eric perkins


‘Juno’, Jason Reitman (2007)

Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.

Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins, George & Ringo promoting the Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session held in London 21 October 1985

“His wife Olivia was just so happy. “ Carl Perkins would later report, “She told me in the dressing room after the show, ‘Carl, I don’t know what to say to you, because I saw my old George so happy tonight.  I saw something there I hadn’t seen in a long time.’..” - excerpted from “ Mystical One: George Harrison : After the Break-up of the Beatles” by author, Elliot J. Huntley


Screen caps of George and Olivia Harrison from The Beatles’ wonderful “Real Love” music video (aside from on the Anthology DVDs, it can be viewed online via YouTube).

“When George and Pattie separated in 1973, Harrison began having phone conversations with Olivia Trinidad Arias, a young woman who worked at the LA office of his label, Dark Horse Records. ‘He told me that he had his chart done and his chart told him that he would meet a dark woman and he assumed it would be an Indian woman,’ says Chris O’Dell. ‘So when he met Olivia it was almost ordained by the gods. The first night he flew [to LA] that was it. I don’t think they were ever apart after the first night.’” - Mojo, November 2011

“When I saw him, he was obviously struggling with his disease, but he had the strength of a warrior, and always displayed an impressive love of life. His wife Olivia was another great warrior by George’s side.” - Emerson Fittipaldi, The Beatles Book

“[Olivia] is a beautiful person. His son, Dhani, is a beautiful kid, man. I’ve seen him recently. He is doing very well. Very strong and inspired. Olivia had the hardest job in the world, because she loved George more than all of us, and she really took care of him and cleared the path in front of him, behind him, and inherited that crazy life, you know.” - Tom Petty, Rolling Stone, 17 January 2002

“I told Olivia, ‘Oh, God, girl, you’ve meant so much to his life, you’ve just totaled him out, and it’s just wonderful.’ They’re beautiful people…” - Carl Perkins, Goldmine, 1998

“[H]is dark sweet lady was the love of his life, and I know how much he loved her; a braver, finer, lovelier companion no man could ever find, and it breaks my heart to think of these last […] years.” - Eric Idle, The Greedy Bastard Diary

“I felt [Olivia] was the perfect partner for George. She supported him in all his business endeavors, looked after him during his illness, stood by his side whenever he needed her, and also gave him the freedom he so desperately required. And all inconspicuously in the background, without pushing into the spotlight.” - Klaus Voormann, Warum spielst du Imagine nicht auf dem weißen Klavier, John?

“I think for George, he talked about the inner journey and that was very important to him, although he was yin-yang. He could hang with the best of them. [laughs] He was a scoundrel yogi. That’s what I loved about him, because he was honest. He was right up front about it. ‘I’m bad? O.K., I’m bad.’” - Olivia Harrison, The New York Times, 23 September 2011

“I love you, George. The joys, sorrows, lessons and love we shared are more than enough to fill my heart until we meet again.” - Olivia Harrison, Harrison, January 2002


Microsoft Xenix on the Apple Lisa

When people mention Microsoft and Unix in the same sentence, they usually are talking about their pros and cons for various deployments.  However, 1980, Microsoft made its very own flavor of Unix, which ended up not being as big of a hit as they had hoped.  Still, it’s a fun curiosity which Jason Perkins & Eric Rucker decided to explore on an Apple Lisa 2, an IBM 5155 PC portable , and a Zenith Z19 connected to the Lisa. 

Together, both main machines ran a fun guestbook program that was synchronized over serial by way of a cron job.  Of course, I entered my name into the guestbook by way of the Z19

On Sunday of VCF East, someone (who I never caught the name of, on the left), programmed up a bitmap viewer on the Lisa, while Jason (center) & Eric (right) converted and transferred a file onto its hard drive.  Apparently converting their cellphone photo to a suitable type for the Lisa, and getting it there took several hours of trial and error.  The results were pretty spectacular though!

George Harrison and embraces:

“George [Harrison] was the kind of guy who wasn’t going to leave until he hugged you for five minutes and told you how much he loved you.” - Tom Petty, Rolling Stone, 17 January 2002 [x]

Apparently, Marvel is developing a new TV show that will be in mockumentary comedy style (like The Office and Parks and Rec). It’s going to be based on the Damage Control series, which focuses on a government division focused on cleaning up the damage after a superhero fight.

It just makes me wonder, how would Leslie Knope deal with living in the MCU? Like I can imagine a whole episode dedicated to her fixing up this park, only for Thor to come down and leave a huge crater with his hammer.

Then Ann turns to her and says something like, “Oh hey look…another giant hole to fill in.” And Leslie just turns to the camera, supremely annoyed lol.

I only know two cats in this business that really had it all; Elvis was one of those guys, the other was Ricky Nelson. There was a difference in those two guys though. Elvis moved…Ricky never had to; he stood flat footed and captivated his audience with his good looks. We grew up with him; those who didn’t missed something. History books are gonna have to say that he played a big role in Rock ‘n’ Roll music…. and he did it his way. -Carl Perkins

RIP Eric Hilliard Nelson | May 8, 1940 - December 31, 1985


Promotional images for the Blue Suede Shoes: Carl Perkins’ & Friends Rockabilly Sessions held 21 October 1985 at Limehouse Studios, London - top left to right: Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins, George, Bottom: Ringo Starr, Dave Edmunds

Photo Credit: Terry O’Neill

“Stan walks me into a back office, where he shows me a framed photograph of the Beatles autographed “To Stan, with love” followed by the signatures John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

“My Dad met them in England in ’64. He was there, in the studio, when they recorded “Honey, Don’t,” “Matchbox” and “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby.”   He had ‘em all sign this for me and sent it home as a present. Let me tell you, I was pretty popular when I brought it to school the next day.”Ok, I tell him – I said I wouldn’t ask about Elvis. I didn’t say I wouldn’t ask about the Beatles.

He’s game.“George Harrison chartered a jet to come to my Dad’s funeral,” Stan says. (Carl Perkins died in 1998) “And let me tell you something – George had a reputation as the ‘quiet Beatle,’ but he never stopped talking in real life. He told me, ‘If it hadn’t been for your Dad, I don’t know that I would have ever even picked up a guitar.’  That solo on ‘Can’t Buy Me Love—’ that’s Daddy, start to finish.*- Stan Perkins, “Elvis, schmelvis. For rockabilly fans, Carl Perkins remains the go-to guy” by Josh Max, Forbes,  31 May 2011