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I’ve missed this kind of music. Oh yeah.

Listening to the early albums of  The Beatles on YouTube while I am having my tab charged for further reading. I placed the headset on Oreo’s ears a while ago and now he is watching me tapping my fingers near where he is. When you talk to him, his head goes this way and that and seems like he understands.  Maybe he does, who knows. His eyes look alert.

Having a puppy for company all day long, it  makes you a little inventive…haha! When he is not sleeping, he watches me and sometimes reaches out his two front paws and touches my hand while I am holding the mouse.  He is about four months old  now and in human years, (with his pedigree)  that is equivalent to a five-year old.  I have to do research on this because I am curious about his age.  He has lost three of his milk teeth.

Going back to The Beatles, I am playing their Greatest Hits Collection, more than an hour of  listening to their well-loved songs. I am reminded of my younger years when what you can hear on the radio are different groups and artists who belonged to the  first British Invasion, a cultural phenomenon of the mid-60’s. Who would not be reminded of the Dave Clark Five, the Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, the Hollies, Chad and Jeremy? I love them all.

There was a time when my kids were small, we used to watch old films of The Beatles on a new music channel on television. Maybe, that’s why until now, Josef downloads some on his Bose SoundLink Mini and he let’s me listen to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ah yes, color me pink for the day.

I spent the early morning in the garden weeding a bit. I don’t know, our carabao grass needs trimming again, it seems to grow by leaps and bounds. The rainy days last week contributed to the rapid growth of everything. I had a lovely time picking some Calamansi (Philippine lime) from our two fruit trees in the yard. They are almost ripe, just perfect for a pitcher of fresh Calamansi juice. Our Bougainvillea planted at the corner outside our perimeter wall is blooming again, those lovely clustered pink flowers are a sight to behold. The shrub serves as a protection to our concrete corner wall where there is busy traffic every day. Even my pink rain lilies are showing flowers in every tip. My pink and yellow Portulaca are blooming too so are my pink angels. How lovely to see different shade of pink in the garden. I call it a pink Wednesday.

My son and I had a good laugh a while ago when I heard the Beatles playing on his tab while he was having a late breakfast. I asked him, “since when have you learned listening to that kind of music?” He said, “don’t you remember, we used to watch them when I was in grade school”. Oh, senior moments again.  I laughed. Of course, I remember now, there was this new tv station (on test broadcast for a few days) and they played those old movies by the Beatles and some clips of their concerts worldwide.  You bet, I am now listening to their music on YouTube while blogging 🙂 Those were the days and the good thing about the 60’s and 70’s music is that you always have the option to listen to them even just on YouTube.

Do you find pleasure in listening to old music, that kind that resonates with you, that kind of music that was a part of your growing up years? I do.

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I was just but a kid when the Beatles came into the limelight, taking everyone by storm  and with their catchy brand of music that defined the 60’s. If you don’t belong to the age of the “baby boomers”  (Wikipedia defines them as those who were born between the years 1946 and 1964) you’re not probably familiar with the names John, Paul, George and Ringo but I doubt it,  even my twenty-nine year old son is familiar with their music.

Last night, I was searching for  the AM band that I regularly listen to every weekend but I could not find it so I switched to another station and found this sports channel playing, what else, The Beatles. They started on the first appearance of the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, playing tracks that are now so familiar with most of us. It was in relation to the 50 years celebration of the group since they first set foot in the United States back in 1964.  It was a lovely four-hour of listening to several  of their well-loved songs, live recordings of their guesting at the show. Come to think of it, they are one of my favorite groups but I don’t have a single CD of their songs, I do have several back copies of Jingle Chordbook magazine though, where they were regularly featured. Maybe, in my entire life, they are the only group whose songs I know so much about, lyrics and all.  An artist friend who is a Beatles fan all these years named one of his sons John Paul George (I am not kidding) and  his nickname (yeah, you guessed it right) is of course Ringo.

I am looking forward to next Saturday’s feature –  their  love songs as a group and as individual artists. Of course, it is easier to catch them on YouTube but listening to them while you are relaxing is still the best way of appreciating their music. Don’t you just wish you could own this latest 13 CD Beatles collection? I wish 🙂

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Got this pic from Photobucket, a picture of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

I do remember watching their first movie A Hard Day’s Night with my nine-year old son two decades ago, a feature  in one of the newest television channels back then.  You can still catch it on YouTube. As with other groups that have disbanded for good, the Beatles will be remembered for their music.

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