Sunday, October 30, 2005

Best stuff on Earth: The Beatles

Here's a musical revelation: I love the music of the Beatles, all 10 hours and 28 minutes of it. They are probably my biggest influence in terms of songwriting, and I just never tire of hearing their music. I know I'm hardly alone in these sentiments, but there you have it. The trigger for this post was a Yahoo news item about the huge new Beatles biography by Bob Spitz. Early Amazon reviewers are Beatles fanatics and are not impressed, so I won't be rushing to buy it. But one of the reviews referenced a web site where a musicologist named Allan Pollack has analyzed all of the Beatles songs. This "Notes on" site was new to me -- I read a few, and they are quite good.

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