“She’s mine for the price of a drink…”

Paul McCartney makes a fool of himself while Harrison Ford – despite being smashed out of his gourd with booze – proves he’s cooler than the man who wrote Ebony And Ivory. One more attribute to be added to his long and illustrious CV. Don’t think HF appreciates being shoulder grabbed by an Angela Lansbury doppelgänger either. Those god damned limeys!

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“I’d be quite prepurred…”

Live And Let Die (1973 United Artists)

LALDYou’ll have a rucking good time watching a clown in a tuxedo, I mean Britain’s most famous spy, in his 8th adventure. Buttocks will be kicked and maybe even some names taken in vain. Mix in some racial tension and viola! An above average Bond flick. This time it feels smaller scale and slightly less over the top although it has the action comedy tone which would define the Roger Moore era. Ludicrous yet rooted in the real world and centred on a very real issue rather than the usual world domination or diamond lasers. Director Guy Hamilton manages to get the tone just right. This was a stark change to the usual proceedings: Roger Moore’s debut is about voodoo, the supernatural and the majority of the cast are black people.  [Read more…]

Dreamy Soft Melody

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.

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. OK, most people tend to overlook Ringo because of his limitations. 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…]

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