As we’re in the middle of comparing great acting performances, I have to apply the same standard across the board. Michael Jackson, my personal favorite artist ever, probably the greatest pop star of all time. Great actor at times like Sinatra? No. Good actor even? Um…. Look, even the best actors figure out what they […]
For the newer visitors, this is one of my theme songs. One reason is I just think it’s a great ‘storytelling’ song… But to amplify that point, as it’s evolved over the years, it’s almost become the singer’s version of ‘the Aristocrats’. In other words, the only way to ‘mess up’ the song (besides […]
‘You look like a god damned rat pack.’ R.I.P. Lauren Bacall.
Alright, back in writing mode, so let’s burn off a few more heartbreak songs, shall we? The Sinatra mythology says this one was recording after his marriage with Ava Gardner was really over. Yep, sounds like it…
I wouldn’t trade the 330 or so days a year where I get to be silly and cheerful and thoughtful for anything at this point, but I am still human, and consequently there are still at least 10 days a year that are completely awful, and I start this week with one of them. […]
Still feeling it. Lay back and enjoy…
One of my favorite jazz/blues standards, done by, well, you see. Enjoy.