"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Sunday, June 29, 2008

I Want to Hold Your Hand

Those below a certain age may be forgiven for having formed their appreciation of The Beatles backwards, with an introduction via Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, or Abbey Road, or even Rubber Soul.

But those of us above a certain age experienced The Beatles forwards, in real time, and so were introduced via the first song they released in the United States (January, 1964) which they then famously performed on the Ed Sullivan Show in February, 1964. At the time, of course, we didn't know what was to come, and we didn't know to look for "(Lennon/McCartney)" after the title.

Like all good love songs it's neither complicated nor sophisticated, but instead simply expresses something everyone has experienced, "and when I touch you I feel happy inside."


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