June 28, 2007

THE BEATLES

What do Lileks, Annika, and I have in common? We don't really get The Beatles.

I discovered The White Album when I was 12, and then heard everything else. That's doing it quite backwards, to say the very least. And I was a fan back then, from age 12 to about 15, buying cassette tapes and hanging out in freaking head shops downtown looking for memorabilia. But somehow a weird resurgence of Beatlemania hit my high school in 1995 and the Fab Four completely jumped the shark when the annoyingly popular girls from my school were camping out on the sidewalk outside Best Buy all night to buy the Anthology album. And got interviewed for the newspaper for it. I kinda dusted my hands off and thought, "Well, OK, that was fun while it lasted." I stopped listening to the most popular band of all time because they got popular. Heh.

But now, even though I'm old enough to not pick my music based on what's cool, I still can't listen to The Beatles anymore. I just don't feel the music. When I was 13, songs like "Mean Mr. Mustard" were cool because they were weird for the sake of being weird. Now they just feel weird.

I still very much enjoy the song "I Will." That's about it. I've come to think Quentin is right: I'm an Elvis fan, and you can't be both.

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1 i just admitted to a friend that i really don't care for either the beatles OR elvis. there are a few individual songs i like, but that's about it. and no, i'm not a knitter, unfortunately. i have knitted in the past, but i really don't have time for it now. i enjoy it and will probably take it up again at some point. seems like it would be really fun to knit in a group, but i'm, at best, an amateur. so... yeah. i guess i do just hang out in yarn shops for fun...

Posted by: Sis B at June 28, 2007 03:29 AM (6qNPu)

2 I hear ya' but if you said Led Zep, oh it would be game on. Please don't post dates of your high school years, it make some of feel old.

Posted by: tim at June 28, 2007 03:43 AM (nno0f)

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Posted by: Sabbrielle at June 28, 2007 05:58 PM (nMpWu)

4 The Ramones gets you props but "proud" of listening to America and Moody Blues? I think you can be "happy" choosing them over MC Hammer but "proud" I can't quite grok.

Posted by: laurence haughton at June 29, 2007 12:02 PM (6ICu7)

5 I grew up listening to the Beach Boys because my dad was a hardcore fan. It's funny because I still like to pop in the "Best of Summer" every now and then I genuinely enjoy the music. I have to have upbeat music...The Beatles are legendary but a little depressing for me.

Posted by: Nicole at June 30, 2007 05:12 PM (vYQMs)

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