a lonely kite

sgt pepper explained
  • sgt pepper: the beatles are having an identity crisis
  • a little help from my friends: ringo wants drugs (and the boys got him)
  • lucy in the sky: the john lennon equivalent of hanging his son's drawing on the fridge
  • getting better: wtf yeah i guess it is
  • fixing a hole: paul has chores
  • she's leaving home: paul john and george martin's lonely hearts club band
  • for the benefit of mr kite: scary circus (normal circus)
  • within you without you: george and george martin's lonely hearts club band
  • when i'm 64: things we said today but with grandchildren on yerr knee
  • lovely rita: faul's thirsty for the lady who killed paul
  • good morning: john went for a walk today (oh boy)
  • sgt pepper reprise: the beatles try to convince us once again that it's not them but they're gonna have to try harder than that
  • a day in the life: was george even here

“What is she like?
  I was told—
  she is a
  melancholy soul.
  She is like
  the sun to the night;
  a momentary gold.
  A star when dimmed
  by dawning light;
  the flicker of
  a candle blown.
  A lonely kite
  lost in flight—
  someone once
  had flown.”

Lang Leav ~

Motion effects by George RedHawk

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On this day in music history: January 31, 1967 - John Lennon will purchase a vintage nineteenth century circus poster from an antique shop in Sevenoaks, Kent, UK. It will inspire Lennon to write the song “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite”. Lennon finds the poster while browsing in the shop, while a break from making the promotional film for “Strawberry Fields Forever”. Most of the songs lyrics will be taken directly from the poster. The Beatles will begin recording “Kite” on February 17, 1967 during the sessions for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. The song will start off simply, but grows in complexity as recording progresses. Wanting to create the sonic atmosphere of a circus, producer George Martin will look for a calliope to play on the recording. When all he finds are ones that are automated, the sounds will be created by using the studios’ Hammond organ as well as transcribing tapes from the Abbey Road sound effects library, that are incorporated into the final recording. The track will be completed and mixed on March 31, 1967.