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Old Oct 25, 2009, 03:11 AM   #1
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This is a thread to post unexpected and random references to the Beatles in the media on tv or wherever.
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 03:29 AM   #2
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I've just started buying Private Eye magazine again for the first time in a month or two and the letters page for the 2 most recent editions have letters arguing about an article in an edition i've not got called 'bitter lennon'.
This is what's been said from where I can pick it up from.

Sir, Your correspodent Hugh Schollick (letters 'bitter Lennon' ed. 1245) makes the curmduenly mistake of belittling Beatle tunes as 'just tuneful ditties'. It is not 'pretencious nonsense' to say they compare favourably with the likes of Mozart and Mahler. Critics from the Times William Mann, who in 1963 amously cited the 'Aeolian cadences' of Not as second time, to Ian McDonald in his excellent book Revolouiton in the head, to Howard Goodall in his 20th Century Greats series on C4 have provided ample evidence of the Beatles brilliance songwriting abilities.
All this and they were incredibly popular-is that what Mr. Schollick resents?
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To which in the most recent edition someone replies.
Sir, The Aeolain cadences R.Lewin cites (ed. 1246)as a validation of The Beatles songwriting is nothing more than a very very ordinary way to end anything in a natural minor key.
Aeolian mode is just natural minor. Now, if they'd arrived there using the third in the first part of the cadence as a pivot point from a Lydian passage with it's root at the sixth degree in the Aeolian root of the cadence, or a Locrian version similarly displaced, it might have been more interesting.
But they didn't. They wrote tuneful ditties and that's all. Just like Mozart. They are anyways both the musical equivalent of the froth on a cappuccino. Personally I prefer the chewy dregs at the bottom of the musical cup like The Stones and Stravinsky.
Martin Daly

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Old Oct 25, 2009, 05:47 AM   #3
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I know very few people who go around humming the Stones, and no one who goes around humming Stravinski.

Moreover, I know of absolutely no one who goes around bragging about the froth on a cappuccino.
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Anyone who can assert that Mozart "wrote tuneful ditties, that's all" has a tin ear and a dead soul.
I suspect that Mr. Daly is not internationally revered by the music profession.
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I love Anthony Bourdain's show on the Travel Channel. He travels around the world, while introducing you to the local culture through food. The man will eat anything... the meatier, the better. Anyway, I was just watching a re-run of his visit to Chicago, and as he was about to chomp on a meaty sandwich, he exclaimed: "Suck on this, Paul McCartney!"
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 02:49 PM   #8
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I love Anthony Bourdain's show on the Travel Channel. He travels around the world, while introducing you to the local culture through food. The man will eat anything... the meatier, the better. Anyway, I was just watching a re-run of his visit to Chicago, and as he was about to chomp on a meaty sandwich, he exclaimed: "Suck on this, Paul McCartney!"
I love Paul but this is very funny!
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