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Revolution #9

Guess what's happening on 9/9/09.

"People are still looking at Picasso. People are still looking at artists who broke through the constraints of their time period to come up with something that was unique and original," said Robert Greenfield, a former associate editor at Rolling Stone magazine who has written about the band. "In the form that they worked in, in the form of popular music, no one will ever be more revolutionary, more creative and more distinctive than The Beatles were."

Oh, and to the four percent of survey respondents who said they've never heard of the The Beatles:  What rock have you been living under all these years?  *shakes head*
 

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tomfoolery815
Sep. 7th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Piney, do you subscribe to Entertainment Weekly? Big Beatles section in the new issue. It's fab.
13_pines
Sep. 7th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
No, I don't. I should probably stop by a newstand, shouldn't I? :-)
gatsbyfan
Sep. 7th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
Sadly the folks who probably never heard about The Beatles probably are aware of every nit-wit reality pseudo-celeb.

I will never understand people like my mother who never really liked them.
13_pines
Sep. 7th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
You are so right. Pathetic.

My mother is the person responsible for getting me into The Beatles. She had (has) a mad crush on Paul McCartney.
tomfoolery815
Sep. 7th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
I'm on the fence about buying any of the new CDs. In the past few years, I've purchased almost all of the albums I didn't already have. But then there's the lure of improved sound quality and ... ooh, new liner notes and pictures! ;-)

Maybe I'll ask for "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" for Christmas. :-)
13_pines
Sep. 7th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if I'm going to buy any of them right now or not. I probably will, eventually.

"Rubber Soul" was the first album I owned! Love it!
ok_with_that
Sep. 7th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
"...that band contained at least two-and-a-half geniuses [Lennon, McCartney and, at times, Harrison]."


My sweet Lord.

(Once a George Girl, always... ;)
13_pines
Sep. 7th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
(Once a George Girl, always... ;)

Indeed! ;-)
ok_with_that
Sep. 9th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
Hi, piney!

Funny how that works, isn't it? The way we all seem automatically to choose one to whom to belong? :P

*tries to think of other bands that have inspired that kind of... lasting... attachment*
tomfoolery815
Sep. 7th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Three geniuses. It's just that the third stayed, or was kept, off to the side.

I was just talking at work last night with a fellow Beatlemaniac -- he's planning to buy both the stereo and the mono complete sets -- about how George's Beatles songs are some of my favorites in recent years. They're so quiet, so understated. No less brilliant.
ok_with_that
Sep. 9th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
It's just that the third stayed, or was kept, off to the side.

And so... :"Alas, poor Ringo. Who knew him, Tommy? A fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy..."... ?

(OK, I don't know where in my head that came from either, but... Three Geniuses and Ringo? ;P)

I think they're all geniuses, in their own ways. It's the idea of "half" that got me. Besides being a George Girl. :)


George's Beatles songs are some of my favorites in recent years. They're so quiet, so understated. No less brilliant.

That's a lovely way to put it. :) They may take a while to reveal themselves, but then they're captivating.


(And you say "Beatlemaniac" and I'm back in high school, in the City to see Beatlemania, the Musical. (Cue "London Calling" if you must, but it was an event then. :P))
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