Saturday, April 22, 2017

Middle Aged Lady Movie Night - Eight Days A Week

It is a while since I had a middle aged lady night.  It had been a busy day full of chores with washing out on in the autumn sunshine, the hoovering was done, bedding stripped and lawns mowed.  A trip to the post office, Library and supermarket all visited.  I then went off your meet a friend for dinner.  We tried a new restaurant Ombra which was tasty and worth the visit.

It was nice to get home in time to pull the curtains to keep the warmth in.  The movie I chose tonight was Ron Howard's Documentry Eight Days A Week.   Set around the touring years of the Beatles mainly from 1962-1965.  I have always loved the Beatles, but haven't listened to them in a while, but this wonderful movie makes me want to listen to them all over again.

Such a delight to see these four talented chaps as handsome and cheeky young men as the play in front of crowds of screaming teenagers.  Watching the movie it made me realize how short their time together was, maybe that is a reflection of my age, but when I was younger it felt like they had been round forever.  I wonder if teenagers today even know who they are?

Much as I love the pop songs if their youth, it is the songs like Blackbird, Norwegian Wood, Eleanor Rigby and Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds that give me the most joy.

So I am going to load up all their tunes tonight so that I may listen to them tomorrow.   5/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

That's a good point about the brevity of their time together. No one then knew how short a time they had to enjoy The Beatles.