Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bono on Frank Sinatra


It was there in the New York Times on Friday:

Interesting mood. The new Irish money has been gambled and lost; the Celtic Tiger’s tail is between its legs as builders and bankers laugh uneasy and hard at the last year, and swallow uneasy and hard at the new. There’s a voice on the speakers that wakes everyone out of the moment: it’s Frank Sinatra singing “My Way.” His ode to defiance is four decades old this year and everyone sings along for a lifetime of reasons. I am struck by the one quality his voice lacks: Sentimentality.

1 comment:

Thania said...

I hate when singers get bored and decide they can paint or can be op ed columnists for the times. Frank and Bono have a big ass ego in common!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNPSzLwcghE