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Beat of the Day

Let’s take a quick break from Waiting for Godot with some good old meat and potatoes rock n roll:

Categories:  Beat of the Day  Bronx Banter

Tags:  joe walsh  life's been good

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1 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 8, 2010 2:07 pm

Nothin' wrong with Joe Walsh, but given that it's December 8th, I'd think we'd have a Lennon-centric beat of the day.

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Dec 8, 2010 2:20 pm


I second that emotion.

3 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 8, 2010 2:26 pm
4 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 8, 2010 2:46 pm

Jesus, altogether too sad. I always get sad when I think about John.

5 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 8, 2010 2:47 pm

A lot of us saw & heard this, that night 30 years ago:

6 rbj   ~  Dec 8, 2010 2:52 pm

I remember waking up and hearing the news first thing. It was a punch to my gut. Plus I had a 2 hour history exam that day.

7 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 8, 2010 2:53 pm

[3] Ah, man, I thought you were sending me to Beatles playing "Help!"
Not that I don't love John's Happy Xmas, I was just ready to rock.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 8, 2010 2:56 pm

My mom kicked my old man out of the house three weeks after John was murdered. Dark times in my family memory. I thought of John as a New Yorker first, a Beatle second. Still bums me out.

9 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 8, 2010 3:00 pm

everybody had a hard year,
everybody had a good time,
everybody had a wet dream,
everybody saw the sun shine.


10 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 8, 2010 3:05 pm

[9] A personal favorite. It's amazing how much time is spent discussing Lennon & McCartney's relationship after their "divorce." I prefer to dwell on what pure magic they were together, musically.

11 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 8, 2010 3:08 pm

I can show you that when it starts to rain, everything's the same,
I can show you


12 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 8, 2010 3:15 pm

[10] Don't Let Me Down, Two of Us
They did incredible duets together all the way to the bitter end.

My favorite Beatles songs tend to be ones where more than 1 guy is featured.

A Day In The Life, And Your Bird Can Sing, etc.

I think the Beatles were at their best when they harmonized.

[8] yeah, it was a profound tragedy for NY. A punch in the gut you can still feel. I still don't want to believe it.

Sorry to hear it hit that much harder for you at home, Alex.

13 Diane Firstman   ~  Dec 8, 2010 3:17 pm

Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful and so are you
Dear Prudence won't you come out to play


14 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 8, 2010 3:18 pm

last night the wife said oh boy when you're dead you dont take nothing with you but your soul.


15 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 8, 2010 3:29 pm

last one, I promise.

this one used to bring a tear to my eye, and a lump to my throat even before I became a father to three sons. "Beautiful Boy" one of Lennon's most tender songs.

"before you cross the street,
take my hand,
life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."


16 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 8, 2010 3:54 pm

Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" review of "A Hard Day's Night":

Love this concluding paragraph:

"The innocence of the Beatles and "A Hard Day's Night" was of course not to last. Ahead was the crushing pressure of being the most popular musical group of all time, and the dalliance with the mystic east, and the breakup, and the druggy fallout from the '60s, and the death of John Lennon. The Beatles would go through a long summer, a disillusioned fall, a tragic winter. But, oh, what a lovely springtime. And it's all in a movie."

17 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 8, 2010 3:54 pm

[15] Who was complaining? Keep 'em coming.

18 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 8, 2010 4:28 pm

easily overlooked as a Lennon McCartney throwaway, but I've always loved
Hey Bulldog

cool video of a studio session here. Lennon working the porkchop sideburns


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