Monthly Archives: June 2017

I’m So Tired: of a lot of stuff…

“…and curse Sir Walter Raleigh/He was such a stupid git….” – John Lennon “…and the time will come when you see we’re all one/And life flows on within you and without you….” – George Harrison I wrote a couple of … Continue reading

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I’m So Tired: so say we all, John…

“I think it’s 100 per cent John. Being tired was one of his themes; he wrote ‘I’m Only Sleeping.’ I think we were all pretty tired but he chose to write about it.” – Paul McCartney Being a Beatle was, … Continue reading

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Random thoughts about the record album – part 6: one last hurrah…and into the mystic

“There hasn’t been anything real since grunge. That was the last movement led by music or an art form.” – Daphne Guinness (Read part 1, part, 2, part 3, part 4, part 5) The last great movement in rock music – … Continue reading

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Dear Prudence: John’s beautiful dreamer…

“Dear Prudence is me. Written in India. A song about Mia Farrow’s sister, who seemed to go slightly barmy, meditating too long, and couldn’t come out of the little hut that we were livin’ in….  That was the competition in … Continue reading

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Random thoughts about the record album – part 5: they want their MTV

“It made the record industry a one-trick pony. It became only about a three-minute single and a visual image, and if you didn’t have the three minutes you were over. The corner was turned at that point, I think, away … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Back: mood is everything

“A nice tune, though the middle is a bit tatty.” John Lennon “I’ll Be Back” would be right at home on Rubber Soul. This early masterpiece of moody vulnerability is one of my top three favorite Beatle songs, and I doubt … Continue reading

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A few words about The Sorrows of Young Werther

Ich habe das Herz gefühlt, die große Seele, in deren Gegenwart ich mir schien mehr zu sein, als ich war, weil ich alles war, was ich sein konnte. (I have possessed that heart, that noble soul, in whose presence I … Continue reading

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