I read the news today, oh boy.
What A Day in the Life for Beatles aficianadoes. The Fab Four’s catalog has been released, and if you don’t get it while it’s hot you’ll be saying to yourself later on, “I Should Have Known Better.”
It Won’t Be Long before we can enjoy re-mastered discs and return through their words and music to the best of times we had Yesterday.
Many people might say It’s All Too Much. More Beatles stuff to purchase, can’t we just Let it Be?
There’s already Beatles this and that Here, There and Everywhere.
That’s Because people can’t get enough of their music. For me, listening to Beatles tunes will always make me feel better when I’m Down.
Say The Word and anything Beatles do decades after they broke up will bring in the Money.
From Kansas City to Penny Lane to Blue Jay Way. Heck, if it was possible, Across the Universe.
Granted, a lot of on-the-fence Beatles fans are probably saying Don’t Let Me Down.
And younger people who are surprised that Paul McCartney really was in a band before Wings are shaking their heads over all the fuss and probably think we’re in need of psychiatric Help!
They should realize that with the Beatles it’s always Something.
Speaking of the Fab Four, there could be a Beatles tribute band of a different sort.
Politicians and media-types and celebrities covering Beatles songs for an album.
All proceeds go to the grassroots alternative to campaign financing —- which is why the album will be called “You Never Give Me Your Money.”
Certainly that title wouldn’t apply to lobbyists.
Here’s the album’s itinerary:
1. “We Can Work It Out.” President Obama’s solo effort (because he’s having trouble with accompaniment) about bipartisanship on health care reform. Recorded live in the hallowed chambers of the U.S. House of Representatives before a captive audience, some who were waiting for him to reveal himself as the Antichrist because he chose to make his health care reform speech toa joint session of Congress on Sept. 9, 2009. You know,09-09-09 —- 9-9-9, the upside down of 6-6-6.
2. Dick Cheney reworks the song from the Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” album “I’ve Just Seen a Face.” It’s now called “I’ve Just Shot a Face.”
3. Rush “Jabba the Butt” Limbaugh, backed up by the Village People, sings “Carry that Weight.”
4. South Carolina Gov. Mark “Love your tan lines” Sanford and his hot Argentina babe perform a duet of “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.” Recorded live on stage on the Old Appalachian Trail.
5. Glenn Beck tries to emulate Johnny Cash singing at a prison. For this song he’s at San Quentin serending Charles Manson with his version of “Helter Skelter.”
1. “For No One.” MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann dedicates this Beatle song to conservative whack job Ann Coulter, referring to a demographic made up just for her —- whther that encompasses the political or the romantic.
2. Bill Clinton, backed up by The Bush Twins, sings “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road.” To which the twins reply in song in the background, “Go away, leave me alone, Don’t Bother Me.”
3. The Republican Party sings its answer to anything Obama tries to accomplish with “You Can’t Do That.”
4. Sarah Palin, because she bails out of speaking engagements, let alone her job, does her rendition of “You Won’t See Me.”
5. “The Fool on the Hill.” Al Franken can’t seem to shake his former career as it collides with his new role as senator.
Get by with a little help from your friends, paisans…..