This makes the case that Prince may have more swag than any musician of the past 50 years including the mighty Rolling Stones.  
Behold his solo at about the 3:30 mark.He gives us each of the following:
The Stevie Ray Vaughan - Strangle the Neck like it’s Your Wife’s LoverThe Chuck Berry - Fall Into the Crown and Let Them Pick You Back UpThe Buddy Guy - Let Your Jaw Fall and Sway Your CheeksA demon hybrid of Pete Townshend and Jimi Hendrix with a Rock God Windmill/Kiss the Sky moveAnd he does it all with a mid ’70s Fender Telecaster ala Bruce Springsteen with a leopard-print pick guard and wearing a red fedora with a popped collar so huge one could land planes on it.  He also does all of this while blowing Tom Petty of the stage and in front of the son of the man who wrote the solo he shreds, Dhani Harrison.
Check the end too.  He simply throws his guitar up into the air and walks away.  THAT’S how you make an exit.    
Swagger.  Check and mate.  Game to Prince.  

It was 47 years ago today.  These Liverpudlian Beat Merchants taught me everything I ever learned about melody.  I still want to be a Beatle.  I’d settle for being a Rolling Stone though. 

What’s really, really interesting is that the national crime rate dropped 60% during the time frame the Beatles were playing.  Yes, even the criminals wanted to see them. 

An Imagined Exchange Between The Beatles Whilst Recording Paperback Writer

I think after Paul turned “Paperback Writer” into a number one hit the Beatles must’ve realized they could collectively do no wrong.

I’d to imagine it went something like this:

John: George, no fockin’ way. I’ll call him Merlin if he pulls this nonsense off.

George: I’m tellin’ ya, mate. What’ll ya wager?

John: Three joints.

Paul (from off screen): Here’s where we go a capella, boys.

John: Make it four.

Ringo: Five. I’m a need ‘em.

A few months later…

John: I cannot believe we got away with that…

Beatles Cypher

It’s very simple. Find the lyrics. Construct the passage using the information below.  

1. Album - Across the Universe (Soundtrack)

               Song 2, 2nd stanza, Line 1

2. Album - Beatles Love

               Song 24, 3rd stanza, Line 1

3. Album - Across the Universe

               Song 2, 2nd stanza, Line 4

4. Album - Across the Universe

               Song 21, 3rd stanza, Line 1

5. Album - Beatles Love

               Song 1, 1st stanza, Line 2

6. Album - Let It Be…Naked

               Song 11, 3rd stanza, Line 7

7. Album - The Beatles Anthology 3

               Song 43, 2nd stanza, Line 3

8. Album - The Beatles Anthology 1

               Song 31, 4th stanza, Line 1

Look, the Beatles aren’t my favorite band of all time, but I will concede they forever changed the way we thought about harmony, style, musicians and their influence and well, the way we thought about bands. 
Jesus, they were cool. 

Look, the Beatles aren’t my favorite band of all time, but I will concede they forever changed the way we thought about harmony, style, musicians and their influence and well, the way we thought about bands. 

Jesus, they were cool. 

Because Lego is really the heavyweight toy champion of all time. 

(via guolfo)

"Ten minutes later, I found it necessary to mention that Journey was rock’s version of the TV showDynasty. This prompted a spirited debate we dubbed “Monkees = Monkees.” The goal is to figure out which television show is the closest philosophical analogy to a specific rock ‘n’ roll band, and the critiera is mind-blowingly complex: It’s a combination of longevity, era, critical acclaim, commercial success, and — most important — the aesthetic soul of each artistic entry. For example, the Rolling Stones are Gunsmoke. The Strokes are Keifer Sutherland’s 24. Jimi Hendrix was The Twilight Zone. Devo was Fernwood 2-Night. Lynyrd Skynyrd was The Beverly Hillbillies, which makes Molly Hatchet Petticoat Junction. The Black Crowes are That ’70s Show. Hall & Oates were Bosom Buddies. U2 is M*A*S*H (both got preachy at the end). Dokken was Jason Bateman’s short-lived sitcom It’s Your Move. Eurythmics were Mork & Mindy…” - Chuck Klosterman

That served as the fundamental argument today in my office. We spent the better part of our day, while we were actually, you know, doing work, sending ideas back and forth. Here’s what we have so far:

Fleetwood Mac = Cheers

The Clash = The Wire

Van Halen = NYPD Blue

Johnny Cash = Gunsmoke (Sorry, Chuck.)

Blink 182 = Saved By the Bell

Pink Floyd = Dr. Who

Motorhead = Sons of Anarchy

Willie Nelson = GREEN Acres (duh)

Weezer = The Muppets

Billy Joel = Hill Street Blues

John Mellencamp = The Andy Griffith Show

Funkadelic = Gilligan’s Island

Bob Dylan = 60 Minutes

Springsteen = Monday Night Football

They Might Be Giants = Reading Rainbow

N.W.A. = In Living Colour

Sugarhill Gang = Fat Albert

Spinal Tap = Metalocalypse

The Beatles = The Sopranos

Frank Zappa = Robot Chicken

Grateful Dead = Star Trek

The Talking Heads = Seinfeld

White Zombie = The Walking Dead (Freaking OBVIOUSLY)

Mamas & Papas = The Wonder Years

AC/DC = The A-Team

The Bangals = Designing Women

Heart = Cagney and Lacey

Nirvana = Freaks and Geeks

3 Doors Down = Home Improvement

Joy Division = Twin Peaks

The Doors = The Twilight Zone

Jimi Hendrix = The Chappelle Show

Gwar = You Can’t Do That on Television

Who’s got next?

Thank you, John. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Thank you, John. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.



Since I seem to have a host of new followers…

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jason and I’m writing this with an Irish lilt in my voice. 

What I Like

I like black and white movies set in Paris and London.

I like breakfast for dinner at 24-hour diners.

I like classic cocktails with names like Manhattan and Sidecar.

I like wearing my grandfather’s heavy, blue wool overcoat and my father’s gray fedora in the winter.

I like talking baseball with strangers.

I like rooting for the bad guy in heist movies.

I like jazz that sounds like a rainy night in New York.

I like poems about the sea and matters of the heart.

I like women who know how to say fuck because they’re comfortable in their own skin.

I like minimalism though I like too much stuff to be a minimalist.

I like September because it’s gorgeous everywhere.

I like buying the newspaper from a news stand.

I like soul music on Sunday mornings.

I like Coca-Cola in glass bottles.

I like red toes.

I like the Beatles in mono and the Rolling Stones in stereo.

I like the word ‘caper’ when it’s used to describe a crime.

I like women who cook breakfast in my shirt and their underwear.

I like it when they’re referred to as the funny papers.

I like packages wrapped in brown paper and twine.

I like stripped socks.

I like the way middle-aged Italian men dress.

And I like you. 


Here comes the sun — The Beatles

Spring’s a’comin’. 

On this, the first day of Spring.

The Beatles, Greaser Edition. 

The Beatles, Greaser Edition. 

The Beatles’ first American show. This is not Ed Sullivan. This is not Shea Stadium. This is numbero uno.