These Boots Were Made for Walkin' (1966)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) In this song/video, Ms. Sinatra's boots make a serious fashion statement. Do you choose footwear for comfort or fashion?
I try to balance the two things. I am kind of a shoe whore, though, so I've bought far too many pairs of shoes for how they look and found them impossible to wear. Increasingly, I'm buying comfy first, looks second.2) This is by far the biggest hit of Nancy Sinatra's career, which includes 6 top ten hits. Can you name another?
She had other songs? Other hits? I'm off to Google, because honestly I thought this was her only song.3) Nancy recorded it on Reprise Records, which was founded by her father, Frank. Did your parents give you a leg up in your chosen career?
Hah! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Not a one of us got that. Or took that, in my brother's case.4) Professionally Nancy has been involved in espionage, singing the theme to a James Bond movie and appearing in an episode of The Man from UNCLE. Do you enjoy spy/secret agent stories?
I do, but only up to a point. If there's a car chase involved, I'll meet you in the lobby. :-)5) Nancy maintains the official Sinatra family website, which includes a link to the site of Mia Farrow. Ms. Farrow was, briefly, Nancy's stepmother, and obviously they are still on good terms. Do you have a big, extended family?
I do. I think if we all got together, the crowd would total 30 today, though my nephew is due to get married in 3-4 months. Eight of those 30 are under 10 years old.6) Nancy's music -- and posters -- were very popular with the troops during the Vietnam War. Nancy continues to return their loyalty and affection with her efforts on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Here's your chance to promote a cause that's near and dear to your heart. What charity gets your support?
Kids. Are. Important. That's all. Find a way to support them.7) Nancy hosts a Sirius radio show devoted to her father's music. Do you have a subscription to a satellite radio or podcast network?
Beast pays for Sirius for him, and got me a hookup for my car too. I pay for Spotify Premium so I have stuff to listen to at work that I can program.8) Nancy has said that she and her sister Tina had a more comfortable relationship with their famous father than their late brother, Frank, Jr., did. Do you think it's easier for mothers to get along with their sons, while fathers have an easier time with their daughters?
I think there's far less competition between opposite sex parents as a rule, but I think that if everyone behaves like grownups, it all works out when the kids are adults.9) Random question: Tonight's dinner is on us. Would you prefer to eat at a casual restaurant with exceptional food, or an exclusive restaurant with so-so food but a celebrity clientele?
The former. I couldn't care less who is at the tables around me.