If you’re running against Nixon you don’t have to say anything. You don’t even have to get out of bed in the morning to beat him. My goodness, if I’d ever had a chance to run against him, it would have been the easiest campaign I ever had. I could have stayed right in Washington and licked him because Nixon is a shifty-eyed, goddamn liar, and people know it. I can’t figure out how he came so close to getting elected President in 1960. They say young Kennedy deserves a lot of credit for licking him, but I just can’t see it. I can’t see how the son of a bitch even carried one state.
Harry S. Truman, on Richard Nixon, during a series of interviews with journalist Merle Miller
Do y'all not understand that Simon Cowell is NOT a good guy?!?!?! Do you understand that he has ONE concern and ONE concern only and that’s dollar bills?? I’m completely floored with the people who fear he might confirm something and think that’s gospel??? Friendly reminder: SIMON COWELL HAS LANGUAGE IN HIS CONTRACTS THAT PROHIBIT HIS ARTISTS FROM SPEAKING POORLY OF HIM. Now let me ask you a serious question: WHY???!!?!? WOULD SIMON NEED THIS LANGUAGE IN HIS CONTRACTS UNLESS HE HAD LEGIT REASONS TO WORRY THAT HIS ARTISTS MIGHT SAY SOMETHING INFLAMMATORY??? Do yourself a favor and Google the artists he’s represented and some of the words that have been said. HE IS NOT SOME KIND OF GOOD GUARDIAN ANGEL PROTECTING THE BOYS AND THE BAND. FAR FROM. SIMON IS NOT A GOOD GUY. THIS STORY IS BEING PUBLISHED IN THE SUN. DAN IS FULL OF SHIT AND SIMON IS AN ASSHOLE. PUT THIS IN CONTEXT BEFORE THE ARTICLE HITS SO THAT YOU GROUND YOUR EXPECTATIONS. IT MIGHT BE REALLY SHITTY BUT YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO CONSIDER THE SOURCE. (I’m sorry but I’m seeing so much doubt on my dash….and this is Dan And Simon…like???!?!??!)
George Harrison, with George Martin, recording at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London, 1967
Photos: Henry Grossman
“Once, [George] Harrison was involved in writing a song and struggling to come up with a word. [Henry] Grossman suggested a thesaurus, which Harrison had never heard of. ‘I went out and bought him a thesaurus, and he said that only then was he able to find all the words he needed,’ Grossman said. Paying attention to the young songwriter’s needs for his craft was proof, Grossman said, that ‘I was listening to them as people.’ […] The Beatles were the first band to have a hand in their own studio sound, and Grossman saw that firsthand, as well. ‘George went into the engineering booth and started moving banks of condensers,’ Grossman said. ‘I was astonished because he knew how the sounds changed’ by moving them. Harrison was, as we all thought, the most reflective of the four. ‘Even George, in 1967, he said, “Henry, who knows how long this is going to last?”’ Grossman said. But the Beatles’ popularity continues even to today ‘because there’s deep admiration and deep love for them.’” - Article by Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer, cleveland.com, 10 May 2013