Posted by: malia | July 25, 2015

saturday 9: all the way 

Saturday 9: All the Way (1957)
… because The Gal Herself is into Sinatra

1) In this song, Frank sings, “who knows where the road will lead us?” Which leads Sam to ask, does your vehicle have GPS? 
no, it doesn’t.

2) Sinatra introduced “All the Way” in the movie, The Joker Is Wild. During that film he also sang “Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town).” A few years later, in the movie Robin and The Seven Hoods, he declared Chicago as his “kind of town.” Besides Chicago, can you think of another city Frank immortalized in song?
i can only think of “new york, new york,” which i think 90% of others said, too.

3) When Frank was 19, he saw a pretty girl sitting on her front porch, giving herself a manicure. He went and got his ukelele and serenaded her. That girl became his first wife, Nancy. Tell us how one of your romances began.
wow. i didn’t have anyone do anything fancy like that! all started as friends and grew from there.

4) Both Frank and Nancy grew up in New Jersey. When you think of NJ, what else comes to mind?
bon jovi 🙂

5) Sinatra made Las Vegas as famous for entertainment as for gambling. He was so identified with the Strip, that when he played Caesar’s Palace the marquee simply said, “He’s Here.” Have you ever been to Vegas?
no, i haven’t.

6) Thin for most of his life, Frank was blessed with a metabolism that allowed him to whatever he wanted without gaining weight. He especially enjoyed clams posillipo. What’s your favorite Italian dish?
gosh, i wish i had that metabolism! i can’t eat most of my favorite italian dishes due to the pasta in it. 😦 nowadays i usually get like a sausage and pepper dish or maybe chicken parmigiana over veggies (like broccoli). ooh just made myself hungry.

7) Perhaps because of his hardscrabble childhood, Sinatra was a soft touch for charities devoted to kids. One of his favorites was Variety, which sends disadvantaged children on day trips to museums, zoos and sporting events. Here’s your chance to tell us about a cause that’s near and dear to your heart.
i think anything cancer related gets my support. so many deaths recently due to cancer 😦 but i do like that idea of sending disadvantaged children to museums and stuff! that’s a great idea.

8) Sinatra was a neat freak who couldn’t stand dust or clutter and showered at least twice a day. He got this from his mother Dolly, who was compulsive about housecleaning and hygiene. Can you think of a time when you caught yourself doing something and thought, “I’m just like Mom/Dad!”
i’ll sometimes take a pillow and start air guitarring before stopping myself, realizing how much i must look like my dad who did that ALL the time at home when listening to his records.

9) In 1998, Sinatra was buried with the things he always had in tow: a bottle of Jack Daniels, a pack of Camels, a Zippo lighter and 10 dimes. Why the dimes? According to his daughter, “He never wanted to be caught not able to make a call.” Of course, 17 years later cell phones have replaced pay phones. Anyway, tell us what you always carry.
and i don’t think pay phones only cost a dime now! it was 25¢ when i was younger. i guess i do almost always carry my phone with me, unless i’m at work, then i make sure i always have my keys with me so i don’t lock myself out. i do sometimes forget my phone, though. and sometimes my keys. they depend on whether i have pockets or not.

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  1. I remember when phone calls cost 5 cents and then 10 cents and then 15 cents and then a quarter. Now it is hard to find a pay phone.

  2. You got me thinking … I don’t know what a pay phone call costs anymore because I can’t recall the last time I saw a pay phone!


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