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Friday, January 18, 2013

The Beatles and Girard Petite Sirah

I decided to expand on my last entries and focus on groups from the sixties that set the course of music for decades to come. So, tonight I’m leading off with a group that had by far the biggest influence of any of these groups, namely the Beatles. I remember watching them on the Ed Sullivan show straining to hear the music over the screaming girls. To this day, I don’t understand the weird emotions young girls felt that made them go absolutely bonkers. But hey, I’m a musician, and their yelling made it hard to hear the music.

Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison were very good guitarists even by today’s standards, and the song writing team of Lennon/McCartney has yet to be surpassed. Don’t miss the video labeled “Last Ed Sullivan Concert.” It contains one of my favorites, “I feel fine,” but more importantly, it was the debut performance of Paul singing “Yesterday.” Enjoy!

I want to hold your hand:
I should have known better:
I saw her standing there:
Last Ed Sullivan Concert:
Shindig (Kansas City; I’m a Loser; Boys):
You’ve got to hide your love away:
Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band:

A fine vintage group like the Beatles calls for a equally fine wine. The 2010 Girard Petite Sirah ($21.00) is one of the best wines I’ve tasted. Beautiful aromas of dark berries, spice and herbs lead to a palate full of blackberries, black currents, spices, and a bit of black pepper. It’s a luscious wine, elegant and refined. Oddly enough, I got it at Costco at a very good price. Enjoy the wine and the Beatles and have a great weekend.


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