I’ve Never Liked The Beatles OR Juggling

But this is pretty impressive.

And to give credit where credit is due, I first saw this video via Woulda Shoulda, but I couldn’t get the Google version to work on the blog, so I found it on You Tube.

I’m sure you were wondering.

And by the way, this performance is so the kind of thing that Emma Kate would go see, and she would talk about it for days, and probably cry a little when she talked about it, completely overwhelmed by the talent of Chris Bliss, Master Juggler.

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  1. I’m speechless! Bravo!

  2. Told y’all. :-)

  3. Cool.

  4. Don’t like The Beatles?! Surely you’re forgetting such classics as “Something” (even Frank Sinatra called it the greatest love song), “Come Together”, and “Here Comes The Sun” from the Abbey Road album. I KNOW you’ve sung along when you’ve heard “With A Little Help From My Friends” (Sgt. Peppers) at some point in your life. And, what about “Yesterday”? Can’t you can see the beauty in some of their songs? :)

  5. I’ve tried. I have. Maybe it’s because I missed their heyday, maybe it’s because I associate Paul McCartney with really bad pop songs (because that’s what he was cranking out when I was 10, 11, 12), but I don’t even sing along. In fact, I change the station. The only song I kinda like is “Revolution,” and that’s because there was a cool Nike commercial that used it as the soundtrack when I was in high school. Please don’t throw things.

  6. Just a little interpretive juggling to get ya going. This is a missed opportunity for a Miss Mississppi talent, for sure. The internet really is the best thing ever.

    I don’t fault you for not liking the Beatles. I grew up thinking they were those weirdo druggie hippie people (that’s what Bill & Phil told us anyway). However oddly enough, one of my first musical memories ever is Vince and I jumping on the bed to “Get Back.” I especially remember the ad lib “Get Back Jo-Jo” before the keyboard solo. We would just laugh and laugh…

    I took me about 34 years to really appreciate those lads, but better late than never I say.

  7. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s give TT a big round of applause. First time commenter, long-time best friend of BooDaddy, and Alex’s godfather, to boot, coming to you live and in person from lovely Los Angeles, California. C’mon, TT – sing us a medley, won’t you? :-)

  8. Sister, I’ve tried to emphasize the gravity of the Beatles to BooMama, but she will hear none of it. I’ve learned to live with it.

    And, BooMama, if you are implying that the songs of Paul McCartney and Wings are bad pop songs, then we really have to talk. “Band on the Road” is actually three really wonderful and different songs wrapped into one. Ok, no more preachin’.

  9. Merritt says:

    Hi, TT!! Welcome! Glad to hear from you!

  10. I wish I got them. I do. But I don’t. I’m happy for y’all, though. Yay, Beatles fans! YAY!

  11. This one’s for Merrit:

    “Her heart has had more knocks, than a gypsy’s tambourine…”
    (segueing into the chorus of)
    and then big finish the “Trolley Song”

    Thank yew, thank yew, thank yew oh so much!


  12. “OOOOH, clang clang clang went the trolley (thank you!), ding ding ding went the bell…pluck pluck pluck went my heartstrings….”

    God bless Liz and Candy Sweeney.

    By the way, Alex is officially confused by his godfather’s nickname…tonight he was asking where his daddy was, and I said, “Daddy’s on the phone with Uncle TT,” and Alex said, “OOOOH! Daddy’s gonna go tee tee! Daddy’s in the potty!”

  13. Well, all I have to say is that if you don’t like and/or appreciate The Beatles, then you’d just better quit listening to anything and everything. Uh, P.S., they had sort of a groundbreaking role in the history of pop music. Otherwise, I’m afraid this man MIGHT be juggling to either Peter, Paul and Mary’s “Puff The Magic Dragon” or Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land”. The same goes for what you might be listening to on your cd player (if it weren’t for The Beatles). In other words, the movie “A Mighty Wind” wouldn’t be funny…it’d be present day truth. Right, Daph?
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that. :) I’m just sayin’.

  14. Merritt says:

    Just to chime in about the Beatles – I love them. I guess I always have since I remember my older brother listening to them. Sister’s right…there is something fascinating about them, too, because they’re just such a part of our American pop culture, you know? Don’t you remember in college, BooMama, that I had a cassette with a lot of Beatles songs on it? A mish-mash of all of their eras.

    TT: I’m trying so hard to place “Her heart has made more knocks than a tambourine.” I know I’m supposed to know that, but I’ve had too many Diet Cokes, I suppose, and can’t remember. What song is that from? Thanks for the little ditty, though!

  15. Merritt – I do remember that you had the Beatles cassette. CASSETTES! What are those? And I really do appreciate WHAT they did…I just don’t like to listen to it, though I think their history is fascinating. I am officially a horrible person.:-)

  16. Oh, BooMama…what a can of worms you have opened. :)
    Well, and I’m showin’ my age here…I was in front of the t.v. when The Beatles made their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show that fateful Sunday night in 1964. I was too young to get into all of the screaming and fainting, but my friends and I did squabble over which Beatle was our boyfriend. We ALL loved Paul, with Ringo being a close second. John and George were a toss-up…but we LUVED those Beatle haircuts. Not to sound like a documentary, but we all were still in mourning over the death of JFK, so The Beatles just may have been what many people needed.
    Oh, what a “Revolution” it was. :)