Important Beatle People: Astrid Kirchherr

Astrid! Photographer and lifelong friend to my favorite boys from Liverpool. I was so sad to hear of her passing yesterday, but grateful to see such an outpouring of love for her work. I’ve wanted to do a tribute to Astrid for a while now…along with Klaus Voormann, she played such a huge role inContinue reading “Important Beatle People: Astrid Kirchherr”

Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl

So, I’ve been really into The Crown lately…probably because it’s a welcome distraction from the hot mess that is the United States right now. Also I like looking at fancy interiors and rooms with impossibly high ceilings. Previously, the only knowledge I had about the royal family was from many years of watching Beatles footage.Continue reading “Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl”

Those good good Beatles harmonies

Last week, after a particularly long bus ride in which I listened to “Yes It Is” (a severely underrated song, IMO) no less than five times in a row, I was inspired to compile the perfect playlist of Beatles harmonies. Or at least, perfect to me. This is by no means comprehensive…just a few of my favorites, arranged (mostly) chronologically because IContinue reading “Those good good Beatles harmonies”

Eight Days A Week: The Real Post

Ok, now for some real thoughts on Eight Days A Week. When I first heard about this documentary, I was a little disappointed that there wouldn’t be a “studio years” installment, which in my mind would’ve been much more interesting. But after watching the film, I appreciate the focus on the touring years, because: 1) It reminds usContinue reading “Eight Days A Week: The Real Post”

Eight Days A Week: A Drinking Game

Sooooo, I’ve watched Eight Days A Week twice in the past 24 hours and have a lot to say about the film itself, but while I put that together, here’s a drinking game. One drink whenever: A photo is subtly “enhanced” with moving cigarette smoke Modern-day Ringo is seen wearing a peace sign George waves awkwardly The Beatles perform inContinue reading “Eight Days A Week: A Drinking Game”

None of us is getting any younger

You can probably tell from my lack of ecstatic social media posts that I didn’t get tickets to Desert Trip. *sigh.* I was on the website 15 minutes beforehand, waited in a virtual line for an hour, and finally got in only to find that all GA tickets were sold out and the few remaining reserved seatsContinue reading “None of us is getting any younger”

A few personal thoughts on George Martin

Listen, I know Sir George was 90 years old and I know 2016 has already proved to be a year of crushing losses, but this still hit me right in the gut. I literally gasped when I saw the news on Tuesday night. Ever since watching the Beatles Anthology as a teenager and listening to GeorgeContinue reading “A few personal thoughts on George Martin”

How else I spent November

Hello darkness my old friend December. I’m back and happy to report that I finished NaNoWriMo for the second year in a row! And this time around, I wasn’t sick of my story by the end of the month, yay! So I’m actually going to keep working on it, which is a good feeling. BesidesContinue reading “How else I spent November”

The man who made music history

I generally would not use a word like “cool” to describe a legal document, but hey, look at this cool document! “Why had I not signed it? I believe it was because even though I knew I would keep the contract in every clause, I had not 100 percent faith in myself to help theContinue reading “The man who made music history”

Love is all you need

What a perfect day for this: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5wuws_all-you-need-is-love-the-beatles_music . Fun fact: That performance was from the first global satellite broadcast ever, because of course the Beatles would do something that extraordinary. The BBC asked them to write a song specially for the occasion. Paul originally suggested “Hello Goodbye,” but (no offense Paul) I’m really glad they went with this instead. BecauseContinue reading “Love is all you need”