Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Ringo Explains, Amid Attacks
In an attempt to combat the ruthless attacks that he has received in the press after the "Sorry, No More Signing Stuff" video update appeared on his web site, Ringo has issued a statement to clarify his motives. You can find the clarification on the Abbeyrd Beatles News Site, but amazingly you won't find it on Ringo's Official Web Site (at least not yet as this is being written).
The clarification will not get as much coverage as the bonehead P.R. mistake did. Ringo received savage criticism from people who would not consider buying his records anyway. Many of the critics who said, "What else does he have to do besides count his money?" have no idea that Ringo did five CDs, a DVD, an HBO Special, a concert tour, and a bunch of charity appearances in the past year or so. The critics also gave Ringo absolutely no credit for signing and returning things over the last 45 years (plus one week). I believe this mounting evidence clearly demonstrates that either Paul is dead or life is unfair.
In happier Ringo news, it appears he and one other Beatle contributed to a new album by Klaus Voorman.
In Fireman News, Paul revealed something interesting about the new "Electric Arguments" album. In the spirit of William S. Burroughs, Paul randomly took lines from poems and joined them in "cut-up" fashion to form lyrics on the album. In another one of those happy coincidences, footage of Burroughs has been included in recent Iamaphoney videos. This also means that you can add "Electric Arguments" to that big list of releases that in some way evoke the memory of the Sgt. Pepper album.