I finally loaded my entire Beatles collection onto iTunes. I've been listening to "I Want to Hold your Hand" over and over and over again like a crazy person. The melody:
da da da-ah da
da da da da da daaaa
May be the mot beautiful thing ever written.
I've spoken briefly of Young B's obsession with the Beatles here. Even though I've always counted them among my favorites it has been years since I've actually listened to them. I've forgotten how great they are. "Sexy Sadie," side two of Abbey Road. "She Loves You," the demo version of "Strawberry Fields Forever" when it was still hopeful and upbeat and not the most frightening thing ever recorded... man.
The biggest problem is that no matter how loud you turn up "Helter Skelter," it's never loud enough.
I was lucky enough to see Paul McCartney in concert twice on his Driving USA tour. I almost teared up during "All My Loving" as he showed clips of the young Beatles arriving in America. We were all so innocent then... um, 16 years before I was born.
At the Phoenix concert I peed next to actor David Spade. He's not a hand-washer.