June 22, 2009

Fab in Any Form

The Beatles in Kubrick form at a store in Shibuya, a testament to their enduring popularity. The day I meet a kid who cannot recognize a Beatles song is the day I will feel genuinely old.

Still, I find myself wondering when that will be. After all, The Beatles reached the pinnacle of their career when my father was young, but I can watch the opening scene of A Hard Day's Night for the twentieth time and still find myself irrepressibly charmed. A black-and-white, 45-year-old film that took place in a bygone era, yet the band in their youth always feels like a blast of fresh air.

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