Category Archives: Beatles

Two Strings Attached

Kubo and the Two Strings – WARNING! SPOILERS! I thought this film looked interesting, but I didn’t get around to watching it until I’d heard some good things about it, and borrowed the DVD from Netflix. I think it was … Continue reading

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I Can’t Pretend to Be Someone Who Pretends to Be Someone Else

Here are some thoughts on the four albums I received for Christmas: The Rutles, Archaeology – Shortly after the release of the Beatles’ Anthology project, Neil Innes reunited with John Halsey and Ricky Fataar to record a new album of … Continue reading

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Meet Me on the Corner of Your Life

Bonzo Dog Band, Let’s Make Up and Be Friendly – Originally released in 1972, this was a contractual obligation record put together after the band had broken up. While the songs aren’t as immediately fun as much of their work, … Continue reading

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One True Parody

In a recent NPR interview with “Weird Al” Yankovic, he responds to a question about Cookie Monster‘s parody of “Call Me Maybe” with “Yeah, Cookie Monster is my No. 1 competition right now.” Apparently he’s forgetting that Cookie Monster did … Continue reading

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Satan Eats Cheese Whiz

Since my look back at “Weird Al” Yankovic’s first album went pretty well, I might as well continue with his second, “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D. This time, there’s very little accordion, and the parodies sound a lot more like … Continue reading

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A Hard Day’s Rut

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash – This 1978 made-for-television movie has a pretty simple concept: it’s a parody of the career of the Beatles. The story of how it came to exist is quite interesting, though, at least … Continue reading

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We’re Floating Along in a Yellow Boat

Yellow Submarine – Beth and I actually watched this for the first time last night. She hated it, but I thought it was cute. Nonetheless, I can see why someone might not like it; it was kind of slow and … Continue reading

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