Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Epic Scrapbook: Frank In The Studio

Hear that last multi-step jump? Right at "and lovvvvvvvvvvvvvveee is the Tender Trap"? The story is that when they were recording it, Frank got to that part and blew the note. Shoved the door of the recording booth open. Snarled at his pianist Bill Miller...

FS: That shift is impossible! Nobody can sing that!

BM: I'm sorry. I thought you were Frank Sinatra.

Whereupon Frank stomped back into the booth, nailed the retake, and stomped out of the studio. Passion for what you do. No matter what it is. Being big enough to take criticism and rise to the occasion. Foundational elements supporting this photo's inclusion in the Epic scrapbook...


The Daily Connoisseur said...

Passion for what you do... I love it- so inspiring!

Ben said...

Love those Cinemascope Eastman Color films.

Lots of stomping. Gives credibility to the theory that Frank's talent was borne of hostility.

Unknown said...

You should create a new label for subjects such as this. How about just "Frank"?

EsseQuamVideri said...

This made me very happy. He makes it look so easy! Nice and Easy --


M.Lane said...

DC, its what I like most about FS [other than the music], it saved his career when he was VERY down and out...

Ben, I guess the motivation isn't as important as the quality of what comes of it. Say, I was hoping for another one of your CLASSIC Frank/Dean/Sam interplay comments!

LT, good idea. I probably didn't think of it because it makes too much sense.

EQV, I agree! Every time I see this title sequence it chuffs me up. And the movie is fabulous also.