Sinatra was good when he was young, but when it got older I couldn't
stand him. I thought he lost something in his voice and people just
thought he was great because of his name. Dean Martin, I always loved,
along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Tony Bennett.
When I was a kid (in the early 60's) and even before I knew his name I'd
always hear this guy on the radio with a distinctive voice, who I
eventually learned was Frank Sinatra.
By the late 60's I liked the Beatles and Rolling Stones etc and Frank
Sinatra was just an old "square" > Except for maybe Dean Martin who
really did have a great voice...I did not care at all for any of the
singers from my "father's generation".
Then in the early 80's (or so) when he came out with New York, New York
I don't know anyone who did not fall deeply in love with that song.
I think by then I was well tired of rock and roll and realized that
Frank Sinatra really was damn good. Now at the age of 66 I can really
appreciate his music.
Well, I really liked his music when he was a young man, but NY,NY just
sounded to me like he lost his gift and was trying to pretend he could
still sing. I guess I don't like that style of music, either, which
made it worse for me. I still can't listen to the man sing when his
music is played on TV. It's like fingernails on a chalk board to me.
I guess you have to have an ear to hear him in order to appreciate it.
Well, FWIW, the older I get the worse my hearing has become.
My wife tells me to get my hearing tested but I already know I'm losing
it. My low range is still good, but the high frequencies are pretty much
On Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:45:33 PM UTC-5, philo wrote:
I posted in another thread about a friend who now wears a hearing aid to help
prevent total hearing loss in one ear due to that section of brain shutting down
due to "lack of use". The aid not only helps with his hearing, but also emits a small
amount of white noise to keep the brain active.
It's not just about increasing the amount that you can hear, which you don't care
about, it's also about preventing total hearing loss, which I assume you do.
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