23 November 2013

Beatles on Ready Steady Go, November 23, 1964.

So I'm watching this Beatles vid from this day in 1964, and I'm trying to draw parallels to my own career. Which is stupid, because I'm not a Beatle. But I figure THIS is still their infancy. THIS is the band before the alternate personas and transcendental meditation.

I know, I know... These are The Beatles and you're just writing books about a guitar player and a woman who may or may not be the devil. But I love the idea of a young band, playing just to play. Smiling at the camera like nobody's watching. And that's how I write on a good day. Like nobody's reading. And that's why I'm going to continue to look at The Beatles as role models in 2014. And the haters can just keep hating.

1 comment:

  1. I love these early performance of them. There seems to be such a wonderment about them that gets lost along the way. These earlier days were before they realized "I'm a Beatle!" and all that entailed. You can still see, on their faces, these moments of Wow. As time progressed it changed. There's - I hate to say smugness, but more a cockiness when they realized who they were, how big that was, and just what it all meant... Which I don't mind at all because, after all, they WERE The Beatles.

    And, for what it's worth or not, I can't think of many better role models to aspire to. They are The Beatles, after all.

    I would like to think that all of us are at least a little bit of A Beatle in our own heads.