I do drink the zombie from the coco shell, thank you very much.
Damn, I love me some Steely Dan.
Which reminds me of one of my all-time favorite books, which I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned here and am too lazy to check.
Paperback Writer is a humorous novel by Mark Shipper that was released in 1978 and reissued, like every single book even marginally connected to the Beatles, after John Lennon's death. It's currently out of print, but you can probably find a used copy somewhere.
|Here's what my copy looks like.|
The reason Steely Dan reminds me of Paperback Writer is that, in the book...
Linda McCartney threatens to quit Wings to go on tour with her favorite band.
Believe me, it's hilarious.
And thinking about the Beatles reminds me of a fun fact.
When I was a kid, I heard Elton John's version of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" before I ever heard the original.
|Let's face it, Elton was that decade's closest thing to the Beatles.|
The first time I listened to Sgt. Pepper, I was flabbergasted to hear it. It sounded funny to me.
I also heard the Carpenters' version of "Please Mr. Postman" before I heard either the Beatles' OR the original version by the Marvelettes.
I'm a child of the 70s, OK?
When do you think bands will start re-making grunge songs?
I can't imagine that Nirvana's "About a Girl" or "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam isn't ripe for a 21st-century makeover. Right?
What's the last remake that was a big hit? Honestly, I can't think.
OK, this has been my stream-of-consciousness musing for the day.