January 17, 2022
We conclude our seven weeks of Get Back (with more to come soon enough) live on a London rooftop. It would soon enough become a golden age for lawyers (although none with a legal bent ever went broke at Savile Row), but right here, right now (well, 53 years ago), it was four young men singing for the world without the aid of wine, bowties or black slip-ons [size 8]. Oh, yeah, there was also day 22.
January 10, 2022
The penultimate episode of our "Get Back" review. Allen Klein enters the Beatles world, weather delays the proposed show, and Paul gets cold feet. Rehearsals and recording continue while Glyn Johns and Michael Lindsay-Hogg hold their collective breath (for reasons other than Ringo farting).
January 3, 2022
Darin Murphy joins us for Days 15-17. The deadlines for Ringo and Glyn Johns draw ever closer as January comes to end. The Beatles do not quite manage a breakthrough, but they do start to get some numbers down for the album, while the crew scrambles for a replacement ending for the film now that Primrose Hill is no longer possible.
December 30, 2021
WTWF 2021-ish year end review. Jon and I start last October (with the John Lennon "Gimme Some Truth" set), and carry through to Peter Jackson's "Get Back". 20+ discs of material: remixed, remastered and sometimes just plain new. Happy Holidays! All the best for 2022!
December 27, 2021
Lonnie Pena (and the one-time Mrs. Lonnie) return this week as we continue our look at Get Back. George has returned to the band and the sessions are ready to begin in earnest at Apple Studios. Billy Preston wanders down to the basement (after an invitation?), and is swept up into the world of the Fab Four.
December 20, 2021
The third week of our look at "Get Back". This time, Martin ("Marv") Quibell of "Pods Like Us" and "P2 Podcast Blues" joins us for George Harrison's departure and eventual return to the Beatles. (For those playing along at home, the end of Part one, and the beginning of Part two). Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice? Try Eric and Charlotte and George and Pattie.
December 13, 2021
This week, we continue our look at "Get Back" the film, but just begin the journey with "Get Back" the song. While waiting for John, Paul strums the Hofner and comes up with a little bit of magic. Three days (mosty) without arguments, although there is still some lingering thoughts of a trial separation between the rehearsals. Special guest, Alan Doss - drummer of Galactic Cowboys and bass player for the Rikki's.
December 6, 2021
WTWF starts its deep dive into the new production from Disney+, Peter Jackson and the Beatles. This week, the first three days as presented in part one of the new feature. A new year, a soundstage (paid for by another production), four Beatles, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Glyn Johns and Mal Evans in search of some chairs. Is it any wonder the disagreements move from subtext to screen.
November 29, 2021
Part two of the WTWF (and "Winter of Discontent") first look at Peter Jackson's: The Beatles - Get Back. Stick around as Jon will soon return, and we will begin our deep dive into the days of their lives.
November 27, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Jon spent the holiday with family, so we will wait for the forthcoming "Deep Dive" to hear his thoughts. In the meantime, I was joined by Nick Anthony of the "Winter of Discontent" podcast (Nagras, nagras and more nagras!) for our first impressions of the nearly eight hours that is "The Beatles: Get Back". Part two will be arriving as soon as I can make it happen.