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Celebrate Star Wars Day the Beatles way

If you haven’t seen it already, comedy duo Palette-Swap Ninja created a loving tribute to both Star Wars and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans. Here is the video for “Luke is in the Desert.” The whole album is available as a free download on the band’s website. They’ve also posted a full playlist of videos for the album on YouTube.

Flashback friday – Let me tell you how it’s going to be edition

With tax day just around the corner here in the US here is a flashback to a simpler time with simpler animation and the Fab Four. “Taxman” via the Beatles cartoon.


Happy Mother’s Day

Some lyrical ponderings on mothers for the day.

I Want To Say a Little Something That’s Long Overdue
The Disrespect To Women Has Got To Be Through
To All The Mothers And Sisters And the Wives And Friends
I Want To Offer My Love And Respect To The End”

— Beastie Boys “Sure Shot”

“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys”

— Willie Nelson “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”

Let’s all get up and dance to a song
That was a hit before your mother was born
Though she was born a long, long time ago
Your mother should know 
Your mother should know”

— The Beatles “Your Mother Should Know”

My mama loves, she loves me
She gets down on her knees and hugs me
She loves me like a rock
She rocks me like the rock of ages
And she loves me”

— Paul Simon “Loves Me Like a Rock”

Mama told me not to come
“That ain’t the way to have fun, son””

— Three Dog Night “Mama Told Me(Not to Come)”

Flashback Friday – You’ve been out too long Loretta edition

On this day in 1964 the Beatles landed in the US for their first tour.  A few days later they would play their historic performance on the Ed Sullivan show.

Here they are 5 years later in another historic, this time from a rooftop, performance with “Get Back.”