From the time I was a little kid, I knew there was a Bible in every hotel room, thanks to Rocky Raccoon.
Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
Only to find Gideon’s Bible
And that's not the only lesson to be found in the Beatles’ self-titled 1968 double album. If you’re going through your back catalog or looking for something new-to-you, now is the perfect time to drop into The White Album.
Outside options are limited nowadays. Yesterday I took a solitary bike ride down the coast a bit to enjoy the beautiful sunny afternoon. There were many gorgeous sights to see, and much to be grateful for.
George has always been my favorite Beatle. It’s his hair.
My entry into Beatles culture was Yellow Submarine, the group’s 1968 animated film. It aired on T.V. a few times in my childhood, and at some point, a bootlegged VHS copy of this broadcast took up residence in our family movie library.
There are many things to love about this film, not the least of which is its ability to appeal to Beatles fans of all ages. There is much to learn about the film, and if you haven’t seen it now is a perfect time. The vividly surreal graphics…
It took me a while to come around to Bob Dylan.
For a long time, I didn’t see his appeal. While I understood the significance of his role in rock music, he was not an early favorite.
His music isn’t listenable in the way other folk artists are. Like many great singer-songwriters, his words often sound better when sung from the mouth of another. I place him alongside Kris Kristofferson and Leonard Cohen in this category.
Still, I wanted to understand the cult of Bob Dylan.
Life appears more and more surreal as time goes on. I’ve seen more than one reference to the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day in my social media. We are living the same day over and over again, with no hope for any relief in the near future.
I never imagined I would be in this situation. My thoughts shift and change daily. Strike that, hourly. There is no blueprint for where we are traveling, at least not one that was written in any of our lifetimes.
There are parts of this existence that I was curious about in my pre-Corona…
Yesterday I sat down and made a master weekly schedule. Since it’s clear now that we’ll be sheltering in place until the beginning of May, and schools in California will not be in session for the rest of the year, I figured I might as well take advantage of the opportunity to establish some healthy habits for April.
Working from home has certainly brought some changes to my life. I’m not totally unaccustomed to having large chunks of time off since I used to be a high school teacher, but this is completely different. …