April 14th, 2003



What is it about the Beatles that makes teenage girls want to scream? I mean it even happened to me while I was watching The Beatles Anthology. I was just sitting there watching them perform, and I had this sudden urge to start screaming incoherently. Not in a bad way or anything, I just wanted to scream. Perhaps it's the whole mob consciousness with all the girls screaming onscreen. They really were really exciting in a tingly sort of way. Chills really.

Other than that, the Anthology is really good. The filmmakers didn't seem to have any restrictions to the material that they had which makes it really cool. I didn't see it on television the first time around, so I'm really excited about watching more of it.

Other than that, Orlando's boring. I'm probably going to go walking a little bit later. I'm going to walk to my mom's office for lunch, so that should be interesting.
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The Clash

On the topic of influential British bands, there's the Clash. Not as popular or quite as influential as the Beatles that goes without saying, but still one of the first and best British punk bands. They joined with the Sex Pistols on their first tour, and they - get this - actually knew how to play their instruments. I know, shocking. London Calling is considered their best album, but Combat Rock, their biggest success, gave us my personal favorite song "Rock the Casbah". In December, Joe Strummer died. Hats off to you guys.

The reason I'm talking about this is that I bought the Clash DVD Westway to the World(scroll down see info on this specific DVD). I haven't watched it at all yet, since Anthology has been eating my time. You try watching a 10 hour documentary.