Turnpike Troubadours have been closing some shows with an acoustic version of "I've Just Seen a Face," a lovely Paul song whose description in "Revolution in the Head" is just so wonderful I wanted to share it here: "the simplest of descending-sequence guitar songs, made indelible by a melody based on" intervals of the A-major... Continue Reading →
Why ‘Norwegian Wood’ would today be ‘IKEA Shelves’
I was puzzled as a youngster (and indeed, up until last week) by the title of "Norwegian Wood." The song is moody, and I always pictured a dark forest of young skinny trees, probably related to the photomural in my dentist's office. But no, I read now that it was a dig at the girl's... Continue Reading →
Live every day like a Beatle!
The calendars for 2010 and for 1965 use the same days, and in honor of my coworkers' upcoming Beatle trivia night, I thought it would be fun to design a printable calendar page saying where the Beatles were and what they were doing in February 1965. Here it is: If my evil plan has worked,... Continue Reading →