Posts Tagged ‘Sinatra’

By Hans Ebert @hanseberthk It appears that the last post about all the shenanigans played out using the mantra that “China is potentially the largest music market in the world” to feather the nests of especially Chinese music executives in Hong Kong- and let me quickly add, Korea, Taiwan, and Indonesia- has registered with many, [...]

By Hans Ebert Sinatra sang about how, through it all, he took the blows and did it his way. Before our marriage collapsed under the strain of monotony and reaching that point of no return, my saint of an ex wife would hum that key line from the wistful Peggy Lee song: Is that all [...]

(Source: Tumblr) I was speaking with a friend the other day about musical appreciation- not in any academic way, but in ways in which many of us first heard a piece of music and for whatever inexplicable reason, it struck a chord with you. (Source: Wattpad) That’s the glory of, that’s the beauty of music. [...]

By Hans Ebert One of the toughest decisions to be made while still on this earth is to sever all relationships with what once was a tight family unit. But, if after decades of making amends, making up, breaking up and hitting the same old bricks in the walls, it’s time to sing Vaya Con [...]

(Source: Overdose) Is Cool a frame of mind and how and why is Cool timeless and ageless? Think about it: Though long departed, James Dean, Lennon, Janis, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Brando, Marvin Gaye, Lenny Bruce, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Kurt Cobain and Elvis still remain cool. Add Marilyn Monroe, Sinatra [...]

By Hans Ebert I don’t know how it happened and why it happened but it did and I am incredibly grateful for it: I was reminded of the great Sammy Davis Jr via his show-stopping version of Jerry Jeff Walker’s Mr Bojangles. Sure, there are others versions of the song- Harry Nilsson’s being right up [...]