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Listening Backward

One thing I was reminded of in response to my recent post on Satanic panic was that there were some people who genuinely did do horrible things due to what they thought were messages from the Devil or some other … Continue reading

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Oh, What a Joy for Every Girl and Boy

Back in September, my friend Amy wrote a post on the Beatles’ Abbey Road in honor of its fiftieth anniversary. I had meant to write some kind of reply, but I never got around to it, so I’m doing so … Continue reading

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Turtlenecking with the Best

Before he and John Linnell started They Might Be Giants, John Flansburgh was in a band called the Turtlenecks (even though it seems to be Linnell who actually WORE turtlenecks more often), which he’s mentioned before as sort of a … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Monkees

The Monkees, Christmas Party – The new Monkees record is a collection of Christmas songs, some old and some new. I like Christmas music (as well as winter music that gets lumped in with it because no one wants to … 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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He’s a Brainiac, Brainiac, That’s for Sure

One of my favorite songs is “Brainiac’s Daughter” by the Dukes of Stratosphear, who are actually XTC posing as a psychedlic band. The song is done in the style of Paul McCartney, and includes the sound of a rock falling … Continue reading

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Me and Charles Manson Like the Same Ice Cream

I found this post from Alan Cook to be rather interesting. It’s about how Charles Manson interpreted the lyrics from the Beatles’ white album to be about a coming race war, somehow also tied in with the Second Coming. “Helter … Continue reading

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The Magical Mystery Tour Is Dying to Take You Away

I’ve written before about the bizarre rumors from the sixties involving Paul McCartney being dead, but there’s one story linked to this one that I thought was weird enough to deserve its own post. Okay, so, one of the supposed … Continue reading

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In All Kinds of Leather, We Rhino Together

For my birthday, I received copies of the Bonzo Dog Band albums The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse, Tadpoles, and Keynsham. And I already had their first LP, Gorilla, so I’d say I’m now pretty familiar with the band’s output. I … Continue reading

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Turn Me On, Dead Man

I’ve been meaning to write something about the “Paul is dead” conspiracy theory for a while now, because it’s just so bizarre. The rumor began circulating in 1969 that Paul McCartney had died in a car crash three years previously, … Continue reading

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