Friday, August 20, 2010

Nowhere man

I always have trouble believing the Beatles really existed. They're just so out of this world it is difficult for me to fathom how they could really have, by the chances of the universe in the right place at the right time, found themselves together.

The appeal of Beatles music is universal which is truly remarkable considering how big the world is and how diverse every single individual's needs and wants are. I can't help but wonder if there will ever be any true contemporaries to the Beatles. I mean there are the Rolling Stones of course, whom I also love but in comparison to the Beatles I would say they reach half the audience.

I think the thing about art and music and stuff that people forget is that it's about communication, about reaching out to people, emphasizing with them and sort of letting them know they aren't alone. Many bands have done this, but the Beatles music is still doing it. Their songs, some 40 years later, are still relevant, still being played at art school parties and in old people's homes and stuff.

Last week I finished reading 'John' by Cynthia Lennon. Definitely a book I would recommend when one is going through an intense Beatles period. It makes you feel like you are a part of their inner circle or something.. ahh. Anyway above is what I wore today (I need to shrink those pants in the wash, oh man, not looking good) and the book I bought yesterday about Picasso, yeah, yeah, yeah!

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