Sunday, July 25, 2010

Today in Beatles history

Via Steve Marinucci: On this day in 1968, George recorded a lovely acoustic version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

Have a look/listen:

If the video is removed, go here.

After listening to it, I asked myself this: What is it that is so sad and even fateful about the line, "I look at the floor/And I see it needs sweeping?" George turns a domestic commonplace into something haunting. Ordinary People anyone?

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