Thursday, January 22, 2009

I don't stand with Stanley Goodspeed

After watching The Rock recently, I couldn't escape the view that Stanley Goodspeed does a disservice (however minor) to all Beatlemaniacs by identifying himself among their ranks. Now The Rock is certainly a robust piece of entertainment, but Nic Cage's character seems like the kind of guy who, as a Beatles fan, would too readily flaunt obscure Fab Four knowledge or play the contrarian and say that Rubber Soul is overrated or claim that, if you listen to sides three and four of "The White Album" before one and two, then the double LP makes a lot more sense. Weak. He should have been a Motown fanatic or maybe a Ramones devotee. Just not The Beatles.

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