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Remembering George Harrison

by Josh K / November 28, 2012 10:17 PM PST

Hard to believe it's been eleven years. When it comes to "pick your favorite Beatle" I'll always be a John fan, but I've come to realize that George probably had the biggest and longest-lasting cultural impact. Anyone who practices yoga, meditates, enjoys Indian food or even knows who Ravi Shankar is, owes a debt to George, and to Patti Boyd, who turned HIM on to all of that.

George was a gentle soul who left this world much too soon.


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Ravi Shankar
by Steven Haninger / November 28, 2012 10:32 PM PST

Of course you know who Norah Jones is. Try informing a young person who her father is and watch them look back at you and say "Who the heck is that?" Wink

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Yeah, there's more than an element of truth in that.
by Ziks511 / December 2, 2012 12:32 AM PST
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But that's the curse all of us survivors bear. We have outlived the point at which we were the epicentre of all the action, and most of the culture.

My kid has been told who Ravi Shankar was, and he's seen Monterey Pop, but will he remember? Then again I doubt that any of us could be quizzed on our offspring's choice of music and come out of the experience looking anything but baffled, and that is particularly true if your kid likes Indie (meaning good) Music as opposed to Lady Gaga and the post-Whitney post-Mariah crowd of caterwaulers who regardless of colour think that singing=melisma and that lyrics=vapid. My wife likes Lady Gaga for heaven's sake, than which there is no greater indication of her short-lived contribution to the mess that is Top 40. Nancy is almost tone deaf, and that's not a shot at her, it's just true. When we were down in Cuba, the trumpeter was warming up playing quick scales in varying keys. Nancy said "Why does he play the same note over and over again?" I thought she was joking until I asked a bunch of questions and discovered that she couldn't tell one note from another. "Why did a musician end up with a woman who is tone deaf?" I hear a strangled cry. Love is blind, and apparently deaf, too.

My son is an Indie Junkie, and I like his taste. But I like finding my own music best.


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(NT) I agree Josh. Rob
by Ziks511 / December 2, 2012 12:33 AM PST
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