and i believe that is the beatles playing

anonymous asked:

Hey, can you tell us more about McLennon's trip to Paris for Paul's birthday?

For John’s birthday, not Paul’s.

John got £100 for his birthday, which was A LOT for that time, and he decided to spend all the money with Paul in Paris. They cancelled their concerts and started their trip on September 30, 1961.

Stuart was mad, he believed they had left the group, he said:

“Last night I heard that John and Paul have gone to Paris to play together – in other words, the band has broken up! It sounds mad to me, I don’t believe it…”
—Stuart Sutcliffe, 1961.

They wanted to hichhick from England to Spain and go through Paris, but ended up staying in Paris. They stayed in a cheap hotel, sleeping in one bed. There are some photos about tha trip, some of them appear on the screens during Paul’s concerts, before the gig starts, when the stage is still dark and there are the big screens on with the Beatles photos floating around.

These are the photos:

This photo of John sleeping was taken by Paul. It hangs framed on the wall in his house:

This is a letter including a photo of John from that trip, the handwriting seems John’s to me:

These are some quotes about that trip:

“We got fed up. We did have bookings, but we just broke them and went off.”
John Lennon about getting a trip with Paul to Paris (Hunter Davies, The Beatles, 1968

“Paul bought me a hamburger to celebrate.
I wasn’t too keen on reaching twenty-one. I remember one relative saying to me, ‘From now on, it’s all downhill,’ and I really got a shock. She told me how my skin would be getting older and that kind of jazz.”

—John Lennon about the trip to Paris with Paul for his 21st birthday (Anthology)

“We would walk miles from our hotel; you do in Paris. We’d go to a place near the Avenue des Anglais and we’d sit in the bars, looking good. I still have some classic photos from there. Linda loves one where I am sitting in a gendarme’s mac as a cape and John has got his glasses on askew and his trousers down revealing a bit of Y-front. The photographs are so beautiful, we’re really hamming it up. We’re looking at the camera like, ‘Hey, we are artsy guys, in a café: this is us in Paris,’ and we felt like that.”
—Paul McCartney - Anthology.

John and I went to Paris on birthday money he received from a relative. He must have been fond of me to spend that money. He let me have all the banana milkshakes I wanted.” - Pau McCartney

In this interview John talks about Paris

In this interview Paul talks about the fact that he used to sleep with John in just one bed a lot.


“Hello there. My name is Peter Capaldi, and I am the new Doctor.”

“Being asked to play ‘The Doctor’ is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can’t wait to get started.“

“I don’t remember 'Doctor Who’ not being part of my life, and it became a part of growing up, along with The Beatles, National Health spectacles, and fog. And it runs deep. It’s in my DNA.“

“I didn’t want to be Doctor Who in a ‘Doctor Who’ that I didn’t like.”

“When I was a kid, I wrote to the BBC, and the producers sent me a huge package through the post with 'Doctor Who’ scripts. I’d never even seen a script and couldn’t believe that they actually wrote this stuff down. It sort of opened a door.”

“Even though I am a lifelong 'Doctor Who’ fan, I’ve not played him since I was nine. I downloaded old scripts and practiced those in front of the mirror.“

“Every viewer who ever turned on 'Doctor Who’ has taken him into his heart. He belongs to all of us.“

“I think the nice thing about 'Doctor Who’ is whether people like it or don’t like it, somewhere, someone loves you and will always love you - and the more everyone hates you, the more they’ll love you.“

“I wake up in the morning, and I go, 'I’m Doctor Who! I’m playing Doctor Who. I’m Doctor Who.'“

“'Doctor Who’ has a certain amount of showbiz attached to it.”

“Even if I hadn’t been cast as Doctor Who, my acting would probably have been influenced by William Hartnell or Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, and all of the other guys. Because those were the actors that I really watched every moment of, as opposed to Laurence Olivier.”

“I know what 'Doctor Who’ fans are like because I am a 'Doctor Who’ fan myself. They’re good people.”

“We played all over South Wales and played at Abergavenny Town Hall, as it was called then, probably once a month. We got to know the entertainments manager Eddie Tattersall, and one day he called and said: “I’ve got a gig for you.” I said we were already booked that day, and he said ‘it’s The Beatles.’ I said ‘I’ll unbook it’!”

“It was really happening for them, and I don’t know how Eddie managed to land them. He was a real go-getter. We were absolutely thrilled to get the chance to play with them. You already knew they were special. I’d seen them on the television and thought they were fantastic.

“On the night the anticipation, the atmosphere, was incredible. We went on and people were screaming and shouting. I believe there were about 600 there, but I’m not sure they paid much attention to us!

“We shared a dressing room with them, and it was an unusual night, because John Lennon was recording (TV show) Jukebox Jury, and was in London. Their manager Brian Epstein arranged a helicopter (It landed in Bailey Park). It was quite late by then and we’d been chatting with Paul, George and Ringo, who were funny and friendly. While they were waiting they signed lots of autograph books that were taken to the dressing room by their fans, and we had our photograph taken with them.

“When they took to the stage after Lennon arrived, the hall erupted. They’d been contracted for two 20-minute sets, but because of John Lennon’s late arrival, they did one show of 35-40 minutes. At the end, Eddie Tattersall presented Paul McCartney with a birthday cake to celebrate his 21st birthday which was on June 18. Everyone was still screaming when the curtains were pulled.”

[Barrie Herbert, guitarist in The Fabulous Fortunes, South Wales Argus, 18th June 2013]

Paul, Ringo and George photographed with the Fabulous Fortunes, who are left to right, Barrie Herbert, Mike Thompson, Mike Davies and Dave Lucas on 22nd June 1963 at the Town Hall. Abergavenny, Wales. 


Chibi Maruko-chan 019

Well, that was embarrassing – I accidentally uploaded the raw file without subtitles at first. It’s all fixed now, but good thing I decided to actually check before heading off to bed. That would’ve been a heck of a lot messages to read telling me I’m a dope.

Mother’s Day

Good to see the nice side of Maruko’s mother after two episodes where she acts like a jerk, right?

The Drifters - The show Maruko’s watching when she’s trying to tamp down her excitement over Mother’s Day is Hachijidayo, Zeninshugou (It’s 8 o’ Clock, Everyone Gather ‘Round!) It was an enormously popular variety program helmed by The Drifters, a rock n’ roll group/comedy troupe. They even opened for the Beatles, believe it or not! Watch their extremely short set below…

Boo Takagi - Boo Takagi was a member of The Drifters and as such he’d obviously be on the television show Maruko was watching. As for what the heck he’s doing and why it’s funny, well, I guess you’d probably have to see the actual skit the cartoon is referencing. (Even then, Japanese stand-up comedy is kind of obtuse, at least to me.) Anyways, apparently he’s quite the accomplished ukelele player these days and he plays weekly at a Hawaiian themed restaurant he owns in Tokyo.

anonymous asked:

Why does it bother you when people say Stu is the 5th Beatle

i’ve been sitting on this for a few hours (i apologize anon lmao) and im on mobile cause i cannot access my laptop today soz

it bothers me that people consider stuart to be “the fifth beatle” because he made the least contribution to the overall image, sound, etc. he was john’s art friend that bought a bass guitar with money from one of his paintings, and didn’t bother with lessons or anything to actually learn the instrument. i believe he was mostly there to be near john (as said because him and paul would quarrel over john’s attention).

he was with the band the shortest amount of time. the beatles can date back to 1957 all the way to 1970, and stuart was only active in the band from 1960-1962 (those arent exact, i dont wanna risk losing this if i look it up right now) but yes, he unfortunately died in 1962, but he was already in germany when he died, engaged to astrid, and i believe he would not have continued to play in the band if he had survived.

i think it’s a better choice to call brian or george martin “the fifth beatle” because they contributed the most to the group as a whole. brian was their manager from 1962 to 1967, and if he had never died, i believe he would have continued to be their manager until their separation in 1970 (that all depends on belief if he committed suicide or not). he cleaned them up with their suits and organized their record deal, something that not a lot of people can do. george martin was their producer from 1962 until their separation in 1970. even after that, he remastered songs in 2015 for streaming websites. he composed for orchestral bits in lots of songs, as well as played instruments himself. he was extremely crucial to their sound.

was stu a beatle? yes. should he be included in the beatles’ history? yes. does he deserve “the fifth beatle” title? i don’t think so. if anyone thinks otherwise and wants to have a discussion, feel free to drop in my ask!!!

John Paul, interviewed by John Bonham’s brother: Mick Bonham.
From Mick Bonham’s book

Mick Bonham: Well John, tell me your version of how it all started.

John Paul : I rang Jimmy when I read he was going to form a new band, because I was doing sessions at the time, and I asked him if he needed a bass player. He told me he was going up to Birmingham to see a singer who knows a drummer and that we might have a band by the time he gets back.

When he got back he rang me to say that John was playing with Tim Rose, and at that time, I think, he was making either £100 a week; or was it £40? Anyway, could we top it? John didn’t really want to leave Rosy because he thought it was steady work so it took a lot of time and trouble to get him to leave.

The first time I ever met John was in a tiny basement room we had rented in Lyle Street. We just had loads of amps and speaker cabs there that had been begged, borrowed or stolen and it was literally, ‘This is Robert, this is John’
‘How do you do? What shall we do now?’
‘What do you know?’
I said I’d been playing sessions and knew nothing at all so Jimmy just said, “Well I don’t know, do you know any Yardbirds songs?” And we went with ‘Train Keep A Rollin’ in E, and he counted us in and there was like this instant explosion and an instant recognition that this would be a really good outfit to be with.

The first thing to strike me about Bonzo was his confidence, and you know he was a real cocky bugger in those days. Still, you have to be to play like that. I t was great, instant concentration. He wasn’t showing off, but was just aware of what he could do. He was just rock solid.
John was rock solid and because drummers and bass players have to work so closely together you soon get to recognise each other’s ability. You soon know if you’ve got a duffer onboard.

When you’re young and come up through the bands you know immediately, well he’s not up to much or my God, I can’t work with this bloke. With Bonzo and I, we just listened to each other rather than look at each other and we knew immediately because we were so solid. From the first count in we were absolutely together.

I must have still been doing some arrangements or had some other commitments left over because, after a short break at rehearsal at Jimmy’s house by the river in Pangbourne, I had to go back and finish off a PJ Proby record which I had already done the arrangements for. So to keep the coffers full (because no one was earning any money), I booked all of us onto the session. I told them, “You know Jimmy and I have this great new drummer you ought to have”, and I even got Percy in on tambourine just so he wouldn’t feel left out. So our first professional engagement was that PJ Proby record.

We knew straight away it was going to be good and we would become a great rhythm section. Plus John wasn’t influenced by other rock bands. Neither of us really listened to other rock bands. Maybe John did a bit with the Brum bands and he liked The Beatles, but he was more into soul music and loved songs. Funnily enough, I was at the hairdressers this morning when one of the old Delphonics songs came on the radio and I thought of him, as it was a song he used to like. Actually all the best drummers listen to the lyrics, believe it or not, and he always listened to the lyrics. Bonzo would play Beatles songs and many other songs and sing and play drums because all the phrasing has to do with the lyrics. If you ever need to know the words to a song ask the drummer. We also had a love for James Brown and soul music in general. I don’t really like rock drummers because they’re all a but ‘tippy tappy’ with nothing really ‘booty’ underneath and no real understanding of what James Brown called ‘The One’. Bonzo did.”

anonymous asked:

I don't know why Michael Jackson fans keep complaining about how the media destroyed him and keep crying about haters. I've seen so much love for this guy that I'm actually sick of it. I still remember when he died and the world went crazy

Oh, I don’t know…maybe because


You’ve seen so much love for him? Good for you because he deserves all that love and so much more. But don’t mistake what you’ve seen for the media not ruining his fucking life or people talking shit about him.

You know what I’m sick of? 

Pedophile jokes (in every variation and constantly by people who never met or knew the man)

jokes about his own children

jokes about him wanting to be white

people attempting to undermine years of his hard work

people trying to downplay the man’s talent and impact on the world

and a host of other bullshit I’ve heard people spew from their mouths when it comes to MJ.

No other fanbase has to deal with the shit MJ fans have to deal with and I can promise you that

And maybe the world went crazy because MJ was bigger than life. Bigger than any president or world leader whose ever lived. Bigger than The Beatles and especially Elvis Presley.

I actually can’t believe someone would send me some mess like this. He was joked about and heckled so much, that the man couldn’t even take his kids to the park and show his face. He had to sit in a limo and watch his bodyguards play with his kids. He had to go to a Chuck E. Cheese’s (if I’m not mistaken) and give his children code names while wearing a disguise because he didn’t want people knowing he was there and going batshit crazy. He tried to have the “normal” experience at a bar and had to hear some belligerent asshole of a drunk call him a PEDOPHILE, EVEN though the man knew who he was and that he was there. He couldn’t watch TV like the rest of us because of fear that he would hear or see anything negative about him. He couldn’t go anywhere without people going batshit crazy and not letting him OR his children walk around in peace. He had trouble sleeping because on top of trying to stay creative he was still dealing with humiliation and ridicule from anyone who thought they could tear him down. He had to cover up his kids because he didn’t want the media flashing photos of them and speculating about shit they know nothing about. He built a place where kids and adults alike (but mostly kids) could escape their problems and have fun, only for that place to be taken away from him because of a bullshit police raid. He was accused TWICE of child molestation by people who’s children he cared deeply for. Then you know what happened? The media completely twisted the first case and the second subsequent trial so much that now we have feaux “experts” and comedians alike trying to claim he did something when they literally don’t know anything about the trial, or how there was no evidence found to suggest he did those things. The media destroyed MJ and continued to kick him while he was down so don’t come here trying to spout some ignorant shit like that.

Michael’s downfall was that he was too good, too trusting, too caring and WAY too nice for this sorry excuse for a planet. And people took his kindness and manipulated it to such an extent, that it tore the man down. He was torn down so much that the only thing that mattered to him in the end was his children. It was already hard enough he dealt with super-stardom at such a ripe age and had been dealing with media scrutiny since he was a teenager. Add to the mix the progression of his Vilitigo, the surgeries he’s had, the accusations and the aftermath of each and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. And he was so alone too. He always felt alone even as a little kid but that only worsened once people he thought were his friends left him to rot in his own loneliness and inner struggle. MJ had a party to celebrate his acquittal and virtually no one showed up. People care about the magic, the music and the mystery that is MIchael Jackson but hardly anyone gave a damn about the person he was. The real Michael Jackson, not the extraordinary prodigy of the 60s and 70s or universal super-star of the 80s and 90s. Michael was such an amazing person with such a rare and beautiful personality but people took advantage of that. The “high” that his ex-wife Lisa Marie spoke of was also true for anyone else he’s ever come across in his life. Being around him felt so high that people thought they could take control of his life. By the end of his life he had so many people taking advantage of him and telling him what to do with his life. And he was so broken and beaten down that he no longer cared. And you know what happened when these people were off their “MJ high?” (a.k.a MJ dropped them from his life or hadn’t spoken to him in years). They sued the shit out of him for shitty reasons (I’m looking at you Ola Ray) or did a complete 360 and talked shit about things they don’t fucking know about (I’m looking at you John Landis/Quincy Jones). OR worse yet, still managed to accuse him of child molestation (I’m looking at your pathetic ass Wade Robeson).

So for the sake of me trying to not make this reply any longer than it needs to be, how dare you say that you don’t know what fans are complaining about. We have every right to complain and you have every right to shut the hell up about shit you  obviously know nothing about.

Rest In Peace Chris Cornell

Dude badmotorfinger was one of my favorite albums of all time. Hence my old URL 

A while ago I listened to ONLY Soundgarden and Audioslave for a straight up entire year. Just like how Chris listened to the Beatles for a year.

Chris, your music helped me through so much depression, and all my hard times during school. You shaped my music taste into what it is today. 

My dad played Audioslave for me when I was only 8 years old.  I can’t believe how long ago that was.

Some of my FIRST riffs I learned on guitar and bass were Outshined, Spoonman and Slaves and Bulldozers 

I’ll miss your soaring and powerful voice and your beautiful songs. I’ll miss hearing new Soundgarden, Audioslave and your solo material. I’m so happy to have seen Soundgarden and your acoustic tour live while I had the chance.  Those were amazing concerts.  You were an amazing, talented and super influential individual.  Whenever I hit play on a Soundgarden album, I feel at home. I can’t believe another Seattle grunge legend is lost.. 

Until Next time Chris.


Jeff Buckley talks with Paul and Linda McCartney after his show at Roseland Ballroom on June 2, 1995, in New York City. Photographs by Merri Cyr.

“She was gushing all over him, as was Paul. Now his career was really off and running.” Danny Fields

“Paul and Linda McCartney had come to see Jeff play that night and after the performance they came into the dressing room to meet him.  I remember Linda McCartney saying that she had known his father Tim and had taken some photos of him - they seemed to be honoring Jeff, coming to see him backstage.  When I look at that picture of Jeff I really get that he was trying to keep his cool, but his eyes are saying, “Can you believe it?!” He was very excited.” Merri Cyr

The Paris trip of 1961.

The story goes that John had been planing a long holiday with Paul for some time (according to some early notes of the new Beatle bio “in tune”) and when he received a ratter large amount of money from some rich relatives (£100, which at the time was a ratter large amount). With this money they decided to cancel their gigs from the 30th of September till October 15th (which the others did not enjoy much, being that they needed the money.)

“Last night I heard that John and Paul have gone to Paris to play together - in other words, the band has broken up! It sounds mad to me, I don’t believe it…” - Stuart 1961

On September 30th they set of, hitch-hiking from England, originally planning on going all the way to Spain, but eventually upon stopping in Paris and being hit by a sudden laziness, due to the fact that they had been hitch-hiking for days, the pair decided to stop in Paris.

“We’d never been there before. We were a bit tired so we checked into a little hotel for the night, intending to go off hitchhiking the next morning. Of course, it was too nice a bed after having hitched so we said, ‘We’ll stay a little longer,’ then we thought, 'God, Spain is a long way, and we’d have to work to get down there.’ We ended up staying the week in Paris - John was funding it all with his hundred quid.” - Paul on the anthology.

They booked a very cheat hotel, that from the pictures we had seen only had one single bed. During the trip they walked around all of Paris, checking out the artistic scene in Montmartre and even getting themselves a pair of what we today call a “bell bottoms"  (eventually taking them in themselves) and the new beatle cut.

They hitch-hiked back to liverpool and arrived back at around the 15th. 

To this day all the pictures we have are theses:

Also two cute facts are that:

1- According to this post, "That last picture is one Paul took of John sleeping in Paris. From what I remember of a performance he did of ‘Here Today’, and earlier comments, this picture hangs framed on a wall in Paul’s house.

2- Also the lads not only came back to Paris later on in their life, but in interviews they were many times caught says that they missed Paris. 

Even before ‘Love Me Do’ came out, Brian was saying that the Beatles would be bigger than Elvis. When he first played me the acetate of ‘Love Me Do’, he said that the Beatles would become a legend. I don’t believe he had the evidence at that time but he was absolutely right. He sensed that John and Paul had a songwriting talent that was far beyond anyone else’s, and he also felt that Gerry and the Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer would become important acts.
—  Brian Epstein’s younger brother, Clive (Love Me Do to Love Me Don’t: Beatles on Record by Spencer Leigh [2016])
The Beatles

every now and then, somehow, somewhere, you hear an old favorite track that you realize you haven’t heard in, oh, thirty-five years - and it is like hearing the voice of a long lost friend…

and a feeling of peace and relief fills your soul and you can’t believe you ever forgot about that song…

this is goofy and sweet and joyful. I remember playing it over and over and over - and that was back when you had to lift up the arm and try to set the needle back in the grooves between the cuts. there was no ‘replay’ button. you had to sit your ass on the floor by the stereo - but it was worth it

welcome back into my head!


‘‘You have to believe in yourself. You can’t just accept what other people say all the time, otherwise you’ll become them, and not yourself.


When I hear The Kick Inside now, I still wish I’d written those songs. I don’t belive in God, but if I did, her music would be my bible. She should be more treasured than the Beatles. That she isn’t is probably down to her own personality, because she can walk away from everything. And I respect her for that. Just to live your life, and not play the game - to me, that’s success.—  Tricky

So we shared something bigger than the both of us.
So we haven’t spoken in three months and I heard you’re making music.
Your friends have stopped asking about California.
Your mother has stopped bringing me up in conversation.
And you deleted my phone number.
The last time I called you apologized for not recognizing my voice over the phone static.
And so that was the last time. Chances are, there will be no other time. Because the truth is, life hardly ever gives you good things in two’s and neither one of us believes in second chances anyways. It’s been three weeks since then and today they played that Beatles song we both love. Three months ago, I would have missed you. Mostly, anyways. Today, I’m not sure if there’s any room left for grief. There isn’t even enough room left for guilt to settle in. We loved each other once. Never got around to doing it twice. And maybe that isn’t such a bad thing anymore. You’re off somewhere chasing dreams meeting girls pretty enough to write songs about. And I am here. In a smaller city than the one you live in and I am taking back my hope. And for that I am sorry if you wake up tomorrow empty handed but it has always been mine. I hold it between my hands and I fall in love again.
Frankly, we miss Paris

(I didn’t forget about when John and Paul went to Paris in 1961! Sorry, it was in September 30, but I was busy this day haha So I decided to write this post for John’s 75th Birthday week)

John Lennon’s aunt gave him £100 for his 21st birthday. At that time, it was a lot of money. John could have spent it with new instruments, Elvis recordings, porn magazines, prostitutes, or even to take any person along in a trip (Like Stu, George, Cyn or any other girl) but he decided to take Paul as this person unhesitatingly.

“And Paul and I also did the same thing, once. We just canceled. We’d made it, in Liverpool. We were making good money, for those days. I can’t remember what it was – maybe a couple of hundred dollars a week – but enough that you’d have a little extra. You’d have it in your back pocket. And Paul and I just— A relative of mine gave me a hundred pounds, for my birthday, which I’d never seen that much money in me life. Paul and I just canceled all the engagements, and left for Paris… And George was furious, because he needed the money – to work, you know. But that was another time when the group was in debate as whether it would exist or not.” – John Lennon

(Source: Excerpt, Interview with Elliot Mintz, January 1, 1976)

Actually. their first plan was going to Spain but they ended up in Paris in a cheap hotel, sharing a very small bed. 

“We planned to hitchhike to Spain. I had done a spot of hitchhiking with George and we knew you had to have a gimmick; we had been turned down too often and we’d seen that guys who had a gimmick (like a Union Jack round them) had always got the lifts. So I said to John, ‘Let’s get a couple of bowler hats.’ It was showbiz creeping in. We still had our leather jackets and drainpipes – we were too proud of them not to wear them, in case we met a girl, and if we did meet a girl, off would come the bowlers. But for lifts we would put the bowlers on. Two guys in bowler hats – a lorry would stop! Sense of Humour. This, and the train, is how we got to Paris.

"We’d never been there before. We were a bit tired so we checked into a little hotel for the night, intending to go off hitchhiking the next morning. Of course, it was too nice a bed after having hitched so we said, ‘We’ll stay a little longer,’ then we thought, ‘God, Spain is a long way, and we’d have to work to get down there.’ We ended up staying the week in Paris – John was funding it all with his hundred quid.

"We would walk miles from our hotel; you do in Paris. We’d go to a place near the Avenue des Anglais and we’d sit in the bars, looking good. I still have some classic photos from there. Linda loves one where I am sitting in a gendarme’s mac as a cape and John has got his glasses on askew and his trousers down revealing a bit of Y-front. The photographs are so beautiful, we’re really hamming it up. We’re looking at the camera like ‘Hey, we are artsy guys, in a café: this is us in Paris,’ and we felt like that. 

(Paul McCartney - The Beatles, Anthology, 1995) 

Stuart didn’t like that:

“Last night I heard that John and Paul have gone to Paris to play together - in other words, the band has broken up! It sounds mad to me, I don’t believe it…”

Okay, all this stuff sounds normal. ‘They’re really good friends’. Years later, though, more specifically in 1976, during the time John wasn’t with Yoko and went to live with May Pang, he received a visit from Paul and Linda. 

“John, do you miss England?” asked Linda. “Frankly, I miss Paris”. 

(You can find it in May Pang’s book about John)

And I finish it with a radio interview of John about 1961 Paris trip he gave in 70′s, I think.

“The thing was all the kissing and the holding that was going on Paris. And it was so romantic, just to be there and see them, even though I was 21 and sort of not romantic. But I really loved it, the way the people would just stand under a tree kissing. And they weren’t not mauling at each other, they were just kissing.”


P.S.: Paul took a pic of John sleeping during this trip. Now this pic is framed on a Paul’s home wall.

If I were to have a daughter;
I would tell her of my first love, I wouldn’t leave out any embarrassing details, I would tell her how I disobeyed mom and dad to sneak out for long nights and hopeless backseat cuddles that always ended in arguments, cigarette ash, and tears. But I would never lie to her and say it wasn’t worth it.

If I were to have a daughter; 
I would sing to her my favorite rock songs, hum heavy metal tunes, But I would also play classical music while she sleeps and help her appreciate the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
I wouldn’t complain if she wanted to play Justin Bieber on car rides or if she believed that Cody Simpson didn’t suck.

If I were to have a daughter; I would let her say “Fuck” but only when she’s angry, or hurt, or really fuckin fuckin happy.

If I were to have a daughter;
I would teach her that animals are always going to be your best friends, that sometimes all you’ll ever have is your stuffed toy or your grumpy kitten.

If I were to have a daughter; 
I would tell her how men are strong like her and wonderful and brilliant, but that boys are silly and boys will laugh and boys will break her heart.

If I were to have a daughter; I would teach her that beauty isn’t pain and that if it hurts, she doesn’t have to wear heels or curl her eyelashes. That large T-shirts look just as good as tightly tank tops.

If I were to have a daughter;
I would take her to Italy and New York so she can see that the world is much larger than her bedroom walls. But I would also take her to shelters and nursing homes, so she would understand to care for strangers.

If I were to have a daughter; I would remind her how she’ll never be truly alone, that she can pray to whatever she believes in, that even at 3:00 a.m. I always keep my phone on in case she needed me.

If I were to have a daughter; I know I probably wouldn’t be a perfect mom. I’d be late sometimes and maybe not know what to say when she’s upset. But I’d give my whole soul to make her the happiest daughter yet.

—  Thoughts, if were to have a daughter
(via pajaritolindo)

‘“I believe I love my guitar more than the others love theirs. For John and Paul, songwriting is pretty important and guitar playing is a means to an end. While they’re making up new tunes I can thoroughly enjoy myself just doodling around with a guitar for a whole evening. I’m fascinated by new sounds I can get from different instruments I try out. I’m not sure that makes me particularly musical. Just call me a guitar fanatic instead, and I’ll be satisfied.”

— Quote source: 'George Harrison Interviews George Harrison,’ Beatles Book Monthly issue November 1964