December 12, 2006
Happy Frank's Birthday
Youse guys know what today is?
That's right, it's Frank Sinatra's birthday. I plan to celebrate by watching Tony Rome. Here's a funny scene from that movie.
If you want music, here's a clip of Frank in his prime, with Quincy Jones leading the orchestra.
Posted by annika, Dec. 12, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
Good stuff as usual Annika. These cats really enjoyed entertaining people and they were great doing it.
"They specialize in pussy that won't smile."
Funny. Sounds like a marriage counselor.
Love the Tony Rome series, but I celebrated with Pal Joey & Come Blow Your Horn. Jill St John is hawt, but Kim Novak is STEAMIN'!
I could appreciate his music, his acting which was pretty good, and the fact that he was the first American pop superstar.
But having said that, I have to say he was a bit overrated. Dean Martin had a smoother voice, Tony Bennett had a better voice. And Eddie Fischer could move you to tears.
His blustering tough guy persona was a bit overdone also. Although I am sure he got a lot of goombahs stuck on meathooks in his day.
Oh well, I did love Von Ryan's Express.
exactly. Kyle obviously needs to listen more closely.
I been listening pretty regularly to the old crooners on XM radio, maybe you guys ought to listen again to some high quality recordings of Dean, Tony, and Eddie. I stand by my statements.
I agree with Kyle to the extent that I too think Frank's singing is overated. And he was willing to sing any piece of shit that came along. Rubber trees, for christ sake! His politics, on the otherhand started out fine and like his career degenerated into bullshit. Tony Bennett, for whom I have built some cabinetry, is not a favorite of mine either. Dean Martin is a second string if not triple A. I think Mel Torme can put a song over, and when he wasn't over produced, Nat Cole was sublime.
It is far simpler on the ladies side: there is Ella, and then everybody else in decending order.
Oh, and let's not forget that Frank was a wife beater. That may endear him to Casca, but I think to the rest of us it casts a dark shadow on his life.
I think you must have a brain bleed.