Friday, October 13, 2017

Act Three Scene Three Rolls 39-A + 64-B

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup

The Beatles spent the entire morning and the better part of the afternoon ‘warming up’.  Nevertheless, so far it had been a musically fascinating day.  Let us review:
  • Paul is the first to arrive.  He plays a solo version of ‘Oh Darling’ and discusses the origins of ‘One After 909, the ‘Sgt Pepper’ audience laugh, and amps best suited for recording.
  • Ringo joins him, and the conversation touches on the loud volume of screaming at the Beatles live shows and whether one might be able to kill another with a sudden loud sound.
  • John and Yoko arrive and the conversation turns to the live show venue. 
  • George arrives and announces that he wrote a new ‘gospel song’ the night before.  He also jokes in an ambiguous manner, “I think we should forget the whole idea of the show.” 
  • George begins his ‘Monday Mornings with George’ show playing ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’, his new gospel song ‘Hear Me Lord’, and a sketchy of ‘For You Blue’.
  • The band goes to their stations (Paul is on organ). Paul creates new lyrics (about soundproof walls ringing in his ears) for the chords of ‘For You Blue’. He rolls out a new song, ‘Carry That Weight’. 
  • They play two wonderful improvizations, followed by a green Kryptonite laced version of “Across the Universe’, and an absurdest version of Dylan’sI Want You’. 
  • Paul moves over to bass for the three-part improvization ‘You Wear Your Women (You Wear Your Women Out)’.
  • They play a raunchy version of ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’.
  • They perform their three crown jewel improvizations: 'My Imagination', ‘Arabian Night Journey’, and ‘I Said (I’m Going to Pay for his Ride)
  • They play two strange (in a good way) versions of ‘Don’t Let Me Down
  • They play several versions of ‘One After 909
  • Arthur Crudap / Elvis’s ‘My Baby Left Me (That’s alright Mama)’  receives a performance
  • George repeats ‘Hear Me Lord’ and John jumps in, confidently exploring the tune.
  • They discuss various aspects of ‘the ‘live show’.
  • They begin a trip down memory lane with strange detours into fantasy.  It starts with George Formby’sLeaning on a Lamp-post’. With Ringo temporarily absent from the sound-stage (along with much of the technical staff), the others indulge in couple of comical songs dedicated to Ringo.
  • The band performs Chuck Berry’sI’m Talking About You’.
  • There is a long conversation concerning the staging of the ‘live show’.
  •            The Threetles perform ‘John’s Theme’, followed by ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’ and ‘Money’.
  • Ringo returns and the band deliver wonderful performances of three oldies that go back to the early days of the Beatles:  ‘Fools Like Me’, ‘Sure to Fall’, and lastly ‘Right String Wrong Yo-Yo’.
With the return of Ringo, the band is ready at last to begin rehearsing new songs for the ‘live show’.  First up: John’s ‘Don’t Let Me Down’.
     
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