Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Off with their heads!

Saturday 9: In the Wee Small Hours

1) Crazy Sam's mom and dad still talk about how exciting it was to see Sinatra in Vegas! What music did/do your parents enjoy?
My mother is presently enjoying the harps at the pearly gates, and my father likes jazz, barbershop quartet, 50's kind of stuff - or at least he used to.
2) We all know Sinatra sang, and he won an Oscar for his acting. But he also painted and was proud to sell a few canvasses anonymously (signed "Artanis"). Do you have a secret talent?
If I told you, then it wouldn't be secret any more now, would it?  Let's put it this way.  Beer.  Me.  No hands. 
3) Those close to Sinatra maintained that every time he sang,"In the Wee Small Hours" (hear him perform it live here) he conjured up how it felt to lose his great love. Have you ever had your heart broken?
Yup.  Once.  Worst pain ever.  I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.  And no, I'm not giving details.  
4) In 1966, when he was 50, Sinatra married 21 year old Mia Farrow. Their union lasted less than two years. Do you think a wide age gap necessarily dooms a romantic relationship?
I think that one partner having a penis coming out of his forehead dooms a relationship.  Or someone that can't keep their pants on/legs closed.  Age is relative.  As long are both are over 18, who cares. 

5) Offstage Sinatra wore orange sweaters and liked seeing orange throw pillows in his home and dressing room because he believed "orange is the happiest color." What color raises your spirits?
Green is very calming.  Salmon makes me happy.  The color.  Not the fish.  
6) Frank and his loyal buddies were famously known as "The Rat Pack." How many people do you consider close friends?
Really close friends?  Not many.   Friends/acquaintances - too many to count.  :)
7) Sinatra's children followed their father into show business. What advice would you give a young person entering your career of choice?
Oh good Lord, go to college out of high school or soon after.  Figure out what you want to be before you're 47 and still thinking about law school.  LOL
8) Legend has it that Frank was embarrassed by a scar on his face (received at birth from the forceps used in his delivery) and worked hard to cover it. Do you have a physical characteristic that you try to hide?Not any more.  I had them chopped off.  Off with them, I say!  OFF!
9) In 1964, when he first heard The Beatles, Sinatra was very dismissive. By 1970, he called the Beatles' "Something" one of the most beautiful ballads ever. Tell us about something you changed your mind about.
I learned the hard way that no matter what he says - a man that is involved/married with someone else is full of shit if he tells you otherwise, or that he loves you, that he'll leave, nobody understands him, blah blah blah... If someone truly wanted to be with you - nothing would stop them, they would move heaven and earth to be able to do so.  Anything else is less than anyone deserves.  

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