|Painting by Nick Massi of the Four Seasons|
Last week my husband and I went to New York and saw the Jersey Boys musical. I adore Broadway and as you all know by now I love New York, even with its slight imperfections. Although I liked the Four Seasons music when I was a kid, I wasn’t a super fan. Hearing this music once again put me in such a good mood. It was so upbeat and I doubt that there is anyone of any age who wouldn’t enjoy the heck out of it. Amazing since the songs are over 40 years old!!!
So… I changed my background music to Four Season’s songs. I know they are not the original recordings, but I like to go instrumental so as not to be too distracting on my blog. I hope you enjoy them.
I learned a lot about the real Four Seasons. The songwriter was a prodigy, a creative genius. Their sound was unique. They were multi-talented. And I never knew that Nick Massi, the bass player and background vocalist was an accomplished fine artist as well. Music is an art so it makes sense that talent would transfer to other forms of creativity.
Nick’s daughter set up a website in honor of her father who passed away on Christmas Eve, 2000. Nick’s paintings can be viewed on the following website. Please enjoy the fine art of one of the unsung singers of the group, The Four Seasons. As his character said in the show…
“What do you do when there are four guys and you are the Ringo?”