Monthly Archives: May 2017

Strawberry Fields Forever… and ever… amen

“No one I think is in my tree…” John Lennon Adulthood is all mixed up, as almost everyone reading this knows. Not that childhood isn’t all mixed up, too, but in childhood we find coping mechanisms. It can be as simple … Continue reading

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The End…is all about the love….

“And in the end the love you take Is equal to the love you make…” – Paul McCartney My favorite uncle died a few days ago. Rational, objective description sometimes is inadequate to explain people. Any such description of my … Continue reading

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Random thoughts about the record album – part 4: concepts and collections

“You take the risk of being rejected. If you have pretensions to be an artist of any kind, you have to take the risk of people rejecting you and thinking you’re an arsehole.” – Roger Waters (Read part 1, part, 2, … Continue reading

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Random thoughts about the record album – part 3: album as art and artifact

“We were fed up with being the Beatles. We really hated that fucking four little mop-top approach. We were not boys, we were men … and thought of ourselves as artists rather than just performers.” – Paul McCartney on the impetus … Continue reading

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We Can Work It Out: that wonderful harmonium

“In ‘We Can Work It Out,’ Paul did the first half, I did the middle eight. But you’ve got Paul writing, ‘We can work it out, we can work it out’ – real optimistic, y’know, and me impatient: ‘Life is … Continue reading

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Chronicles Part 1: Bob Dylan being Bob Dylan

“I’d come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else.” – Bob Dylan Bob Dylan’s memoir … Continue reading

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Don’t Pass Me By… because everybody loves Ringo….

“It was great to get my first song down, one that I had written. It was a very exciting time for me and everyone was really helpful, and recording that crazy violinist was a thrilling moment.” – Ringo Starr There’s … Continue reading

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