Thirty-one songs from the 6-disc deluxe reissue of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club just came out on iTunes today. I have Apple Music so I started listening to the tracks this morning. I love the "Take 1" tracks of "Getting Better," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," "She's Leaving Home," and other songs which include the recorded comments and instructions from The Beatles and engineer George Martin in the studio. Especially good: "Within Without You," Take 1, which has no vocals.
I bumped into this isolated John and Paul vocals for "If I Fell," the gorgeous Lennon ballad from their 1964 record, A Hard Days Night. The beauty of it floored me. The essence of The Beatles lives in this song and these amazing harmonies. Image: YouTube READ THE REST
Even as something of a Beatlephile, I learned a few things reading this Rolling Stone article from 2018 about The Beatles' most "open-hearted masterpiece," Hey Jude. Cynthia and Julian thought "Hey Jude" was for them. John heard it as the ballad of John and Yoko. But neither side was wrong — countless people around the… READ THE REST
LEGO is jumping on the mosaic art craze with the LEGO Art poster series, out this fall. Sets will include Andy Warhol portraits of Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Iron Man, and a Star Wars series of Sith Lords. The sets also come with collector's style booklets, and some include music options for listening while assembling.… READ THE REST
Training packages are available everywhere. And since everyone wants to know how to code, there are literally hundreds of different courses, lectures, and training sessions that can help teach you the building blocks of this foundational ability. However, most of us aren't very patient. We want the facts we need to know, we want them… READ THE REST
Your brain is a wondrous creation. Even when you're destroying it with Cheetos and hour after hour of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it's still the most powerful computer you will ever own. According to Northwestern University psychology professor Paul Reber, each human brain has the capacity to store up to 2.5 petabytes of data.… READ THE REST
If you're anything like millions of Americans, staying at home these past several months has been followed by a steadily increased diet of cooking shows. It's really not hard to understand why. If you can't go out to restaurants the same way right now, why not bring those delicious meals to you? The next logical… READ THE REST