Thursday, October 09, 2003


boynton woke to a Red Symons special - one of his wonderful audio collages - marking the birthday of John Lennon. Even though the opening chords had a distinct blackbird feel (or maybe because of it- that macca counterpoint again) the assemblage of last-interview lyrics and familiar riffs was very moving. boynton checked the 774 website but alas, it hasn't been posted - although she notices his George W Bush Beef vid is there. (scroll down to bottom of page). boynton will possibly exchange some money for a compilation of Red's offerings if this is the plan.

John Lennon Guitar Chord Archive
Picture Yourself -words and music by John Lennon

On a beatle tangent - it was slightly disturbing last night at Trivia when one table of youngpeople answered that Hey Jude was the Beatles song associated with those infamous murders of 1969. Hey Dude! Hey Jude is probably boynton's fave fab four song. And you'd think it would be a challenge to read too many messages into the lyrics if this googlebyte is representative:

Comments: john

They've got it wrong! It's

"Nah, Nah, Nah, Na-na-nah-nah, Na-na-nah-nah ..." etc.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at October 10, 2003 08:51 PM

Yeah yeah yeah I noticed that too. If you go to the link there's a whole wall of NQR nahs.
Just one would do.

"the "nah-nah-nah" vocal melody of this jam, with its emphasis on the F-natural at its apogee, creates a freely dissonant 9th against the E flat chord; it's a small effect, yet so pungent that I dare say it's one of the signature characteristics of this track..."

from Notes on Hey Jude:
Posted by boynton at October 11, 2003 12:55 AM

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