“Can you hear me?”

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Rock’n’Roll Whimsy 1968

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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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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