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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Show #40: Celebrating Our First Anniversary

This one's for Claudia.

MP3 Download Direct Link: http://media.libsyn.com/media/noebie/FT-040-2006-02-24.mp3

Links and Shownotes
Podcast of February 24th, 2006 - Sirius Broadcast of March 1st

Our first show was February 19th, 2005. It was awful, but my heart was in the right place.

I actually started Podcasting on February 7th, with Verbum Domini.

We've got a review of Movin' With Nancy from Gus in Toronto.
Moving with Nancy is about the space between ways of being....

This space occupied by tension- a healthy fueling tension; between generations, attitudes, tastes, lovers.....

This is the inevitable tension which has fueled romance though the ages - Romeo and Juliet, Anthony & Cleopatra, Frank and Ava. Here Nancy and Lee bring it to life. Both vibrant, young and wanting, still they see the world differently - Nancy's emerging psychedelic sensibilities and Lee's outlaw libertinism - if only Jackson!

There is the tension between her restlessness and the gentle protection offered by her uncle Dean. He is magic and he knows it. He swaggers like no other man yet Nancy, young, talented, beautiful and determined has her own swagger. It's new - takes from the past and leaps into the unknown to create something never before seen. Years before, her Dad created a new image of the urban immigrant male and in doing so become a dad to all of us who seek a full, meaning life - a life complete with wild passion and the liberation of desire and unwavering, care, compassion and loyalty. Now Nancy does the same for herself - A powerful, liberated women...in a field of flowers.

The show dances in the space between the generations, bridging the gap with the finest music. There is Dino just Bumming Around in tux, Sammy with beads, dancing looking sharp and hip and Nancy's joyful lyrical paintings. And then there's Franks perfection - beautiful, beautiful...

This show isn't just about Nancy, youth or music. It's about the space where forces meet and magical things happen.
Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff is a sweetheart.

Behind the Bar Show

The Sinatra Music Society
in Great Britain

Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back - Report from Rob in London

The Way You Wear Your Hat by Bill Zehme

"Jen-Don" Don!


I've Got The World On A String - from Classic Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight - from The Very Good Years
Up, Up and Away - from Movin' With Nancy
The Best Is Yet To Come - from The Very Good Years

Thanks to everyone for a "very good year."

Friday, February 17, 2006


We'll have a new Podcast up sometime next week to mark our one year anniversary, and our 40th show. In the meantime, Sirius Stars 103 listeners will hear from Melinda Mason on February 22nd with of one of my favorite Podcasts, My Marilyn. Check out Melinda's shownotes for episode 18.

Frank's recording of You Do Something To Me is from The Best of the Columbia Years: 1943 to 1952.

Monday, February 13, 2006

That Face

Check out the opening page at the Sinatra Family Website for Valentine's Day. It includes a clip of That Face from the new Frank Sinatra, Jr. album due out in April. It's even harder to wait having heard the teaser.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Frankie on E.T. Tonight

Here's more about Mr. Sinatra's health.

He's scheduled to appear on Entertainment Tonight this evening (Friday, February 10th).

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

An Early Valentine

We're calling this one our Valentine's Edition. There's news about Frankie's Health, more about Sonny King, and an hysterical clip from Martin and Lewis.

Here's the MP3 file for direct download.


Shownotes and Links
(Podcast February 10th, Sirius Broadcast February 15th)

Spring Is Here (As I Remember It - Frank Sinatra, Jr.)

On Sunny Side Of The Street (Great Ladies of Song: Spotlight On Keely Smith)

Sonny King (1922 - 2006)
Mean To Me (Late at Night - Dean Martin)

Luck Be A Lady (Rat Pack Live At The Sands - Frank Sinatra)

Full music clips are included in the Sirius Satellite Broadcast while they are omitted or abbreviated in the Podcast version.

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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Rest In Peace Sonny

Sad news today about Sonny King from the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Here's the obituary from the Las Vegas Sun.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Las Vegas Is Waiting

No new Frank Truth Podcast this week, but there's a new episode on February 8th airing on Sirius Stars 103, featuring the latest from Tim Dressen's Five Hundy By Midnight - The Original Las Vegas Podcast.

Shownotes can be found in this post on Tim's Weblog.

Thanks to Tim and Michelle for great information and entertainment, and for letting me use this material for the Sirius Broadcast. We'll be back toward the end of next week with a fresh episode of The Frank Truth. In the meantime, why not head on over to Podcast Alley and vote for the show?