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Things We Said Today
“If I go away
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Actually, I haven't said much of anything today, sooo.....
BONUS #1 - Things We Said Today - The Beatles, Live... somewhere.....
BONUS #2 - Things We Said Today - The Beatles, Live at Indiana State Fair, September 3, 1964
"Things We Said Today" is a song by The Beatles written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was composed for the film A Hard Day's Night and appears on the soundtrack album. It was also released as the B-side of the "A Hard Day's Night" single in the UK.
McCartney wrote the song in May 1964 while cruising the Caribbean aboard a yacht called Happy Days with his then-girlfriend Jane Asher. Music critic Ian MacDonald said, "The sombre lyric—provoked by the frustrating interruptions of a relationship between two career people—matches the lowering gloom of the music."
The song is one of three main compositions (along with "And I Love Her" and "Can't Buy Me Love") that Paul McCartney wrote for The Beatles' film. Recorded in advance of film production for lip-synching reasons, "Things We Said Today" has a reverse nostalgia premise. McCartney said, "I wrote this on acoustic. It was a slightly nostalgic thing already, a future nostalgia. We’ll remember the things we said today, sometime in the future, so the song projects itself into the future."
McCartney was particularly satisfied with his chord change, F major to B flat major—instead of the more obvious F minor—which first occurs beneath "…wishing you weren't so far away" in the song. John Lennon accentuates McCartney's strident acoustic guitar strumming by triple hitting a low A note on a piano. The tempo of the song moves from ballad to rock and back with a minor to major key change during its middle eight section.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to My Cousin, Jean Atkinson Mallory (Warsaw HS / Rappahannock HS / John Marshall HS - '65) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to David Lundquist ('57) AND the late Glenn Dye ('60) (d. 11 June 2016) AND Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Fred Eubank ('64) of TX;
27 - Gene Duncan ('60) of VA AND Eddie Mirmelstein ('62) AND Richard Honeycutt ('63) AND
29 - Carolyn Frizzelle Hogge ('61) of VA AND Jimmy Smith ('62) of VAAND Bobby Allen ('64) of MS AND Patricia Eken Miller ('66) of VA;
01 - The late Julius Benton ('58) (d. 20 Nov 2008) AND Linda Ray Letchworth Enochs ('60) of TX!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
June 24, 1918 - The first airmail service began in Canada from Montreal to Toronto.
THIS DAY IN WWII:
June 24, 1940 -
Operation Collar, the first
British Commando raid on occupied France, by No 11
June 24, 1940 - France signed an armistice with Italy.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/22/15:
“So often we get caught up in the illusion that there is something just
beyond our reach that would bring us happiness: a better family
situation, a better financial situation, or the end of a challenging
trial. The older we get, the more we look back and realize that external
circumstances don’t really matter or determine our happiness. We do
matter. We determine our happiness. You and I are ultimately in charge
of our own happiness.”
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
(b. 06 Nov 1940)
|Thanks so much, Susan!|