The BEATLES are...THE best band. EVER. What more can I say? My "fixation" with these guys began way back when I was a tiny girl of around 3 yrs old- and yes, some people CAN remember that far back; especially if there was an event (personal or public) that triggers those memories. And for some reason, I am one of those. My 'trigger' is usually a dream while asleep that I remember upon waking, or more often, a familiar song. Beware: a mind that can hold memories so long can be a Blessing as well as somewhat of a 'curse'- depending on your perspective of the memory. I have no idea HOW I knew who these guys were, as I was born in 1965 well after their initial 'invasion' from Britain, but I did. And if the TV was on and they were being shown on that channel, or their songs were airing on the radio- I certainly could pick them out. (I could hear normally up until I was about 11 yrs old. For more on how my deafness came about- go to my post: )
And as one older brother (closest to me in age) became more and more interested in details about The BEATLES, the more I learned about them and my "fixation" was more driven to find out more about them and remember their songs that were my fave picks. Our Public Library was our main source there. Well, that, and the MusicLand Store inside our local shopping mall. :)
Only kids who grew up before the computer or video games became household items, knew what it was like to have 'albums'. Not the CD, DVD, cassette tape or even (geeky-so-freaky-man! & state-of-the-art) 8-track tape kind of albums...but REAL albums. Kids call them "Vinyls" now. But I grew up with the kind of player that had a needle/turntable which could be manipulated to play the record in reverse. (OMGosh! I must be ANCIENT!) Since the newest soundworks then were 'mono' or 'stereo', it was a bit of a trick to pick up the clues to find out if Paul was really dead or not. And after those first times; alone in the dark of my room with my head stuck up between the two speakers, listening intently to the 'car crash' going on in reverse... and the sudden holy-poop-scared-outta-me scream I let out in hearing "Iiiii BURRIEeeeeed PAaaaaauuuuulll!" come out of the end of Strawberry Fields Forever- after which, my bro and I argued as to whether it really was "I buried Paul" or "Cranberry Sauce" as John Ono Lennon claimed...there's just no stopping the need to solve that mystery by getting your hands on every album cover you could. Abbey Road really scored some great clues!!
But alas, I grew up, and got to finally see one former BEATLE- and that he is indeed very alive and very well- on his "Out There" Tour when Sir Paul McCartney played the Indianapolis Collosium on July 14th, 2013- the 29th Wedding Anniversary for the ChiefHubby & I. Walking that famous crossway they painted down on the street in downtown Indy in his honor...yep- cried all the way across. (Along with thousands of others, btw.)
So. That's my entire inspiration for the craft you are about to see as the reason for this posting. I've included some stil shots after the video, so you can get a closer look. Enjoy the journey back through the years...I DID !!! ;)
|The mess on my kitchen table at night....so as not to wake the ChiefHubby. I have a hard time stopping when I'm on a good roll! :)|
|Probably my fave set of clothes. Took longest time.|