Archive for May, 2008
I wanted to take this opportunity
to say how sorry
i am if i have offended anyone with
my ‘Fab Flatulant’
series of photo’s.
I realise the Fabs mean so much to so many,
and in no way did i mean to cause people
to recoil in shock, disgust or
dismay, that was never my intention.
I think so highly of the Beatles
body of work and i can now appreciate
how the discussion and
mocking of the Beatles posteriors can
detract from the serious study of important
area’s of research such as labelology,
matrix number research,
international cover variations,
documentation etc etc.
It was never my intention to treat the Fabs
with disrespect, or in a mocking manner.
The abject joy the Beatles have brought into
our lives ..
Oh Paul, You MINX!!.
Around Thanksgiving on the 26th of November 1980 Ringo, Barbara and Marjorie visited John and Yoko at the Plaza hotel for dinner, this would be the last time Ringo saw John, the photo’s above are of Ringo arriving at the Plaza, unfortunately no photo’s have surfaced of John and Yoko at the Plaza on this date.
Former Beatle George Harrison is to have a garden planted in his memory at the Chelsea Flower Show this year.
His widow Olivia is to celebrate his life by creating a specially designed garden six-and-a-half years after his death from lung cancer.
The famous Beatles guitarist was a regular at the show where he would often be seen drifting between gardens, notebook in hand to jot down ideas for his sprawling Victorian property in Henley-on-Thames.
Now his widow and family friend, award-winning garden designer Yvonne Innes who is married to Monty Python musician Neil Innes, have together designed a garden inspired by Harrison’s life from his birth in Liverpool in 1943 to his post-Beatle life in Henley.
In an interview with Radio Times, she tells how her husband’s love of horticulture inspired her own passion for gardening.
Speaking at Friar Park, the couple’s Victorian neo-Gothic home, Mrs Harrison said: “George showed me the creativity and fun that was involved.
“One day, for example, we looked out of the window and decided everything in the garden was too green, so we went on a colour binge, buying lots of brightly coloured flowers.
“In terms of landscape design, he liked the idea of Capability Brown, so we started calling him Capability George.
“He thought that everyone, as a matter of course, should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by nature. He used to say that all unused buildings should be knocked down and gardens put in their place.
“The way nature played tricks amused him, too. Once he planted lots of this pinky coloured weed on one side of the lake only for it all to spring up on the other side. ‘It’s jumped,’ he laughed.
“Some days when he was working in the recording studio, he’d look out of the window and say, with a shake of his head, ‘We’re not getting much gardening done today.'”
“Every time I go out there, I think he’ll just pop out from behind a shrub, like he used to.”
The Chelsea garden, entitled, From Life To Life after a line in the Beatles’ song It’s All Too Much, has four distinct parts, each representing a phase in Harrison’s life.
It is being sponsored by Harrison’s own Material World Charitable Foundation and will be unveiled on May 20.
His widow added: “My hope is that this project will be a tribute to the horticultural side of his personality that relatively few people know about and help inspire other gardeners.”
I’m torn, torn, torn!!, this pic in my on going ‘Fab Flatulence’ series has me in a quandary, i have titled it a ‘Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrat!!’ but there is no way the anus would make an audible ‘Brrrrrrrrat!’ sound under water, i considered ‘Frrrrrrrrrat!’ but again the H20 element precludes any such harshness of evacuation, as far as my studies have shown it would be more a rounded (but not soft) ‘Phwut Phwut Phwut!!’ you must take into account the side pressure on each rectum cheek, so tho titled a ‘Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrat! it is in all probability a ‘Phwut – blub blub blub’ i promise in future to try and strive for more accuracy in my blurter descriptions.