Monday, October 27, 2008

Ringo's Rant and Autographs

Ringo's taking some slack for his recent rant. If you missed it, he posted a video on his site about not accepting anymore requests for autographs.

The amazing thing, to me at least, was that he was even signing stuff in the first place! From what I read, he's been going above and beyond regarding fan letters and word must have gotten out that he's a good sport about it. And I suspect that a lot of stuff he signed was not from 'fans', but from dealers who would turn around and sell the stuff. The whole autograph thing seems old fashioned now. Unless you actually get it from the celebrity in person (or maybe a third party who gets it for you cuz you're a fan) what's the point? It's mostly done for 'collecting' purposes now, not as a memento of your favorite stars.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Beatles Are Always There For Ya

Economy got ya down? Is your 401K going south? Me, too.

Over the past forty-plus years, I've been poor and flush, fat and not fat, surrounded by friends and lonely. But the Beatles' have always been there for me. With their optimistic energy, their intelligence and humor, the Beatles' have made it easier to get through the hard times.

So put on a Beatles record or film, and you'll forget your troubles for a while. And maybe some of their cocky attitude will rub off on you. Remember George in A Hard Day's Night when the advertising man is showing him those grotty shirts? He told George that, 'You can be replaced, chickie baby.' And George replied, 'I don't care'.

Cool as always, that George.