Saturday, October 11, 2008
What in the...World is Wrong With Ringo?
In a Quicktime Video Update on his Official Web Site, Ringo Starr has issued a "serious message" including a warning that any fan mail sent to any address will be tossed after October 20. "I'm warning you with peace and love, but I have too much to do. So no more fan mail. Thank you."
As a P.R. move, this makes the John McCain Presidential Campaign look like Capitol Records in January, 1964.
The up side of this is that I encourage everyone to send fan mail to Ringo BEFORE October 20 just in case he really is signing and returning items. (See Ringo Addresses below)
The down side is that his voice just sounded wrong to me. I don't want to speculate about that, but his speech patterns were just weird. I hope it is some kind of a weird publicity stunt. After releasing five albums last year, he deserves a break, but he doesn't have to announce it in such a strange way.
If anybody does get some good information, please drop it in the comments. And remember, the most reliable source of Beatles information is the Abbeyrd Beatles News Page.
Abbeyrd also gave this link for all three of the available new Fireman songs.
Ringo Addresses (I cannot guarantee the accuracy):
90 Jermyn Street
24, Avenue Princess Grace
98000 Monte Carlo
1541 Ocean Avenue Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
UPDATE: More Addresses
c/o Apple Records
27 Ovington Square
London, SW3 1LJ
c/o Capitol Records
1750 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA. 90028
c/o EMI Records Ltd.
43 Brook Green
London W6 7EF