Sunday, November 23, 2008

Latte, home

The big news this month is that the Beatles might be releasing some new material. Carnival of Light is thirteen minutes and forty-eight seconds of "distorted, hypnotic drum and organ sounds, a distorted lead guitar, the sound of a church organ, various effects (water gargling was one) and, perhaps most intimidating of all, John Lennon and McCartney screaming dementedly and bawling aloud random phrases like 'Are you alright?' and 'Barcelona!'" that was recorded in early 1967 and has never been released on an official Beatles album, or on any bootlegs.
Paul McCartney tried to release Carnival on the Beatles Anthology 2, but George Harrison voted against it.
As much as I want to hear a 13-minute Beatles jam and people yelling "Barcelona!", I feel more comfortable agreeing with George than I do disagreeing with George. He must have had a good reason to say no; either musical, or to spite Paul. I'm happy with either.

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