romanglass (romanglass) wrote in magne_f,

disconnected randomness 13

~ When I was looking for something to post on Twitter from the archives the other day, I saw that 'Kryptonite' was released nine years ago last week - crazy! There are some good videos on YouTube to take you back (Cobden Club, 2005, 'Easy on the courderoy' || Notting Hill Arts Club, 2004, 'What's wrong with us can also be what makes us special'), and here is the archive post about the single.

~ I have been playing in Photoshop again recently: Solitary Me || Summers Of Our Youth || Envelop Me

I want to do some new graphics for the site and the Twitter background/cover, but I am waiting for the changeover to the new profile view to happen first.

~ Adapted from an actual conversation in my office recently:

J: "Don't talk to her about the Beatles, she hates them."
S: "Who hates the Beatles?!"
Me: "I never said I hate the Beatles. I only said I am not a fan of theirs, I don't really know their music well enough to call myself a fan -"
S: "How could someone as into music as you are hate the Beatles?"
Me: "I don't hate the Beatles! Like I said, I don't know their music well enough to call myself a fan. That doesn't mean I don't like them."
J: "Yes it does, because if you liked the Beatles, you would call yourself a fan. Therefore, you hate the Beatles."
S: "I still don't get how you could not like them. You know that without the Beatles, there would be no Coldplay?"
Me: "Yes, and no a-ha."
J and S: "Who?"

If you're one of my (five or six) loyal readers, you probably noticed that I haven't posted much about Magne's work on the Beatles movie soundtrack or about the Beatles in general, and this is one reason why. I don't know enough about the Beatles historically, musically or culturally to carry on a conversation about them, let alone write about them; you'd all see through me right away LOL. I like what music of theirs I've heard well enough, but in no version of reality could I possibly call myself a fan of theirs. Fans know a band's discography, fans know significant dates and facts about the band (releases, chart placements, tours, key performances, etc etc), fans can put a song into context with other things going on in the world at the time it was released (whether they lived through it or were born/made aware later), fans know all the side projects and family members' names and...let's face it, there is only one band like that for me, I don't have room in my brain for any others ;-)

To recap: I appreciate the Beatles but I am not even remotely willing to call myself a fan. I would like to catch up somehow on all the stuff I don't know, but where would I start? It's totally intimidating! So this is why I don't write about this connection, even though it's a pretty huge one in the MF world.

Anyway, of course it's beyond cool that Magne's doing the soundtrack for the Beatles movie, I am thrilled for him and I hope the project is a great experience for him. I just wish that if/when I see the movie, I could appreciate and understand it as much as everyone else will.

~ On a related note, here is a great video of Magne at Abbey Road - enjoy!

  • seeds of hope

    The other night I watched a video on YouTube recorded during the first rehearsal of Broadway's 'The Lion King' following 18 months of theaters being…

  • do yourself a favor

    I'm currently listening to Magne's Spotify playlist songs I wish received some more love. I'd previously liked it and added it to my favorite…

  • small joys 7

    Head over to Instagram for some promising music related news: Filip Clements is now just Clement, and he's edited his past Instagram posts a bit.…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.