WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Read memoirs at your own risk … or, Au revoir, Beatles

Once again I have to warn all fans of the famous to steer clear of memoirs and biographies of their heroes. No one, absolutely no one, holds up under the … Continue reading

June 26, 2019 · 5 Comments

Here comes the song …

Somebody stripped out almost everything but the guitar and vocals here, so it’s a nice bare-bones version of this great tune. And even though we have some sun this weekend … Continue reading

April 21, 2018 · 9 Comments

If you’re lonely you can talk to me

A pretty interesting isolated track here from what always struck me as a kind of throwaway song. You can hear the harmonizing better without all that noisy music in the … Continue reading

March 10, 2018 · 2 Comments

Mood for a day (in the life)

I’m getting everything ready to set The Disappointed Housewife a’sail on Monday, but I had a little time to go mining for gold. Hard to beat this one for the … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 5 Comments

And the angels sing

Something about the way these three harmonized, eh? And the irony has never been lost on all of us that as they sang this hopeful song, their union was unraveling … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · 4 Comments

Lennon meets Leary

This one’s new to me. That John Lennon set out to write a campaign song for Timothy Leary, who was running to unseat Ronald Reagan as governor of California. Its … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 5 Comments

“You know me number three, you know me number two”

Arts critic Bill Wyman (late of Salon, NPR, Huffington Post, etc.) has taken it upon himself to rank all 213 Beatles songs from worst to best. The first thing I … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Christmas, Beatles style

The boys used to put out a Christmas message each year and always seemed to have a blast doing it. You can find a bunch of these on YouTube, but … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

That time I sat in with those Mersey boys …

Yes, I’m playing all the guitars on this demo of “Come Together,” and yes, they sound crappy. But I was playing with The Beatles, man, and I was nervous! At … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

John Lennon sure was a brittle SOB …

As usual, John loses his cool during a recording session here. But that’s not why I picked this vid today. I just liked the way a couple of guys who’ve … Continue reading

February 27, 2016 · 2 Comments