Just returned from a vacation in the South Carolina quietude, reconnecting with What's Important. Lots of reading (Dickens, James Hilton, Richard Matheson, China Mieville). Lots of writing, too (deadlines never stop). A deep and valuable time away.
And now...back to so-called reality!
Reality is over rated. Glad to have you back.ReplyDelete
Thanks! As John Lennon said, "Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."Delete
Thought you might enjoy this;ReplyDelete
Yes, I saw that!Delete
Lennon acknowledged that McCartney helped with some of the melody on "In My Life" and I don't think Paul is lying when he says he wrote all the music, just misremembering. But this analysis certainly bolsters Lennon's remembrance.
The truth is, those guys wrote so many songs over so many tumultuous years during which they were recording, touring, doing TV, radio and film appearance, ingesting various and sundry illegal substances... It's a wonder they remembered anything!
That said, Paul has had almost forty years to dominate the Beatles narrative. With John gone, anything McCartney says seems to be taken as gospel. So it's good to have mathematics step up and support Lennon!
I hesitate to take math at its word ever since that falling out we had in Algebra 2.Delete
I mean, how can you trust a discipline that demands you find the value of x, only to change it again every time you do?
Math and I had a falling out in grade school, so I hear you!Delete
In all seriousness, I think it's great that mathematicians entered the discussion. I wonder if they'll ever apply the technique to Lee/Kirby or Lee/Ditko? Or separating the BWA from the HA-HA in JLI?Delete
I wrote the Bs and the Hs, Keith wrote the rest. : )Delete