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5 Beatles Movies That Should Never Be Made

In the two years since Disney pulled the plug on director Robert Zemeckis’ long-gestating, 3-D, CGI redux of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, the filmmaker has finally grown philosophical about the project. “That would have been a great one to bring the Beatles back to life,” the director told Total Film Magazine. “But it’s probably better […]

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Sonoma is Bigger than Jesus

It was 46 years ago today (or August 11, actually) that John Lennon taught the band to blaspheme – at least in a manner of speaking. The outspoken Beatle courted controversy when he opined to a British journalist that The Beatles were “bigger than Jesus.” The quote, divorced from its context, resulted in the Fab […]

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Open Source to Open Bottle

The open source movement, which has evolved handsomely within the world of software programming (the architecture behind this very blog is a result of such efforts), has produced numerous spawn in the creative and tech sectors. Now, the mind(s) behind the E Text Editor blog are advocating an admixture of open source protocols and commerce […]

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Beatles: When the Rain Comes

My parents, like those of a lot of kids in my generation, thought the Beatles’ music was a suitable alternative to the “baby Muzak” of traditional lullabies, which once comprised the soundtracks of pre-K lives. The Beatles’ blue, yellow and white periods (so-called for the dominant colors of their album covers, respectively “Sgt. Pepper,” “Magical […]

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A Real Nobody

“I was nobody until I killed the biggest somebody on Earth,” explained Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered pop-legend and political activist John Lennon 27 years ago today. Despite this dubious claim to fame and the sad rationale for recognition, I submit that Chapman remains a nobody. Assassins are a peculiar breed of murderer. […]