Thursday, September 18, 2008

Open Letter to the Beatles


Dear Beatles,

We are very sorry that we screamed and screamed and screamed at every concert you ever played and every place you ever went.

Now that our own children have grown up and we are quite mature we no longer scream at anything.

We did not understand that all the screaming would cause you to stop touring and settle down and ultimately break up and start making silly love songs and die off and such.

Please forgive us,

Your screaming fans….

(Please add and sign your name here to the list if you were a screaming Beatles fan)

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

I, for one, loved all the screams. That Yoko is crazy - put some kind of spell on me! Peace!

John

Roy Scribner said...

Bollocks the screaming! Beats the hell out being spat-upon all the time, I can tell you that much.
-- John Lydon

VE said...

anonymous - Yeah, and John, if you loved them so much what was up with checking out for several years there in the late 70s? Was Yoko doing all the screaming to satisfy you?

roy - That's why you don't want to be right at the front of a concert...

lime said...

i gave that up in junior high, in fact i am not sure i did it even then. i always thought it looked really ridiculous.

as for home despot, any of this surprised you? i am shocked.

leelee said...

I wasn't a screamer for those mop top boys..I was only 7 when the played Shea in '65.

awwwwwwwwww

lil' leelee

HUGS!

Megan said...

I just went a searchin' and it seems that John told the others he was done in September of 1969. I couldn't yet feed myself then but I was doing some serious screaming!

Not to compare the two bands musically, but I did do some teen shrieking in the direction of Duran Duran...

Evil Genius said...

Blech. Never was much of a fan.

justacoolcat said...

You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.
But I look around me and I see it isn't so

Oh no.

GC (God's Child) said...

I went through a yelping phase at about 13 or so
it was fun
but screaming, not so much

Kurt said...

Childlike
No one understands
Jackknife
In your sweaty hands
Some kind of innocence is measured out in years
You don't know what it's like to listen to your fears

VE said...

lime - Ha! A screamer! Those poor musicians... ha ha ha

leelee - But you can't push Leelee round, Leelee won't scream. Little, little Leelee won't scream out...

megan - Duran Duran? See...you were responsible for hair bands! They did that to shield the screaming.

evil genius - So you screamed in terror, huh?

justacoolcat - Ha! Some people want to rid the world of silly love songs. And what's wrong with that...

gc - Yelping? Yelping? Let me think about that... Yelping?

kurt - Now don't you go quoting Cindy Lauper to me Mr.!!!

Quickroute said...

People scream at me all the time. It's not all it's cracked up to be.

VE said...

quickroute - I know. I was watching the Beatles documentary and they were saying they couldn't even hear themselves play it was so loud. What's the point of music if all you hear is screaming?

Serena said...

I guess I was a screamer in junior high, but I don't do that any more. Not over Beatles and other assorted pop stars, anyway.:)

leelee said...

my lip is zipped

:-|

Jimmy said...

Nah.....the only time I screamed at the Beatles was when I got older and found out they were bleedin' heart liberal commies!!!!

VE said...

serena - There it is...let it all out. Confessions are good for the soul. ha ha ha

leelee - All I hear are the sounds of silence!

VE said...

jimmy - Come on Jimmy, you screamed like a girl at 14, didn't you?!!!

ChrisEldin said...

Are you kidding me?!
:-)

Love the Palin arches. You're a creative dude.

Michelle Ann said...

Confession time...I screamed at a Rick Springfield concert.

Hale McKay said...

I Heckled very loudly (same as a scream) when Bob Dylan plugged in.

Kelley said...

Dude, I was screaming to Culture Club and Bon Jovi.

But I appreciated the Beatles, not that I would have admitted that to my mum who was in lurve with George.

Alex L said...

I heard the screaming was so loud that sometimes they didnt even bother playing, just mimed everything.

Jeff said...

My sister had all the Beatles albums when I was a kid. She used to draw big hearts around their pictures and write "I love Paul" on them. She was a kook. I was the egg man.

The only screaming I ever did was for Nancy Wilson at a Heart concert when she walked right in front of me. I told her I loved her. I was the walrus.

VE said...

chris - Now would I kid? I can't believe you don't think I'm serious all the time!

michelle ann - Bwahaha...that's a big confession. Sorry for laughing. Rick Springfield. Bwahahaha...

hale - Ha! There are parts of Bob Dylan I don't think have been plugged in since the early 60s though!

kelley - Now I'm not old enought to have been screaming that the Beatles either but I still have kids to scream at to so the screaming for us isn't done yet. Those that did see the Beatles and screamed...they should be about done. And girl, Culture Club? Puleez! ha ha ha

alex - Well I heard the screaming was so loud they just put out cardboard dummies of them and played a tape. In fact, I don't think they ever left the Bahamas back in 1965!

jeff - Now Jeff...are you sure it wasn't the Fool on the Hill?! Nancy Wilson! She's a fairly local girl here... I still remember when Dreamboat Annie came out in 76. What an album...

bitchlet said...

I'm 19. I love the Beatles. I may have screamed.

Dale said...

I won't add my name but I will say it's about time someone wrote this letter.

VE said...

bitchlet - You've got years of good screaming to do still!

dale - Here, here! Thanks.

Bunny Hugger said...

k. not old yet!

VE said...

bunny hugger - Then keep screaming!

Meg said...

Well, I'm a Lennon fan myself.

But when I saw Paul McCartney and Wings in concert, I experienced an unexpected inner scream. I thought about how many people actually get to see a legend live--that is, someone truly revolutionary in terms of talent and the changing of history and culture. There was Beethoven, Louis Armstrong and The Beatles. And I was seeing one of them.

There. That was my one sentimental thought for the week.

VE said...

meg - I've never actually seen any of them but would have liked to. They did change history and culture. Paul was playing here awhile back but it was waaay to expensive. I don't need to pay $400 plus to say I've seen a part of history. Of course, had I bothered to see Wings way back when it might have been cheaper...

Maureen said...

Oh I love the Beatles far too much to drown them out with screams. I still bug my sister about how she threw away so much of their memorabilia in the 60's...

VE said...

maureen - Good for you. Keep pointing out those Ferraris and telling her those could have been hers if she'd kept and sold that stuff later...