Archive for August, 2015
I’m SO looking forward to Paul’s next two archive sets, ‘Tug of war’ and ‘Pipes of peace’. I used to slag Pipes off, but it’s become a bit of a guilty pleasure. Once i mentally erase the songs ‘Hey Hey’ and ‘Tug of peace’ (quite possibly the worst thing Paul has ever committed to tape), i quite enjoy the album, and as per usual, find it saturated with perfect Macca melodies.
It’s funny with some of the solo albums, all it takes is for me to not really like one or two songs, and it can colour the whole album for me. Flaming pie is another example, i never really liked the album as a whole, even tho some of my favorite Paul songs ever feature on it, ie, Calico skies, Beautiful night etc. Alas, for me, it also has ‘If you wanna’, ‘Used to be bad’ and ‘Really love you’. Those three songs were enough for me to ‘turn’ and dismiss the album as a whole.
It must be my advancing years, and my growing ability to not be quite so reactionary, to look at things a little more objectively.
Music is the very personification of objectivity, for every person like me who doesn’t really rate ‘Used to be bad’, there will be someone who thinks it’s one of Paul’s best.
A new Beatle photo book has just hit the shelves, and it is a must have
for lovers, and collectors of Beatle photographs.
From the archives of The Beatles Book Monthly, comes this collection of stunning photographs, captioned, and dated, by the incomparable Andy Neill.
Scoot along to the Facebook page ‘Here’.
Further information can also be found ‘Here’
After thirty five years of debate, searching, investigating, and mostly just hoping, this week Beatle/Lennon fans finally got to see the Everest of Lennon footage. A clip of John performing ‘I’m losing you’ during the Double Fantasy recording sessions finally surface. It’s only a few seconds in total of John, but at least we now know it really does exist. What a great week this is, albeit, somewhat bitter sweet.
Thanks Ms L for the screen captures, you know we wish you well.
So, here we are, exactly ten years to the day since i started our little gathering place.
A lot has happened in that time.
The Beatles are the gift that keeps on giving, and i totally agree with Derek Taylor,
that The Beatles were the greatest love story of the twentieth century.
Incredibly there is still so much to discuss, discover and to learn about The Beatles,
and photographs have been a fantastic way to nurture and facilitate that knowledge.
I only wish the story behind every single photo here could be told. It may be true
a picture is worth a thousand words, but i’d still like to hear them.
My untold gratitude, and respect, to every single person who has been fortunate enough
to stand before The Beatles, and click the shutter of a camera. Your photographs have
coloured in history, and they enable us to learn so much.
My thanks to all of you, my fellow fans, who look in, and join in the conversation
and debate. People who love The Beatles really are the greatest, friendliest, funniest
people i know.
Lastly, thank you to everyone who has been so incredibly kind to me over the years.
Tammy: Duchess of Oven x x.