Friday, October 17, 2008
Let me just say: Om
It's not my favorite Beatles song. That's "Come Together," for the simple reason that it's my earliest Beatle memory: my big brudder playing it to rattle the windows when it was first out and I was, like, 5 or 6 or 7.
My favorite Beatles album is probably "Let It Be," from which "Across the Universe" comes.
Or maybe the White Album, which said brudder won for me in a first-caller contest on a radio station back in the day.
Or maybe "Sergeant Pepper." No, no, "Revolver." No, "Rubber Soul." ... "Help!" ...
Sigh. I love 'em all.
What's YOUR favorite Beatles song and album? Why?
Can't find a good video for "Across the Universe," but this one is interesting:
"Abbey Road", most definitely. The swan song, and pinnacle of the musical creation abilities of the band.
I am not able to list a single favorite song, as I just have too many.
I'm sure there are many, many more.
My favorite "coded" Beatles song is "Got To Get You Into My Life", Paul McCartney's plea to marijuana. Now, it should be added that he did indeed get it into his life, getting busted for possession in Japan in the late 1970's.
a short poem:
I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me...
She showed me her room, isn't it good, norwegian wood?
She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere,
So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair.
I sat on a rug, drinking her wine, biting my time,
We talked until two and then she said, "It's time for bed"
She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh.
I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath
And when I awoke, I was alone, this bird had flown
So I lit a fire, isn't it good, norwegian wood.
Martha my Dear (from the White Album): Martha was Paul's Sheepdog
"Yesterday"-- the original working
title was "Scrambled Eggs"
"Hey Jude" was a song written by pual to John's son, Julian.
"Julia" (from the White Album) is a love song penned by John, to his mother. John was raised by his Aunt Mimi, and his mother was more like a cousin to him.
"Sexy Sadie" is about the Marharishi Mahesh Yogi, with whom John (as well as Paul) were upset after some allegations of the Maharishi philandering became known to them. George forced the name and lyric change from "Maharishi" to "Sexy Sadie." Listen for the background lyric "sex, sex, sex, sex, sex..." in the song!
Dcup: Blackbird's on the White Album.
Of especial fondness: Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da; Good Day, Sunshine; When I'm 64; Come Together; Long and Winding Road; Let It Be.
Favorite line, maybem of any Beatles song:
"Life goes on -- bra!"
Which meant intimate undies to me at the time. Now, I reckon it was "Life goes on, bra" -- as in "bro." But who knows??
I have fond memories of Penny Lane
and Rocky Racoon.
I got so involved in the lyrics, I forgot my dang punch line. Do you think that the groupie was maybe named Mary Jane?
That is my all time favorite song for singing drunkenly at the very top of my lungs, while drivin' around in an old truck in the river bottom farmland in the middle of the night, with a certain older friend I haven't seen now in almost 20 years, even though he grew up a mile or so away, as the crow flies, and his daddy used to be sweet on my mama WAY back in the day, like, in the '30s.
WHEN YOU TOOOOLD ME ... dum dum dum dum ... YOU DIDN'T NEEEEED ME ANY MORE, dum dum -- WELL YOU KNOW, I NEAR-LY BRO-OKE DOWN, and CRI-I-I-I-I-IED.
WHEN YOU TOOOOLD ME ... dum dum dum dum ... YOU DIDN'T NEEEEED ME ANY MORE, dum dum -- WELL YOU KNOW, I NEAR-LY BRO-OKE DOWN, and DI-I-I-I-I-IED.
Oh, Darlin' ...