Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I'm Back!

sorry for the hiatus, chalk it up to lack of inspiration coupled in with moving out of my house and feeling displaced.

Over the weekend I was at dinner with my friends and we got on the discussion of the late, great George Harrison, how underrated he is, especially compared to John & Paul. He kind of always gets short shrift, but he was so accomplished as a song writer/singer/musician. Some of the songs he wrote for the Beatles include some of the Fab Four's most beautiful, in my opinion: "All Things Must Pass", "Here Comes The Sun", "Something", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". He was the first Beatle to have a solo hit after the breakup, with "My Sweet Lord", "All Things Must Pass", "What Is Life", & "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)"

Here is a tribute from the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, with George's Travelling Wilbury bandmates Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". The young man playing guitar behind Petty is George's lookalike son, Dhani. Halfway through Prince comes out and does the guitar solo originally done by Eric Clapton for The White Album.

here is Paul McCartney's heartfelt tribute to George from a concert they had in his honor after he passed

Here is "Here Comes The Sun", with a video someone put together for YouTube

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