Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Et tu Paul and Ringo?
The Beatles is as high as you can get in terms of rock dieties. Generations of Rock musicians and fans have grown up to their music. Your parents, grandparents, and (if you're lucky) great-grandparents probably have a favorite Beatles song and a favorite Beatle. Alas, the surviving Beatles have apparently sold what's left of their souls and catalog (They've already given a good chunk to the Cirque de Soleil folks)to the makers of the Rock Band video game. Damn, this is sad. So sad And infuriating. I, for one, thought that Paul McCartney, who was one of the writers responsible for most of the group's most thought-provoking and soulful songs - and Ringo - would resist the pull of capitalist greed and show some integrity. I was wrong.