Been fooling around with this SimSimi app for a while and it never fails to give me the creeps.
FACT: George Harrison and I share the same birthday if one will follow the premise that he was born on the 24th of Feb.
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UK single release: August 30, 1968
UK chart position: 1
US single release: August 26, 1968
US chart position: 1
As John and Yoko started living together, not surprisingly, divorce proceedings began between John and Cynthia. An interim agreement was reached whereby Cynthia and Julian were allowed to stay at Kenwood while the two repsondents took up residence in a Montagu Square flat in central London.
Paul had always enjoyed a close relationship with John’s son Julian, then five years old and, to show support for mother and child during the break-up, he drove down to Weybridge from his home in St. John’s Wood bearing a single red rose. Paul often used driving time to work out new songs and, on this day, with Julian’s uncertain future on his mind, he started singing ‘Hey Julian’ and improvising lyrics on the theme of comfort and reassurance. At some point during the hour-long journey, ‘Hey Julian’ became ‘Hey Jules’ and Paul developed the lines, ‘Hey Jules, don’t make it bad. Take a sad song and make it better’. It was only later, when he came out to flesh the lyric, that he changed Jules to Jude, feeling that Jude was a name that sounded stronger. He had liked the name Jude when he’d seen the musical Oklahoma.
The song then became less specific. John believed it was addressed to him, encouraging him to make the break from the Beatles and build a new future with Yoko (‘You were made to go out and get her…’). Paul felt that, if it was addressed to anyone, it was to himself, dealing with the adjustments he knew that he was going to have to make as old bonds were broken within the Beatles.
Cheer the fuck up, Julian.
Happiness Is Some Warm Heroin
The Parliament Are All Pigs
That Poster I Saw At The Circus
I Fucking Love My Dog
The Maharishi Is A Liar
Lets Have Sex Outside Today!
I Love God!
Two of Us, John uh, I mean Linda
Got To Get Pot Into My Life
Cheer the Fuck Up, Julian
Okay this is great.
I died @ Hey Jude
UK release: Revolver album, August 5, 1966
US release: Revolver album, August 8, 1966
As was the case with many of Paul’s songs, the melody and the first words of ‘Eleanor Rigby’ came to him as he sat playing his piano. By asking himself what type of person would be picking up rice in a church where a wedding has been, he was eventually led to his protagonist. She was originally going to be named Miss Daisy Hawkins as this fitted the rhythm.
Paul started by imagining Daisy as a young girl but soon realized that anyone who cleaned churches after weddings was likely to be older. If she was older, she might be a spinster and the church cleaning became a metaphor of her missed opportunities for marriage. He then based her on what he remembered of old people he’d known when he was running errands as a Boy Scout in Liverpool. “I couldn’t think of any more so I put it away,” he remarked.
Paul continued to mull over the song but wasn’t comfortable with the name of Miss Daisy Hawkins. It didn’t sound ‘real’ enough. Sixties folksinger Donovan remembered Paul playing him a version of the song where the protagonist was called Ola Na Tungee. “The words hadn’t yet come out right for him,” says Donovan.
The Beatles - Why Music Matters
No matter what you do in life, you’ll never get to cross the road as cool as this.
Don’t need to be alone
No need to be alone
It’s real love, it’s real
Yes, it’s real love, it’s real
After hearing this cover of Adam Sandler, I started to like it more than Regina Spektor’s. Prolly because Sandler was able to include the original lines “I don’t expect to you to understand…” and the whistling part which lead me nowhere but to appreciate the ingenuity of Mr. Lennon and somehow understand the feeling of finding Real Love.