To my mind, "Run of the Mill" (which I hadn't heard in some time, so I went and listened to it just now) is one of those preachy, dirge-like songs that make some of George's solo output so insufferable. It's one of my least favorite tracks on ATMP.
quote from John: It was a long time before Paul took it. And then there was the big announcement. I think George was pretty heavy on it. We were probably both the most cracked. I think Paul?s a bit more stable than George and I. I don?t know about straight. Stable. I think LSD profoundly shocked him. John Lennon Lennon Remembers, Jann S Wenner Paul didn't blather about it to the press, they came to him and asked if he had done drugs. His reasoning for answering straight was that he wanted to be honest.
Exactly! The video of that interview is on youtube. They asked him if he'd done LSD (not just "drugs.")
He showed excellent restraint. Derek Taylor looked foolish. Riks really "took the mickey out" of Taylor in the parody--so funny! Capp was pretty funny though, you have to admit. Rik's Capp was absolutely hilarious!! There was another female reporter that really grilled Lennon around this same time saying the bed-ins were just a bunch of fluff and did nothing for peace. I'm sure you know who she was Nancy. I know there's a clip on YouTube.
I know exactly the woman you're talking about! She was such a hoity-toity biach!
the thing that some folks don't understand about the Bed Ins was that John and Yoko also had a problem with the intellectualism that had overtaken the Peace movement and sort of wanted to make fun of that as well as spreading a message of Peace.
Yes, he's English, and yes, he does all of the Beatles. He also does many other people, some I'm not familiar with (people who are known in England, mainly), as well as familiar ones. His Beatles are the best, of course! Just Google his name and you'll find plenty on him. He's super-talented: he does all the singing and plays the instruments for his impersonations, writes some of the songs, creates all his videos, etc. Here's a couple of links to get you started: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrSTEVIERIKShttp://www.stevieriks.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Riks Have fun!
It's in mono on mine. I checked both stereo and mono and they are fine on the US Albums set.
Thanks DCS! I seem to have some sort of issue with iTunes and iShare or whatever they call it. Some songs are null, but it's odd that a mono song actually got replaced with a stereo song. I'll check my set again as well as play it on my Apple TV. I appreciate the info!
Other songs Paul wrote about Jane: We Can Work It Out You Won't See Me I never heard I've Just Seen A Face was about Jane. It was written in 1965, over 2 years after he met Jane. More likely about a girl he met he'd like to replace her with! The only love song I think he wrote about her was Here, There and Everywhere, but note the lyrics: "I need my love to be here," "If she's beside me I know I need never care" He really wanted a woman to be by his side and not running off for months at a time in a play, like she did. That's why things didn't work out with her, and they did with Linda. P.S. Before someone says, what about And I Love Her? Paul said in an interview that it wasn't written with any girl specifically in mind. (I bet Jane loved hearing that!)
How about Every Little Thing? One of the few songs written by Paul and sung by John. I always assumed it was about Jane.
Yeah, that's probably right. Read the lyrics: He talks about what she can do for him though. Not about anything he might do for her. When I'm walking beside her People tell me I'm lucky Yes, I know I'm a lucky guy I remember the first time I was lonely without her Can't stop thinking about her now Every little thing she does She does for me, yeah And you know the things she does She does for me, ooh Read more: Beatles - Every Little Thing Lyrics | MetroLyrics
Lennon had a Green Card and was a permanent resident of the U.S. and New York City. Fought the U.S. Government for 4 years to obtain that status. If he had lived he may have become a citizen. He was every bit as "American" as any immigrant to come here. He deserves to be on a U.S. stamp.
Thanks for the info! So she made it a hit back then?! I remember the song well, it's so popular I thought it was just sort of a de facto standard and part of the Great American Songbook. I'll take a listen to Goodbye.