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 dad likes classical music, old style pop music, and some contemporary pop music, choral music, organ music, show tunes and Christmas music

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? well... I have a very nice singing voice but I don't like to perform, so I guess that's a secret talent

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? oh, yes, I have had my heart broken

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? no, I don't think so

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

6) Frank and his loyal buddies were famously known as "The Rat Pack." How many people do you consider close friends? I have work friends and not work friends. I have about 5 people that I consider close friends.

7) Sinatra's children followed their father into show business. What advice would you give a young person entering your career of choice? push yourself to keep it fresh

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? no

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. knitting! I LOVE it but thought I just wouldn't be good at it


The Gal Herself said...

I envy you your singing voice. And I love your advice to new teachers.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

The work & not work friend dynamic is always interesting!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Oh, and tell me something please.... did you create that Saturday 9 logo?

Kwizgiver said...

I don't remember who created the logo... I thought SAM did!!

I am Harriet said...

Amen to that push yourself to keep it fresh thing.

Thanks for keeping this going!

Lisa G said...

Keep it fresh is right :) Great advice for any profession...

Diana_CT said...

Where my sister-in-law goes she has her knitting bag with her.