Sunday, March 8, 2009

Something Stupid?

It is true that the voice of father and daughter blend beautifully in this week's objet d'eBay, the 1967 vinyl 45 of Frank and Nancy Sinatra harmonizing on "Something Stupid." It is also true, however, that there is something a tad icky about father and daughter singing a love song together.

And it is not as if you can point to new research that older dads — who likely are only a few lost brain cells removed from senility themselves — are likely to have less sharp kiddies. Frank had Nancy when he was in his mid-30s. Somehow, together, they just decided people would forget their father-daughter status if the sound was nice enough:

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