‘I Read the News Today, Oh Boy’

February 11, 2020

A musical respite from the terrors inflicting the planet, especially all things having to do with the T-Rump, which is about every-fucking-thing — in the specter of reminiscing about the Beatles, a couple of days ago I caught this really-good cover of a Beatles song, a different spin proving the emotion in the original. (Once again, great h/t to Susie, from over at her Suburban Guerrilla, a classy space for politics, musings and music):

And the bona fide recording off their 1967 watershed-album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The song was semi-banned for a spell due to the ‘I Want to Turn You On‘ lyrics, and the fact of how many assholes are in Albert Hall. I worked for Avis Rent-a-Car in the summer of ’67, just right after graduating high school, and  ‘A Day in the Life‘ would come on the car radio, blew my late-teen brain, and the way-long piano note at the end — take that hypocritical assholes!

Also thank-you Suburban Guerrilla for my most-favorite, most-listened to musical rendition this past year — seems to set the mood. Usually pair Annie up with Bowie and get “Under Pressure:”

Another great cover that I like a lot — Amy Macdonald and The Boss’s “Dancing in the Dark.” Until this morning, I hadn’t listened to it in awhile:

Sounds good.
Now back to the shit programing…

(Illustration: ‘A Break in Reality’ by Xetobyte, found here).

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