The next entry from the book A Circus Mind covers the life of Sinatra. Frank Sinatra was indisputably the 20th century’s greatest singer of popular song. He mainstreamed the concept of singing colloquially, treating lyrics as personal statements and handling melodies with the ease of a jazz improviser. Not only did his freely interpretive approach pave the way for the idiosyncrasies of rock singing, but with his character a mix of tough-guy cool and romantic vulnerability, he became the first true pop idol, a superstar who through his music established a persona audiences found compelling and true.

“Frank Sinatra” – A Circus Mind

Frank looked clean as a classic camera
With the spine of an election bullets moving inertia
Sapphire eyes, jacket collar up
Holding the attention of bulletproof pinups
An institution
Like London
Like the sky over New York
Like a black and white blur of art
Black tie, black jacket, watching the sun rise
At the center of the New Year’s Eve heist
Holding the golden knight in the present endless
Golden again in the arms of addicts

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