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George Harrison’s Don’t Bother Me…and then there were three….

“‘Don’t Bother Me’ I wrote in a hotel in Bournemouth, where we were playing a summer season in 1963, as an exercise to see if I could write a song. I was sick in bed.” – George Harrison John Lennon … Continue reading

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The Fool on the Hill…McCartney’s ode to differentness

“He never listens to them… He knows that they’re the fools” – Paul McCartney Here’s the thing about Paul. As I have  written before on more than one occasion, McCartney rubs a lot of people the wrong way. He’s the … Continue reading

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The Beatles remind us there’s a place…

“There…is a place/Where I can go/When I feel low/When I feel blue…” – John Lennon, Paul McCartney The English composer and musicologist Wilfrid Mellers, in his now classic scholarly study of the Beatles, Twilight of the Gods,  calls the early … Continue reading

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Lady Day’s blues: Billie Holiday remembers…

“I can’t stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession, let alone two years or ten years. If you can, it ain’t music, it’s close order drill or exercise or yodeling or something, not music.” … Continue reading

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John Lennon reaches Across the Universe…

“When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.” – George Harrison Recent news reports have noted that the best selling book at Amazon is currently George Orwell’s classic novel of dystopian horror, 1984. Given … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tell-Tale Treasure by Diane Sawyer

The Tell-Tale Treasure is a thriller for which one cannot use the standard descriptions such as fast-paced, edge of your seat, or thrill a minute. That is its most interesting appeal. Diane Sawyer’s The Tell-Tale Treasure is a bit of … Continue reading

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Facing down the piggies with George Harrison…

“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game…. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” – John Lennon We seem to be living in what the … Continue reading

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