kingston Trio playing at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre outdoor music venue in Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. The last concert I saw was Don Henley (of The Eagles) at the Greek Theater in Berkeley. As to how many total concerts, it has to be a hundred or more.

13. Do you prefer to listen to music and appreciate it that way or are you more likely to be more physically involved as in dancing?

These days it’s mostly just listening.

14. What sort of system do you have to listen to music at home and do you “collect music” or purely listen?

At home I listen to music mostly on the Music Choice channel through my cable TV and my surround sound system. I will also listen to my iTunes music on my iPhone while wearing my AirPods. In the car it’s the classic rock channel is SiriusXM.

15. How important is music to you?

I enjoy listening to music, so because being able to enjoy things is important to me, I suppose, therefore, music is important to me.

7 thoughts on “Rory’s Got Questions — 22 to be Precise

  1. Sadje February 28, 2021 / 7:08 pm

    Interesting music choices! Classic rock, is it then?

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  2. leigha66 March 3, 2021 / 4:56 pm

    What do you consider a concert? Does paying a cover charge at a local venue/bar count? If that is the case I am sure I am over a hundred. If only actual concert venues it is more like 40 or so. Where do free stages at the state fair fall? A street dance with a promising local artist…? So many places to hear live music… I just hope concerts come back after the pandemic.

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    • Fandango March 3, 2021 / 10:33 pm

      I consider a concert to be at a venue that accommodates at least 500 people. I’ve been to many at indoor or outdoor arenas or even at stadiums/ball parks.

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      • leigha66 March 4, 2021 / 2:34 am

        … oh, I forgot two stadium concerts I have been to. Paul McCartney (we were like 4 rows from the top of the stadium… Paul was very small!) and one year we attended Farm Aid.

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