Beatles Songs, Thank You Girl
Until usurped as the A-side by From Me To You, Thank You Girl had been written to be The Beatles next hit record. Simultaneously it was a legitimate shout out (thank you) to their fans. Thank you, girl(s). — A Word or Two About Origins Thank You Girl was recorded on March 5, 1963. Final flourishes were added on March 13, 1963. Sources vary as to what those final flourishes actually were. Some say it was Lennon’s harmonica while others suggest it was Ringo’s drum fills. After considering difficult it would made to insert Ringo’s…
What Is The Right Word to Describe Trump
I don’t know. Spoiled, of course. You might think clueless but when he can inspire sycophants like Lindsey Graham to grovel at his heels maybe he’s on to something. — An Unbelievable Fable What if I told you that I was once the night manager of a combination convenience store and gas station. For four years I ruled over this tiny kingdom with a mighty fist. Then one day, as all things do, my rule came to an end.
Beatles Songs, From Me To You
The Beatles third UK single was their first to top all of the UK charts. Naturally it was also a breakthrough hit in the United States, right? Not so much. — The Mandatory Historical Footnote Single #3 Goes to #1 Everywhere (in the UK) Recorded on March 4, 1963, From Me to You was released in the U.K on April 11, 1963. It was the first Beatles single to reach the Number 1 on all of the major U.K. charts.
Beatle Songs, Misery
The big takeaway from this 1963 recording: If ever you can say, “the world is treating me bad”, you’re not alone. — The Mandatory Historical Footnotes Who Wrote that Tune Recollections often differ but when it comes to Misery both John Lennon and Paul McCartney concurred: Misery is a true Lennon-McCartney collaboration. It was their intention that it would be the beginning of greater things for the duo. At the time pop-band stardom was often fleeting. …
How an Italian Spirit Likely Saved the Day, if Not Our Lives
Spirit is what we prefer to say when we don’t want to admit to having seen a ghost. However, the woman we encountered was almost certainly the woman in an old photograph that I had. And I had never met that woman from the photo. — Genova, Italy Genova, or Genoa to Americans, is a northwestern Italian port city on the Ligurian Sea in northwestern Italy. If you picture Italy as a leg extending from Europe then then Genoa is a located just under the forbidden region of the upper thigh.
Beatle Songs, Do You Want to Know a Secret
Listen! Do you want to know a secret? Will you settle instead for bits of trivia, links to interesting variations, and a reasonably expert analysis? — The Mandatory Historical Footnotes Secret Number One John Lennon takes credit for Do You Want to Know a Secret and I don’t see that anybody ever bothered to credibly dispute that assertion. The track was recorded during the marathon session for Please Please Me on February 11th 1963. The lineup was as follows:
Medieval Protection Without the Need for Dogs or Guns
What else could I be talking about other than a moat? Admittedly, most moats would be worthless against dragons, but luckily dragons are mostly mythical creatures. — To Boast of Moat “You live in a castle? Does it have a moat?“ The answer is a qualified, “Yes. Of course we have a moat.”
Beatle Songs, The Please Please Me Covers
Sometimes covers are a significant improvement over the original; sometimes they are a sincere homage. To record executives of the early 1960’s they were often considered insurance to offset the fear that after the big hit there might not have enough material left to fill an album. — The Mandatory Historical Footnotes The First Hard Day’s Night Most of tracks for Please Please Me album were recorded in day-long session on February 11th 1963. With a few differences per track, mostly as regards the lead vocal, the lineup was as follows:
That Time Cloud Atlas Overwhelmed and Intimidated Me, but Ultimately Resulted in Me Trying Again
Dear diary meets a writing blog from a discouraged writer who decided to try once again after reading possibly the greatest book ever written (in 2004). Cloud Atlas was the sort of spiritual experience that I didn’t want to end. Many books are entertaining or educational but few actually touch our inner sanctum. This one did. — Transported To paraphrase one of my favorite lines from Cloud Atlas, and then twist it like a pretzel: What is writing, whether it be a novel, a play, or a Medium article, but a multitude of words placed a blank page?