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In the elevator this morning with my neighbor, Bee. She’s a nurse and we sometimes meet on our way to work. She is a zaftig Puerto Rican with a big smile. Got an easy laugh. Bee’s also a huge movie fan so I mention the upcoming George Harrison documentary by Martin Scorsese.

“Oh, I love Rock n Roll,” Bee said. “I was one of the only Latina’s that did back then. You don’t believe me? Inagaddadavida, baby!”


1 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 28, 2011 9:38 am

Wow. That looks interesting. I'm a Stones guy, but would really like to learn more about Mr. Harrison.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 28, 2011 9:55 am

I hope it's a good one. It's a Marty Scorsese "Picture" after all.

3 YankeeAbby   ~  Sep 28, 2011 2:27 pm

[1] - if you haven't checked out "The Concert for George" - I recommend that for your viewing pleasure. A very nice musical tribute (and damned if his son isn't the spitting image of him!)

4 Matt Blankman   ~  Sep 28, 2011 2:33 pm

George may have been the most interesting Beatle.

[2] Marty's track record on music docs has been pretty damned good, so I'm hoping for great stuff.

[3] Yeah, there are some great moments therein - Billy Preston taking over "Isn't It A Pity" gave me goosebumps!

5 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 28, 2011 2:35 pm

My mom and dad were at The Concert for Bangladesh back when. Mom used to play the record all the time.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 28, 2011 2:35 pm

4) I don't know enough about them but why is George more interesting than John or Paul?

7 Matt Blankman   ~  Sep 28, 2011 6:43 pm

[6] Well, I said "may have been." I'm not sure - there's just something compelling about the guy. Maybe because unlike Lennon, he didn't let his angst spill out all over the place, or like McCartney, totally tamp it down. He was just an interesting cat - curious that he among them was the one who built real relationships with other musicians outside the band. I think Lennon & McCartney probably had too much ego to do that.

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