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A couple weeks ago I was invited by Inside Hook to be a part “The Great Steak Debate” - an event held at RPM Steak. The basic idea was that RPM was going to get 8 of the finest “direct to your door” purveyors of steaks, cook them up the same way and we would judge the one we loved the most. Along with tasty Carnivore wine - a wine perfectly paired to red meat, and plenty of craft Don Julio cocktails the event was absolutely boss. I had a great time, met some awesome people, and obviously at some crazy good steak. Thanks to InsideHook for inviting me (specifically Michael Nolledo), thanks to Carnivore and Don Julio for getting me in the proper mood to eat steak, and thanks to Audi and Oris watches for making sure the event could happen. OH! And a thanks to RPM Steak for setting us up right with perfectly seasoned and cooked steak treats!!

George Harrison, photographed by Aaron Rapoport

© Aaron Rapoport/Corbis

“‘It’s all bloody rubbish, like that stuff about me having a toilet that plays “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” when you lift the seat,’ [George] Harrison insists. ‘The truth was I’d simply had enough of living in a goldfish bowl, and after the Beatles, I just gradually decided to keep a lower profile, and not appear on TV chat shows all the time. But 'cause they didn’t see me at all the trendy clubs and restaurants, they started painting this ridiculous picture of me as some sort of Howard Hughes figure, with long nails and bottles of urine all over the place. It simply wasn’t true.’ What is true, apparently, is that Harrison, while no recluse, is still nervous about fans recognizing him in public, particularly since John Lennon’s tragic death. 'It scared all of us, and I still don’t like being in public,’ he admits. 'But it’s not only the shooting. It’s all those years of being in the Beatles and being the center of attention. I mean, we couldn’t even go to the bathroom without people watching us. 'But that’s the price you pay. And to be honest, I feel I’ve come through it all reasonably sane and in fairly good physical shape. I don’t have any real regrets. No, I think I’ve been pretty lucky. Look how many others didn’t make it.’” - “The Quiet Beatle Goes Public” by Iain Blair, Chicago Tribune, 18 October 1987 [x]