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The weekend is upon us.  Most of us need it a little more after this week…

I see this has been made an ‘official’ video, and I always that the animation here is fairly clever.  Easy choice.

Have a good one gang.

 

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One of my all time favorite Beatles covers brings us to the music section of the week.

Do I like this more than the original?  Not quite.  Having said that, this version (for the reasons you probably suspect) speaks to my soul (no pun intended) more than the original.

I half jokingly said once I was afraid to post this on the off chance Tarantino might not know about this version and steal it for a movie.  After the past seven days, I’m…10% more confident that won’t happen?

Anyway, enjoy!

 

 

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Just because…

Told the homie yesterday I realized there’s a certain starlet I’ll always associate with a Beatles song.

Just because, not counting layovers at McCarran, have my mind on this year’s Vegas day trip.

Just because, they finally posted an HD version of this video.

Just because I love this song.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Fall is here, growing out my hair and my beard, writing a love scene this weekend.

And the Tube threw this in my recommendations.

Everything is in harmony at the moment.

Have a good weekend folks.

 

 

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They remastered the video to, in my opinion, the most ‘complete’ Beatles song (John’s lyrics, Paul’s bass, Ringo’s drums and George’s solo), so this was a pretty obvious choice for a Song of the Day.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Ron Howard’s tribute to the rise of Beatlemania, is a good movie, if not a great one.

‘Eight Days a Week’ is made for the hardcore Beatles fan, which is its blessing and its curse.  If you’re invested in the mythology of the Fab Four, you know this story, and you’ve probably seen 90 percent of the footage here somewhere else, whether it be ‘The Beatles Anthology’ or one of the excellent docs that focus on John or George.  Doesn’t mean this film doesn’t work for what it is.  It’s still cool to see, like everyone else, the Beatles were working small clubs for little money before they became a phenomenon.  The focus on their brief run as live artists drive home the point that beyond the marketing and the pop stardom overdrive, these were four talented musicians. (I always thought it was cool that even though John and Paul were the obvious leads, there was always a spotlight song for George and Ringo in the early albums/shows.)

It’s not the farthest reaching comparison, but with so much info already being public knowledge, I’d like to see whoever makes the next Beatles documentary take the approach Spike Lee has done with Michael Jackson: pick one of the iconic albums, set the time and place in the world and in the artist’s career, and then break down the track list and everyone who was influenced by it.

I’m nitpicking some because we’re definitely in a golden age for documentaries.  ‘Eight Days a Week’ is still worth checking out if you love the boys from Liverpool.  On Hulu, iTunes and most digital platforms.

 

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It’s a dope trailer.  And the song of course, clinched it for me.

To borrow another title from that catalog, Don’t Let Me Down Warner Brothers.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Oh! Darling, please believe me
I’ll never do you no harm
Believe me when I tell you
I’ll never do you no harm
Oh! Darling, if you leave me
I’ll never make it alone
Believe me when I beg you
Don’t ever leave me alone
When you told me you didn’t need me anymore
Well you know I nearly broke down and cried
When you told me you didn’t need me anymore
Well you know I nearly broke down and died
Oh! Darling, if you leave me
I’ll never make it alone
Believe me when I tell you
I’ll never do you no harm
When you told me you didn’t need me anymore
Well you know I nearly broke down and cried
When you told me you didn’t need me anymore
Well you know I nearly broke down and died
Oh! Darling, please believe me
I’ll never let you down
Believe me when I tell you
I’ll never do you no harm.

 

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Hopped in my car for the first time in a couple weeks yesterday.  The radio was on the jazz station, and this was the song that was playing.

The Universe is looking out for me.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Things are looking up and getting wrapped up in a way I can allow myself to think about the next #MalikWeek, which is already themed ‘Dark Knight of Cups’.

As I’m in a high mood, treat yourself to another very, very lovely George Benson cover of a Beatles song.

Enjoy!