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My Way

I was just watching The Heist (a 1989 HBO movie starring Pierce Brosnan) and it occurred to me about halfway through that--with the DVD this time around--I would finally be able to see who sang the song played during the final credits. For nearly 20 years, I have loved that song--a sort-of flamenco version (in Spanish) of Frank Sinatra's "My Way".

I made myself wait until the end of the movie (it was hard) and while the credits were scrolling by, I was thinking, Wow. This remake is just as awesome as I remember it... Brian Ibbott should feature it on his podcast... It really sounds familiar to me now, like someone I know... Maybe it's just because I've played it over and over in my mind for so many years...

Finally, the music credits rolled around and I hit "pause"... Of course! It was the Gipsy Kings! No wonder it sounded so familiar. I love the Gipsy Kings (but had no idea who they were when I was 13). Could it be that I even had that song in my music collection? I raced to check out my GK albums, but alas, they were all too recent and none of them are "best of" collections. But that's what iTunes is for. I have now downloaded "A Mi Manera" and achieved musical nirvana. For the moment, anyway.

Now, the band just needs to learn this version. So, it's not a P&W song. It's in Spanish. No one will know...

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