Enjoy Alaska’s Greatest Hits for your drive home!
BRIAN ALLEN BLOG
11.25.19 – Who is Rosanna?
This song got its name from the actress Rosanna Arquette, who was dating Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro at the time. Porcaro didn’t write the song – it was written by Toto leader David Paich, who was always looking for good ideas for lyrics.
“‘Rosanna’ was about a high school love, one of my first loves, but I just tagged another Rosanna’s name on there because she was going at the time with Steve Porcaro, my best friend. He had just met her and was looking to title a song with her name, and it just fit perfectly for that song right there. So it’s got her name on it, but it’s really about another high school sweetheart, which is how songs happen sometimes.”
The girl who played Rosanna is Cynthia Rhodes, who played Penny in Dirty Dancing. Her dance partner in the movie Patrick Swayze is also in the video. The style of dance fighting was used in the video over a year before Michael Jackson did it in his video for “Beat It.”
9.18.19 – National Cheeseburger Day
Celebrate with me and give thanks to whoever invented the Cheeseburger and to my Mom Janet whom introduced me to one of my favorite foods ever.
National Cheeseburger Day – INFORMATION LINK