Monday, September 27, 2004

sing a long beatles

Undiscovered Beatles Reviews of obscure Beatles tracks
(via twists and turns)

Meanwhile I've been singing the catalogue at this excellent Beatles Karaoke site.
(via grow a brain)
(There may be something quite sad about singing along solo to sixties songs at your computer, but I'm smiling.)

Comments: sing a long beatles

The great thing about so vast a catalogue is that you're constantly stumbling across half-forgotten songs & experiencing something of the shock of the new. And what a great song 'Because' is. McCartney = ballads, Lennon = rockers - bollocks: 'Here, There & Everywhere' & 'Because' eclipse the McCartney soft-rock oeuvre completely.
Posted by Dick at September 28, 2004 08:26 AM

A. The sad thing may be that you have to keep enough self-monitoring running to reflect on whether it should be embarrassing to do something in private you thoroughly enjoy. That comes fromt he schoolyard, where the cruelty of constant judgement by the most important people in your life, your peers, who don't know anything about anything, especially concerning the value of singing for joy, begins its life-long spirit-dampening sting.
B. McCartney screamed his ass off and people thought it was Lennon, becuse Lennon cultivated the greaser/hood image against McCartney's pretty-boy choir-boy. They were a great team and more than the sum of their parts combined. Dissing one at the expense of the other is sort of cultish and odd.
Writing songs your grandmother likes isn't a weakness, nor is writing songs and making music that people still enjoy singing 40 years later.
George Harrison did great work in that band as well.
Posted by vernaculo at September 28, 2004 11:10 AM

Dick - I agree. Been a while since I sung along to "Things we said today" or "If I Fell"
I love Because.
Notice it's up at Undiscovered Beatles now.
Can only hear the Beethoven (rollover?) now, and in an earlier post I linked to the means of reversing 'Moonlight'

You're right, Vernaculo.
But it's the Midi tinny thing as well.
downmarket player piano?
But these are surprisingly good.
Nothing better than singing in harmony though.
& I've been singing GH's "For You Blue" and "Here Comes the Sun" (a good song for early spring)
Posted by boynton at September 28, 2004 03:14 PM

Hey guys...good to seee McCartney getting some's a rare thing nowadays. However, Paul did write Here, There, and Everywhere. Hope you liked the Undiscovered stuff and there's a new one coming up next week.
Posted by Matt at October 12, 2004 09:23 AM

Yep - I am enjoying the UB. Had almost written off "She's Leaving Home" myself - so caused a bit of a re-think.

I think "Here, There and Everywhere" is one of Paul's best, as John said in the Playboy interview: "That's Paul's song completely, I believe. And one of my favorite songs of the Beatles."
One of the best ballads to sing, too.

Looking forward to the next installment.
Posted by boynton at October 12, 2004 11:36 AM

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