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I Me Mine: George Harrison’s non-autobiographical autobiography

“I have suffered for this book; now it’s your turn.” – George Harrison George Harrison was in some ways the most interesting Beatle. Highly logical,  he spent the majority of his life imbuing himself in the spiritual life. A member … Continue reading

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The Savoy Truffle: you know that what you eat you are…

“‘Savoy Truffle’ on The White Album was written for Eric [Clapton]. He’s got this real sweet tooth and he’d just had his mouth worked on. His dentist said he was through with candy. So as a tribute I wrote, ‘You’ll … Continue reading

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Hard times in the jungle…

“Now, what I want is Facts.  Facts alone are wanted in life…. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts; nothing else will ever be of any service to them.” – Charles Dickens, Hard Times “The great … Continue reading

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Hey Jude: Paul acts the peacemaker…

“He told me that he’d been thinking about my circumstances all those years ago, about what I was going through. Paul and I used to hang out a bit – more than dad and I did. We had a great … Continue reading

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Walter Becker: every word was true…

“All night long, we would sing that stupid song, and every word we sang I know was true.” – “Dr Wu,” Walter Becker, Donald Fagen Walter Becker is dead. I have to keep repeating this to myself because something in … Continue reading

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Toward a geography of rock: part 4, the West – good vibrations in a heart-shaped box…

“Any minute playing ‘Good Vibrations’ is a minute that I feel spiritually whole. I hope that any minute hearing it is the same.” – Brian Wilson “I sing and play the guitar, and I’m a walking, talking bacterial infection.” – … Continue reading

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I Me Mine: George lets go of the little i…

“I Me Mine is the ego problem. There are two ‘I’s: the little ‘i’ when people say ‘I am this’; and the big ‘I’ – i.e. duality and ego. There is nothing that isn’t part of the complete whole. When … Continue reading

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