This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Twofer Tuesday - Susans (Actually 3 Susans)


My mentioning the 19 Crimes' wine labels that talk to you made me think in general about other automated voice systems.  I'm thinking of things such as a cars' GPS telling you where to turn, a subway car announcing where to exit,  or iPhone's Siri telling everything you ever wanted to know and then some.  

Thus, I did some googling around on "inanimate talking objects" and landed on this video featuring Susan Bennett as ... well see and listen for yourself.  (And yes, I am going to talk about Susan Dey in a minute.  The photo above was just to pull you in.)  

The Buckinghams' Kind of a Drag was a Number 1 hit for them in February 1967.  They then followed that up with a string of 4 more hit songs produced by James Guerico in 67 including one titled Susan.  Because of the Buckinghams' great success in 1967 they


 Although I always kinda liked Susan's semi-weird transition from a bubble gummy song to an acid rock one right in the middle of it, I can see where it would turn some folks off.  (That it also reminded of a real life bi-polar Susan I once knew also made it worth listening to.)  I guess also, that because the video here features Susan Dey, that technically makes this a Threefer Tuesday.  Guess I need to be more specific when I ask that Genie in a Bottle to arrange a threesome for me. 

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