This is one of my favorite Beatles videos. It’s a 1968 performance of the song “Hey Jude” on The Frost Programme. The song, originally titled “Hey Jules”, was written by McCartney to comfort John Lennon’s son Julian when John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia Powell, were getting divorced.
McCartney thought of the song on his way to visit Cynthia and Jules. He later said:
“I started with the idea ‘Hey Jules’, which was Julian, ‘don’t make it bad, take a sad song and make it better. Hey, try and deal with this terrible thing.’ I knew it was not going to be easy for him. I always feel sorry for kids in divorce… I had the idea by the time I got there.”
I love the mixed crowd in the video, especially the old guy with flowers in his hair.
If you listen to the studio version, you can hear John Lennon yell “fucking ‘ell!” 2:58 into the song after playing the wrong chord on the song’s initial take. You’ll have to turn up the volume a little, but you’ll never miss it again.
For those who treasure every single Beatle’s performance, check out the second take for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour:
It turns out there’s actually 12 versions. Here’s 3 of them side by side, with the touched-up Anthology version added in as a 4th:
Yesterday Google Inc. announced a deal with the Chinese government in which they agreed to censor thousands of terms and websites in order to provide their search engine to people of China.
Even I’m censored…
In America, if you search my name at google.com you’ll get 330 results. In China, you’ll only get 290 results. I wonder what I said. The search engine can be found at http://google.cn.
Overall the building is great. It’s spacious, modern looking, and the first place at Southern where you won’t get depressed just by being there. It has a large cafeteria, with overpriced but very good pizza (almost $4 for the equivalent of a slice), a sub/sandwich place, and your standard cheeseburger/grilled chicken stuff. There is a "coffee house" that isn’t really quite there yet, a very nice gym ($50 a semester), several lounges including one with a fireplace, and a nice computer lab. There is a huge ballroom on the 4th floor, many meeting rooms, and a decent sized theater.
Now for negatives. There is a Barnes & Nobles bookstore on the street level, which I found it to be very disappointing. I was expecting something like what Yale has for their bookstore, with more books then the just overpriced texts that we’re required to buy. Instead we’ve been given a bookstore that’s almost exactly the same as our old one with just a little more space. The game-room on the first floor is also a disappointment. It’s a cramped room with 3 pool tables and a ping-pong table. The TV lounge is missing TVs. There are two unoccupied spaces next to the bookstore that are reserved for more retail. There was no major bank like had been rumored, and no major fast food restaurant. It seems that they rushed to get the building open to satisfy the students. Hopefully everything that we were told was going to be in there will be by the end of the semester. But it’s still a HUGE improvement for Southern.
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