Not to mention, everyone already knows everything about the Beatles anyway. So if you want to learn that shit, go to wikipedia or find you a music blog that doesn't talk about the life that happens around the music.
I recently saw "Lars and the Real Girl" and that movie was so profound that I thought about it while I listened to Revolver over and over again. The two meshed in my head and I came up with an idea about music that has probably been thought before, but probably nobody was inspired by the supporting actress in Lars and the Real Girl (she's a life size "love doll") to come to this thought.
So, in Lars and the Real Girl, Lars has had a difficult childhood full of abandonment and as an adult, he suffers from this delusion that he has fallen in love with a woman named Bianca, who is actually a life size doll. About half way through the movie, there is a point where we begin to notice that life happens all around this doll, because of this doll, and in spite of this doll. The town comes together to assist in the delusion, by having Bianca volunteer around town, hang out with church women, etc. etc. By treating her as a real person, Lars finally realizes that they care about and love him. Thus, this hunk of plastic begins to bridge the gap between Lars and people.
And I believe that's what music does. And not just music, but bands as well known as the Beatles specifically. It doesn't matter what nationality you are, you've heard the Beatles, and they mean something to you. Even if it's nothing. My Venezuelan Brother, Daniel (long story) once told me that back in Venezuela, one of the songs they learned in their English class was "yellow submarine" and they had to learn to sing it in English. It totally makes sense to use that song. It distinguishes between sky and sea, and there are loads of colors to learn...(woot! go ringo!) but anyway,
Albums are tangible things; they are not alive. But life happens because of the music they repeat, in spite of the music and all around it. All the people who have heard Revolver will take that music with them and when they hear Eleanor Rigby, they will think of an old woman they once new, or the person they met in a car while the song was playing and wonder how those people are doing. Maybe when people hear "Tomorrow Never Knows" they will think about that one time in India when they dropped acid or whatever. who knows? Probably tomorrow doesn't.
I thought about how Eleanor Rigby is one of the best songs they ever wrote. They all supposedly contributed lyrics to it too (if you cared). I had the string trio I hired play it at my wedding. And it'll be at my funeral too.
And your bird can sing:
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