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  • Titus Toledo @2:38AM, 2017-05-21
    Tags: a day in the life, beatles, ,   

    How the Beatles Wrote ‘A Day in the Life’ 

    [Via The Atlantic] “The song has so much happening that when I casually listen I feel the accumulated effect, but attempting to really figure out what’s going on, I fear may take the fun out of it. Liking songs is risky. They are aural fireflies, and you can get too close and lose them. If ‘A Day in the Life’ is about anything, it speaks to the way the daily unfolding of worldly events touches the private fragilities of ordinary people. It’s Ulysses in a pop song, the typical day made unforgettable.”

    Read the rest: The Atlantic

     
  • Spread @3:10AM, 2017-02-24
    Tags: beatles, ,   

    My Obsession with a Beatles Song 

    Alec Wilkinson writing for The New Yorker: “She Said She Said” described a mystery I could see on the horizon, vibrating like a mirage. I am the youngest by some degree of four brothers, so I was conditioned to believe and to feel that the secrets of existence were in the possession of people a few years older than I was, who were closer to the ages of the Beatles.

    Read the full article: The New Yorker

     
  • Spread @11:45PM, 2016-09-22
    Tags: beatles, , ron howard, segregation   

    Come Together 

    “I’d heard there was ‘nothing new’ in Ron Howard’s Beatles movie, and in the grand scheme of things this turned out to be true, though there’s new concert footage and excellent bits with the fans. (Among other things, you’ll see a tweenage Sigourney Weaver, up in the nosebleed seats at the Hollywood Bowl.) But forty-five minutes into the film, there’s a striking set piece.” –Alex Abramovich

    Read the rest from LRB

     
  • Spread @12:59AM, 2015-10-22
    Tags: beatles,   

    Restored Beatles videos to be released 

    A compilation of rare, restored Beatles music videos will be available for purchase in November. Producer Michael Lindsay-Hogg shares the backstory on their release.

    See the backstory video from CNN

     
  • Spread @2:55AM, 2015-09-19
    Tags: beatles, Leo Moracchioli, , ,   

    Hey Jude goes metal 

     
  • Spread @8:54AM, 2013-09-28
    Tags: , beatles,   

    Spread, The, Word, Is, Love, 

    “The Word”
    (Lennon/McCartney)

    Say the word and you’ll be free
    Say the word and be like me
    Say the word I’m thinking of
    Have you heard the word is love?
    It’s so fine, it’s sunshine
    It’s the word, love

    In the beginning I misunderstood
    But now I’ve got it, the word is good

    Spread the word and you’ll be free
    Spread the word and be like me
    Spread the work I’m thinking of
    Have you heard the word is love?
    It’s so fine, it’s sunshine
    It’s the word, love

    Everywhere I go I hear it said
    In the good and bad books that I have read

    Say the word and you’ll be free
    Say the word and be like me
    Say the word I’m thinking of
    Have you heard the word is love?
    It’s so fine, it’s sunshine
    It’s the word, love

    Now that I know what I feel must be right
    I’m here to show everybody the light

    Give the word a chance to say
    That the word is just the way
    It’s the word I’m thinking of
    And the only word is love
    It’s so fine, it’s sunshine
    It’s the word, love

    Say the word, love
    Say the word, love
    Say the word, love
    Say the word, love

     
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