Sep 8, 2009

The Beatles

"In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatles fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrator James Braithwaite have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short."

I really liked the animation in
I Met the Walrus. I felt that John was gracious and answered the questions thoughtfully even though he was speaking to a 14 year old trespassing stan (stalker + fan). I've been a fan of The Beatles for as long as I remember.

When I was younger, I was introduced to The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix through my dad. He use to tell me stories about him rocking out on his electric guitar and occasionally playing the drums in his so called "band" during his teens. I would laugh at him because I can't comprehend the idea of my 50 something conservative Chinese dad singing Hendrix, playing guitar solos, and possibly getting chicks
back in the homeland that didn't understand a lick of english. I've always wondered how someone like him could spawn a child with such poor musicality.

On a side note, I can't wait until
hungryleafsfan gets The Beatles Rockband so we can all invite ourselves over. In the past, I've been laughed at and jokes about my horrific singing have been made at my expense. This time will be different. I assure you, there will be magic on the mic.

I'm actually a bit disappointed because they left out some of my personal favorites. If it were up to me, here are 6 songs I'd include in the game:

1) Happiness is a Warm Gun
2) Across the Universe
3) Strawberry Fields Forever
4) A Day in the Life
5) Oh! Darling

6) Eleanor Rigby

1 comment:

  1. Magic on the mic? BAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Okay I think I've composed myself.

    A Day in the Life will be greatly missed. They also need the Abbey Road Medley, from Sun King to The End as a whole. The End would be a helluvalotta fun to play.

    I haven't really studied the track list yet. I took a look at it but only remembered a few tracks. I can't wait though! I'm George!