Alloy: Episode 22

Tributes and Second Looks (playlist)

Song Artist Album
arc the cellar and point ambit
Seattle Blues Tom Varner Nine Surprises
The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers Charles Mingus Let My Children Hear Music
Tropic of Cancer Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
In Ear Park Department of Eagles In Ear Park
Stonemilker Bjork Vulnicura
Write it on the Wall Matt Ulery In the Ivory
Weightless Brian Eno Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
Night Frank Sinatra A Man Alone: The Words & Music Of McKuen
Watertown Frank Sinatra Watertown
Michael & Peter Frank Sinatra Watertown
Que Sera Sera Pink Martini Sympathique
San Francisco Suite/Alcatraz; Amoeba; Assisi SFJazz Collective Live 2007: 4th Annual Concert Tour
Sound Chaser Yes Relayer
Stew, Cabbage & Galactic Beans Lenny White The Adventures of Astral Pirates

Tributes and Second Looks

Last week, poet and songwriter, Rod McKuen passed away leaving behind a rich and varied body of work. His passing prompted me to revisit a somewhat forgotten Sinatra recording, "A Man Alone" that, among other things, showcases lyrics composed by Rod McKuen. It is an unusual pairing, Sinatra and McKuen, to say the least. The album documents a pensive and humble Sinatra. Two words not usually associated with Frank.

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