Category Archives: Music

Gender-Neutral Beatles Songs

Thinking about the Berkeley City Council vote on gender neutral language for municipal codes, I starting singing Beatles songs in gender neutral language: “Why they had to go I don’t know, they wouldn’t say…” I looked at the Beatles albums … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Abbey Road: Side One

The staff meeting didn’t teach us very much.  I was glad that we were given a pretty good lunch.  After we left, I hung around the area to go to the theatre to see “Deconstructing Abbey Road: Side One.”  It … Continue reading

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Faust

After taking a nap, I walked over to the theatre to see “Faust,” a Royal Opera House production of the Gounod opera. I couldn’t help thinking of Randy Newman as I got ready to watch this program. The performance didn’t … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour

I prepared for my lecture and got something accomplished, and then I headed over to the theatre to catch “Deconstructing the Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour.”  It was a lecture in which Scott Freiman, noted Beatles expert, discussed the Beatles’ music … Continue reading

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Elton John at the Oracle Arena

It was the last day to prepare for the new semester.  Tickets for Ringo Starr at the Paramount Theatre went on sale, and I had to buy one.  I made copies of my syllabus, homework assignments, and I reviewed my … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Birth of the Beatles

I watched the beginning of the All-Star Game, and the American League was ahead, 2-1, but then I decided to go out to see “Deconstructing the Birth of the Beatles” at my neighborhood theatre.  One week after “Yellow Submarine” attracted … Continue reading

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Northern California Ukulele Festival 2018

I watched CBS Sunday Morning and got a brief phone call from my parents.  I walked over to the BART station and took a train all the way over to Union City.  I remember going to a HomeTown Buffet close … Continue reading

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