Thursday, January 18, 2007

But they're guaranteed to raise a smile

I'm putting this out for a colleague in the Association of Independents in Radio. He's doing a special for the 40th anniversary of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and he's looking for input. In his words:

I'm asking for short essays - 2 minutes or less - from anyone and everyone who thinks they have something thoughtful or heartfelt and (if possible) new or unusual to say about Sgt. Pepper. How they remember it, how they hear it today, songs they really loved, songs they never really liked, what was overrated, what was somehow underappreciated.

Comments from any continent are welcome. His address is paul at paulingles dot com. I imagine there are some interesting Indonesian perspectives out there, given Soekarno's 1965 call to "wage a campaign against Beatles music, cheap literature and crazy dances" (three things well worth fighting for, in my book). And given the Beatles' influence on Indo pop/rock.

Soekarno: not a Fab Four fan
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