Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I realize people dont read my blog to read about myself-they want to read about the beatles. But thats exactly what this post is about. My whole journey with the beatles. I used to get such a rush, such a good feeling from listening, reading and hearing about the beatles. Now its like nothing. Its like a love gone sour. I'm going to start this when I first heard about the beatles. It was 2 years ago. Now I had some introduction to older music because just months before I had been obsessed with the band ABBA. It was September of '09. I went to future shop with my mom and there was beatles rockband there. I played it and instantly fell in love with their music. That night I went home and listened to Hello Goodbye on youtube. A month later was my birthday and my parents got me beatles rockband. My obsession began to take a huge hit. By December that year I owned 5 of their albums and 2 of their movies: Help and A Hard Days Night. And of course every stuffed animal I had was named Paul, John, George or Ringo. By March that year everyone knew me as the beatle freak. My obsession was really strong-so strong they were the only band I listened to at all. I knew everything about them and I owned a ton of their stuff. It was especially strong during the summer of that year. I joined a beatle lovers site and the rest is history. The beatles were my one and only...until February the next year. I was really into the beatles's hamburg days and greaser days-1959 to 1962. That introduced me to 1950's rock n roll. Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly and other 50's artists were now part of my music library. I listened to the beatles now 70% of the time and the other rock n roll 30% of the time. In June/July (I'm talking about last year now) is when I was introduced to more 60's/70's rock. I was listening to The Guess Who, The Animals, Kiss, Pink Floyd and George Harrison's later music along with Paul's band Wings. These people were listened to 60% of the time. The beatles were 40%. This is when I started to realize that I wasnt to crazy about the beatles anymore. And I was having less and less to say about them. Those people continued but when September came (I'm talking about this year now), I was introduced to 70's/80's rock. And I was totally into it. From September to November I was right into Grand Funk Railway, The Police, ReoSpeedwagon, Fleetwood Mac, and such artists. End of November and beginning of December brought more 70's/80's artists like Boston, Kansas, Alabama, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, E.L.O, Foreigner, Air Supply, David Bowie and ZZ Top. Now those people are all I listen to. And its rare if I even listen to a couple beatles songs. I dont know what happened to me. I used to be so in love with this band. And now its nothing. I mean, I still love their music but I've required a new taste in music now. I just need some feed back. Am I loosing that magic feeling?
Friday, December 23, 2011
Have you ever listened to a song and a set of lyrics sticks with you and you wondered what the writer meant? Well, ever since I heard the song She Came In Through The Bathroom Window from the Abbey Road album, I always wondered about the set of lyrics: "And though she tried her best to help me, she could steal but she could not rob". Now, what does that mean? I've been thinking about it for over a year now and what I think is obviously, its metaphoric. Maybe what Paul's implying (if Paul wrote it) was that the girl was materialistic because to steal, it means to take what you have in front of you and to rob would mean to take something behind your back. So she was all material and nothing on the inside? I'm not sure. Anyone got any ideas?