Sunday, August 16, 2009

Meet the Beatles

Sunday being a day of worship, we thought it would be the perfect time to direct you to this article about The Beatles: Rock Band, which we gather is some sort of board game, written by our friend Daniel Radosh. From time to time over the last couple of years, the phone service in our neighborhood would be disrupted, or the electricity would stutter and dim, causing the hospital to be evacuated, and we'd discover it was because Radosh.net had linked to something on this blog, and the crush of humanity had overheated the Centro's fragile infrastructure. (Being the Most Powerful English-Language Blog in Central Mexico is only sightly more competitive than being the best curry house.) So we're returning the favor and leaving the New York Times tech team to figure out why they're experiencing a denial-of-service attack from Querétaro, Mexico.

Our favorite part of the article is the line, "Paul McCartney said much the same thing when I spoke with him in June," which, since John and George are dead, is probably the coolest thing one could say in relation to the Beatles, and maybe the second-coolest thing in rock and roll, behind, "And then Keith said to me, 'No, man, I think you should play the solo.'"

Daniel's joining the staff of the Daily Show in a few weeks, alongside Burro Hall Editor Emeritus Jim Margolis, and it'll be interesting to see which of them does a better job getting us tickets to the show when we're in town. Jim's currently leading 1-0, but he's got an eight-year head start.

Here's Grupo Help! - which bills itself as Mexico's top 'Beatlemania tribute,' meaning it's a tribute, not to the Beatles, but to Beatlemania - gigging at a Mexico City shopping mall.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps I wont refer to this particular Beatle group when I next have trouble with the immigration people!