Friday, December 14, 2007

John and Paul

I've been working on a post for over a week now. Writing, re-writing, I just haven't been able to put into words exactly what I wanted to say. It was about the Beatles, specifically John Lennon and Paul McCartney. I have loved the Beatles since I discovered them when I was a teenager. I decided I was a flower child, and totally immersed myself in the 60's pop culture. But it was the music of the Beatles that spoke to my soul. While I love Paul's fun and melodious tunes, it's John's lyrics that truly speak to me. His anthems still linger and are just as pertinent today as they were 30 years ago. Peace and love, that's what's really important. How we treat each other, equally, and with no regard as to race, nationality, religion, or gender. So, for this week, I give you two pieces, one each by both John and Paul. John's piece, while written during the Vietnam War era, speaks to us now during the Iraqi War. So, this is Christmas, what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun.... War is Over... if we want it. Peace. Give it a chance.






And now for something completely different... Paul's piece. A more lighter piece, fluff really, but anything that's catchy and can be sung along with, I love. So for fun, I turn to Paul... 'scuse me, Sir Paul. Simply having a wonderful Christmas time.

6 comments:

http://mitchlewis.net/blog/ said...

How could you leave out Let it Be for Christmas.

Art said...

Your recent posts have been very, very good. This one is seasonally themed, true to your love of the Beatles and demonstrates the stark contrast between the genius of John Lennon and the glib ridiculousness of anything McCartneyish. Er, I mean the ridiculousness of SIR Macca.

wordsandcats said...

Here's where we differ, Stacie. I've never been a fan of the Beatles, as a whole or individually, and it irks me when these two songs gets stuck in my head (same with Mitch's suggestion).

However, your posts are very well written and stated!

(I'm off to try to find another song to get stuck in my head now...)

;)

Vicki said...

What is going on with Blogger's comment box, anyway? They keep changing the identity info.

Susan as herself said...

I went thru a stage in highschool where I adored the Beatles. I listed to Sg Pepper's almost every night!!! I think I drove everyone in my house nuts!!! :)

jennifer said...

Loved them in high school, love them now. I like this post very much. the movie Across the Universe comes out on video next week (Jan 29). I am going to rent it, meant to watch it in the theater, just for the music. Their lyrics were so good, I think, that they can be performed by others and sound good. Jennifer