Posts tagged “the beatles”

  1. Before the age of auto-tune, music was once about craftsmanship and [the protection of egg stock by primal horror-screaming]. This week we look back to a simpler time, and celebrate The Beatles, that 'fab four' from Liverpool who won generations of fans with their catchy yet [atonal distress signals] and asked the world to give [unconditional surrender to bird law] a chance. The Beatles were a popular Rock n' Roll band formed in the 1960s who…

  2. Dramatis Personae John Lennon, a songwriter Yoko Ono, an artist INT. NIGHT - PENTHOUSE SUITE, THE DAKOTA, a very expensive hotel babe babe babe babe babe are you awake babe wake up what what is it babe what if we stayed in bed all day we're in bed right now no but we'll just it'll be like now but in the day why would we do that for peace, yoko ok and we could order…

  3. Kate McKean last wrote for The Toast about the malls of her childhood. When I was about eight or nine, I spent a lot of time in our finished basement playing Super Mario Bros. My father had a fancy stereo system that I was scared to touch, but I did know how to do one thing: turn on the 7" reel-to-reel tape player and start the five Beatles albums he'd recorded on the big…

  4. “Beatle John Lennon married his Japanese mistress, Yoko Ono, in a civil ceremony today in Gibraltar, the Beatles’ office announced.”

    That was how the Associated Press began its article on the wedding between avant-garde artist Yoko Ono and the singer-songwriter John Lennon on this day 45 years ago: March 20, 1969.

    The fact that the phrase “Japanese mistress” was used in a newspaper article is startling, especially considering that in 1969,

  5. Perfectly Pleasant: "All I've Got To Do"

    And the same goes for me,
    Whenever you want me at all.
    I'll be here, yes I will, whenever you call.
    You just gotta call on me

    Coming On Too Strong/Only Vaguely Creepy: "Hello, Little Girl"

    I send you flowers
    But you don't care

  6. The journalist Rob Sheffield recently wrote: "The Beatles remain universally hailed as the greatest thing ever, but somehow, you still think they're underrated." He also said "your Beatles will change all through your life," which is so correct and brilliant that I think it could replace all organized religion. He has a new book, you should buy it (Indiebound). There's a compulsion, I think, when writing about The Beatles, to try to emphasize your mega-fan…