Music for Real Men ~ Sinatra



Life is filled with rocks and shoals.  To help us overcome life’s problems this blog is changing a little.  From today this blog has got a formal structure.  From today this blog is all about Urban Survival Skills for Men.  So, on Saturdays I am going to post something that includes the kind of song a real man will play on his turntable.  Art, music, and literature are important to the Renaissance man, and yes, real men still think the best sounds come from 12 inches of black vinyl.

Sinatra ~ I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Sometimes only The Chairman Of The Board will do.

This is a later recording of the great Cole Porter song with Nelson Riddle providing the music, as usual.

Urban Survival Skills for Men are very different from Wilderness Survival Skills, but the former does include all kinds of disaster recovery ~ from surviving an earthquake, to recovering from a failed relationship.  Survival is more than just living, survival is living the life of a man.

And, by the way, if she doesn’t approve of Sinatra, or doesn’t like cool cars, or can’t hold an intelligent conversation, then perhaps you should think about finding yourself a better girl.  Alternatively you could be a real man and love your girl for who she is, rather than trying to change her into someone you think you’d like her to be.

Please listen responsibly.





9 responses

  1. I LOVE your blog, even though I’m a woman.
    Have you ever read, JR Moehringer’s A Tender Bar? A great “man’s man” book about a kid abandoned by his father and his adoption by the local bar and Sinatra music.
    Thanks for bringing your link to the party! Have fun meeting my friends and clicking on a few links. Tell them, “Susie sent me,” and they should click back here!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I suspect that most of ‘my followers’ are women, so perhaps I’m doing something right after all. ❤ ❤ ❤


  2. Ah Sinatra! No one quite like that soul.

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  3. I have the sneaking suspicion that if you know a woman that loves both Frank Sinatra, and something as outrageous as say, punk music, you’ll never run out of interesting and intelligent conversation.

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    1. Sinatra and Punk, there’s a heady mixture. I love it when a woman throws me a curve ball like that. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. I hope you play some Tony Bennett and Dean Martin too.

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    1. I like Dean Martin, and I like the Rat Pack. Tony Bennett, maybe not so much ~ but just for you, I’ll play more of Bennett. ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. I know there’s a big difference but all together, they all are a great spice so to speak.

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