Last night, not far from here, Sir James Paul McCartney provided the music for a private party that was held by Trump buddy Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. I wonder if Paul still keeps a diary?
Presidential Alert on every cellphone in the country! If Obama had done this, Fox News would have been apoplectic with outrage.
Beatles recording engineer Geoff Emerick has died of a heart attack. When John Lennon described how he wanted his voice to sound in “Tomorrow Never Knows” — “Like the Dalai Lama chanting from a mountaintop” — Geoff, 19 years old, had an idea.
… perhaps there was one amplifier that might work, even though nobody had ever put a vocal through it. The studio’s Hammond organ was hooked up to a system called a Leslie — a large wooden box that contained an amp and two sets of revolving speakers, one that carried low bass frequencies and the other that carried high treble frequencies… In my mind I could almost hear what John’s voice might sound like if it were coming from a Leslie. It would take a little time to set up, but I thought it might just give him what he was after.
From Here, There and Everywhere, by Geoff Emerick and Howard Massey
The effect can be heard at 1:27.
In this era of Starbucks, and Dunkin’, and Keurig, it’s hard to believe that as my generation came of age, we weren’t drinking coffee, and coffee producers were very worried.
The title for this post is in bad taste, but I couldn’t resist.
Peggy Sue dies at age 78
Brett Kavanaugh should have watched this video with the late physicist Richard Feynman, demonstrating how to believably not answer a question.