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The Making Of John Lennon (Francis Kenny)

Lennon’s legacy is a warm, fuzzy pacifism, a hedonistic refusal to commit yourself to anything. He’s the icon of escapism. There are millions of decrepit baby boomers who subscribe to his ethos (most of them Cosmopolitan readers), but he’s definitely not an icon for 2017. The ’causes’ he once espoused, planted in his head by a whispering Japanese con artistè: peace (in our time?), lurve (yucky orgies) & ball-busting feminism have mostly been discredited since Mark David Chapman bust a nut that night in front of the Dakota. I say it’s not “too soon” to take a pop at this champ: John lies on the slag heap of 20th century history. [Read more…]

A Nice Elevator Piece

Banned On The Run

Lets listen in to what these two big shot celebrities thought was a private conversation. Thank you to Mr Putin (Russia’s biggest Beatle fan) for releasing this video to counter all the fake news that swirls around us. Or maybe this was leaked by a former American president with the initials B O? In case you didn’t know, Stevie Riks is the best impersonator of rock stars without a doubt. He is just as accurate with non-rock stars too as his Trump performance shows. This isn’t the first time he’s been Paul McCartney wimping out during a phone call either. (sniff) I have to say that. (sniff) I would be a bad person if I didn’t. (sniff) Then I’d have to ban myself from this blog. (sniff) Don’t laugh. (sniff) Cocaine is not a joking matter.

Give My Regards To Broad Street (1984 UK)

maccaI’m going to wade in, boots ‘n all here…What more insults can we fling at the only Angela Lansbury look-a-like in rock music history? For starters, get out your thesaurus and look up synonyms for “uncool” – if there were any justice in the world you’d find a full-page photograph of Paul McCartney in characteristic “thumbs aloft” pose. What more is there to say about this droopy-eyed, jowly-faced, elderly man? His hair dyed black with an auburn afterglow. (All that cash and he looks like he’s done his hair at home with a tin of creosote) Well, back in ’84 he made this home movie, see? And a certain person on this blog (who is having a bad day because its that time of the month again) is gonna review it. See?! So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, lets draw back the curtain once more… [Read more…]

Revolution In The Head (Ian MacDonald)

beatles“Unfortunately [MacDonald] is no longer with us. He died, and so I don’t want to put him down. But while he was around I must say, I would dip into that book and think, “See now, what’s he got to say about this song?” And he’d go, “This is McCartney’s answer to– ” and I’d go, “No, it wasn’t!” It was just, I just wrote a song.” So said Paul McCartney about this author’s often strange viewpoints. I agree. Most of it is contrived and imposes meanings and contexts on to the Beatles’ music even in the cases when there clearly wasn’t any.
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I’m Looking Through YouTube (For Funny Beatles comments)

beatles-1969Some people’s favourite band have always generated vast amounts of personal opinion from the public. It seems inexhaustible and I am guilty of adding to it here. Paul gets bashed the most, but I found insults aimed at all four. Yes, it can be much fun to read strangers opinions on all this analyzing of Liverpool’s Fab Three (+ Ringo)…with add – ons from this blogger. [Read more…]

A Hard Day’s Night (1964 USA/UK)

4951e6be-2181-4660-8fcd-bb41f0493f00_f_rOjpUlDpHJl5C2vkrpl9mduNmXKKUe45FFNWtxKoH“I thought I was supposed to be getting a change of scenery, and so far I’ve been in a train and a room and car and a room and a room and a room!” You tell em, Grampa. Irish actor Wilfred Brambell works very well in this landmark musical, a much needed focal point in a screenplay that requires some bearings in order to work. [Read more…]

THE FAMILY WAY (1966 Britain)

the-family-way-1966-hayley-mills-16x9-widescreen-54d8dArthur (Hwyel Bennett) and Jenny (Hayley Mills) are like any other newlyweds who probably just like to have some privacy. To get their freak off I suppose, but they can’t seem to get the deed done, as they are constantly under the eye of family, friends, especially Arthur’s father, Ezra (John Mills). Not the sort of aphrodisiac a young chap was hoping for… [Read more…]

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