There's a new update at Ringo's website
with him and Mark Hudson playing
a bare bones version of "What Goes On."
VERY, VERY CUTE! Look for it under the "MOVIES" button!
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Just a Touch of Brian History:
From http://dmbeatles.com/ -
1966, February 13 - Brian throws a party at 24 Chapel Street.--- --- ---
Guests, among others: Cilla Black, Gerry and the Pacemakers and wives,
John and Cynthia, Ringo and Maureen, Paul and Peter Asher.
I've always liked my name, Christine ... can't imagine being named anything else ... but I hate, loathe, despise the meaning of the name! I've gotten to the point, actually, where I'm fairly amused by the irony.
Methinks that normally-religious Jews who name their kid Christine just aren't aware of that "meaning" or are smart enough to realize that a name is just a word and means bupkis. The mainstream of Americans these days (well, the more intelligent of them, anyway) aren't fanatically religious enough to take the so-called "real meaning of names" seriously. Unless their faith-driven sensibilities are being challenged, church (or whatever) is just something they do on Sunday (or their day of worship). Just out of habit, or to go compare wardrobes and idly chat. Which, if you're a religion drone, is the way it should be.
I'm about religion the way Dale is about homosexuals: Fine and dandy if you keep it to yourself, but keep that warped shit the hell away from me -- and any impressionable children!
BELOW: HOW SIMON LOOKED
WHEN BRIAN MET HIM
The religious views of that curmudgeonly pop group manager (The Yardbirds, Marc Bolan, Wham, etc.) Simon Napier-Bell -- of "you're a legend, but you're not my type, Brian, so I refuse to shag you" fame -- are looking better and better to me every time I read his website.
Simon's site is something any open-minded person might like to peek into from time to time. It's grown on me so much that I've been reading all the way back into his daily post archives. Strange, complex, funny, cynical man. You have to look real hard to find the big marshmallow inside the man, but it's there. I keep wondering if there's a stone inside the marshmallow.
Somewhat knowing the type of man Brian was most attracted to, I can clearly see what drew him so furiously to Simon. Unfortunately (and certainly not his intention) Simon's not unkind yet firm and unfaltering rebuff of Brian's advances was (to my thinking) one of the many factors contributing to his final depression and accidental death.
I believe him now when he said Brian left message after message on his answering machine just before he died. But I do NOT believe the very subtle, unspoken inference that Brian deliberately killed himself because he couldn't lure Simon to bed. Perhaps Mr. Napier-Bell didn't mean to sound like Brian committed a lovelorn suicide, but his analogous narrative in You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (1982) was eagerly picked up on by Goldman and distorted to sound exactly that way.
|By my interpretation, what Simon seems to have felt was that Eppy was very into being melodramatic ("drama-queeny" would be an apt terminology), and even spiteful, thinking he would once again be rescued in the nick of time -- which he did set up to happen at least once, maybe twice if you want to believe Peter Brown, et al -- and Brian would use this episode to try and make Simon feel guilty and regretful for turning him down. And perhaps earn some degree of affection, or at the very least a pity shag. Sometimes you take what you can get when you're so overcome by desire -- due primarily, in Brian's case, to his bipolar disorder. |
At times, all the world was a stage to Brian.
SIMON NAPIER-BELL TODAY
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Not much happening yet on the message boards for the planned The Fifth Beatle movie...
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