Tag Archives: Paul McCartney

The Fifth Beatle

Sixty years ago, Johnny and the Moondogs changed their name to The Beatles (good call). I first heard them 15 years later, when they exploded onto the American airwaves. But it wouldn’t have happened without the Fifth Beatle. It seems … Continue reading

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Notes to Self at the Beginning of 2017

I’m still alive. What unfinished work is keeping me here? Focus on that! “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, oh, so much better all the time (it can’t get much worse).” ~Paul McCartney “The beginnings and endings of all … Continue reading

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The Fifth Beatle

It seems so silly now, but as a kid growing up in sunny SoCal I had a dogged loyalty to our locally grown Beach Boys that required me to “hate” The Beatles, those foreigners with goofy haircuts. I was also absurdly … Continue reading

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