The opening words to one of George Harrison's mid-career songs, and an ode to Friar Park, the somewhat bonkers estate he bought with his Beatles riches and notably mortgaged to finance Monty Python's Life of Brian.
The Python spirit is quite evident in the film made to promote Crackerbox Palace in 1976.
Yes, winter is still a long, long way from being over, but the sun is shining brilliantly in St. John's this morning and Nina Simone's cover of George Harrison's Here Comes the Sun played through on a random set from my laptop. There's randomness telling me something.
I got a kick out of this: a cartoony take on the Beatles, combining another emblem of the Sixties. (Although I always think of my grandfather, who drove a deep-blue one, when I think of the VW Bug, and he was well into his own sixties when the Fab Four got going.)
Which Beatles song did I like best when I was very young? Not sure. This one, though, would definitely be on the list. DIdn't have a clue what the song was about at age 5 or so, but I'm sure I could sing it!
Remember James Last? At some point in the era of velour and suede and shag carpets, James Last was a bit of a deal. He sold a bazillion records, perhaps because he made a baziliion records, half-a-bazillion of which seemed to have Non-Stop Dancing in the title.
A bit schlocky, but I also find the German bandleader a bit nostalgic. He still seems to be on the go, too. Here's a medley of Beatles classics.
Second, I recorded the Live From Abbey Road episode which included a tribute of sorts to the album Abbey Road. I wouldn't necessarily want to watch it again, but it had a few nice bits, and one of them was watching Sugarland build up their arrangement of Come Together.
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.