Each year as May 14th approaches I face the dilemma of how to respectfully observe, on this program, the anniversary of Frank Sinatra's passing. In 2005, listeners received 3 minutes and 43 seconds of silence
. In 2006, since the program was broadcast nationally on Sirius at that time and silence wouldn't have been appropriate, I prepared a selection of Sinatra recordings along with my own clumsy and inadequate remarks
. Last year, I simply observed the date personally and didn't release an episode of The Frank Truth
for the occasion.
As the tenth anniversary of Sinatra's death approaches, I can think of no more fitting tribute than to share what is in the hearts of his fans all over the world.
I need your help. Please call our comment line at +1-312-235-2139 by this Friday, May 9th, with your own tribute to Frank Sinatra. It can be something as simple as naming your favorite Sinatra song, telling how you came to know his music, relating what he has meant to you or describing what you plan to do in observance on the 14th. I'd like to hear from as many listeners as possible, and plan to include everyone's comments, unedited, on the next episode.
If for some reason you'd prefer not to call in, you're also welcome to record an MP3 of your comments and email that to me. FrankFeedback@gmail.com
is the address.
I'm not certain that I'll be able to release the show prior to the 14th, but I'll definitely get it out to you some time next week.
Thanks, in advance, for your participation.