Friday, October 13, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Excerpts from Billy Collins and Sir Paul McCartney at Rollins College on October 23, 2014 in Winter Park, FL:
"I'd say, 'It's getting better all the time,' and he'd say, 'It can't get much worse," McCartney told the students in regard to John Lennon. "I would have never thought of that."
When he was asked about how he writes songs, the singer-songwriter claimed that he doesn't have any set process. "I tell students all the time, 'Look, I don't know how to do this,'" he said, mentioning that "Yesterday" came to him in a dream. "Every time I approach a song, there's no rules. Sometimes the music comes first, sometimes the words – and if you're lucky, it all comes together."
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
It's a communication of some sort of affection but in a slightly abstract way - 'You silly girl, look what you've done,' all that sort of stuff. These songs grow. Whereas it would appear to anybody else to be a song to a girl called Martha, it's actually a dog, and our relationship was platonic, believe me. - Paul McCartney
On October 4th 1968, Paul McCartney recorded a new song for The White Album, Martha My Dear, at Trident Studios, London; where Hey Jude was also recorded. On this day Paul recorded vocal, piano and drums. George Martin later added an orchestral score he'd composed. The track was completed the following day with bass and lead guitar played by Paul; who was the only Beatle to perform on the song, backed by a large number of session musicians.
Paul derived inspiration for writing the song from his sheepdog Martha.
We kid ourselves
about the amt. of time
we’ll sojourn in this place
—much of it spent striving
to feed our face, buy clothing,
provide shelter. Then, nothing.
Remembered maybe a generation
or two. Three probably at the most.
Why not strive just as hard or harder
to show love, to lessen others’ burdens.
It’s all temporary anyway. Someone else
will reside in our homes in a few short
years. Nothing here is permanent.
Our journeys will continue in
another world, another realm,
invisible now, but just as
real. It exists, so why not
accumulate substance in
what we carry out with
us? love, peace, love,
peace, peace, peace,
love, peace, peace,
peace, love, love,
love, love, love,
October 4, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Michael Reagan tweeted: There is no law that can pass that will outlaw evil.The Vegas hotels themselves will change policies the govt doesnt need to.
Since the weapons used in Los Vegas were illegal and the barbarian who got them got them illegally, then Reagan's words have merit. We always want to fix, to prevent after the fact. What can we do now that would really STOP sick people from accessing guns? Somebody has to have the answers!