REISSUE ROUNDUP 3: THE BEATLES, ERIC CLAPTON, FRANK SINATRA, THE WHO, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL AND HUMBLE PIE It's time to wrap up these Reissue Roundups with the latest high end batch from the Universal family of labels. The Beatles...Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) John’s post about Venezuela under Hugo Chavez’s successor Nicolas Maduro brought to mind this post by Ben Cohen at Commentary and, especially, this great line from an opposition leader: If Chavez was Frank Sinatra, then Maduro is the guy in the karaoke bar singing an out of tune version of My Way. Show More Summary
Many contemporary drinkers are surprised to hear that Frank Sinatra was a Jack Daniel’s man — through and through, that’s really all the legendary singer drank. But in the revised Sinatra mythos, many now think of Ol’ Blue Eyes … Continue reading ?
Pop culture can be as forbidding as it is inviting, particularly in areas that invite geeky obsession: The more devotion a genre, series, or subculture inspires, the easier it is for the uninitiated to feel like they’re on the outside looking in. Show More Summary
The death was announced tonight of Arik Einstein, singer, actor and icon of soft-power Israeli masculinity from the 1960s on. Aged 74, suffered an aortic aneurysm.
We closed our Thanksgiving blog last year with lyrics from a song "The House That I Live In," recorded by Frank Sinatra to encourage unity and tolerance during World War II, and the following comments: America, the house we live in is a more diverse one, that it was at the outset of World War II and we believe a better one for it. Show More Summary
They've both made history with swing albums, but the similarities between Frank and Robbie go much deeper Briefing LAST UPDATED AT 13:45 ON Mon 25 Nov 2013 IT don't mean a thing, a wise man once said, if it don't have that swing. Just...Show More Summary
The Mafia detested the administration of John F. Kennedy as Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy raised the number of mob convictions from 35 in 1960 to 288 in 1963. But there may be a much deeper connection between the Kennedys and the mob, and legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra reportedly served as a key intermediary and whipping boy in one case. Show More Summary
Unless you used to hang out with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, you might not realize the post title is quite the compliment, as you readers and commenters really stepped [...]
Months ahead of the premiere of the news program he’ll host on MSNBC, Ronan Farrow has already got people talking. The Yale-educated, child prodigy, activist son of Mia Farrow (and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra) is reported to dig both the ladies and the gentlemen. If true, he’s in good company with other men who […]
Ronan Farrow, future MSNBC host and son of Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra, apparently likes both guys and gals. Gossip guy Richard Johnson over at Page Six is reporting that the Rhodes Scholar, writer, and Yale Law grad has “come under pressure” by some gays to come out of the closet in […]
Michael Bublé covering Ol' Blue Eyes? Rawr!!! We likey!!! Michael B. has certainly drawn his fair share of Frank Sinatra comparisons in the past, but their bond just got a whole lot tighter!!! As did our britches, incidentally, because this is one boner-inducing rendition of a glorious standard!! Ch-ch-check out Michael's cover of You Make Me Feel So Young [...]
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frank Sinatra's baritone slowly fades into a tango, which eventually makes way to the soul music of Stevie Wonder, the frenetic rock of The White Stripes and finally into Dave Brubeck's cool jazz version of the "West Side Story"...
Megan Fox is a sexy sharpshooter in the new live-action trailer of "Call of Duty: Ghosts," due out Nov. 5. The trailer, titled "Epic Night Out," features four friends journeying through a ruined Last Vegas. Frank Sinatra's “I’m Gonna...Show More Summary
That’ll do, Infinity Ward. That’ll do. The new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts just dropped, and it has everything required to get me to write a post on a Saturday: explosions, drones, mayhem in Las Vegas, Frank Sinatra music, and Megan Fox sniping dudes and shooting down drones. YES TO ALL. Suddenly I can see why this game is causing tiny riots.
Photo courtesy of Rex Images On Sunday, the New York Times published an amusing profile of Ronan Farrow, son of Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra. In a lengthy feature on the Farrow clan in Vanity Fair earlier this month,...Show More Summary
Mia Farrow disclosed in a recent interview with Vanity Fair that she doesn’t know for sure whether the father of her 25-year-old son Ronan, shortly headed to MSNBC, is Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra. Ronan, to his credit, had a sense of humor about the ensuing media kerfuffle. Show More Summary
Forty years ago today, Frank Sinatra released Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back. Elvis released "Raised on Rock," and I was in print for the first time. Continue reading ?
“You know, I wasn’t there, so I don’t have a lot more to offer than you. Of course, it is a distraction … But I take it in stride. Look, we all have, you know, our family histories to bear … so … You know, that story has been out there for years. It was somewhat surprising [...]
Say hello to TV's hunkiest new host! Ronan Farrow is on the tip of everyone's tongue for a variety of reasons. He's dashingly handsome. His mom is Mia Farrow. His dad is Woody Allen. Or maybe his dad is actually Frank Sinatra. Either way, he's taking his talents to TV!! Earlier this week MSNBC announced Ronan would [...]