1 May 2010
Today was released in Mexico 22 Escarabajos : Antologia Hispanica del Cuento Beatle. (Escarabajo is Beetle). It's a collection of short stories inspired by the Beatles. The cover of the book is this one. (Very lovely I must say)
It looks interesting. I read in Revolution Peru's forum what the stories are about.
Abbey Road : Where Phil Spector should have been hit by a car before producing Let it Be.
Fan : A reasonable person until he meets the Beatles.
X : Pete Best's opinion about his former bandmates.
JesusChrist : A star that dared to say he was almost as famous as the Beatles.
And so on. As soon as I get the book I'll let you know my impression of it. (BTW you can get it in Amazon)
Edit : This is the book's official blog. It's in Spanish though. You can see some videos of people trying to sing the Beatles. You can see the language is not a barrier to love them :) :) :)
1 May 2010
Usaré translator.com entender lo que está en el sitio.
Sorry if the Spanish is incorrect. Translator.com can be a bitch sometimes...
Pues translator.com hace un muy buen trabajo!!!!
1 May 2010
I got the book today. I haven't read any story, but I want to share a quote that's at the beginning of the book.
«I listen to the Beatles with certain fear, because I feel that I am going to remember them for the rest of my life.» That has been the only situation that I know of someone with clairvoyance enough to realize he was living the birth of his nostalgia……… This afternoon, thinking all this in front of a gloomy window where the snow falls, with my fifty years and more on me, andl without knowing very well who I am, nor what the f***k I'm doing here, I have the impression that the world was the same since my birth until the Beatles began to sing. Then, all changed.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
I have tomorrow off so I'm reading the book.
27 March 2010
1 May 2010
I have to share this. I read a short story from this book called Revolver Smile. It's about a guy who was proud of being born in 1966 because it was the same year Revolver was released. But the guy was born on February 18th, and he said he wanted to know if los Beatles had done anything that day.
Ok the guy says he researched on Internet and in a library, and in a line he says "It's incredible the amount of material out there, you can follow the life of the Beatles day by day" and in that moment I said "Beatles Bible!!" and I started LAUGHING so hard that the people on the bus in front of my seat looked back and I had to cover my face with the book.
The story is fantastic, the guy is quite disappointed because the Beatles did nothing related with Revolver that day, he even wonders if Paul thought of "Here, There And Everywhere". The problem is that he discovers that Beach Boys' Good Vibrations started to be recorded that day. So the guy blames his terrible bad luck (he ends up in jail, it seems he was part of a guerrilla group) to the fact that The Beach Boys never fullfillled the promise of Smile.
And what did I do after reading the story? I just checked that day. Poor guy, he was right. Nothing happened on that day.
BTW I haven't finished reading the book because the first 2 stories let me down a bit, they were not as good as I expected, (something that Mark Chapman was actually a Christian terrorist, very weird) but yesterday I took it again and the next 2 stories were truly good. My favorite line is a guy describing why he doesn't like modern music and he says "What's the point of listening to Oasis when you can hear the real thing?".
That's fab! Thanks for sharing. It's true they didn't do a lot in the first couple of months in 1966 - it was the first real break they'd had for a while. I've heard it said that the time was set aside to make a third film which never happened, but I don't think that's the case. Brian Epstein had some scripts in mind but nothing was seriously in the running to warrant time being set aside.
Incidentally, I used to have the menu on the site to choose a particular day in Beatles history, but had to take it off because it gave 404 errors if nothing happened on a day, which in turn affected my Google ranking. A shame; it was a nice feature.
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