Posts Tagged ‘Beatles’
How do you explain to your daughter how to vet sources?
It must be from example. Just recently, my daughter said, of a tabloid cover in the supermarket, “Cher isn’t really dying, is she?” We watch a couple news networks, plus Comedy Central, not every day, but often enough, so she can clearly see that shows often offer different emphases.
In your opinion, is Wikipedia a reliable source?
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The Beatles, as influential as they were on other musicians, were also influenced by their predecessors and peers. I’m rereading Steve Turner’s “The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Write,” subtitled “the stories behind every song.”
Fairly often, the members of the group are quoted as having been inspired by a piece for their own creations. I thought I’d put some of their songs up against the source material, with links to most.
Actually, the videos I’m having the most difficulty finding recently are those of the Beatles themselves, with several of them banned at least in the United States by some UK entity. The links I’ve used WERE working…
Anytime at All (at 16:52):
[John] later admitted [it] was a rewriting of his earlier song Read the rest of this entry »
The Daughter’s first contribution was like pulling teeth. She was supposed to write a poem about her good qualities, but she was so self-effacing, I sat with her to suggest what she was good at, such as dancing, and being a good friend.
In a collective piece called Church and Family Rule, she ended up saying: “Mom: tucks me into bed at night. Dad: watches the news with me at midnight.”
Now, what she had ORIGINALLY written Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s another article about how the Beatles influenced many other artists; there are plenty more examples.
But they too were influenced by other musicians. I’m rereading Steve Turner’s “The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Write,” subtitled “the stories behind every song.” Fairly often, the members of the group are quoted as having been inspired by a piece for their own creations. I thought I’d put some of their songs up against the source material, with links to all.
Paul got the initial idea of using ‘she’ and ‘you’, instead of the familiar ‘me’ and ‘you’, from Read the rest of this entry »
Ken Screven: And then I tossed a bourbon Manhattan in his face.
The Real Story Behind HBO’s ‘Confirmation’ From The NPR Reporter Who Broke The Story. Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill,and NPR’s Nina Totenberg.
Facing life unarmed. “When I was born, everyone was expecting me to have arms.”
Dustbury has been blogging 20 years, which, at 11 years, makes me a piker.
Sharp Little Pencil: Lost Word.
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Can anything good come from an experiment involving whipped cream?
Cartoon: The NYC pandering primary.
Frank Welker, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards on Friday, April 29th, 2016. He is the legendary performer of the voices of Scooby-Doo and many others.
Guinness Book of World Records certified famed Mad artist Al Jaffee’s run as a world record for “Longest Career as a Comics Artist.”
An Audience With the King. That would be Jack Kirby. Bob Kane does not fare so well.
Book review: A Spanish Comic Book Exposes Franco’s Orphanages.
This is a REALLY annoying K-Chuck Radio, especially the Oz piece, which I gave up on. They made a disco song out of THAT?!?
David Kalish: My ode to how music has shaped me.
SamuraiFrog’s 12 albums.