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The History Of Carnival Of Light

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Last post 16/10/2020

Posted by Kestrel

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      https://youtu.be/MeLbyYqvlRo

        Kestrel, caught your post on culturesonar.com! I answered you in the comments section. 

        The Beatles’ “Carnival of Light” is nearly 15 minutes of…we don’t know what. It was an early attempt at avant-garde, but fell flat.

         

        I appreciate that Paul feels he sometimes doesn’t get the credit he deserves for pushing boundaries within the Beatles. He’s right. He’s groovier/cooler/arty-er than he appears to be. But sometimes it seems a little more petulant and he should probably just give up on this one. John was infused with arty tendencies that came out naturally, and I think Paul was more of a craftsman about it, more studied and purposeful – does that make sense? Better together… Anyway, thanks for the history on it. I was aware of the production, but not the reason for it coming into being. Interesting!

         

          Nancy R wrote:

          Kestrel, caught your post on culturesonar.com! I answered you in the comments section.

          Erm....that's not me.  Having just checked out the site, I wasn't even aware of that website until now. 

           groovier/cooler/arty-er  & petulant are not words I would ever use. 

            Kestrel wrote:

            Nancy R wrote:

            Kestrel, caught your post on culturesonar.com! I answered you in the comments section.

            Erm....that's not me.  Having just checked out the site, I wasn't even aware of that website until now. 

             groovier/cooler/arty-er  & petulant are not words I would ever use. 

            Wow! That's weird - what are the odds that someone else would choose the screen name of Kestrel? Where did you come up with it? 

              Nancy R wrote:

              Wow! That's weird - what are the odds that someone else would choose the screen name of Kestrel? Where did you come up with it? 

              I've no idea now, it must be a good 17 years ago. I have a vague recollection of just sticking my finger in a book of birds and choosing Kestrel at random,but I might just be imagining that. But as you suggest, its quite a weird coincidence. 

                Kestrel wrote:

                Nancy R wrote:

                Wow! That's weird - what are the odds that someone else would choose the screen name of Kestrel? Where did you come up with it? 

                I've no idea now, it must be a good 17 years ago. I have a vague recollection of just sticking my finger in a book of birds and choosing Kestrel at random,but I might just be imagining that. But as you suggest, its quite a weird coincidence. 

                Well, you learn something new every day! I had never heard of the American Kestrel!

                https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_kestrel

                  Nancy R wrote:

                  Well, you learn something new every day! I had never heard of the American Kestrel!

                  Ironically when I see them I refer to them as sparrow hawks. They can usually be seen hovering over the dual-carriageways looking for movement of rodents in the central reservations and verges. They must have amazing eyesight?

                   

                  Anyway back to The Carnival of Light. It will be released one day,even if only to allow Beatles fans to comment 'What a load of rubbish.' 

                    Kestrel wrote:

                    Nancy R wrote:

                    Well, you learn something new every day! I had never heard of the American Kestrel!

                    Ironically when I see them I refer to them as sparrow hawks. They can usually be seen hovering over the dual-carriageways looking for movement of rodents in the central reservations and verges. They must have amazing eyesight?

                     

                    Anyway back to The Carnival of Light. It will be released one day,even if only to allow Beatles fans to comment 'What a load of rubbish.' 

                    😂 You're so right!

                    Btw, "sparrow hawk" is the common name for the American Kestrel. (and the British ones too!) 😂

                      Nancy R wrote:

                      Btw, "sparrow hawk" is the common name for the American Kestrel. (and the British ones too!) 😂

                      Yeah,I saw the American Kestrel 'sparrow hawk' reference on the wiki link you provided.