Ringo and Paul raid the costume box

By |2019-08-07T04:08:28-07:00February 8, 2016|Uncategorized|

Hey Dullblog readers, Today I share with you the greatest, most ridiculous Beatle pictures that might exist anywhere.   What is the context for these?  I have NO idea (I randomly found them on tumblr).  And I love them so much BECAUSE I have no context for them. Please do not rain on my parade and explain them, unless your explanation is completely fictional and matches the absurdity of the images themselves.  In which case, a pair of chaps and a ten gallon hat goes to the winner of the caption contest.

McCartney’s Songs of Empathy

By |2015-01-06T13:40:36-08:00August 6, 2012|Uncategorized|

Paul McCartney, possibly empathizing NANCY CARR • Over the years, and especially as a solo artist, Paul McCartney has written many songs expressing empathy toward others. Being the analytical list-making obsessive I am, I've created a catalog of them. Note that I'm not arguing that writing such songs shows McCartney to be a better or more empathetic human being than his former bandmates; I'm interested here in the way his imagination works. John Lennon's written a couple of songs I'd put in the empathetic category ("Whatever Gets You Through the Night" and "Bless You" spring to mind), but often his [...]

Review: RAM (Paul McCartney Archive Collection)

By |2016-12-04T18:27:45-08:00July 31, 2012|Uncategorized|

DEVIN McKINNEY  •  Can anyone think of another pop record whose qualities have been so vindicated, and whose reputation has been so rehabilitated, by time? Though I’ve fought bravely on this site against massed resistance (well, one or two people) to call it something just less than a masterpiece—can’t get past a certain emotional vacuity at the core of things—RAM is so bountifully queer and cleanly, gracefully executed, the beautiful song crowded by the gargoyle-ugly, that finally masterpiece doesn’t matter. I’ve loved RAM since I first heard it. It is Paul’s best solo record by a distance, and one of my favorites [...]

Ram On!

By |2015-01-19T20:36:27-08:00August 28, 2009|Uncategorized|

Get a room DEVIN McKINNEY  •  Speaking of which, did anyone else listen to this? Here's the tracklist: Earlimart :: Too Many People Frankel :: 3 Legs The Parson Redheads :: Ram On Bodies of Water :: Dear Boy Radar Bros. :: Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey Naptunes :: Smile Away Los Baby Fools :: Heart Of The Country Le Switch :: Monkberry Moon Delight The Broken West :: Eat At Home Amnion :: Long Haired Lady The Parson Redheads :: Ram On (reprise) Travel by Sea :: The Back Seat Of My Car It's the expected farrago of good, bad and [...]

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