Friday, June 28, 2013

Beatles quiz: Who wrote it, John or Paul?

Slate has a fun quiz today where you're asked to guess who wrote particular Beatles tunes: John Lennon or Paul McCartney.

Although, the pair are listed as co-writers on all their Fab Four hits, they wrote the majority of them separately, with occasional input from the other. Some tunes they really did write together "eyeball to eyeball."

In later interviews, both Lennon and McCartney detailed who wrote what, although they didn't always necessarily remember all the specifics. And sometimes they disagreed as to which partner had the most input, or the initial idea for a song. Collaborations are like that.




Pop culture roundup: Real newspaper becomes Daily Planet! Doctor Who meets Abbey Road! The Credible Hulk!

The Hutchinson (Kansas) News changed its name to the Daily Planet for a special "Smallville Edition" last week to coincide with a local "Smallville Day" held there June 21.

Mayor Bob Bush said he is going to “try to find my inner child” as he presents the proclamation during the June 18 meeting.

It’s an effort that was started by three Hutchinson natives nearly a year ago, when Christopher Wietrick, Ben Eisiminger and Casey McNeely started gathering similarities between Clark Kent’s hometown and Hutchinson.
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The Beatles's Abbey Road LP cover gets parodied every other day, it seems. But I like this new Doctor Who t-shirt design, which substitutes a Dalek, a Silent, a Cyberman and a Weeping Angel for John, Paul, George and Ringo.

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Speaking of t-shirts I like:


Fab Friday: Vintage Beatles pictures

Paul and Jane Asher.



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

BBC Radio this Week: Sherlock Holmes, HP Lovecraft, Jagger's Jukebox, more!

Click the links to hear the following shows.


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Red-Headed League.

HP Lovecraft: The Tomb The obsessive Jervas Dudley reveals how he came to be incarcerated in an asylum. HP Lovecraft's chilling tale read by Ryan McCluskey.

Robert Holmes: Aliens of the Mind Strange people are discovered on a remote Scottish island. Classic radio sci-fi starring Peter Cushing and Vincent Price, written by Doctor Who script editor Robert Holmes.

Fear on Four Series of horror and suspense tales, hosted by the Man in Black.

The Goon Show Classic material from one of the all-time radio comedy greats.

The Man in Black A creepy raconteur, played by Mark Gatiss, introduces spooky tales.

Jaggers's Jukebox The Rolling Stones' frontman hand-picks a selection of favourite and influential artists.
 
Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone Strange, surprising Sunday evenings, the perfect journey to the Freakier Zone.

Summer means Slurpee cups! Vintage DC Comics character cups















More at the DC Comics Fortress of Memorabilia.