Okay, the offices of Elisberg Industries are displaced for the day -- again -- so I wanted to get something posted before the maintenance crew arrives and kicks us out until this evening.
I thought I had posted this before, but I did a search of the site and couldn't find it. (Though the search feature here can be a bit temperamental.) Still, though, even if I did post it previously, I'd do it again here. That's because it's particularly appropriate.
It's Frank Sinatra once again singing "High Hopes." But not the version you think. This comes from the 1960 presidential campaign, in the days when he was a big Kennedy supporter, and the song has new lyrics as a campaign song on behalf of JFK. (I have a feeling that the new words are written by the song's original lyricist, Sammy Cahn, who was often writing special material, particularly for Sinatra.)
I got this on a '45 record when a kidling, given to me by a friend of my father, Newton Minow. (Yes, the father of the oft-mentioned here Nell.) He had been involved in the Adlai Stevenson campaign, and then worked for Kennedy. As you can probably figure out, he got rewarded with a choice position, as chairman of the FCC.
So, here again is Frank Sinatra singing "High Hopes," with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and new lyrics (most likely) by Sammy Cahn, who co-wrote the original song. Just not the version you know or likely have ever heard before.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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