The popularity of "I Did It My Way" as a funeral song shows a ''vulgar egotism'' exists in society, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, said. Society's shift towards ''deadly individualism'' had been driven by material wealth and technological mastery.
What a character!
As to the song, it just doesn't have the same umpf without a crooner singing.
My favourite version is Sinatra and Pavarotti. When Pavarotti starts in with "regrets, I've had a few" it always makes me giggle. I don't know why.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day.
Give a man religion, and he'll starve praying for a fish.
Well, he did it his way. And pretty good I must say
At least he added some entertainment value to an otherwise thoroughly dull version of an over-rated song.
Obviously, this song really spoke to him. It brought out the passion in him. I think someone spiked his drink before he took the stage.
I'm often told to give the drummer some, but unfortunately, nobody ever tells me what it is I'm supposed to give some of. If I had gum, certainly, he could have a piece. If it's money, one would think that's the responsibility of the band leader. Unless drummers are the waitresses ofthe music world, slaving for tips while the rest of the crew ges a salary.
Hand that drummer an Oscar!
Inspired - but too tired.
That was her eccentric uncle I bet.
He did it his way. That's for sure.