Little embellishments

By |2014-12-30T21:18:10-08:00September 12, 2009|Rock band|

ED PARK • "How is it different than...karaoke? I mean I once sang karaoke harmony on 'You're Gonna Lose That Girl,' and it was definitely fun, but is this that much different? Oh? What's that you say? Oh it's about playing the instruments? Really? Is it that much fun to play that guitar-thing like it's, I don't know, Defender?Isn't the fun of playing this kind of music on an instrument, part of it anyway, being able to do it your own way, at your own pace, adding your own little embellishments and whatnot? Rock Band just seems so...totalitarian. There! I said it! Just [...]

Web synchronicity — Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Wristband

By |2015-01-19T20:33:20-08:00August 19, 2009|Rock band|

ED PARK • Beatles fan and litblogger (and novelist) Mark Sarvas catches a curious NYT juxtaposition—the obituary for Richard Poirier mentions his Beatles essay, and what do we see in the margin?Yes—it's an image from the impending Beatles Rock Band release, illustrating the recent NYT mag story...Speaking of which: What do readers/dullbloggers think about the story/the release/everything?Much to mull over. I was most struck by the contrast between Paul's and Ringo's attitudes:1) “That’s what you want,” [McCartney] told me. “You want people to get engaged.” McCartney sees the game as “a natural, modern extension” of what the Beatles did in the ’60s, [...]

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