Decoder ring

By |2015-01-17T18:30:27-08:00April 30, 2008|Uncategorized|

Beatles appear in this Godard movie? "You get a free ring with every newspaper." B[r]eat[h]les[s]

The moviegoer

By |2014-07-23T16:53:28-07:00April 11, 2008|Uncategorized|

The stunning conclusion to the mysterious black-and-white photos of a Hard Day's Night convert...As reported here, Spinster Aunt recently published a sequence of snaps (I, II, III, IV, V), possibly from 1967, possibly from Czechoslovakia. But wait! Click here for the deeply moving story behind them.

Baby’s in Black: Answer to Dullblog Trivia Question #2

By |2015-09-18T23:33:22-07:00March 12, 2008|Uncategorized|

Ozz shows off his Beatles CD collection GUEST POST BY EUGENE • Sorry for the delay, but I think it's finally time to answer Trivia Question #2, four weeks on (my newborn is an excuse for all things tardy or haphazard these days). Here's the original question: Over the decades, each of the Beatles worked on a musical collaboration that included a member of Black Sabbath (there have been 29). Name at least one such project for each of the four Beatles. Hint: Don't fear the snot running down the reaper's noseThroughout their careers, Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio [...]

Beatlespooks, Ch. 1: The Phantom Guardsman of Strawberry Fields

By |2014-07-23T16:53:43-07:00March 8, 2008|Uncategorized|

Frames from the “Strawberry Fields” promo film, shot January 30, 1967, in Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent. DEVIN McKINNEY  •      At first, Paul is sanguine, at his ease, perhaps even lofty on teasmoke.                   But what does he spy, reflected in the varnished piano of a Kentish night?   A Beatle aide caught in pass, or a vigilant spirit on eternal watch?         May we say, you or I, what so widens his eye?

The Never-Ending Beatles Trivia Quiz Challenge — Question #2

By |2015-09-18T23:30:44-07:00February 6, 2008|Uncategorized|

GUEST POST BY EUGENE • I guess the trivia torch has been passed. I really enjoyed answering Devin's cleverly-crafted connect-the-dots challenge, so here's another one for you all. After seeing Ozzy Osbourne (a self-proclaimed Beatlemaniac) at MSG in December, I was inspired to think of this question... Over the decades, each of the Beatles worked on a musical collaboration that included a member of Black Sabbath (there have been 29). Name at least one such project for each of the four Beatles.Hint: Don't fear the snot running down the reaper's noseGood luck - the winner gets another $1 gift certificate at The Keychain [...]

You gave me the answer

By |2014-07-01T22:02:30-07:00February 6, 2008|Uncategorized|

DEVIN McKINNEY  •  Polythene Eugene Cho gets half-credit and a $1 gift certificate at the Keychain Connection for figuring out most of the first installment of our Never-Ending Beatles Trivia Quiz Challenge. For the benighted and clueless, though, let's start at the fat bottom and work upwards, pyramid-style, to blue sky and pointy revelation... The question, you'll recall, was: What one factor connects the Beatles to three major American filmmakers of the 1970s—Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen, and Alan J. Pakula? The hint, you'll equally recall, was: What you talkin' 'bout, Lightfoot? Anyone who grew up watching TV in the '70s remembers [...]

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