Feb

22

 This is a nice piece of writing revisited, from an Alabama grad by way of NJ. A touch of the butterfly effect with the deleterious effects of reduced patronage suggested here. My Way or the highway–gangster-style resonations:

Sinatra with a cold is Picasso without paint, Ferrari without fuel — only worse. For the common cold robs Sinatra of that uninsurable jewel, his voice, cutting into the core of his confidence, and it affects not only his own psyche but also seems to cause a kind of psychosomatic nasal drip within dozens of people who work for him, drink with him, love him, depend on him for their own welfare and stability. A Sinatra with a cold can, in a small way, send vibrations through the entertainment industry and beyond as surely as a President of the United States, suddenly sick, can shake the national economy.

Read more: Frank Sinatra Has a Cold - Gay Talese - Best Profile of Sinatra - Esquire


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