Unfamiliar with this week’s tune? Hear it here.
1) David Lee Roth does a lot of jumping in this video. He credits his flashy moves to his study with marital artist Benny Urquidez. Have you ever tried karate, judo, or jiu-jitzu? Nope.
2) Dave claims to be fluent in Spanish. Say something “en español.” Por favor. I know more Spanish than that, I just can’t think of much at that moment.
3) Dave appeared as himself in an episode of The Sopranos, playing poker with Tony Soprano. Are you a good poker player? I used to be pretty decent at Texas Hold ‘Em. I haven’t played in a really long time, but after a few practice rounds, I’d probably be back on it. My brother and I used to like to play each other for spare change.
4) Though known for his prowess on the guitar, Eddie Van Halen wrote the opening of this song at the keyboard when he was still new to the synthesizer. When do you recently venture outside your comfort zone? Was it a success? I can’t really think of anything, honestly. I mean, we’re house hunting and that’s a whole new world to me, but it’s also kind of different than your typical out-of-my-comfort-zone thing.
5) Eddie’s older brother Alex is the Van Halen drummer and his son, Wolfie, began touring with the band in 2007. Have you ever worked with a family member? When I was a kid, I washed dishes at the restaurant where my dad cooked. That’s about it.
6) Van Halen’s first manger was Marshall Berle. Mr. Berle’s uncle was Milton Berle. Does the name Milton Berle mean anything to you? I recognize it, but I couldn’t tell you anything about him.
7) In 1984, when this song was popular, AT&T/Bell Telephone was broken up into 24 separate companies. Today, who is your phone provider? Verizon. I wouldn’t mind looking into other options.
8) Also in 1984, Michael Jackson was severely burned while filming a Pepsi commercial. Would we find any Pepsi in your kitchen right now? Probably not. If you do, it’s left from my wedding in August, so it’s probably flat. We didn’t keep the unopened bottles, which, fun fact, they just throw away.
9) Random question: Have you ever been so angry that you kicked or hit an inanimate object? Not that I can think of, but I used to throw things as a kid when I was angry. Never anything big, I never damaged anything that way, and I don’t ever remember throwing things at people, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t do it. But I lost many a Barbie shoe by getting pissed that it wouldn’t go or stay on, then throwing it across the room, never to find it again. It was something I ultimately just kind of grew out of on my own, like one of those things you do when you’re young and frustrated then grow up and quit doing.