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Archive for the 'Music' Category

Happy Birthday Old Blue Eyes

by @ Sunday, December 12th, 2010. Filed under Frank Sinatra, Music

Today would have been Frank Sinatra’s 95th birthday so I figured it was a good time to resurrect a post I first published on December 12, 2005. I grew up listening to Frank Sinatra. It wasn’t because my parents were particularly Sinatra fans, but growing up in New Jersey, you really couldn’t help it. In […]

Tony Bennett, The Last Of The Great Ones

by @ Thursday, October 28th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Music, Sports

If you missed the bottom of the seventh inning during last night’s World Series Game, you missed one of heck of a moment: As pretty as that was, it strikes me that this would’ve been just as appropriate:

Christine O’Donnell: Witchcraft Dabbler

by @ Saturday, September 18th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Frank Sinatra, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

The latest tidbit to come out of Christine O’Donnell’s many appearances on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect in the 90s is pretty good: Cue Old Blue Eyes:

Replace Sinatra With Jay-Z ? Are You F***ing Kidding Me ?

by @ Friday, June 4th, 2010. Filed under Frank Sinatra, Music

Outrage: In his massive hit “Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z raps that he’s “the new Sinatra.” And it turns out he wasn’t joking. During Saturday’s 142nd running of the Belmont Stakes, “Empire” will be played as the horses are brought out onto the race track, replacing Sinatra’s classic “New York, New York,” according to a […]

When Frank Sinatra Was A “Communist”

by @ Sunday, May 23rd, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Frank Sinatra, History, Music

Michael Johnson at Blue-Eyes.com reminds us that, back in the day, there were those who considered Frank Sinatra a dangerous person: In 1948, this article appeared in the pamphlet, Red Betrayal of Youth, written by Kenneth Goff…….It concludes that Sinatra was, in a memorable (and laughable) turn of phrase, “swooning the youth of America into […]

Lena Horne Dies At 92

by @ Monday, May 10th, 2010. Filed under Music

Another one of the great ones is gone: Lena Horne, who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She was 92 […]

Happy Birthday To The First Lady Of Song

by @ Sunday, April 25th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Frank Sinatra, Music

Scott at Power Line reminds me that today would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s 93rd birthday: Today is the anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. She was a remarkable artist. Each period of her long career is rewarding, though she deepened her art as she got older. She excelled in a wide variety of material […]

Glenn Beck: The Communist Conspiracy Includes Woody Guthrie And The Beatles

by @ Saturday, March 13th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Dumbasses, Glenn Beck, Music, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Not contenting with bashing The Boss, Glenn Beck also spent last week going after Woody Guthrie: And, The Beatles: What a moron.

Glenn Beck Goes To War Against Bruce Springsteen

by @ Saturday, March 13th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Dumbasses, Glenn Beck, Music, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

No, really, you’ve got to listen to the latest rant from this loon: Glenn, Bruce did it better:

Drink Up, You Happy People

by @ Friday, March 12th, 2010. Filed under Frank Sinatra, Music

A Friday night video/audio:

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