It's pretty simple, but still it's cute and funny and sad at the same time....
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- Current Mood: sad
- Current Music:John Lennon - You Can't Catch Me
Whew! ...if I would have been there I would say that time went so fast… Unfortunately I spend my youth in the 90ies and current decade. I think I would have been down and out as every other fan at that time, I wouldn’t have understood. Now I think I do. It wouldn’t have been good anymore anyway. There are several reasons if you ask me. It wasn’t only Yoko or something like that. It only began when Brian died. Every one of them went in different directions. Sure it would have been great if they had lasted another 10 years or longer, but (as I recently learned) the Rolling Stones still exist just because they don’t speak to each other! And I wouldn’t want that for the guys who loved each other so dearly in the past.
So to finish this infamous anniversary here are a couple of quotes by the Beatles on The Beatles (transcripted from the Anthology):
Ringo: “It was magical. There were some really loving, caring moments between four people. A hotel room here and there. A really amazing closeness, just… (sighs) four guys who really loved each other. It was pretty sensational.”
George: “They gave their money and they gave their screams, but the Beatles gave their nervous systems, which is a much more difficult thing to give.”
Paul: “I’m really glad that most of the songs dealt with love, peace, understanding. You know, they really did. If you look back, there’s hardly any one says ‘Go on kids, tell them to sod off, leave your parents’. It’s all very ‘All you need is love’ or John’s ‘Give peace a chance’. There was very good spirit behind it all.”
John: “It’s just natural. It’s not a great disaster. People keep talking as if it’s the end of the earth. It’s only a rock group that split up, it’s nothing important. You have all the old records there if you want to reminisce.”
John: “We were just a band who made it very, very big, that’s all.”
- Current Music:When We Was Fab - George Harrison
I watched the „Concert For George“ yesterday. Definitely the most sad and beautiful and amazing concert ever. It’s so heart warming to see all his friends came together performing his songs, paying tribute to him and let the entire world know that they loved him and what a kind person he was.
The highlights for me were Ringo’s “Photograph”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “My Sweet Lord”, surely that wonderful performance of “Something” and the closing song “I'll See You in My Dreams” played by Joe Brown… OMG… (*ok, pull yourself together!*) But wasn’t ever single song a breathtaking homage?
Unfortunately I ‘only’ saw a videotape that runs about an hour. (though I'm happy I have that at least). I suspect I missed some good stuff. Surely the performance of the Monty Python members :-( I really have to buy the DVD some day (soon). If it only wasn’t that expensive… But it’s worth it, isn’t it? I hope it is complete there anyway…
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- Current Music:the concert cd version... what else...? :)
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What's a good topic to start this LJ with?
Maybe some artwork! :-)
The first 4 Beatles related wallpapers I made sooome time ago. One for John, one for Ringo, one for Paul and one 'all together now'. (George is going to follow soon ;-) )
Ringo 1024x 716
Paul (and Linda) 1280x800
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