Salinas Is As Keen As It Can Be
:: California Suite ::
Fuck New York, and New Yorkers. I mean, just listen to this "Eddie" character. Who would you rather associate with? Eddie or Sammy? I'll take Sammy and L.A. any day of the week. We've got cool cats like Sammy, and hot chicks hanging out with Sammy in a compound in the Hollywood Hills smoking some radical sinsemilla. No wait, that was that other Sammy Davis Jr. record, but anyway, you know what I mean.
Seriously though, I actually love New York and there's simply no way you can compare the two places. Sure you can waste your time at parties bickering back and forth over each place's merits, but why? The way I see it, if you're Sammy Davis Jr., you can afford to maintain residences in both cities, and maybe throw in a little chateau in the south of France somewhere while you're at it. Don't quibble, just enjoy.
Mel Torme wrote California Suite back in the 40s, and we can blame him for inspiring Gordon Jenkins to compose Manhattan Tower (another unnecessary rebuttal?). And I have to remind myself that this suite is not only about Los Angeles, it's about the entire state. San Francisco gets it's due, as does San Diego. But Mel Torme knows that Los Angeles is the center of the universe, and so does Sammy or he wouldn't have sung it, right? But back to this Eddie guy. What an idiot. Apparently he's a screenwriter who uses words like "normalicy"? Faggedaboutit!