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Setting Times stories to music: From Radiohead to Frank Sinatra
Setting Times stories to music: From Radiohead to Frank Sinatra

The soundtrack to Friday’s Great Read is from Frank Sinatra’s wonderful “concept” album, “September of My Years.” I’m pretty sure I was the only kid in my junior high who had a thing for Sinatra, who wasn’t even a singer of my parents’ generation. Still, they had a stash of his albums, and I would sneak them away and play them on my (personal) turntable. Sure, I loved jazzy albums like “Come Fly With Me” and “Come Swing With Me.” But one of my favorites was the tinged-with-melancholy “September of My Years.” How did this album, full of wisdom and regret, resonate with a teenager? Many years later, I...

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